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Echo Hills, Alabama
(Jefferson County)

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Echo Hills.

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Echo Hills to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Echo Hills to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Echo Hills to:

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Echo Hills to Birmingham, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 92 miles [148.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 643 miles [1,034.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,537 miles [10,520.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,246 miles [11,661.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,122 miles [8,243.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Echo Hills ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Echo Hills.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Echo Hills. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 3 communities in the United States - with 4 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Alabama

Communities outside of Alabama


Communities Outside of Alabama

North Carolina

Buncombe County

Our profile page for Echo Hills, Buncombe County   [Map]
Distance: About 263 miles [423.3 km] to the East Northeast

Tennessee

Hamblen County

Our profile page for Echo Hills, Hamblen County   [Map]
Distance: About 255 miles [410.4 km] to the Northeast

Virginia

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Echo Hills, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 423 miles [680.8 km] to the Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Echo Hills ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Arrowhead   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West of Echo Hills   [Map]
Center Point   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Chalkville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Clay   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Cotton Ridge   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Dale (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Eagle Ridge   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Queenstown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Rolling Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Roper   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Saddlewood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Sunnyside   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Echo Hills. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Mary Badham
  Oscar nominated actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Tueday October 7, 1952

Birmingham [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest of Echo Hills
 
Nell Carter     (Born as Nell Ruth Hardy)
  Singer, actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Monday September 13, 1948 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Thursday January 23, 2003 at an age of 54. She was buried at Hillside Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest of Echo Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nell Carter<7>
 
Dennis Edwards
  Musician - a member of 'The Temptations'. He was born in Fairfield (Alabama) on Wednesday February 3, 1943 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Friday February 2, 2018 at an age of 75.

Fairfield [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Echo Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dennis Edwards
 
Louise Fletcher     (Estelle Louise Fletcher)
  Oscar winning actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday July 22, 1934

Birmingham [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest of Echo Hills
 
Oscar Gamble
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Ramer (Alabama) on Tueday December 20, 1949 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday January 31, 2018 at an age of 68.

Birmingham [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest of Echo Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Gamble
 
Tod Griffin     (Born as Arthur Griffin)
  Actor. He was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday January 15, 1919 and died in Bishop (California) on Tueday April 23, 2002 at an age of 83.

Birmingham [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest of Echo Hills
 
Wayne Rogers
  Actor. He was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Friday April 7, 1933 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday December 31, 2015 at an age of 82. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest of Echo Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wayne Rogers
 
Harry William 'Harry the Hat' Walker
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Pascagoula (Mississippi) on Sunday September 22, 1918 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday August 8, 1999 at an age of 80. He was buried at Cedar Grove Cemetery (Saint Clair County, Alabama) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest of Echo Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry William 'Harry the Hat' Walker

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Echo Hills. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Echo Hills. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Echo Hills) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Echo Hills. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6543, Longitude: -86.6092     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Echo Hills have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Echo Hills to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 313.568 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.182 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.19 degrees.

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<7>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Echo Hills.



 
 
 

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