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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.

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How Far From Echo Hills to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories 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


Hamblen County

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


Montgomery County

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Echo Hills.