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Gold Hill, Alabama
(Cleburne County)

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Gold Hill.

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How Far From Gold Hill 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 Gold Hill to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Heflin [Map], which is the Seat of Cleburne County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 95 miles [152.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Gold Hill to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 597 miles [960.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 34 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,495 miles [10,452.7 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 7,200 miles [11,587.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,077 miles [8,170.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Gold Hill ...

We have found 17 communities that share the name Gold Hill.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Gold Hill. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 16 communities in the United States - with 17 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

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Communities outside of Alabama

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Pope County

Our profile page for Gold Hill, Pope County   [Map]
Distance: About 437 miles [703.3 km] to the West Northwest


El Dorado County

Our profile page for Gold Hill, El Dorado County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,990 miles [3,202.6 km] to the West Northwest

Placer County

Our profile page for Gold Hill, Placer County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,006 miles [3,228.3 km] to the West Northwest


Boulder County

Our profile page for Gold Hill, Boulder County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,183 miles [1,903.9 km] to the West Northwest

Summit County

Our profile page for Gold Hill, Summit County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,206 miles [1,940.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Nye County

Our profile page for Gold Hill, Nye County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Nye County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Storey County

Our profile page for Gold Hill, Storey County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,924 miles [3,096.4 km] to the West Northwest

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New Mexico

Grant County

Our profile page for Gold Hill, Grant County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,331 miles [2,142 km] to the West

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North Carolina

Hoke County

Our profile page for Gold Hill, Hoke County   [Map]
Distance: About 374 miles [601.9 km] to the East Northeast

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Gold Hill, Rockingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 368 miles [592.2 km] to the East Northeast

Rowan County

Our profile page for Gold Hill, Rowan County   [Map]
Distance: About 323 miles [519.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Jackson County

Our profile page for Gold Hill, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,111 miles [3,397.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Tooele County

Our profile page for Gold Hill, Tooele County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,620 miles [2,607.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Buckingham County

Our profile page for Gold Hill, Buckingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 488 miles [785.4 km] to the Northeast

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Okanogan County

Our profile page for Gold Hill, Okanogan County
This community is historic.
Although located in Okanogan County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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West Virginia

Grant County

Our profile page for Gold Hill, Grant County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Grant County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gold Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5865, Longitude: -85.5277     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gold Hill 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 Gold Hill 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 the angle) to Jerusalem is 312.919 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.422 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.774 degrees.

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<7>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Gold Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Gold Hill.