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Gold Hill, Alabama
(Lee 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:

  • Opelika [Map], which is the Seat of Lee County, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 51 miles [82.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could walk a straight line from Gold Hill to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 637 miles [1,025.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 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 6,534 miles [10,515.5 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 7,236 miles [11,645.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,115 miles [8,231.8 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:

Other communities located in Alabama

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 459 miles [738.7 km] to the West Northwest


El Dorado County

Our profile page for Gold Hill, El Dorado County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,013 miles [3,239.6 km] to the West Northwest

Placer County

Our profile page for Gold Hill, Placer County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,029 miles [3,265.4 km] to the West Northwest


Boulder County

Our profile page for Gold Hill, Boulder County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,213 miles [1,952.1 km] to the West Northwest

Summit County

Our profile page for Gold Hill, Summit County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,234 miles [1,985.9 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 1,948 miles [3,135 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 1,337 miles [2,151.7 km] to the West

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North Carolina

Hoke County

Our profile page for Gold Hill, Hoke County   [Map]
Distance: About 393 miles [632.5 km] to the East Northeast

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Gold Hill, Rockingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 402 miles [647 km] to the Northeast

Rowan County

Our profile page for Gold Hill, Rowan County   [Map]
Distance: About 353 miles [568.1 km] to the Northeast

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Jackson County

Our profile page for Gold Hill, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,141 miles [3,445.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Tooele County

Our profile page for Gold Hill, Tooele County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,646 miles [2,649 km] to the West Northwest

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Buckingham County

Our profile page for Gold Hill, Buckingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 525 miles [844.9 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 'straight-line' distance starting in Gold Hill. A straight line distance ignores things 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: 32.7218, Longitude: -85.5077     [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 312.859 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.232 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.958 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.