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

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

  • Russellville [Map], which is the Seat of Franklin County, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Halltown to Russellville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 175 miles [281.6 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 682 miles [1,097.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,558 miles [10,554.1 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 7,274 miles [11,706.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,150 miles [8,288.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Halltown ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Halltown.

While the name Halltown is unique within Alabama, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Saline County

Our profile page for Halltown, Saline County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 240 miles [386.2 km] to the North


Union County

Our profile page for Halltown, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 43 miles [69.2 km] to the West


Lawrence County

Our profile page for Halltown, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 364 miles [585.8 km] to the West Northwest

New Jersey

Salem County

Our profile page for Halltown, Salem County   [Map]
Distance: About 782 miles [1,258.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Ross County

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

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Trousdale County

Our profile page for Halltown, Trousdale County   [Map]
Distance: About 174 miles [280 km] to the Northeast

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West Virginia

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Halltown, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 658 miles [1,058.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Halltown ...

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.

Bloody Springs (MS)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest of Halltown   [Map]
Golden (MS)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Jordans Mill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Piney Bend   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Pleasant Site   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Pogo   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Red Bay   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Seven Pines   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Slickrock Ford (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Halltown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4532, Longitude: -88.0614     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Halltown 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 Halltown 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 314.501 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.369 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.615 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 Halltown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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