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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Hatchet to ...

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

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

  • Rockford [Map], which is the Seat of Coosa County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Hatchet to Rockford, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 47 miles [75.6 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 648 miles [1,042.9 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 6,546 miles [10,534.8 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 7,251 miles [11,669.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,128 miles [8,252.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hatchet ...

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.

Cottage Grove   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South of Hatchet   [Map]
Crewsville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Fishpond   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Goodwater   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Indian Hills   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Jon   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Lake Joy   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Liberty   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Liberty Hill   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Parish Hills   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Shady Grove   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sunny Level   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Warm Springs   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [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 Hatchet. 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.

Jim Nabors
  Actor, singer. He was born in Sylacauga (Alabama) on Thursday June 12, 1930 and died in Honolulu (Hawaii) on Thursday November 30, 2017 at an age of 87.

Sylacauga [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest of Hatchet

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jim Nabors<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...



Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Coosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 that stretches from Hatchet. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hatchet) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hatchet. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0168, Longitude: -86.1050     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hatchet 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 Hatchet 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 313.229 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.701 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.127 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 Hatchet.



 
 
 

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