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Hill Top, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Hill Top once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Hill Top to:

  • Anniston [Map], which is the Seat of Calhoun County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Hill Top to Anniston, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 104 miles [167.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 4 days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 603 miles [970.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,498 miles [10,457.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,206 miles [11,596.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,083 miles [8,180.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Hill Top ...

We have found 16 communities that share the name Hill Top.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Hill Top. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 15 communities in the United States - with 16 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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Benton County

Our profile page for Hill Top, Benton County   [Map]
Distance: About 491 miles [790.2 km] to the West Northwest

Boone County

Our profile page for Hill Top, Boone County   [Map]
Distance: About 445 miles [716.2 km] to the West Northwest


Menard County

Our profile page for Hill Top, Menard County   [Map]
Distance: About 478 miles [769.3 km] to the North Northwest


Fleming County

Our profile page for Hill Top, Fleming County   [Map]
Distance: About 332 miles [534.3 km] to the North Northeast

McCreary County

Our profile page for Hill Top, McCreary County   [Map]
Distance: About 213 miles [342.8 km] to the North Northeast

Menifee County

Our profile page for Hill Top, Menifee County   [Map]
Distance: About 313 miles [503.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Charles County

Our profile page for Hill Top, Charles County   [Map]
Distance: About 584 miles [939.9 km] to the Northeast

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Ripley County

Our profile page for Hill Top, Ripley County   [Map]
Distance: About 337 miles [542.3 km] to the Northwest

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Hughes County

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

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Washington County

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

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Hidalgo County

Our profile page for Hill Top, Hidalgo County   [Map]
Distance: About 906 miles [1,458.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Sanpete County

Our profile page for Hill Top, Sanpete County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,466 miles [2,359.3 km] to the West Northwest

Weber County

Our profile page for Hill Top, Weber County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,510 miles [2,430.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Martinsville City

Our profile page for Hill Top, Martinsville City   [Map]
Distance: About 393 miles [632.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Summers County

Our profile page for Hill Top, Summers County   [Map]
Distance: About 375 miles [603.5 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Hill Top, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Hill Top. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hill Top) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hill Top. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8334, Longitude: -85.8944     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hill Top have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Hill Top to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 313.15 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.723 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.864 degrees.

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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 Hill Top.