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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Rockford [Map], which is the Seat of Coosa County, lies just to the West.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 36 miles [57.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could walk a straight line from Hissop to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 656 miles [1,055.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,554 miles [10,547.6 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 7,258 miles [11,680.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,136 miles [8,265.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hissop ...

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   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast of Hissop   [Map]
Crewsville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Equality   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Fishpond   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Jon   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Kellys Crossroads   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Lyle   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Nixburg   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Our Town   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Richville   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Speed   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Travelers Rest   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest   [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 Hissop. 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.

James Anderson
  Actor. He was born in Wetumpka (Alabama) on Wednesday July 13, 1921 and died in Billings (Montana) on Sunday September 14, 1969 at an age of 48. He was buried at Valhalla Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Wetumpka [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Hissop

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Anderson<7>
 
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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Hissop

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jim Nabors

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The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hissop. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hissop

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hissop. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8923, Longitude: -86.1536     [Map].

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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 Hissop 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 313.25 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.708 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.173 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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