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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Tuscumbia [Map], which is the Seat of Colbert County, lies just to the West.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 181 miles [291.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Hobgood to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 652 miles [1,049.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). 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 6,528 miles [10,505.8 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 7,244 miles [11,658.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,119 miles [8,238.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Hobgood ...

While the name Hobgood is unique within Alabama, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alabama

North Carolina

Halifax County

Our profile page for Hobgood, Halifax County   [Map]
Distance: About 583 miles [938.2 km] to the East

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The official website for Colbert County: www.colbertcounty.org/

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 Hobgood. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hobgood) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hobgood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7143, Longitude: -87.6348     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hobgood 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 Hobgood 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 314.254 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.12 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.381 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hobgood.