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Hobson, Alabama
(Washington County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Chatom [Map], which is the Seat of Washington County, lies just to the West.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 125 miles [201.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Hobson to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 809 miles [1,302 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 46 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,706 miles [10,792.3 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 7,411 miles [11,926.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,288 miles [8,510.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Hobson ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Hobson.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Hobson. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 12 communities in the United States - with 14 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Alabama

Communities outside of Alabama

Other Communities Located In Alabama

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Hobson, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 157 miles [252.7 km] to the North Northeast

Randolph County

Our profile page for Hobson, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 202 miles [325.1 km] to the Northeast

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Pueblo County

Our profile page for Hobson, Pueblo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,059 miles [1,704.3 km] to the West Northwest


Cassia County

Our profile page for Hobson, Cassia County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,604 miles [2,581.4 km] to the Northwest


Taylor County

Our profile page for Hobson, Taylor County   [Map]
Distance: About 440 miles [708.1 km] to the North Northeast


Rapides Parish

Our profile page for Hobson, Rapides Parish   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 255 miles [410.4 km] to the West

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Huron County

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

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Dent County

Our profile page for Hobson, Dent County   [Map]
Distance: About 476 miles [766 km] to the North Northwest

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Judith Basin County

Our profile page for Hobson, Judith Basin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,570 miles [2,526.7 km] to the Northwest

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White Pine County

Our profile page for Hobson, White Pine County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,636 miles [2,632.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Meigs County

Our profile page for Hobson, Meigs County   [Map]
Distance: About 621 miles [999.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Karnes County

Our profile page for Hobson, Karnes County   [Map]
Distance: About 611 miles [983.3 km] to the West Southwest

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Suffolk City

Our profile page for Hobson, Suffolk City   [Map]
Distance: About 762 miles [1,226.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Tucker County

Our profile page for Hobson, Tucker County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 709 miles [1,141 km] to the Northeast

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Washington County: www.washingtoncountyalgov.com

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hobson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4743, Longitude: -88.1537     [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 Hobson 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 314.331 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.766 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.231 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 Hobson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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 Hobson.