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Hodges, Alabama
(Franklin County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Russellville [Map], which is the Seat of Franklin County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Hodges to Russellville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 166 miles [267.2 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 680 miles [1,094.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,559 miles [10,555.7 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 7,274 miles [11,706.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,149 miles [8,286.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Hodges ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Hodges.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Hodges. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 7 communities in the United States - with 8 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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Edwards County

Our profile page for Hodges, Edwards County   [Map]
Distance: About 682 miles [1,097.6 km] to the West Northwest


Dawson County

Our profile page for Hodges, Dawson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,222 miles [1,966.6 km] to the Northwest

South Carolina

Greenwood County

Our profile page for Hodges, Greenwood County   [Map]
Distance: About 323 miles [519.8 km] to the East


Jefferson County

Our profile page for Hodges, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 270 miles [434.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Jones County

Our profile page for Hodges, Jones County   [Map]
Distance: About 697 miles [1,121.7 km] to the West

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Campbell County

Our profile page for Hodges, Campbell County   [Map]
Distance: About 527 miles [848.1 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

Cabell County

Our profile page for Hodges, Cabell County   [Map]
Distance: About 413 miles [664.7 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Hodges. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hodges) 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 Hodges. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hodges

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hodges. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3279, Longitude: -87.9285     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hodges 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 Hodges 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 314.411 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.249 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.586 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hodges.