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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Guntersville [Map], which is the Seat of Marshall County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Hog Jaw to Guntersville, 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 138 miles [222.1 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 614 miles [988.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,503 miles [10,465.6 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 7,214 miles [11,609.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,090 miles [8,191.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Hog Jaw ...

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


Communities Outside of Alabama

Arkansas

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Hog Jaw, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 409 miles [658.2 km] to the West

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The Communities of Alabama

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marshall County: www.marshallco.org/www/

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 Hog Jaw. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hog Jaw) 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 Hog Jaw. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hog Jaw

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hog Jaw. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3325, Longitude: -86.5619     [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 Hog Jaw 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 313.578 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.287 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.021 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hog Jaw.