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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Phenix City [Map], which is the Seat of Russell County, lies 27 miles [43.5 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Hurtsboro to Phenix City, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 52 miles [83.7 km] to the West (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 657 miles [1,057.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving 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 6,553 miles [10,546 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 7,252 miles [11,671 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,132 miles [8,259.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hurtsboro ...

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.

Boromville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North of Hurtsboro   [Map]
Creek Stand   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hooks   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Peachburg   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Persons   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Sandfort   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Society Hill   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Three Notch   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Warriorstand   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [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 Hurtsboro. 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.

George Washington Carver
  Scientist, inventor. He was born in Diamond (Missouri) on Tueday July 12, 1864 and died in Tuskegee (Alabama) on Tueday January 5, 1943 at an age of 78.

Tuskegee [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest of Hurtsboro

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Washington Carver<7>
 
Augusta Jane Evans Wilson
  Author. She was born in Columbus (Georgia) on Friday May 8, 1835 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Sunday May 9, 1909 at an age of 74. She was buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Mobile County, Alabama) [Map].

Columbus [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Hurtsboro

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Augusta Jane Evans Wilson

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hurtsboro. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2401, Longitude: -85.4147     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hurtsboro 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 Hurtsboro 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 312.775 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.068 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.027 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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