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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Lennon Hill 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 community such as Lennon Hill to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Moulton [Map], which is the Seat of Lawrence County, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Lennon Hill to Moulton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 175 miles [281.6 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). 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 641 miles [1,031.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 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 6,518 miles [10,489.7 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 7,233 miles [11,640.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,109 miles [8,222.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lennon Hill ...

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.

Egypt Ford   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East of Lennon Hill   [Map]
Fishermans Resort   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Lock Three   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Red Bank   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Rocky Hill (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Section   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Shady Grove (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Town Creek   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Lennon Hill. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lennon Hill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lennon Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7395, Longitude: -87.4161     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lennon Hill 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 Lennon Hill 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 314.121 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.97 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.284 degrees.

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