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Introduction ...

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

This page contains eight sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Liberty Hill, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Liberty Hill and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Liberty Hill and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track across the sky.

To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass the location for Liberty Hill. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Liberty Hill.

Bird Watching ...

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Franklin County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Franklin County sighting report from eBird.

Since Liberty Hill is near Marion County and also Winston County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Marion County

Sighting report for Winston County

Waymarking ...

Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:

The Waymark.com website, centered on Liberty Hill.

How Far From Liberty Hill 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 Liberty 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 Liberty Hill and extending to:

  • Russellville [Map], which is the Seat of Franklin County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Liberty Hill to Russellville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 160 miles [257.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 671 miles [1,079.9 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 6,551 miles [10,542.8 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 7,266 miles [11,693.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,141 miles [8,273.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Liberty Hill ...

We have found 38 communities that share the name Liberty Hill.

Within Alabama, there are 4 communities which are also named Liberty Hill. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 34 communities in the United States - with 38 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

Cleburne County

Our profile page for Liberty Hill, Cleburne County   [Map]

Distance: About 129 miles [207.6 km] to the East Southeast.

Etowah County

Our profile page for Liberty Hill, Etowah County   [Map]

Distance: About 99 miles [159.3 km] to the East.

Jackson County

Our profile page for Liberty Hill, Jackson County   [Map]

Distance: About 121 miles [194.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Talladega County

Our profile page for Liberty Hill, Talladega County   [Map]

Distance: About 121 miles [194.7 km] to the Southeast.


Communities Outside of Alabama

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Connecticut

New London County

Our profile page for Liberty Hill, New London County   [Map]

Distance: About 981 miles [1,578.8 km] to the Northeast.

Georgia

Lamar County

Our profile page for Liberty Hill, Lamar County   [Map]

Distance: About 224 miles [360.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Pike County

Our profile page for Liberty Hill, Pike County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

Although located in Pike County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Worth County

Our profile page for Liberty Hill, Worth County   [Map]

Distance: About 300 miles [482.8 km] to the Southeast.

Illinois

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Liberty Hill, Cumberland County   [Map]

Distance: About 335 miles [539.1 km] to the North.

Louisiana

Bienville Parish

Our profile page for Liberty Hill, Bienville Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 326 miles [524.6 km] to the West Southwest.

Lincoln Parish

Our profile page for Liberty Hill, Lincoln Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 313 miles [503.7 km] to the West Southwest.

Mississippi

Attala County

Our profile page for Liberty Hill, Attala County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 121 miles [194.7 km] to the Southwest.

Lafayette County

Our profile page for Liberty Hill, Lafayette County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Lafayette County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

North Carolina

Iredell County

Our profile page for Liberty Hill, Iredell County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 397 miles [638.9 km] to the East Northeast.

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Liberty Hill, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 445 miles [716.2 km] to the East.

Ohio

Washington County

Our profile page for Liberty Hill, Washington County

This community is historic.

Although located in Washington County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

South Carolina

Charleston County

Our profile page for Liberty Hill, Charleston County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Charleston County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Kershaw County

Our profile page for Liberty Hill, Kershaw County   [Map]

Distance: About 396 miles [637.3 km] to the East.

McCormick County

Our profile page for Liberty Hill, McCormick County   [Map]

Distance: About 320 miles [515 km] to the East.

Tennessee

Cocke County

Our profile page for Liberty Hill, Cocke County   [Map]

Distance: About 285 miles [458.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Fayette County

Our profile page for Liberty Hill, Fayette County   [Map]

Distance: About 108 miles [173.8 km] to the Northwest.

Giles County

Our profile page for Liberty Hill, Giles County   [Map]

Distance: About 75 miles [120.7 km] to the North Northeast.

Grainger County

Our profile page for Liberty Hill, Grainger County   [Map]

Distance: About 270 miles [434.5 km] to the East Northeast.

Greene County

Our profile page for Liberty Hill, Greene County   [Map]

Distance: About 316 miles [508.6 km] to the East Northeast.

McMinn County

Our profile page for Liberty Hill, McMinn County   [Map]

Distance: About 201 miles [323.5 km] to the East Northeast.

Moore County

Our profile page for Liberty Hill, Moore County   [Map]

Distance: About 98 miles [157.7 km] to the Northeast.

Rhea County

Our profile page for Liberty Hill, Rhea County   [Map]

Distance: About 176 miles [283.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Williamson County

Our profile page for Liberty Hill, Williamson County   [Map]

Distance: About 117 miles [188.3 km] to the North Northeast.

Wilson County

Our profile page for Liberty Hill, Wilson County   [Map]

Distance: About 151 miles [243 km] to the Northeast.

Texas

Hill County

Our profile page for Liberty Hill, Hill County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Hill County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Houston County

Our profile page for Liberty Hill, Houston County   [Map]

Distance: About 476 miles [766 km] to the West Southwest.

Milam County

Our profile page for Liberty Hill, Milam County   [Map]

Distance: About 601 miles [967.2 km] to the West Southwest.

San Jacinto County

Our profile page for Liberty Hill, San Jacinto County   [Map]

Distance: About 504 miles [811.1 km] to the West Southwest.

Titus County

Our profile page for Liberty Hill, Titus County   [Map]

Distance: About 416 miles [669.5 km] to the West.

Williamson County

Our profile page for Liberty Hill, Williamson County   [Map]

Distance: About 643 miles [1,034.8 km] to the West Southwest.

Virginia

Albemarle County

Our profile page for Liberty Hill, Albemarle County   [Map]

Distance: About 573 miles [922.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Carroll County

Our profile page for Liberty Hill, Carroll County   [Map]

Distance: About 432 miles [695.2 km] to the East Northeast.

West Virginia

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Liberty Hill, Calhoun County   [Map]

Distance: About 477 miles [767.7 km] to the Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Liberty 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.

Allens Factory   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast of Liberty Hill   [Map]

Churntown   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Glasgow Corner   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Jim Williams Ford   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Nix   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]

Nix Mill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

Rockwood   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Shady Grove   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Spruce Pine   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [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 Liberty Hill. 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.

Helen Keller

Activist. She was born in Tuscumbia (Alabama) on Sunday June 27, 1880 and died in Easton (Connecticut) on Saturday June 1, 1968 at an age of 88.

Tuscumbia [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Liberty Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Helen Keller<9>

Anderson Lawler

Actor, producer. He was born in Russellville (Alabama) on Monday May 5, 1902 and died in New York (New York) on Monday April 6, 1959 at an age of 56. He was buried at Spring Hill Cemetery (Lynchburg City, Virginia) [Map].

Russellville [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the north of Liberty Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Anderson Lawler

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Franklin County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Liberty Hill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3476, Longitude: -87.7650     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Liberty 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 Liberty 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 314.312 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.137 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.514 degrees.

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<7>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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Liberty Hill could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<8>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 Liberty Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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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