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Pinhook, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Pinhook to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Pinhook to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Moulton [Map], which is the Seat of Lawrence County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 152 miles [244.6 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Pinhook to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 644 miles [1,036.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 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 6,528 miles [10,505.8 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 7,241 miles [11,653.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,117 miles [8,235 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Pinhook ...

We have found 16 communities that share the name Pinhook.

While the name Pinhook is unique within Alabama, we know of another 16 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alabama


Jefferson County

Our profile page for Pinhook, Jefferson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Jefferson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Fayette County

Our profile page for Pinhook, Fayette County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 326 miles [524.6 km] to the North Northwest


Decatur County

Our profile page for Pinhook, Decatur County   [Map]
Distance: About 346 miles [556.8 km] to the North Northeast

Franklin County

Our profile page for Pinhook, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 372 miles [598.7 km] to the North Northeast

LaPorte County

Our profile page for Pinhook, LaPorte County   [Map]
Distance: About 495 miles [796.6 km] to the North

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Pinhook, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 308 miles [495.7 km] to the North

Wayne County

Our profile page for Pinhook, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 392 miles [630.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Gentry County

Our profile page for Pinhook, Gentry County   [Map]
Distance: About 562 miles [904.5 km] to the Northwest

Mississippi County

Our profile page for Pinhook, Mississippi County   [Map]
Distance: About 197 miles [317 km] to the Northwest

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Clermont County

Our profile page for Pinhook, Clermont County   [Map]
Distance: About 358 miles [576.1 km] to the North Northeast

Franklin County

Our profile page for Pinhook, Franklin County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 459 miles [738.7 km] to the North Northeast

Richland County

Our profile page for Pinhook, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 508 miles [817.5 km] to the North Northeast

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DeKalb County

Our profile page for Pinhook, DeKalb County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 135 miles [217.3 km] to the Northeast

Marion County

Our profile page for Pinhook, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 98 miles [157.7 km] to the East Northeast

Putnam County

Our profile page for Pinhook, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 161 miles [259.1 km] to the Northeast

Union County

Our profile page for Pinhook, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 232 miles [373.4 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pinhook. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4015, Longitude: -87.2503     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pinhook 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 Pinhook 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 314.00 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.784 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.289 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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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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 Pinhook, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Pinhook.