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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Sand Hill 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 Sand 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 Sand Hill to:

  • Opelika [Map], which is the Seat of Lee County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Sand Hill to Opelika, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 47 miles [75.6 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 645 miles [1,038 km] to the Northeast (NE). 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 6,543 miles [10,529.9 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 7,244 miles [11,658.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,122 miles [8,243.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sand Hill ...

We have found 42 communities that share the name Sand Hill.

While the name Sand Hill is unique within Alabama, we know of another 42 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Alabama

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Arkansas

Hempstead County

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

Prairie County

Our profile page for Sand Hill, Prairie County   [Map]
Distance: About 380 miles [611.6 km] to the West Northwest

California

Contra Costa County

Our profile page for Sand Hill, Contra Costa County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,061 miles [3,316.9 km] to the West Northwest

Delaware

Sussex County

Our profile page for Sand Hill, Sussex County   [Map]
Distance: About 710 miles [1,142.6 km] to the Northeast

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Florida

Walton County

Our profile page for Sand Hill, Walton County   [Map]
Distance: About 124 miles [199.6 km] to the South Southwest

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Georgia

Brooks County

Our profile page for Sand Hill, Brooks County   [Map]
Distance: About 152 miles [244.6 km] to the Southeast

Carroll County

Our profile page for Sand Hill, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 81 miles [130.4 km] to the North Northeast

Glynn County

Our profile page for Sand Hill, Glynn County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Glynn County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Muscogee County

Our profile page for Sand Hill, Muscogee County   [Map]
Distance: About 36 miles [57.9 km] to the East Southeast

Ware County

Our profile page for Sand Hill, Ware County   [Map]
Distance: About 199 miles [320.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Kentucky

Estill County

Our profile page for Sand Hill, Estill County   [Map]
Distance: About 367 miles [590.6 km] to the North Northeast

Harlan County

Our profile page for Sand Hill, Harlan County   [Map]
Distance: About 337 miles [542.3 km] to the North Northeast

Lewis County

Our profile page for Sand Hill, Lewis County   [Map]
Distance: About 435 miles [700.1 km] to the North Northeast

Warren County

Our profile page for Sand Hill, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 319 miles [513.4 km] to the North

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Sand Hill
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Massachusetts

Plymouth County

Our profile page for Sand Hill, Plymouth County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Plymouth County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Michigan

Saginaw County

Our profile page for Sand Hill, Saginaw County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Saginaw County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Wayne County

Our profile page for Sand Hill, Wayne County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Wayne County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Mississippi

Attala County

Our profile page for Sand Hill, Attala County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 244 miles [392.7 km] to the West Northwest

Copiah County

Our profile page for Sand Hill, Copiah County   [Map]
Distance: About 286 miles [460.3 km] to the West

Greene County

Our profile page for Sand Hill, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 208 miles [334.7 km] to the West Southwest

Jones County

Our profile page for Sand Hill, Jones County   [Map]
Distance: About 230 miles [370.1 km] to the West Southwest

Rankin County

Our profile page for Sand Hill, Rankin County   [Map]
Distance: About 254 miles [408.8 km] to the West

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Missouri

Scotland County

Our profile page for Sand Hill, Scotland County   [Map]
Distance: About 650 miles [1,046.1 km] to the North Northwest

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Sand Hill   [Map]
Distance: About 1,471 miles [2,367.3 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Erie County

Our profile page for Sand Hill, Erie County   [Map]
Distance: About 818 miles [1,316.4 km] to the North Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Sand Hill, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 930 miles [1,496.7 km] to the Northeast

Oswego County

Our profile page for Sand Hill, Oswego County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Oswego County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Otsego County

Our profile page for Sand Hill, Otsego County   [Map]
Distance: About 879 miles [1,414.6 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Buncombe County

Our profile page for Sand Hill, Buncombe County   [Map]
Distance: About 264 miles [424.9 km] to the Northeast

Richmond County

Our profile page for Sand Hill, Richmond County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Richmond County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Ohio

Erie County

Our profile page for Sand Hill, Erie County   [Map]
Distance: About 627 miles [1,009.1 km] to the North Northeast

Scioto County

Our profile page for Sand Hill, Scioto County   [Map]
Distance: About 450 miles [724.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Sand Hill
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Pennsylvania

Lebanon County

Our profile page for Sand Hill, Lebanon County   [Map]
Distance: About 737 miles [1,186.1 km] to the Northeast

Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Sand Hill, Westmoreland County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Westmoreland County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Quebec

Our profile page for Sand Hill   [Map]
Distance: About 1,150 miles [1,850.7 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Polk County

Our profile page for Sand Hill, Polk County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Polk County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Texas

Burleson County

Our profile page for Sand Hill, Burleson County
This community is historic.
Although located in Burleson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Upshur County

Our profile page for Sand Hill, Upshur County   [Map]
Distance: About 543 miles [873.9 km] to the West

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West Virginia

Marshall County

Our profile page for Sand Hill, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 582 miles [936.6 km] to the North Northeast

Wood County

Our profile page for Sand Hill, Wood County   [Map]
Distance: About 521 miles [838.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Sand 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.

Alliance   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest of Sand Hill   [Map]
Beehive   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Cedar Brook   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Cloverleaf   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Forestdale   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Glen Haven   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Granite Hills   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Indian Hills   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Mitchell Crossroads   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Oak Hollow   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pickwood   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Stonegate   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Tanglewood   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Twin Creeks   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Union Crossroads   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Village Hills   -   6 miles [9.7 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 Sand 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.

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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest of Sand Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Washington Carver<9>

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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 stretches from Sand Hill. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sand Hill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sand Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5418, Longitude: -85.5008     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sand 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 Sand 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 312.844 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.19 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.995 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Sand 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 Sand 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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