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Zion Hill, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Zion 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 Zion 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 Zion Hill to:

  • Livingston [Map], which is the Seat of Sumter County, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 105 miles [169 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Zion Hill to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 758 miles [1,219.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 43 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,652 miles [10,705.4 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 7,360 miles [11,844.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,237 miles [8,428.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Zion Hill ...

We have found 16 communities that share the name Zion Hill.

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

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Pulaski County

Our profile page for Zion Hill, Pulaski County   [Map]
Distance: About 288 miles [463.5 km] to the Northwest

Van Buren County

Our profile page for Zion Hill, Van Buren County   [Map]
Distance: About 346 miles [556.8 km] to the Northwest


Leon County

Our profile page for Zion Hill, Leon County   [Map]
Distance: About 262 miles [421.6 km] to the East Southeast


Scott County

Our profile page for Zion Hill, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 431 miles [693.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Winn Parish

Our profile page for Zion Hill, Winn Parish   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 268 miles [431.3 km] to the West

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Amite County

Our profile page for Zion Hill, Amite County   [Map]
Distance: About 181 miles [291.3 km] to the West Southwest

Simpson County

Our profile page for Zion Hill, Simpson County   [Map]
Distance: About 108 miles [173.8 km] to the West Southwest

Smith County

Our profile page for Zion Hill, Smith County   [Map]
Distance: About 99 miles [159.3 km] to the West Southwest

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Phelps County

Our profile page for Zion Hill, Phelps County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Phelps County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Our profile page for Zion Hill   [Map]
Distance: About 994 miles [1,599.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Clarion County

Our profile page for Zion Hill, Clarion County   [Map]
Distance: About 759 miles [1,221.5 km] to the Northeast

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Spartanburg County

Our profile page for Zion Hill, Spartanburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 394 miles [634.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Hawkins County

Our profile page for Zion Hill, Hawkins County   [Map]
Distance: About 402 miles [647 km] to the Northeast

McMinn County

Our profile page for Zion Hill, McMinn County   [Map]
Distance: About 284 miles [457.1 km] to the Northeast

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Guadalupe County

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

Jasper County

Our profile page for Zion Hill, Jasper County   [Map]
Distance: About 365 miles [587.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Zion Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5274, Longitude: -88.0736     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Zion 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 Zion 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 the angle) to Jerusalem is 314.372 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.957 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.005 degrees.

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<7>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 Zion Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Zion Hill.