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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Salt Well 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 Salt Well to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Linden [Map], which is the Seat of Marengo County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Salt Well to Linden, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 97 miles [156.1 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 754 miles [1,213.4 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 6,649 miles [10,700.5 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 7,357 miles [11,839.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,234 miles [8,423.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Salt Well ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Salt Well.

While the name Salt Well is unique within Alabama, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Kansas

Ford County

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

Kentucky

Bath County

Our profile page for Salt Well, Bath County   [Map]
Distance: About 454 miles [730.6 km] to the North Northeast

Nicholas County

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

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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 begins in Salt Well. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Salt Well) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Salt Well. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4571, Longitude: -87.9311     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Salt Well 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 Salt Well 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 314.281 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.841 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.962 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Salt Well.



 
 
 

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