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Sand Cut, Alabama
(Conecuh County)

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Sand Cut 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 Sand Cut 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 Cut to:

  • Evergreen [Map], which is the Seat of Conecuh County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Sand Cut to Evergreen, 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 86 miles [138.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 772 miles [1,242.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 44 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,670 miles [10,734.3 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 7,370 miles [11,860.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,249 miles [8,447.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sand Cut ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Sand Cut.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Sand Cut. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 3 communities in the United States - with 4 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Florida

Escambia County

Our profile page for Sand Cut, Escambia County   [Map]
Distance: About 63 miles [101.4 km] to the South Southwest

Palm Beach County

Our profile page for Sand Cut, Palm Beach County   [Map]
Distance: About 496 miles [798.2 km] to the Southeast

Illinois

Madison County

Our profile page for Sand Cut, Madison County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Madison 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 starting from Sand Cut. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sand Cut) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sand Cut. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3182, Longitude: -87.1208     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sand Cut 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 Cut 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 313.706 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.019 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.862 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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