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Sandfield, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Sandfield to ...

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

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

  • Troy [Map], which is the Seat of Pike County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Sandfield to Troy, 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 40 miles [64.4 km] to the Northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 689 miles [1,108.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,586 miles [10,599.1 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 7,285 miles [11,724.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,164 miles [8,310.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sandfield ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Sandfield.

While the name Sandfield is unique within Alabama, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Nova Scotia

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Distance: About 1,667 miles [2,682.8 km] to the Northeast

Ontario

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Distance: About 974 miles [1,567.5 km] to the North

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sandfield. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9060, Longitude: -85.8077     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sandfield 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 Sandfield 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 312.982 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.262 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.247 degrees.

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