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Sandtown, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Tuscaloosa [Map], which is the Seat of Tuscaloosa County, lies 24 miles [38.6 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Sandtown to Tuscaloosa, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 111 miles [178.6 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 687 miles [1,105.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,576 miles [10,583 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 7,288 miles [11,728.9 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 Sandtown ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Sandtown.

While the name Sandtown is unique within Alabama, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Arkansas

Conway County

Our profile page for Sandtown, Conway County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 315 miles [506.9 km] to the West Northwest

Independence County

Our profile page for Sandtown, Independence County   [Map]
Distance: About 284 miles [457.1 km] to the Northwest

Delaware

Kent County

Our profile page for Sandtown, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 754 miles [1,213.4 km] to the East Northeast

Georgia

Baldwin County

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Distance: About 253 miles [407.2 km] to the East

Fulton County

Our profile page for Sandtown, Fulton County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 166 miles [267.2 km] to the East

Wilkes County

Our profile page for Sandtown, Wilkes County   [Map]
Distance: About 276 miles [444.2 km] to the East

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Mississippi

Neshoba County

Our profile page for Sandtown, Neshoba County   [Map]
Distance: About 103 miles [165.8 km] to the West Southwest

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New Jersey

Burlington County

Our profile page for Sandtown, Burlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 825 miles [1,327.7 km] to the Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Sandtown   [Map]
Distance: About 1,032 miles [1,660.8 km] to the Northeast

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The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.al.us/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sandtown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5901, Longitude: -87.4919     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sandtown 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 Sandtown 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 314.097 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.784 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.56 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 Sandtown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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