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Sandusky, Alabama

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

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

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 90 miles [144.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Sandusky 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 most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 661 miles [1,063.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,554 miles [10,547.6 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 7,263 miles [11,688.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,139 miles [8,270.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sandusky ...

We have found 11 communities that share the name Sandusky.

While the name Sandusky is unique within Alabama, we know of another 11 communities with the same name in the United States.

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Alexander County

Our profile page for Sandusky, Alexander County   [Map]
Distance: About 285 miles [458.7 km] to the North Northwest

Vermilion County

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


Decatur County

Our profile page for Sandusky, Decatur County   [Map]
Distance: About 412 miles [663 km] to the North


Lee County

Our profile page for Sandusky, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 537 miles [864.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Shawnee County

Our profile page for Sandusky, Shawnee County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Shawnee County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Sanilac County

Our profile page for Sandusky, Sanilac County   [Map]
Distance: About 715 miles [1,150.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Cattaraugus County

Our profile page for Sandusky, Cattaraugus County   [Map]
Distance: About 771 miles [1,240.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Erie County

Our profile page for Sandusky, Erie County   [Map]
Distance: About 591 miles [951.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Grayson County

Our profile page for Sandusky, Grayson County   [Map]
Distance: About 574 miles [923.8 km] to the West

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Tyler County

Our profile page for Sandusky, Tyler County   [Map]
Distance: About 532 miles [856.2 km] to the Northeast

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Sauk County

Our profile page for Sandusky, Sauk County   [Map]
Distance: About 702 miles [1,129.8 km] to the North Northwest

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sandusky. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5498, Longitude: -86.9003     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sandusky 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 Sandusky 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 313.737 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.362 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.329 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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<8>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 Sandusky, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sandusky.


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