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Sandy Ridge, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Hayneville [Map], which is the Seat of Lowndes County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Sandy Ridge to Hayneville, 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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). The buggy would take most of a day and walking would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 710 miles [1,142.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,608 miles [10,634.5 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 7,309 miles [11,762.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,188 miles [8,349.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sandy Ridge ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Sandy Ridge.

While the name Sandy Ridge is unique within Alabama, we know of another 14 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Mississippi County

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

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Sandy Ridge, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 367 miles [590.6 km] to the Southeast

Georgia

Henry County

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

Kentucky

Wolfe County

Our profile page for Sandy Ridge, Wolfe County
Although located in Wolfe County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Mississippi

Leflore County

Our profile page for Sandy Ridge, Leflore County   [Map]
Distance: About 247 miles [397.5 km] to the West Northwest

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New Jersey

Hunterdon County

Our profile page for Sandy Ridge, Hunterdon County   [Map]
Distance: About 862 miles [1,387.3 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Dare County

Our profile page for Sandy Ridge, Dare County   [Map]
Distance: About 675 miles [1,086.3 km] to the East Northeast

Guilford County

Our profile page for Sandy Ridge, Guilford County   [Map]
Distance: About 463 miles [745.1 km] to the Northeast

Stokes County

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Distance: About 476 miles [766 km] to the Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Centre County

Our profile page for Sandy Ridge, Centre County   [Map]
Distance: About 758 miles [1,219.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Tennessee

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Sandy Ridge, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 323 miles [519.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Texas

Hidalgo County

Our profile page for Sandy Ridge, Hidalgo County   [Map]
Distance: About 803 miles [1,292.3 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Chesterfield County

Our profile page for Sandy Ridge, Chesterfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 622 miles [1,001 km] to the Northeast

Stafford County

Our profile page for Sandy Ridge, Stafford County   [Map]
Distance: About 671 miles [1,079.9 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sandy Ridge. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sandy Ridge

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sandy Ridge. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0220, Longitude: -86.4523     [Map].

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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 Sandy Ridge 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 313.368 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.724 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.469 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 Sandy Ridge.



 
 
 

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