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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Guntersville [Map], which is the Seat of Marshall County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 131 miles [210.8 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Saratoga to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 600 miles [965.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 34 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,491 miles [10,446.3 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 7,201 miles [11,588.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,077 miles [8,170.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Saratoga ...

We have found 25 communities that share the name Saratoga.

While the name Saratoga is unique within Alabama, we know of another 25 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Howard County

Our profile page for Saratoga, Howard County   [Map]
Distance: About 442 miles [711.3 km] to the West

California

Santa Clara County

Our profile page for Saratoga, Santa Clara County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,006 miles [3,228.3 km] to the West Northwest

Florida

Putnam County

Our profile page for Saratoga, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 419 miles [674.3 km] to the Southeast

Illinois

Grundy County

Our profile page for Saratoga, Grundy County   [Map]
Distance: About 512 miles [824 km] to the North Northwest

Union County

Our profile page for Saratoga, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 279 miles [449 km] to the Northwest

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Indiana

Randolph County

Our profile page for Saratoga, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 419 miles [674.3 km] to the North

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Iowa

Howard County

Our profile page for Saratoga, Howard County   [Map]
Distance: About 712 miles [1,145.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Pratt County

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

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Kentucky

Lyon County

Our profile page for Saratoga, Lyon County   [Map]
Distance: About 218 miles [350.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Minnesota

Winona County

Our profile page for Saratoga, Winona County   [Map]
Distance: About 735 miles [1,182.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Simpson County

Our profile page for Saratoga, Simpson County   [Map]
Distance: About 263 miles [423.3 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

McDonald County

Our profile page for Saratoga, McDonald County   [Map]
Distance: About 496 miles [798.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Nebraska

Holt County

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

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New York

Saratoga County

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

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North Carolina

Wilson County

Our profile page for Saratoga, Wilson County   [Map]
Distance: About 485 miles [780.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Champaign County

Our profile page for Saratoga, Champaign County
This community is historic.
Although located in Champaign County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Columbiana County

Our profile page for Saratoga, Columbiana County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 539 miles [867.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Saratoga   [Map]
Distance: About 704 miles [1,133 km] to the North Northeast

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Tennessee

Williamson County

Our profile page for Saratoga, Williamson County   [Map]
Distance: About 124 miles [199.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Texas

Hardin County

Our profile page for Saratoga, Hardin County   [Map]
Distance: About 558 miles [898 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Clarke County

Our profile page for Saratoga, Clarke County   [Map]
Distance: About 560 miles [901.2 km] to the Northeast

Fairfax County

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

Stafford County

Our profile page for Saratoga, Stafford County   [Map]
Distance: About 570 miles [917.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington

Island County

Our profile page for Saratoga, Island County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,087 miles [3,358.7 km] to the Northwest

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Wyoming

Carbon County

Our profile page for Saratoga, Carbon County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,225 miles [1,971.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Saratoga. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Marshall County: www.marshallco.org/www/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saratoga. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2529, Longitude: -86.1928     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Saratoga 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 Saratoga 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 313.351 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.013 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.889 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 Saratoga, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Saratoga.



 
 
 

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