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Sardis, Alabama
(Butler County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Greenville [Map], which is the Seat of Butler County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Sardis to Greenville, 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 48 miles [77.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 729 miles [1,173.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,626 miles [10,663.5 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 7,327 miles [11,791.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,206 miles [8,378.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sardis ...

We have found 36 communities that share the name Sardis.

Within Alabama, there are 6 communities which are also named Sardis. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 30 communities in the United States and Canada - with 36 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Other Communities Located In Alabama

Bullock County

Our profile page for Sardis, Bullock County   [Map]
Distance: About 51 miles [82.1 km] to the East Northeast

Crenshaw County

Our profile page for Sardis, Crenshaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast

Dallas County

Our profile page for Sardis, Dallas County   [Map]
Distance: About 50 miles [80.5 km] to the North Northwest

Fayette County

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

Tallapoosa County

Our profile page for Sardis, Tallapoosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 83 miles [133.6 km] to the North Northeast

Walker County

Our profile page for Sardis, Walker County   [Map]
Distance: About 150 miles [241.4 km] to the North Northwest


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Hempstead County

Our profile page for Sardis, Hempstead County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 429 miles [690.4 km] to the West Northwest

Saline County

Our profile page for Sardis, Saline County   [Map]
Distance: About 393 miles [632.5 km] to the West Northwest

British Columbia

Our profile page for Sardis   [Map]
Distance: About 2,189 miles [3,522.9 km] to the Northwest

Florida

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

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Georgia

Burke County

Our profile page for Sardis, Burke County   [Map]
Distance: About 291 miles [468.3 km] to the East Northeast

Talbot County

Our profile page for Sardis, Talbot County   [Map]
Distance: About 133 miles [214 km] to the Northeast

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Kentucky

Mason County

Our profile page for Sardis, Mason County   [Map]
Distance: About 494 miles [795 km] to the North Northeast

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Sardis, Pulaski County   [Map]
Distance: About 384 miles [618 km] to the North Northeast

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Louisiana

Sabine Parish

Our profile page for Sardis, Sabine Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 419 miles [674.3 km] to the West

Winn Parish

Our profile page for Sardis, Winn Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 364 miles [585.8 km] to the West

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Minnesota

Big Stone County

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

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Mississippi

Copiah County

Our profile page for Sardis, Copiah County   [Map]
Distance: About 224 miles [360.5 km] to the West

Panola County

Our profile page for Sardis, Panola County   [Map]
Distance: About 273 miles [439.4 km] to the Northwest

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North Carolina

Caldwell County

Our profile page for Sardis, Caldwell County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 408 miles [656.6 km] to the Northeast

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Sardis, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 406 miles [653.4 km] to the Northeast

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North Dakota

Nelson County

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

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Ohio

Monroe County

Our profile page for Sardis, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 631 miles [1,015.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Oklahoma

Pushmataha County

Our profile page for Sardis, Pushmataha County   [Map]
Distance: About 554 miles [891.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Sardis, Westmoreland County   [Map]
Distance: About 716 miles [1,152.3 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Florence County

Our profile page for Sardis, Florence County   [Map]
Distance: About 413 miles [664.7 km] to the East Northeast

Union County

Our profile page for Sardis, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 349 miles [561.7 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Cocke County

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

Henderson County

Our profile page for Sardis, Henderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 279 miles [449 km] to the North Northwest

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Texas

Cass County

Our profile page for Sardis, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 477 miles [767.7 km] to the West Northwest

Ellis County

Our profile page for Sardis, Ellis County   [Map]
Distance: About 610 miles [981.7 km] to the West

Fisher County

Our profile page for Sardis, Fisher County   [Map]
Distance: About 819 miles [1,318.1 km] to the West

Shelby County

Our profile page for Sardis, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 445 miles [716.2 km] to the West

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Virginia

Amherst County

Our profile page for Sardis, Amherst County   [Map]
Distance: About 586 miles [943.1 km] to the Northeast

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West Virginia

Harrison County

Our profile page for Sardis, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 629 miles [1,012.3 km] to the North Northeast

Wetzel County

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sardis. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6799, Longitude: -86.5066     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sardis 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 Sardis 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 313.374 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.684 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.559 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 Sardis, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sardis.



 
 
 

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