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Sellers, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Sellers to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Sellers to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Montgomery [Map], which is the Seat of Montgomery County, lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Sellers to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North (N). The buggy would take most of a day and walking would take just over a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 702 miles [1,129.8 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 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,600 miles [10,621.7 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 7,301 miles [11,749.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,180 miles [8,336.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sellers ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Sellers.

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

Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Champaign County

Our profile page for Sellers, Champaign County   [Map]
Distance: About 570 miles [917.3 km] to the North


Saint Charles Parish

Our profile page for Sellers, Saint Charles Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 282 miles [453.8 km] to the West Southwest


Hancock County

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

Pearl River County

Our profile page for Sellers, Pearl River County   [Map]
Distance: About 206 miles [331.5 km] to the West Southwest

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Lewis County

Our profile page for Sellers, Lewis County   [Map]
Distance: About 628 miles [1,010.7 km] to the North Northwest

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New Mexico

Dona Ana County

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

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Lancaster County

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

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South Carolina

Marion County

Our profile page for Sellers, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 423 miles [680.8 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

Upshur County

Our profile page for Sellers, Upshur County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 582 miles [936.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sellers. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0563, Longitude: -86.3030     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sellers 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 Sellers 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 313.282 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.63 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.405 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 Sellers, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sellers.


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