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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Wedowee [Map], which is the Seat of Randolph County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Sewell to Wedowee, 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 91 miles [146.5 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 597 miles [960.8 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 6,495 miles [10,452.7 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 7,198 miles [11,584.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,076 miles [8,169 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sewell ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Sewell.

While the name Sewell is unique within Alabama, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Kentucky

Breathitt County

Our profile page for Sewell, Breathitt County   [Map]
Distance: About 311 miles [500.5 km] to the North Northeast

Manitoba

Our profile page for Sewell   [Map]
Distance: About 1,261 miles [2,029.4 km] to the North Northwest

Maryland

Anne Arundel County

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

Harford County

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

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New Jersey

Gloucester County

Our profile page for Sewell, Gloucester County   [Map]
Distance: About 714 miles [1,149.1 km] to the Northeast

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Oregon

Washington County

Our profile page for Sewell, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,150 miles [3,460.1 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Fayette County

Our profile page for Sewell, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 398 miles [640.5 km] to the Northeast

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sewell. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3898, Longitude: -85.3063     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sewell 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 Sewell 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 312.777 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.231 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.731 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 Sewell.



 
 
 

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