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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Siloam to ...

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

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

  • Livingston [Map], which is the Seat of Sumter County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Siloam to Livingston, 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 116 miles [186.7 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 771 miles [1,240.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 44 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,665 miles [10,726.3 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 7,374 miles [11,867.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,250 miles [8,449.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Siloam ...

We have found 19 communities that share the name Siloam.

While the name Siloam is unique within Alabama, we know of another 19 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Colorado

Pueblo County

Our profile page for Siloam, Pueblo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,021 miles [1,643.1 km] to the West Northwest

Georgia

Greene County

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Distance: About 310 miles [498.9 km] to the East Northeast

Illinois

Brown County

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Distance: About 536 miles [862.6 km] to the North Northwest

Kentucky

Greenup County

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Distance: About 529 miles [851.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Maryland

Wicomico County

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Distance: About 816 miles [1,313.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Iosco County

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

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Mississippi

Clay County

Our profile page for Siloam, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 88 miles [141.6 km] to the North Northwest

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New Jersey

Monmouth County

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Distance: About 940 miles [1,512.8 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Madison County

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Distance: About 1,001 miles [1,611 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Surry County

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Distance: About 513 miles [825.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Gallia County

Our profile page for Siloam, Gallia County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 550 miles [885.1 km] to the Northeast

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Ontario

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

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Tennessee

Crockett County

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

Macon County

Our profile page for Siloam, Macon County   [Map]
Distance: About 307 miles [494.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Texas

Bowie County

Our profile page for Siloam, Bowie County   [Map]
Distance: About 371 miles [597.1 km] to the West Northwest

Comanche County

Our profile page for Siloam, Comanche County   [Map]
Distance: About 590 miles [949.5 km] to the West

Williamson County

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Distance: About 548 miles [881.9 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Wythe County

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Distance: About 517 miles [832 km] to the Northeast

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West Virginia

Mason County

Our profile page for Siloam, Mason County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Mason 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 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Siloam. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Siloam) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Siloam. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4229, Longitude: -88.2675     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Siloam 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 Siloam 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 314.481 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.068 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.102 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 Siloam, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Siloam.



 
 
 

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