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Silver Run, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Talladega [Map], which is the Seat of Talladega County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Silver Run to Talladega, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 86 miles [138.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). 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 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 615 miles [989.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,512 miles [10,480 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 7,218 miles [11,616.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,095 miles [8,199.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Silver Run ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Silver Run.

While the name Silver Run is unique within Alabama, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Located Beyond Alabama


Carroll County

Our profile page for Silver Run, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 647 miles [1,041.2 km] to the Northeast

Wicomico County

Our profile page for Silver Run, Wicomico County   [Map]
Distance: About 660 miles [1,062.2 km] to the East Northeast


Pearl River County

Our profile page for Silver Run, Pearl River County   [Map]
Distance: About 280 miles [450.6 km] to the Southwest


Meigs County

Our profile page for Silver Run, Meigs County   [Map]
Distance: About 429 miles [690.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Ritchie County

Our profile page for Silver Run, Ritchie County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Ritchie 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 from Silver Run. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Silver Run) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Silver Run. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5651, Longitude: -85.9080     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Silver Run 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 Silver Run 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 313.144 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.679 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.929 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 Silver Run.


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