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Introduction ...

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

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Slabtown once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Slabtown to:

  • Florence [Map], which is the Seat of Lauderdale County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Slabtown to Florence, with an average speed<3> 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 five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 193 miles [310.6 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 633 miles [1,018.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,507 miles [10,472 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,224 miles [11,625.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,099 miles [8,206 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Slabtown ...

We have found 28 communities that share the name Slabtown.

While the name Slabtown is unique within Alabama, we know of another 28 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Grant County

Our profile page for Slabtown, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 286 miles [460.3 km] to the West

Georgia

Fulton County

Our profile page for Slabtown, Fulton County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 193 miles [310.6 km] to the East Southeast

Idaho

Latah County

Our profile page for Slabtown, Latah County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,705 miles [2,743.9 km] to the Northwest

Indiana

Decatur County

Our profile page for Slabtown, Decatur County   [Map]
Distance: About 317 miles [510.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Kentucky

Henry County

Our profile page for Slabtown, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 273 miles [439.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Maryland

Allegany County

Our profile page for Slabtown, Allegany County   [Map]
Distance: About 570 miles [917.3 km] to the Northeast

Frederick County

Our profile page for Slabtown, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 619 miles [996.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Missouri

Madison County

Our profile page for Slabtown, Madison County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Madison County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Texas County

Our profile page for Slabtown, Texas County   [Map]
Distance: About 311 miles [500.5 km] to the Northwest

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New Jersey

Salem County

Our profile page for Slabtown, Salem County   [Map]
Distance: About 740 miles [1,190.9 km] to the East Northeast

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New Mexico

Otero County

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

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New York

Chemung County

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

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Ohio

Allen County

Our profile page for Slabtown, Allen County   [Map]
Distance: About 441 miles [709.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Slabtown
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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Pennsylvania

Armstrong County

Our profile page for Slabtown, Armstrong County   [Map]
Distance: About 597 miles [960.8 km] to the Northeast

Clearfield County

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

Columbia County

Our profile page for Slabtown, Columbia County   [Map]
Distance: About 725 miles [1,166.8 km] to the Northeast

Franklin County

Our profile page for Slabtown, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 636 miles [1,023.5 km] to the Northeast

Schuylkill County

Our profile page for Slabtown, Schuylkill County   [Map]
Distance: About 734 miles [1,181.3 km] to the Northeast

Somerset County

Our profile page for Slabtown, Somerset County   [Map]
Distance: About 570 miles [917.3 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Rhea County

Our profile page for Slabtown, Rhea County   [Map]
Distance: About 153 miles [246.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Texas

Lamar County

Our profile page for Slabtown, Lamar County   [Map]
Distance: About 473 miles [761.2 km] to the West

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Virginia

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Slabtown, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 635 miles [1,021.9 km] to the East Northeast

Russell County

Our profile page for Slabtown, Russell County   [Map]
Distance: About 326 miles [524.6 km] to the East Northeast

Scott County

Our profile page for Slabtown, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 296 miles [476.4 km] to the East Northeast

Smyth County

Our profile page for Slabtown, Smyth County   [Map]
Distance: About 355 miles [571.3 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

Mingo County

Our profile page for Slabtown, Mingo County   [Map]
Distance: About 359 miles [577.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Wisconsin

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Slabtown, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 555 miles [893.2 km] to the North

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Slabtown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Slabtown. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Slabtown) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Slabtown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9804, Longitude: -87.4347     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Slabtown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Slabtown to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 314.145 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.031 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.239 degrees.

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<8>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 Slabtown.



 
 
 

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