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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Slickrock Ford 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 Slickrock Ford 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 Slickrock Ford once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Slickrock Ford to:

  • Russellville [Map], which is the Seat of Franklin County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Slickrock Ford to Russellville, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 177 miles [284.9 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 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 673 miles [1,083.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,549 miles [10,539.6 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 7,265 miles [11,691.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,140 miles [8,272 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Slickrock Ford ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Slickrock Ford.

While the name Slickrock Ford is unique within Alabama, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alabama

North Carolina

Macon County

Our profile page for Slickrock Ford, Macon County   [Map]
Distance: About 253 miles [407.2 km] to the East

Tennessee

Wayne County

Our profile page for Slickrock Ford, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 64 miles [103 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 Slickrock Ford, 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Slickrock Ford. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Slickrock Ford) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Slickrock Ford. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Slickrock Ford

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Slickrock Ford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5183, Longitude: -87.9175     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Slickrock Ford have been estimated.

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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 Slickrock Ford 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 314.416 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.281 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.541 degrees.

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