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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Sloan to ...

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

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

  • Oneonta [Map], which is the Seat of Blount County, lies 28 miles [45.1 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Sloan to Oneonta, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 110 miles [177 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). 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 651 miles [1,047.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,542 miles [10,528.3 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 7,253 miles [11,672.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,129 miles [8,254.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sloan ...

We have found 17 communities that share the name Sloan.

While the name Sloan is unique within Alabama, we know of another 17 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Sloan, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 285 miles [458.7 km] to the Northwest

Colorado

Weld County

Our profile page for Sloan, Weld County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,055 miles [1,697.9 km] to the West Northwest

Illinois

Champaign County

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

Madison County

Our profile page for Sloan, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 392 miles [630.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Warren County

Our profile page for Sloan, Warren County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 446 miles [717.8 km] to the North

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Iowa

Woodbury County

Our profile page for Sloan, Woodbury County   [Map]
Distance: About 766 miles [1,232.8 km] to the Northwest

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Kentucky

Floyd County

Our profile page for Sloan, Floyd County   [Map]
Distance: About 350 miles [563.3 km] to the Northeast

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Mississippi

Madison County

Our profile page for Sloan, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 200 miles [321.9 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Adair County

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

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Montana

Sanders County

Our profile page for Sloan, Sanders County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,701 miles [2,737.5 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

Clark County

Our profile page for Sloan, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,601 miles [2,576.6 km] to the West Northwest

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New York

Erie County

Our profile page for Sloan, Erie County   [Map]
Distance: About 764 miles [1,229.5 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Duplin County

Our profile page for Sloan, Duplin County   [Map]
Distance: About 524 miles [843.3 km] to the East

Iredell County

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

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Pennsylvania

Westmoreland County

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

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Texas

San Saba County

Our profile page for Sloan, San Saba County   [Map]
Distance: About 719 miles [1,157.1 km] to the West

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West Virginia

Wood County

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

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sloan. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Blount County: www.co.blount.al.us/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Sloan. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sloan) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sloan. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8476, Longitude: -86.9558     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sloan 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 Sloan 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 313.789 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.463 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.288 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 Sloan, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sloan.



 
 
 

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