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Introduction ...

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

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Sweet Home 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 Sweet Home 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 Sweet Home ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Sweet Home.

While the name Sweet Home is unique within Alabama, we know of another 12 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Perry County

Our profile page for Sweet Home, Perry County   [Map]
Distance: About 404 miles [650.2 km] to the West Northwest

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Sweet Home, Pulaski County   [Map]
Distance: About 370 miles [595.5 km] to the West Northwest

Illinois

Jo Daviess County

Our profile page for Sweet Home, Jo Daviess County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 655 miles [1,054.1 km] to the North Northwest

Indiana

Saint Joseph County

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

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Kansas

Smith County

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

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Louisiana

Assumption Parish

Our profile page for Sweet Home, Assumption Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 387 miles [622.8 km] to the Southwest

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North Carolina

Iredell County

Our profile page for Sweet Home, 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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Oregon

Linn County

Our profile page for Sweet Home, Linn County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,091 miles [3,365.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Tennessee

Dickson County

Our profile page for Sweet Home, Dickson County   [Map]
Distance: About 202 miles [325.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Texas

Guadalupe County

Our profile page for Sweet Home, Guadalupe County   [Map]
Distance: About 767 miles [1,234.4 km] to the West Southwest

Lavaca County

Our profile page for Sweet Home, Lavaca County   [Map]
Distance: About 718 miles [1,155.5 km] to the West Southwest

Lee County

Our profile page for Sweet Home, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 679 miles [1,092.7 km] to the West Southwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sweet Home. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5557, Longitude: -85.9000     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sweet Home 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 Sweet Home 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 313.138 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.671 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.928 degrees.

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<7>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 Sweet Home, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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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