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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Athens [Map], which is the Seat of Limestone County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Sweetwater to Athens, with an average speed<2> 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 161 miles [259.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 620 miles [997.8 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<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,503 miles [10,465.6 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 7,216 miles [11,613 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,092 miles [8,194.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sweetwater ...

We have found 32 communities that share the name Sweetwater.

While the name Sweetwater is unique within Alabama, we know of another 32 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arizona

Apache County

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

Pima County

Our profile page for Sweetwater, Pima County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,488 miles [2,394.7 km] to the West

Pinal County

Our profile page for Sweetwater, Pinal County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,429 miles [2,299.8 km] to the West

British Columbia

Our profile page for Sweetwater   [Map]
Distance: About 2,156 miles [3,469.7 km] to the Northwest

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California

Shasta County

Our profile page for Sweetwater, Shasta County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Shasta County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Colorado

Eagle County

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

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Florida

Duval County

Our profile page for Sweetwater, Duval County   [Map]
Distance: About 424 miles [682.4 km] to the Southeast

Hardee County

Our profile page for Sweetwater, Hardee County   [Map]
Distance: About 585 miles [941.5 km] to the South Southeast

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Sweetwater, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 525 miles [844.9 km] to the South Southeast

Liberty County

Our profile page for Sweetwater, Liberty County   [Map]
Distance: About 306 miles [492.5 km] to the South Southeast

Miami-Dade County

Our profile page for Sweetwater, Miami-Dade County   [Map]
Distance: About 725 miles [1,166.8 km] to the Southeast

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Idaho

Nez Perce County

Our profile page for Sweetwater, Nez Perce County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,751 miles [2,818 km] to the Northwest

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Illinois

Menard County

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

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Kansas

Ellis County

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

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Missouri

Newton County

Our profile page for Sweetwater, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 438 miles [704.9 km] to the West Northwest

Reynolds County

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

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Montana

Madison County

Our profile page for Sweetwater, Madison County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,513 miles [2,434.9 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Buffalo County

Our profile page for Sweetwater, Buffalo County   [Map]
Distance: About 793 miles [1,276.2 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

Esmeralda County

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

Lyon County

Our profile page for Sweetwater, Lyon County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,799 miles [2,895.2 km] to the West Northwest

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New Jersey

Atlantic County

Our profile page for Sweetwater, Atlantic County   [Map]
Distance: About 757 miles [1,218.3 km] to the East Northeast

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New Mexico

Colfax County

Our profile page for Sweetwater, Colfax County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,017 miles [1,636.7 km] to the West Northwest

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North Carolina

Catawba County

Our profile page for Sweetwater, Catawba County   [Map]
Distance: About 325 miles [523 km] to the East Northeast

Watauga County

Our profile page for Sweetwater, Watauga County   [Map]
Distance: About 308 miles [495.7 km] to the East Northeast

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North Dakota

Ramsey County

Our profile page for Sweetwater, Ramsey County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,121 miles [1,804.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Oklahoma

Beckham County

Our profile page for Sweetwater, Beckham County   [Map]
Distance: About 736 miles [1,184.5 km] to the West

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Pennsylvania

Franklin County

Our profile page for Sweetwater, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 619 miles [996.2 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Aiken County

Our profile page for Sweetwater, Aiken County   [Map]
Distance: About 293 miles [471.5 km] to the East Southeast

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Tennessee

Lewis County

Our profile page for Sweetwater, Lewis County   [Map]
Distance: About 72 miles [115.9 km] to the North Northwest

Monroe County

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

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Texas

Comanche County

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

Nolan County

Our profile page for Sweetwater, Nolan County   [Map]
Distance: About 790 miles [1,271.4 km] to the West

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About Limestone County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Limestone County: www.co.limestone.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 from Sweetwater. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sweetwater) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sweetwater. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6284, Longitude: -86.9158     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sweetwater 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 Sweetwater 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 313.809 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.594 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.101 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 Sweetwater, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sweetwater.



 
 
 

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