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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Salco, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Salco and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Salco:
    • 30.966849, -88.034721
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Salco
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Salco ...

We have found one communities that share the name Salco.

Within Alabama, the name Salco is unique.

Beyond Alabama, there is another community also named Salco in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Pennsylvania
      • Somerset County
      • This Salco is located in Somerset County and lies 800 miles [1,287.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Salco that is located in Mobile County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salco
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Somerset County community of Salco.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Salco ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Axis [Mobile County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Axis
    • Axis [Mobile County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Salco
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Axis
  • Bucks [Mobile County]
  • Celeste [Mobile County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Celeste
    • Celeste [Mobile County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Salco
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Celeste have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Celeste
  • Hatters [Mobile County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatters
    • Hatters [Mobile County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Salco
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hatters have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatters
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    • Little Pines [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Pines
      • Little Pines [Mobile County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Salco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Pines have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Pines
    • Liveoak Landing [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liveoak Landing
      • Liveoak Landing [Mobile County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Salco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liveoak Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liveoak Landing
    • Mud Landing [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mud Landing
      • Mud Landing [Baldwin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Salco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mud Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mud Landing
    • Rice Creek Landing [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rice Creek Landing
      • Rice Creek Landing [Baldwin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Salco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rice Creek Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rice Creek Landing
    • Sand Landing [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Landing
      • Sand Landing [Mobile County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Salco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Landing
    • Saraland [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saraland
      • Saraland [Mobile County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Salco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saraland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,649 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saraland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saraland<2>
    • Shell Landing [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shell Landing
      • Shell Landing [Baldwin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Salco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shell Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shell Landing
    • Spanish Trace [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spanish Trace
      • Spanish Trace [Mobile County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Salco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spanish Trace have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spanish Trace
    • Stage Coach Woods [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stage Coach Woods
      • Stage Coach Woods [Mobile County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Salco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stage Coach Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stage Coach Woods
    • Upper Hall Landing [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Upper Hall Landing
      • Upper Hall Landing [Baldwin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Salco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Upper Hall Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Upper Hall Landing
    • Williams Heights [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williams Heights
      • Williams Heights [Mobile County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Salco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williams Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williams Heights

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Salco. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

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    • Tommie Lee Aaron     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Mobile (Alabama) on Saturday August 5, 1939 and died on Thursday August 16, 1984 at the age of 45. He is buried at Catholic Cemetery (Mobile County, Alabama).
      • Mobile is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Salco.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tommie Lee Aaron<4>
    • Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Mobile (Alabama) on Monday April 2, 1860 and died in Syracuse (New York) on Sunday August 2, 1936 at the age of 76. She is buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Onondaga County, New York).
      • Mobile is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Salco.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews<4>
    • Billy Bang     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Mobile (Alabama) on Saturday September 20, 1947 and died in Bronx (New York) on Monday April 11, 2011 at the age of 63. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Mobile is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Salco.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Bang<4>
    • Alva Erskine Stirling Smith Belmont     (Suffragette)
      • Suffragette. She was born in Mobile (Alabama) on Monday January 17, 1853 and died in Paris (France) on Thursday January 26, 1933 at the age of 80. She is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Mobile is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Salco.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alva Erskine Stirling Smith Belmont<4>
    • Jean Byron     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Paducah (Kentucky) on Thursday December 10, 1925 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Friday February 3, 2006 at the age of 80. She is buried at Mobile Memorial Gardens (Mobile County, Alabama).
      • Mobile is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Salco.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jean Byron<4>
    • Thomas Cooper De Leon     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Columbia (South Carolina) on Tueday May 21, 1839 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Thursday March 19, 1914 at the age of 74. He is buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Mobile County, Alabama).
      • Mobile is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Salco.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas Cooper De Leon<4>
    • John Lewis Dodge, Jr.     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Bolivar (Tennessee) on Saturday April 27, 1889 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Monday June 19, 1916 at the age of 27. He is buried at Cave Hill Cemetery (Jefferson County, Kentucky).
      • Mobile is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Salco.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Lewis Dodge, Jr.<4>
    • Calvin Robert 'Cal' Ellison     (Actor)
    • Harry Curtis 'Harry Love' Galbreath     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Clarksville (Tennessee) on Friday January 1, 1965 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Tueday July 27, 2010 at the age of 45.
      • Mobile is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Salco.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Curtis 'Harry Love' Galbreath<4>
    • Lil Greenwood     (Singer)
      • Singer. She was born in Prichard (Alabama) on Tueday November 18, 1924 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Tueday July 19, 2011 at the age of 86. She is buried at Catholic Cemetery (Mobile County, Alabama).
      • Prichard is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the south of Salco.
      • Mobile is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Salco.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lil Greenwood<4>
    • Vivian Malone Jones     (Social reformer)
      • Social reformer. She was born in Mobile (Alabama) on Wednesday July 15, 1942 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Thursday October 13, 2005 at the age of 63. She is buried at Westview Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Mobile is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Salco.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Vivian Malone Jones<4>
    • William March     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Mobile (Alabama) on Tueday September 18, 1894 and died in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Saturday May 15, 1954 at the age of 59.
      • Mobile is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Salco.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William March<4>
    • Wilmer David 'Vinegar Bend' Mizell     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Vinegar Bend (Alabama) on Wednesday August 13, 1930 and died in Kerrville (Texas) on Sunday February 21, 1999 at the age of 68.
      • Vinegar Bend is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Salco.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wilmer David 'Vinegar Bend' Mizell<4>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Salco and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Mobile, which is the Seat of Mobile County and lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Salco to Mobile, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 141 miles [226.9 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 828 miles [1,332.5 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 47 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,725 miles [10,822.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,428 miles [11,954.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,306 miles [8,539.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Alabama

About Mobile County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Mobile County: www.mobilecounty.org/

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

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Salco. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.9668, Longitude: -88.0347       In this case, the coordinates for Salco have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>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.
<6>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 Salco to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 314.214 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.561 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.275 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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