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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Salco to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs 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<1> beginning in Salco to:

  • Mobile [Map], which is the Seat of Mobile County, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Salco to Mobile, with an average speed<2> 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 [Map], 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 [Map]) 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<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,725 miles [10,822.8 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 7,428 miles [11,954.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,306 miles [8,539.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Salco ...

While the name Salco is unique within Alabama, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alabama

Pennsylvania

Somerset County

Our profile page for Salco, Somerset County   [Map]
Distance: About 800 miles [1,287.5 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Salco. 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 that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.9668, Longitude: -88.0347     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Salco 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 Salco 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 314.214 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.561 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.275 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Salco.