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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Athens [Map], which is the Seat of Limestone County, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 163 miles [262.3 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Salem Corner to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 616 miles [991.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). 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 6,498 miles [10,457.5 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 7,212 miles [11,606.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,087 miles [8,186.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Salem Corner ...

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


Communities Outside of Alabama

New York

Onondaga County

Our profile page for Salem Corner, Onondaga County   [Map]
Distance: About 817 miles [1,314.8 km] to the Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Salem Corner ...

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Bonnie Doone   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest of Salem Corner   [Map]
Cloverleaf   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Cottonwood   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
French Mill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Harris Station   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Holland Place   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Indian Trace   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Jones Crossroads   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Maplewood   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Mayflower   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Rolling Woods   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Sweetwater   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Tanner   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Tanner Crossroads   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Yorkshire   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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 Salem Corner. 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.

Tallulah Bankhead     (Tallulah Brockman Bankhead)
  Actress. She was born in Huntsville (Alabama) on Friday January 31, 1902 and died in New York (New York) on Thursday December 12, 1968 at an age of 66.

Huntsville [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the east of Salem Corner

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tallulah Bankhead<7>
 
Harry Rhett Townes
  Actor, Episcopal priest. He was born in Huntsville (Alabama) on Friday September 18, 1914 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Wednesday May 23, 2001 at an age of 86. He was buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama) [Map].

Huntsville [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the east of Salem Corner

Huntsville [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the east of Salem Corner

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Rhett Townes

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About Limestone County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Salem Corner. 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 beginning in Salem Corner. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Salem Corner) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Salem Corner. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7009, Longitude: -86.8783     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Salem Corner 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 Salem Corner 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 angle) to Jerusalem is 313.79 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.582 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.069 degrees.

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<7>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.

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