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Salem Corner, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Salem Corner 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 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 166 miles [267.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). 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 about 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

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Onondaga County

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Distance: About 817 miles [1,314.8 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Salem Corner. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 the angle) to Jerusalem is 313.79 degrees.

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

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

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Salem Corner.