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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 Salt Well, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Salt Well and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • 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 Salt Well:
    • 32.457083, -87.931127
    • 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 Salt Well
  • 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 Salt Well ...

We have found three communities that share the name Salt Well.

Within Alabama, the name Salt Well is unique.

Beyond Alabama, we know of another three communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kansas
      • Ford County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Salt Well [Ford County].
    • Kentucky
      • Bath County
      • This Salt Well is located in Bath County and lies 454 miles [730.6 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Salt Well that is located in Marengo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salt Well
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bath County community of Salt Well.
      • Nicholas County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Salt Well [Nicholas County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Salt Well ...

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.

  • Baptist Hill [Marengo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baptist Hill
    • Baptist Hill [Marengo County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Salt Well
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baptist Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baptist Hill
  • Deans Landing [Sumter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deans Landing
    • Deans Landing [Sumter County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Salt Well
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deans Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deans Landing
  • Dug Hill [Sumter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dug Hill
    • Dug Hill [Sumter County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Salt Well
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dug Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dug Hill
  • Glovers Ferry [Greene County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glovers Ferry
    • Glovers Ferry [Greene County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Salt Well
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glovers Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glovers Ferry
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    • Griffins [Marengo County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Griffins
      • Griffins [Marengo County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Salt Well
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Griffins have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hall Creek [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hall Creek
      • Hall Creek [Sumter County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Salt Well
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hall Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hall Creek
    • Moscow [Marengo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moscow
      • Moscow [Marengo County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Salt Well
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moscow have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moscow
    • Moscow Ferry [Marengo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moscow Ferry
      • Moscow Ferry [Marengo County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Salt Well
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moscow Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moscow Ferry
    • Pin Hook [Marengo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pin Hook
      • Pin Hook [Marengo County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Salt Well
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pin Hook
    • Rockcut [Marengo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockcut
      • Rockcut [Marengo County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Salt Well
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockcut have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockcut
    • Shortleaf [Marengo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shortleaf
      • Shortleaf [Marengo County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Salt Well
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shortleaf have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shortleaf

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 Salt Well. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, Sr.     (Social reformer)
      • Social reformer. He was born in Linden (Alabama) on Thursday March 11, 1926 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Tueday April 17, 1990 at the age of 64. He is buried at Lincoln Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Linden is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast of Salt Well.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, Sr.<4>
    • Tommie Lee Agree     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Magnolia (Alabama) on Sunday August 9, 1942 and died in New York (New York) on Monday January 22, 2001 at the age of 58.
      • Magnolia is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Salt Well.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tommie Lee Agree<4>
    • William Havon 'Bill' Bruton     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Lisman (Alabama) on Tueday December 22, 1925 and died in Marshallton (Delaware) on Tueday December 5, 1995 at the age of 70. He is buried at Gracelawn Memorial Park (New Castle County, Delaware).
      • Lisman is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Salt Well.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Havon 'Bill' Bruton<4>

How Far From Salt Well to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Salt Well to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Linden, which is the Seat of Marengo County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Salt Well to Linden, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 95 miles [152.9 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 754 miles [1,213.4 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 43 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,649 miles [10,700.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,357 miles [11,839.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,234 miles [8,423.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Marengo County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Salt Well could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Salt Well) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Salt Well. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4571, Longitude: -87.9311       In this case, the coordinates for Salt Well have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Salt Well 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 314.281 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.841 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.962 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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