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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Tuscaloosa [Map], which is the Seat of Tuscaloosa County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Samantha to Tuscaloosa, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 107 miles [172.2 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 699 miles [1,124.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,589 miles [10,604 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 7,300 miles [11,748.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,176 miles [8,330 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Samantha ...

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


Communities Outside of Alabama

Ohio

Highland County

Our profile page for Samantha, Highland County   [Map]
Distance: About 462 miles [743.5 km] to the North Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Samantha ...

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.

Bridgeview   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South of Samantha   [Map]
Burnt Pine   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Cherokee Shores   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Cove Park   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Edwardian Place   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Four Winds   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
High Cliff   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Holiday Shores   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Lake Cove   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Willow Point   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [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 Samantha. 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.

Ollie 'Downtown' Brown     (Ollie Lee Brown)
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Tuscaloosa (Alabama) on Friday February 11, 1944 and died in Buena Park (California) on Thursday April 16, 2015 at an age of 71.

Tuscaloosa [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the south of Samantha

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ollie 'Downtown' Brown<7>
 
Jimmie Lee Sudduth
  Artist. He was born in Fayette (Alabama) on Thursday March 10, 1910 and died in Fayette (Alabama) on Sunday September 2, 2007 at an age of 97. He was buried at Fayette Memorial Gardens (Fayette County, Alabama) [Map].

Fayette [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest of Samantha

Fayette [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest of Samantha

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jimmie Lee Sudduth

Other Roadside Stops ...



Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Tuscaloosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.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 Samantha. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Samantha) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Samantha. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Samantha

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Samantha. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4223, Longitude: -87.6053     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Samantha 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 Samantha 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 314.155 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.828 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.64 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Samantha.



 
 
 

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