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

  • 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 Sardis:
    • 33.796773, -87.148891
    • 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 Sardis
  • 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 Sardis ...

We have found 37 communities that share the name Sardis.

There are seven communities within Alabama that are also named Sardis.

Beyond Alabama, we know of another 30 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 30 communities, 36 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Located In Alabama ...
    • Bullock County
      • This Sardis is located in Bullock County and lies 142 miles [228.5 km]<1> to the southeast of the Sardis that is located in Walker County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sardis
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bullock County community of Sardis.
    • Butler County
      • This Sardis is located in Butler County and lies 150 miles [241.4 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Sardis that is located in Walker County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sardis
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Butler County community of Sardis.
    • Crenshaw County
      • This Sardis is located in Crenshaw County and lies 139 miles [223.7 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Sardis that is located in Walker County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sardis
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Crenshaw County community of Sardis.
    • Dallas County
      • This Sardis is located in Dallas County and lies 104 miles [167.4 km]<1> to the south of the Sardis that is located in Walker County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sardis
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dallas County community of Sardis.
    • Fayette County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Sardis [Fayette County].
    • Tallapoosa County
      • This Sardis is located in Tallapoosa County and lies 110 miles [177 km]<1> to the southeast of the Sardis that is located in Walker County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sardis
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tallapoosa County community of Sardis.
    • Walker County
      • This Sardis is located in Walker County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of the Sardis that is located in Walker County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sardis
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Walker County community of Sardis.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Hempstead County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Sardis [Hempstead County].
      • Saline County
      • This Sardis is located in Saline County and lies 304 miles [489.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Sardis that is located in Walker County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sardis
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saline County community of Sardis.
    • British Columbia
      • This Sardis lies 2,062 miles [3,318.5 km]<1> to the northwest of the Sardis that is located in Walker County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sardis
    • Florida
      • Sardis #1
      • This community is historic<3> and we have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for Sardis.
    • Georgia
      • Burke County
      • This Sardis is located in Burke County and lies 315 miles [506.9 km]<1> to the east of the Sardis that is located in Walker County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sardis
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Burke County community of Sardis.
      • Talbot County
      • This Sardis is located in Talbot County and lies 160 miles [257.5 km] to the east southeast of the Sardis that is located in Walker County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sardis
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Talbot County community of Sardis.
    • Kentucky
      • Mason County
      • This Sardis is located in Mason County and lies 372 miles [598.7 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Sardis that is located in Walker County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sardis
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mason County community of Sardis.
      • Pulaski County
      • This Sardis is located in Pulaski County and lies 263 miles [423.3 km] to the north northeast of the Sardis that is located in Walker County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sardis
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pulaski County community of Sardis.
    • Louisiana
      • Sabine Parish
      • This Sardis is located in Sabine Parish and lies 402 miles [647 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Sardis that is located in Walker County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sardis
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sabine Parish community of Sardis.
      • Winn Parish
      • This Sardis is located in Winn Parish and lies 349 miles [561.7 km] to the west southwest of the Sardis that is located in Walker County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sardis
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Winn Parish community of Sardis.
    • Minnesota
      • Big Stone County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Minnesota community of Sardis [Big Stone County].
    • Mississippi
      • Copiah County
      • This Sardis is located in Copiah County and lies 230 miles [370.1 km]<1> to the southwest of the Sardis that is located in Walker County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sardis
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Copiah County community of Sardis.
      • Panola County
      • This Sardis is located in Panola County and lies 163 miles [262.3 km] to the west northwest of the Sardis that is located in Walker County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sardis
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Panola County community of Sardis.
    • North Carolina
      • Caldwell County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Sardis [Caldwell County].
      • Mecklenburg County
      • This Sardis is located in Mecklenburg County and lies 374 miles [601.9 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Sardis that is located in Walker County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sardis
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mecklenburg County community of Sardis.
    • North Dakota
      • Nelson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Dakota community of Sardis [Nelson County].
    • Ohio
      • Monroe County
      • This Sardis is located in Monroe County and lies 529 miles [851.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Sardis that is located in Walker County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sardis
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of Sardis.
    • Oklahoma
      • Pushmataha County
      • This Sardis is located in Pushmataha County and lies 475 miles [764.4 km]<1> to the west of the Sardis that is located in Walker County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sardis
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pushmataha County community of Sardis.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Westmoreland County
      • This Sardis is located in Westmoreland County and lies 617 miles [993 km]<1> to the northeast of the Sardis that is located in Walker County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sardis
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Westmoreland County community of Sardis.
    • South Carolina
      • Florence County
      • This Sardis is located in Florence County and lies 413 miles [664.7 km]<1> to the east of the Sardis that is located in Walker County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sardis
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Florence County community of Sardis.
      • Union County
      • This Sardis is located in Union County and lies 320 miles [515 km] to the east northeast of the Sardis that is located in Walker County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sardis
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Union County community of Sardis.
    • Tennessee
      • Cocke County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Sardis [Cocke County].
      • Henderson County
      • This Sardis is located in Henderson County and lies 130 miles [209.2 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Sardis that is located in Walker County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sardis
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henderson County community of Sardis.
    • Texas
      • Cass County
      • This Sardis is located in Cass County and lies 429 miles [690.4 km]<1> to the west of the Sardis that is located in Walker County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sardis
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cass County community of Sardis.
      • Ellis County
      • This Sardis is located in Ellis County and lies 571 miles [918.9 km] to the west of the Sardis that is located in Walker County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sardis
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ellis County community of Sardis.
      • Fisher County
      • This Sardis is located in Fisher County and lies 773 miles [1,244 km] to the west of the Sardis that is located in Walker County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sardis
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fisher County community of Sardis.
      • Shelby County
      • This Sardis is located in Shelby County and lies 425 miles [684 km] to the west southwest of the Sardis that is located in Walker County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sardis
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shelby County community of Sardis.
    • Virginia
      • Amherst County
      • This Sardis is located in Amherst County and lies 521 miles [838.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Sardis that is located in Walker County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sardis
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Amherst County community of Sardis.
    • West Virginia
      • Harrison County
      • This Sardis is located in Harrison County and lies 534 miles [859.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Sardis that is located in Walker County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sardis
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harrison County community of Sardis.
      • Wetzel County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Sardis [Wetzel County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sardis ...

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.

  • Barney [Walker County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barney
    • Barney [Walker County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Sardis
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barney have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barney
  • Chapel Hill [Walker County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapel Hill
    • Chapel Hill [Walker County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Sardis
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chapel Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapel Hill
  • Dovertown [Walker County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dovertown
    • Dovertown [Walker County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Sardis
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dovertown
  • Gobblers Crossing [Walker County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gobblers Crossing
    • Gobblers Crossing [Walker County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Sardis
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gobblers Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gobblers Crossing
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Hull [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hull
      • Hull [Walker County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Sardis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hull have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hull
    • Lynns Park [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynns Park
      • Lynns Park [Walker County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Sardis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lynns Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynns Park
    • Mount Hope [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Hope
      • Mount Hope [Walker County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Sardis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Hope
    • Red Rock [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Rock
      • Red Rock [Walker County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Sardis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Rock
    • Red Star [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Star
      • Red Star [Walker County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Sardis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Star have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Star
    • Rocky Hollow [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Hollow
      • Rocky Hollow [Walker County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Sardis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Hollow
    • Ruby [Walker County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruby
      • Ruby [Walker County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Sardis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruby have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Union Chapel [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Chapel
      • Union Chapel [Walker County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Sardis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Chapel have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Chapel

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 Sardis. 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.

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    • Mary Anderson     (Actress)
    • Inez McConico Andrews     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday April 14, 1929 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Wednesday December 19, 2012 at the age of 83. She is buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Birmingham is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Sardis.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Inez McConico Andrews<5>
    • Mary Badham     (Oscar nominated actress)
      • Oscar nominated actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Tueday October 7, 1952
      • Birmingham is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Sardis.
    • Daniel Robert 'Dan' Bankhead     (Major League Baseball)
    • Frances Westerman Bergen     (Actress)
    • Neil Bonnett     (Race car driver)
      • Race car driver. He was born in Hueytown (Alabama) on Tueday July 30, 1946 and died in Daytona Beach (Florida) on Friday February 11, 1994 at the age of 47. He is buried at Forest Grove Memorial Gardens (Jefferson County, Alabama).
      • Hueytown is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Sardis.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Neil Bonnett<5>
    • Lyman Wesley Bostock, Jr.     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday November 22, 1950 and died in Gary (Indiana) on Saturday September 23, 1978 at the age of 27. He is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Birmingham is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Sardis.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lyman Wesley Bostock, Jr.<5>
    • Robert Randall 'Bobby' Bragan     (Major League Baseball)
    • Nell Carter     (Singer, actress)
      • Singer, actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Monday September 13, 1948 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Thursday January 23, 2003 at the age of 54. She is buried at Hillside Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Birmingham is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Sardis.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nell Carter<5>
    • William Joseph 'Bill' Cartridge     (Actor)
    • Joseph John Domnanovich     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in South Bend (Indiana) on Tueday March 18, 1919 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Tueday January 20, 2009 at the age of 89. He is buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama).
      • Birmingham is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Sardis.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph John Domnanovich<5>
    • Dee Edwards     (Singer)
      • Singer. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Tueday June 19, 1945 and died in Detroit (Michigan) on Wednesday January 25, 2006 at the age of 60. She is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Wayne County, Michigan).
      • Birmingham is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Sardis.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dee Edwards<5>
    • Dennis Edwards     (Musician - a member of 'The Temptations')
      • Musician - a member of 'The Temptations'. He was born in Fairfield (Alabama) on Wednesday February 3, 1943 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Friday February 2, 2018 at the age of 75.
      • Fairfield is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Sardis.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dennis Edwards<5>

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

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

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    • Jasper, which is the Seat of Walker County and lies just to the West Northwest.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 109 miles [175.4 km]<1> to the south southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Sardis to Montgomery, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 662 miles [1,065.4 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,552 miles [10,544.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,263 miles [11,688.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,139 miles [8,270.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Walker County: www.walkercounty.com/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sardis) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sardis. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7968, Longitude: -87.1489       In this case, the coordinates for Sardis have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Sardis 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.
<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Sardis, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Sardis to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 313.903 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.588 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.377 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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