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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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<1> beginning in Sardis to:

  • Jasper [Map], which is the Seat of Walker County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 115 miles [185.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Sardis to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>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 [Map]) is 673 miles [1,083.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,562 miles [10,560.5 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 7,273 miles [11,704.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,149 miles [8,286.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sardis ...

We have found 37 communities that share the name Sardis.

Within Alabama, there are 7 communities which are also named Sardis. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 30 communities in the United States and Canada - with 36 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Alabama

Communities outside of Alabama


Other Communities Located In Alabama

Bullock County

Our profile page for Sardis, Bullock County   [Map]
Distance: About 147 miles [236.6 km] to the Southeast

Butler County

Our profile page for Sardis, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 151 miles [243 km] to the South Southeast

Crenshaw County

Our profile page for Sardis, Crenshaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 141 miles [226.9 km] to the South Southeast

Dallas County

Our profile page for Sardis, Dallas County   [Map]
Distance: About 104 miles [167.4 km] to the South

Fayette County

Our profile page for Sardis, Fayette County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Fayette County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Tallapoosa County

Our profile page for Sardis, Tallapoosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 117 miles [188.3 km] to the Southeast

Walker County

Our profile page for Sardis, Walker County   [Map]
Distance: About 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East


Communities Outside of Alabama

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Arkansas

Hempstead County

Our profile page for Sardis, Hempstead County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 357 miles [574.5 km] to the West

Saline County

Our profile page for Sardis, Saline County   [Map]
Distance: About 294 miles [473.1 km] to the West Northwest

British Columbia

Our profile page for Sardis   [Map]
Distance: About 2,055 miles [3,307.2 km] to the Northwest

Florida

Our profile page for Sardis
This community is historic.
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Georgia

Burke County

Our profile page for Sardis, Burke County   [Map]
Distance: About 326 miles [524.6 km] to the East

Talbot County

Our profile page for Sardis, Talbot County   [Map]
Distance: About 169 miles [272 km] to the East Southeast

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Kentucky

Mason County

Our profile page for Sardis, Mason County   [Map]
Distance: About 379 miles [609.9 km] to the North Northeast

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Sardis, Pulaski County   [Map]
Distance: About 271 miles [436.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Louisiana

Sabine Parish

Our profile page for Sardis, Sabine Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 391 miles [629.3 km] to the West Southwest

Winn Parish

Our profile page for Sardis, Winn Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 338 miles [544 km] to the West Southwest

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Minnesota

Big Stone County

Our profile page for Sardis, Big Stone County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Big Stone County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Mississippi

Copiah County

Our profile page for Sardis, Copiah County   [Map]
Distance: About 219 miles [352.4 km] to the Southwest

Panola County

Our profile page for Sardis, Panola County   [Map]
Distance: About 153 miles [246.2 km] to the West Northwest

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North Carolina

Caldwell County

Our profile page for Sardis, Caldwell County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 362 miles [582.6 km] to the East Northeast

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Sardis, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 385 miles [619.6 km] to the East Northeast

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North Dakota

Nelson County

Our profile page for Sardis, Nelson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Nelson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Ohio

Monroe County

Our profile page for Sardis, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 538 miles [865.8 km] to the Northeast

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Oklahoma

Pushmataha County

Our profile page for Sardis, Pushmataha County   [Map]
Distance: About 464 miles [746.7 km] to the West

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Pennsylvania

Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Sardis, Westmoreland County   [Map]
Distance: About 626 miles [1,007.4 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Florence County

Our profile page for Sardis, Florence County   [Map]
Distance: About 424 miles [682.4 km] to the East

Union County

Our profile page for Sardis, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 331 miles [532.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Cocke County

Our profile page for Sardis, Cocke County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Cocke County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Henderson County

Our profile page for Sardis, Henderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 127 miles [204.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Texas

Cass County

Our profile page for Sardis, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 418 miles [672.7 km] to the West

Ellis County

Our profile page for Sardis, Ellis County   [Map]
Distance: About 560 miles [901.2 km] to the West

Fisher County

Our profile page for Sardis, Fisher County   [Map]
Distance: About 762 miles [1,226.3 km] to the West

Shelby County

Our profile page for Sardis, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 414 miles [666.3 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Amherst County

Our profile page for Sardis, Amherst County   [Map]
Distance: About 532 miles [856.2 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

Harrison County

Our profile page for Sardis, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 543 miles [873.9 km] to the Northeast

Wetzel County

Our profile page for Sardis, Wetzel County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Wetzel County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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

America   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East of Sardis   [Map]
Coal Valley   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Frisco Quarters   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Holly Grove   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Johnny Ford   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Key Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Kings Mill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Mount Hope   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Mountain Valley (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pleasant Grove   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Providence   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Standard   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [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 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.

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.

Fayette [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Sardis

Fayette [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Sardis

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jimmie Lee Sudduth<9>

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About Walker County

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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: www.alabama.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sardis. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7648, Longitude: -87.3431     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sardis 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 Sardis 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 314.018 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.717 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.463 degrees.

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<7>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 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.

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<8>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.

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<9>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 Sardis.