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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Union Springs [Map], which is the Seat of Bullock County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Sellers Crossroads to Union Springs, with an average speed<2> 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 [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 40 miles [64.4 km] to the Northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 685 miles [1,102.4 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 6,581 miles [10,591.1 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 7,280 miles [11,716 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,160 miles [8,304.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sellers Crossroads ...

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.

Boot Hill   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast of Sellers Crossroads   [Map]
Bread Tray Hill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Hooks Crossroads   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Jamback   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Jenkins Crossroads   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Jonesville   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Josie   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Lewis   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Ox Level   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Postoak   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Smuteye   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Star Hill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Stills Crossroads   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [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 Sellers Crossroads. 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.

Oscar Gamble
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Ramer (Alabama) on Tueday December 20, 1949 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday January 31, 2018 at an age of 68.

Ramer [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Sellers Crossroads

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Gamble<7>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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' distance starting in Sellers Crossroads. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sellers Crossroads) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sellers Crossroads. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9571, Longitude: -85.7552     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sellers Crossroads 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 Sellers Crossroads 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 312.955 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.237 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.216 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 Sellers Crossroads.



 
 
 

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