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Slater, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Butler [Map], which is the Seat of Choctaw County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Slater to Butler, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 109 miles [175.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 782 miles [1,258.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 45 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,679 miles [10,748.8 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 7,385 miles [11,885 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,262 miles [8,468.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Slater ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name Slater.

While the name Slater is unique within Alabama, we know of another 13 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Kern County

Our profile page for Slater, Kern County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,794 miles [2,887.2 km] to the West Northwest


Moffat County

Our profile page for Slater, Moffat County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,237 miles [1,990.8 km] to the Northwest

Routt County

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


Lee County

Our profile page for Slater, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 522 miles [840.1 km] to the Southeast

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Story County

Our profile page for Slater, Story County   [Map]
Distance: About 748 miles [1,203.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Ballard County

Our profile page for Slater, Ballard County   [Map]
Distance: About 350 miles [563.3 km] to the North

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Saline County

Our profile page for Slater, Saline County   [Map]
Distance: About 571 miles [918.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Auglaize County

Our profile page for Slater, Auglaize County   [Map]
Distance: About 630 miles [1,013.9 km] to the North Northeast

Gallia County

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

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Greenville County

Our profile page for Slater, Greenville County   [Map]
Distance: About 384 miles [618 km] to the Northeast

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Coryell County

Our profile page for Slater, Coryell County   [Map]
Distance: About 581 miles [935 km] to the West

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Walla Walla County

Our profile page for Slater, Walla Walla County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,897 miles [3,052.9 km] to the Northwest

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Platte County

Our profile page for Slater, Platte County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,144 miles [1,841.1 km] to the Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Slater. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9935, Longitude: -88.1000     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Slater 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 Slater 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 the angle) to Jerusalem is 314.344 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.852 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.115 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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Slater.