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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Slaughters to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Slaughters to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Slaughters once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Slaughters to:

  • Dadeville [Map], which is the Seat of Tallapoosa County, lies just to the West.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 47 miles [75.6 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could walk a straight line from Slaughters to Montgomery, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 639 miles [1,028.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,537 miles [10,520.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,239 miles [11,650 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,117 miles [8,235 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Slaughters ...

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


Communities Outside of Alabama

Kentucky

Webster County

Our profile page for Slaughters, Webster County   [Map]
Distance: About 338 miles [544 km] to the North Northwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Slaughters ...

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.

Eagle Creek   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest of Slaughters   [Map]
Erie (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Germany Ferry   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Griffin Ferry   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Jamesville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Jones Mill   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Mary   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Matilda   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Matilda Ferry   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
New Harmony   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Persons Bridge (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Piney Point   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Ponders   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Sessions   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Still Waters   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Walnut Hill   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [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 Slaughters. 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.

George Washington Carver
  Scientist, inventor. He was born in Diamond (Missouri) on Tueday July 12, 1864 and died in Tuskegee (Alabama) on Tueday January 5, 1943 at an age of 78.

Tuskegee [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Slaughters

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Washington Carver<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Tallapoosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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



Footnotes ...

<1>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 Slaughters, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Slaughters. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Slaughters) 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 Slaughters. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Slaughters

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Slaughters. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8254, Longitude: -85.6725     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Slaughters have been estimated.

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<3>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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<4>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 Slaughters to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 312.962 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.366 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.00 degrees.

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<8>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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