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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Mobile [Map], which is the Seat of Mobile County, lies just to the South Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 153 miles [246.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Alvares Ferry to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 840 miles [1,351.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 48 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,738 miles [10,843.8 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 7,439 miles [11,971.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,318 miles [8,558.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Alvares Ferry ...

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.

Chickasaw   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East of Alvares Ferry   [Map]
Deerwood   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Eight Mile   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Indian Hills   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Indian Springs   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Little Pines   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Magazine   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Plateau   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Saraland   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Spanish Trace   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Summerville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Whistler   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Williams Heights   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [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 Alvares Ferry. 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.

John Lewis Dodge, Jr.
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Bolivar (Tennessee) on Monday June 19, 1916 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Monday June 19, 1916 at an age of 0. He was buried at Cave Hill Cemetery (Jefferson County, Kentucky) [Map].

Mobile [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast of Alvares Ferry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Lewis Dodge, Jr.<7>
 
Harry Curtis 'Harry Love' Galbreath
  Professional football. He was born in Clarksville (Tennessee) on Friday January 1, 1965 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Tueday July 27, 2010 at an age of 45.

Mobile [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast of Alvares Ferry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Curtis 'Harry Love' Galbreath
 
Theodore Roosevelt Radcliffe
  Negro League Baseball. He was born in Mobile (Alabama) on Monday July 7, 1902 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Thursday August 11, 2005 at an age of 103. He was buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois) [Map].

Mobile [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast of Alvares Ferry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Theodore Roosevelt Radcliffe

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Mobile County: www.mobilecounty.org/

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



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alvares Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.7832, Longitude: -88.1161     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alvares Ferry 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 Alvares Ferry 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 314.245 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.572 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.338 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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