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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Blackankle, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Blackankle and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Blackankle:
    • 34.745340, -86.018987
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Blackankle
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Curious and Interesting Names Near Blackankle ...

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

  • Berrys [Jackson County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berrys
    • Berrys [Jackson County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Blackankle
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berrys have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Georgetown [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
    • Georgetown [Jackson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Blackankle
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgetown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
  • Kyles [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kyles
    • Kyles [Jackson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Blackankle
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kyles have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kyles
  • Martintown [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martintown
    • Martintown [Jackson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Blackankle
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martintown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martintown
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    • Mud Creek [Jackson County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mud Creek
      • Mud Creek [Jackson County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Blackankle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mud Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pikeville [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pikeville
      • Pikeville [Jackson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Blackankle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pikeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pikeville
    • Roseberry [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roseberry
      • Roseberry [Jackson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Blackankle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roseberry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roseberry
    • Skyline [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skyline
      • Skyline [Jackson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Blackankle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 838 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skyline have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skyline
    • Sublett Ferry [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sublett Ferry
      • Sublett Ferry [Jackson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Blackankle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sublett Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sublett Ferry

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 Blackankle. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Charlie Louvin     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. He was born in Henagar (Alabama) on Thursday July 7, 1927 and died in Wartrace (Tennessee) on Wednesday January 26, 2011 at the age of 83. He is buried at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens (Davidson County, Tennessee).
      • Henagar is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast of Blackankle.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charlie Louvin<3>
    • Ira Lonnie Louvin     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. He was born in Section (Alabama) on Monday April 21, 1924 and died in Williamsburg (Missouri) on Sunday June 20, 1965 at the age of 41. He is buried at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens (Davidson County, Tennessee).
      • Section is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the south of Blackankle.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ira Lonnie Louvin<3>
    • Philip Ober     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Fort Payne (Alabama) on Sunday March 23, 1902 and died in Mexico City (Mexico) on Monday September 13, 1982 at the age of 80.
      • Fort Payne is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Blackankle.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Philip Ober<3>
    • Jobyna Ralston     (Actress)
    • Katherine Stinson     (Aviation pioneer)
      • Aviation pioneer. She was born in Fort Payne (Alabama) on Saturday February 14, 1891 and died in Santa Fe (New Mexico) on Friday July 8, 1977 at the age of 86. She is buried at Santa Fe National Cemetery (Santa Fe County, New Mexico).
      • Fort Payne is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Blackankle.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Katherine Stinson<3>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Blackankle and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Scottsboro, which is the Seat of Jackson County and lies just to the South Southwest.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 164 miles [263.9 km]<1> to the south (S). If you could drive a straight line from Blackankle to Montgomery, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 572 miles [920.5 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 33 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,461 miles [10,398 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,172 miles [11,542.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,048 miles [8,124 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Jackson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Blackankle. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Blackankle

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blackankle. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7453, Longitude: -86.0190    
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Blackankle to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 313.27 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.988 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.705 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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