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Introduction ...

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

This page contains eight sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

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

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Copenhagen

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track 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 the location for Copenhagen. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Copenhagen.

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Jackson County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

Sighting report for Jackson County

Since Copenhagen is near Marion County and also Dade County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Marion County

Sighting report for Dade County

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:

The Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Copenhagen ...

We have found eight communities that share the name Copenhagen.

Within Alabama, the name Copenhagen is unique.

Beyond Alabama, we know of another eight communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these eight communities, seven are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

Communities Elsewhere In North America

Caldwell Parish

This Copenhagen is located in Caldwell Parish and lies 416 miles [669.5 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Copenhagen that is located in Jackson County.

Link to Google Map centered on Copenhagen

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Caldwell Parish community of Copenhagen.

Schoolcraft County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Copenhagen [Schoolcraft County].

Antelope County

This community is historic<3> and although located in Antelope County, we don't know where within the county.

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Antelope County community of Copenhagen.

Lewis County

This Copenhagen is located in Lewis County and lies 814 miles [1,310 km]<1> to the northeast of the Copenhagen that is located in Jackson County.

Link to Google Map centered on Copenhagen

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lewis County community of Copenhagen.

Caldwell County

This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Copenhagen [Caldwell County].

This Copenhagen was located in Caldwell County and would have been 239 miles [384.6 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Copenhagen that is located in Jackson County.

Link to Google Map centered on Copenhagen

This Copenhagen lies 588 miles [946.3 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Copenhagen that is located in Jackson County.

Link to Google Map centered on Copenhagen

Hale County

This community is historic<3> and although located in Hale County, we don't know where within the county.

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hale County community of Copenhagen.

Caledonia County

This community is historic<3> and although located in Caledonia County, we don't know where within the county.

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Caledonia County community of Copenhagen.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Copenhagen ...

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.

Dixie Lee [Marion County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Copenhagen

Link to Google Map centered on Dixie Lee

Grahams Ferry [Marion County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Copenhagen

Link to Google Map centered on Grahams Ferry

Island Creek Ferry lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Copenhagen

Link to Google Map centered on Island Creek Ferry

Long Island lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Copenhagen

Link to Google Map centered on Long Island

Richard City [Marion County] lies Less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Copenhagen

Link to Google Map centered on Richard City

Rocky Springs lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Copenhagen

Link to Google Map centered on Rocky Springs

Summer Bluff lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Copenhagen

Link to Google Map centered on Summer Bluff

Sweetens Cove [Marion County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Copenhagen

Link to Google Map centered on Sweetens Cove

Widows Creek Station lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Copenhagen

Link to Google Map centered on Widows Creek Station

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 Copenhagen. 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.

Major League Baseball. He was born in Washington, DC on Sunday March 12, 1893 and died in Chattanooga (Tennessee) on Thursday June 12, 1969 at the age of 76. He is buried at Forest Hills Cemetery (Hamilton County, Tennessee).

Chattanooga is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Copenhagen

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph William 'Joe' Engel<4>

Major League Baseball. He was born in Baltimore (Maryland) on Saturday November 10, 1923 and died in Chattanooga (Tennessee) on Saturday August 8, 2009 at the age of 85. He is buried at Chattanooga National Cemetery (Hamilton County, Tennessee).

Chattanooga is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Copenhagen

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cal Ermer<4>

Major League Baseball. He was born in Cleveland (Tennessee) on Tueday December 10, 1889 and died in Chattanooga (Tennessee) on Tueday February 14, 1967 at the age of 77. He is buried at Forest Hills Cemetery (Hamilton County, Tennessee).

Cleveland is located 50 miles [80.5 km] to the east of Copenhagen

Chattanooga is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Copenhagen

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Harle 'Jimmy' Johnston<4>

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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Copenhagen

Wartrace is located 50 miles [80.5 km] to the northwest of Copenhagen

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charlie Louvin<4>

Actress. She was born in South Pittsburg (Tennessee) on Wednesday November 21, 1900 and died in Woodland Hills (California) on Sunday January 22, 1967 at the age of 66. She is buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).

South Pittsburg is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the north of Copenhagen

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jobyna Ralston<4>

Professional football. He was born in Townsend (Tennessee) on Tueday March 16, 1920 and died in Signal Hills (Tennessee) on Sunday September 16, 2007 at the age of 87. He is buried at Grandview Cemetery (Blount County, Tennessee).

Signal Hills is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Copenhagen

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Garrard Sliger 'Buster' Ramsey<4>

Singer, actress. She was born in Winchester (Tennessee) on Tueday February 29, 1916 (which is Leap Day) and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Thursday February 24, 1994 at the age of 78. She is buried at Hillside Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).

Winchester is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest of Copenhagen

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dinah Shore<4>

Musician. She was born in Chattanooga (Tennessee) on Sunday April 15, 1894 and died in Clarksdale (Mississippi) on Sunday September 26, 1937 at the age of 43. She is buried at Mt. Lawn Cemetery (Delaware County, Pennsylvania).

Chattanooga is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Copenhagen

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bessie Smith<4>

Musician, singer, actress. She was born in Chattanooga (Tennessee) on Friday June 2, 1905 and died in New York (New York) on Wednesday May 30, 1956 at the age of 50. She is buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Hamilton County, Tennessee).

Chattanooga is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Copenhagen

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Valaida Snow<4>

Major League Baseball. He was born in Chattanooga (Tennessee) on Sunday May 13, 1934 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday January 3, 2004 at the age of 69. He is buried at Riverside National Cemetery (Riverside County, California).

Chattanooga is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Copenhagen

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leon Lamar 'Daddy Wags' Wagner<4>

How Far From Copenhagen 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 Copenhagen 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 community of Copenhagen once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Copenhagen and extending to:

  • Scottsboro, which is the Seat of Jackson County, lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Copenhagen to Scottsboro, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take just over a day.
  • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 183 miles [294.5 km]<1> to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 550 miles [885.1 km]<1> to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 22 days and walking would take 32 days.
  • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,437 miles [10,359.3 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,149 miles [11,505.2 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,024 miles [8,085.3 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<9>

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Copenhagen) 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 Copenhagen. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Copenhagen

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Copenhagen. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9842, Longitude: -85.7250     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Copenhagen have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Copenhagen could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.
<3>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 Copenhagen, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Copenhagen to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 313.102 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.829 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.527 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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