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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Columbiana [Map], which is the Seat of Shelby County, lies just to the South Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 66 miles [106.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could walk a straight line from East Saginaw to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 661 miles [1,063.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,556 miles [10,550.9 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 7,264 miles [11,690.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,141 miles [8,273.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near East Saginaw ...

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.

Fourmile   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East of East Saginaw   [Map]
Fungo Hollow   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Hardy   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Heritage Oaks   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hickory Ridge   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hunters Glen (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Indian Hills   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Indian Springs Ranch   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Indian Springs Village   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Indian Valley   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Joinertown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Keystone   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Mallard Point   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Meadow Ridge   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Meadowbrook   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Nelson   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Quail Run   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Shoal Run   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Sunnymeadows   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Valley Station   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [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 East Saginaw. 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.

Mary Anderson
  Actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday April 3, 1918 and died in Burbank (California) on Sunday April 6, 2014 at an age of 96. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of East Saginaw

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Anderson<7>
 
Mary Badham
  Oscar nominated actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Tueday October 7, 1952

Birmingham [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of East Saginaw
 
Frances Westerman Bergen
  Actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Thursday September 14, 1922 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday October 2, 2006 at an age of 84. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of East Saginaw

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frances Westerman Bergen
 
Nell Carter     (Born as Nell Ruth Hardy)
  Singer, actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Monday September 13, 1948 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Thursday January 23, 2003 at an age of 54. She was buried at Hillside Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of East Saginaw

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nell Carter
 
Dennis Edwards
  Musician - a member of 'The Temptations'. He was born in Fairfield (Alabama) on Wednesday February 3, 1943 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Friday February 2, 2018 at an age of 75.

Fairfield [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest of East Saginaw

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dennis Edwards
 
Louise Fletcher     (Estelle Louise Fletcher)
  Oscar winning actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday July 22, 1934

Birmingham [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of East Saginaw
 
Oscar Gamble
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Ramer (Alabama) on Tueday December 20, 1949 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday January 31, 2018 at an age of 68.

Birmingham [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of East Saginaw

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Gamble
 
Tod Griffin     (Born as Arthur Griffin)
  Actor. He was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday January 15, 1919 and died in Bishop (California) on Tueday April 23, 2002 at an age of 83.

Birmingham [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of East Saginaw
 
Jim Nabors
  Actor, singer. He was born in Sylacauga (Alabama) on Thursday June 12, 1930 and died in Honolulu (Hawaii) on Thursday November 30, 2017 at an age of 87.

Sylacauga [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of East Saginaw

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jim Nabors
 
Wayne Rogers
  Actor. He was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Friday April 7, 1933 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday December 31, 2015 at an age of 82. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of East Saginaw

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wayne Rogers
 
George 'Mule' Suttles
  Negro League Baseball. He was born in Blockton Junc (Alabama) on Saturday March 31, 1900 and died in Newark (New Jersey) on Saturday July 9, 1966 at an age of 66. He was buried at Glendale Cemetery (Essex County, New Jersey) [Map].

Blockton Junc [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of East Saginaw

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George 'Mule' Suttles
 
Harry William 'Harry the Hat' Walker
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Pascagoula (Mississippi) on Sunday September 22, 1918 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday August 8, 1999 at an age of 80. He was buried at Cedar Grove Cemetery (Saint Clair County, Alabama) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of East Saginaw

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry William 'Harry the Hat' Walker

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Shelby County: www.shelbycountyalabama.com/

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 stretches from East Saginaw. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- East Saginaw) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in East Saginaw. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2854, Longitude: -86.6575     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for East Saginaw 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 East Saginaw 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 313.575 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.138 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.288 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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