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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Scottsboro [Map], which is the Seat of Jackson County, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Estillfork to Scottsboro, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 175 miles [281.6 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 574 miles [923.8 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<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,459 miles [10,394.8 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 7,171 miles [11,540.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,047 miles [8,122.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Estillfork ...

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.

Coptown (TN)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North of Estillfork   [Map]
Hollytree   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hytop   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Jack Lane (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Mud Creek (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Narrows (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Skyline   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Sunset (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [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 Estillfork. 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.

Tallulah Bankhead     (Tallulah Brockman Bankhead)
  Actress. She was born in Huntsville (Alabama) on Friday January 31, 1902 and died in New York (New York) on Thursday December 12, 1968 at an age of 66.

Huntsville [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Estillfork

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tallulah Bankhead<7>
 
Dinah Shore     (Born as Fannye Rose Shore)
  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 an age of 78. She was buried at Hillside Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Winchester [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Estillfork

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dinah Shore
 
Harry Rhett Townes
  Actor, Episcopal priest. He was born in Huntsville (Alabama) on Friday September 18, 1914 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Wednesday May 23, 2001 at an age of 86. He was buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama) [Map].

Huntsville [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Estillfork

Huntsville [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Estillfork

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Rhett Townes

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Estillfork. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9101, Longitude: -86.1705     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Estillfork 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 Estillfork 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 313.369 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.126 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.729 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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