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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Evins Ferry to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Evins 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 Evins Ferry to:

  • Vernon [Map], which is the Seat of Lamar County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Evins Ferry to Vernon, 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 five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 152 miles [244.6 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 697 miles [1,121.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,579 miles [10,587.9 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 7,293 miles [11,736.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,169 miles [8,318.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Evins 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.

Crews   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South of Evins Ferry   [Map]
Hays Ford   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Henson Springs   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Moscow   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Pea Ridge   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Pikeville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Pine Springs   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pleasant Ridge   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Twin   -   11 miles [17.7 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 Evins 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.

Jimmie Lee Sudduth
  Artist. He was born in Fayette (Alabama) on Thursday March 10, 1910 and died in Fayette (Alabama) on Sunday September 2, 2007 at an age of 97. He was buried at Fayette Memorial Gardens (Fayette County, Alabama) [Map].

Fayette [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Evins Ferry

Fayette [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Evins Ferry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jimmie Lee Sudduth<7>

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Evins Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0187, Longitude: -88.0536     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Evins 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 Evins 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 314.468 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.272 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.702 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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