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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 Faunsdale, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Faunsdale 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 Faunsdale:
    • 32.457952, -87.593100
    • 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 Faunsdale
  • 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 Faunsdale ...

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.

  • Freetown [Perry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freetown
    • Freetown [Perry County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Faunsdale
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freetown
  • Hillcrest [Perry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillcrest
    • Hillcrest [Perry County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Faunsdale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillcrest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillcrest
  • Laneville [Hale County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laneville
    • Laneville [Hale County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Faunsdale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laneville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laneville
  • Lyon [Marengo County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyon
    • Lyon [Marengo County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Faunsdale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lyon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Oak Grove [Hale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Hale County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Faunsdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Prairieville [Hale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairieville
      • Prairieville [Hale County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Faunsdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairieville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairieville
    • Rabbityard [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rabbityard
      • Rabbityard [Perry County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Faunsdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rabbityard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rabbityard
    • Sunshine [Hale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunshine
      • Sunshine [Hale County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Faunsdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunshine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunshine
    • Uniontown [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Uniontown
      • Uniontown [Perry County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Faunsdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,227 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Uniontown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Uniontown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Uniontown<3>

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 Faunsdale. 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 ...
    • Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, Sr.     (Social reformer)
      • Social reformer. He was born in Linden (Alabama) on Thursday March 11, 1926 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Tueday April 17, 1990 at the age of 64. He is buried at Lincoln Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Linden is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest of Faunsdale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, Sr.<4>
    • Tommie Lee Agree     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Magnolia (Alabama) on Sunday August 9, 1942 and died in New York (New York) on Monday January 22, 2001 at the age of 58.
      • Magnolia is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the south of Faunsdale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tommie Lee Agree<4>
    • Coretta Scott King     (Social activist, educator)
      • Social activist, educator. She was born in Marion (Alabama) on Wednesday April 27, 1927 and died in Rosarito (Mexico) on Monday January 30, 2006 at the age of 78.
      • Marion is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast of Faunsdale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Coretta Scott King<4>
    • John Trotwood Moore     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Marion (Alabama) on Thursday August 26, 1858 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday May 10, 1929 at the age of 70. He is buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee).
      • Marion is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast of Faunsdale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Trotwood Moore<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Linden, which is the Seat of Marengo County and lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Faunsdale to Linden, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 75 miles [120.7 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 739 miles [1,189.3 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,635 miles [10,678 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,342 miles [11,815.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,219 miles [8,399.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Faunsdale. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Faunsdale) 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 Faunsdale. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Faunsdale

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Faunsdale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4580, Longitude: -87.5931       In this case, the coordinates for Faunsdale have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Faunsdale 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 314.078 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.606 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.828 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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