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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Grady to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Grady to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Montgomery [Map], which is the Seat of Montgomery County, lies 27 miles [43.5 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Grady to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] 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] per hour would take just over a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 27 miles [43.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). The buggy would take just over a day and walking would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 701 miles [1,128.2 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 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 6,598 miles [10,618.5 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 7,299 miles [11,746.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,178 miles [8,333.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Grady ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Grady.

While the name Grady is unique within Alabama, we know of another 14 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Lincoln County

Our profile page for Grady, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 349 miles [561.7 km] to the West Northwest


Lafayette County

Our profile page for Grady, Lafayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 239 miles [384.6 km] to the Southeast


Polk County

Our profile page for Grady, Polk County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 151 miles [243 km] to the North Northeast


Webster County

Our profile page for Grady, Webster County   [Map]
Distance: About 208 miles [334.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Reynolds County

Our profile page for Grady, Reynolds County   [Map]
Distance: About 446 miles [717.8 km] to the Northwest

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New Mexico

Curry County

Our profile page for Grady, Curry County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,004 miles [1,615.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Grady   [Map]
Distance: About 2,100 miles [3,379.6 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Robeson County

Our profile page for Grady, Robeson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Robeson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Jefferson County

Our profile page for Grady, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 678 miles [1,091.1 km] to the West Northwest

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McMinn County

Our profile page for Grady, McMinn County   [Map]
Distance: About 250 miles [402.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Fisher County

Our profile page for Grady, Fisher County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Fisher County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Liberty County

Our profile page for Grady, Liberty County   [Map]
Distance: About 537 miles [864.2 km] to the West

Martin County

Our profile page for Grady, Martin County   [Map]
Distance: About 918 miles [1,477.4 km] to the West

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Pittsylvania County

Our profile page for Grady, Pittsylvania County   [Map]
Distance: About 499 miles [803.1 km] to the Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Grady ...

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.

Center Point   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East of Grady   [Map]
Curry's   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Dublin   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Friendship   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Kent   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Magnolia Shores   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Meadville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sellers   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Shady Grove   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [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 Grady. 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.

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.

Ramer [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north of Grady

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Gamble<9>
Elizabeth Priscilla Tyler
  Daughter-in-law of John Tyler - after his wife Letitia died, Priscilla served as the de facto First Lady for the Harrison Presidency. She was born in New York (New York) on Friday June 14, 1816 and died in Montgomery (Alabama) on Sunday December 29, 1889 at an age of 73. She was buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Montgomery County, Alabama) [Map].

Montgomery [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Grady

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elizabeth Priscilla Tyler

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grady. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9949, Longitude: -86.2011     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Grady 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 Grady 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 313.218 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.547 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.379 degrees.

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<7>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 Grady, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Grady 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.

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<9>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:

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