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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 Grady, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Grady and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Grady:
    • 31.994872, -86.201073
    • 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 Grady
  • 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

Communities Also Named Grady ...

We found fourteen communities that share the name Grady.

Within Alabama, the name Grady is unique.

Beyond Alabama, we know of another fourteen communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these fourteen communities, thirteen are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Lincoln County
      • This Grady is located in Lincoln County and lies 349 miles [561.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Grady that is located in Montgomery County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Grady.
    • Florida
      • Lafayette County
      • This Grady is located in Lafayette County and lies 239 miles [384.6 km]<1> to the southeast of the Grady that is located in Montgomery County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lafayette County community of Grady.
    • Georgia
      • Polk County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Grady [Polk County].
    • Mississippi
      • Webster County
      • This Grady is located in Webster County and lies 208 miles [334.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Grady that is located in Montgomery County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Webster County community of Grady.
    • Missouri
      • Reynolds County
      • This Grady is located in Reynolds County and lies 446 miles [717.8 km]<1> to the northwest of the Grady that is located in Montgomery County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Reynolds County community of Grady.
    • New Mexico
      • Curry County
      • This Grady is located in Curry County and lies 1,004 miles [1,615.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Grady that is located in Montgomery County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Curry County community of Grady.
    • Newfoundland and Labrador
      • This Grady lies 2,100 miles [3,379.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the Grady that is located in Montgomery County.
    • North Carolina
      • Robeson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Grady [Robeson County].
    • Oklahoma
      • Jefferson County
      • This Grady is located in Jefferson County and lies 678 miles [1,091.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Grady that is located in Montgomery County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Grady.
    • Tennessee
      • McMinn County
      • This Grady is located in McMinn County and lies 250 miles [402.3 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Grady that is located in Montgomery County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McMinn County community of Grady.
    • Texas
      • Fisher County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Grady [Fisher County].
      • Liberty County
      • This Grady is located in Liberty County and lies 537 miles [864.2 km]<1> to the west of the Grady that is located in Montgomery County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Liberty County community of Grady.
      • Martin County
      • This Grady is located in Martin County and lies 918 miles [1,477.4 km] to the west of the Grady that is located in Montgomery County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Martin County community of Grady.
    • Virginia
      • Pittsylvania County
      • This Grady is located in Pittsylvania County and lies 499 miles [803.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Grady that is located in Montgomery County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pittsylvania County community of Grady.

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 wonder 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)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Center Point have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Center Point
    • Center Point is located in Montgomery County
  • Curry's
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Curry's have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Curry's
    • Curry's is located in Montgomery County
  • Dublin
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dublin have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dublin
    • Dublin is located in Montgomery County
  • Friendship
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendship have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendship
    • Friendship is located in Montgomery County
  • Kent
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kent have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kent
    • Kent is located in Pike County
  • Magnolia Shores
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magnolia Shores have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia Shores
    • Magnolia Shores is located in Crenshaw County
  • Meadville
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadville
    • Meadville is located in Montgomery County
  • Sellers
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sellers have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sellers
    • Sellers is located in Montgomery County
  • Shady Grove
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Grove
    • Shady Grove is located in Pike County

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

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

  • Montgomery, which is the Seat of Montgomery County, lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Grady to Montgomery, with an average speed<5> 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, 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) 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<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,598 miles [10,618.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,299 miles [11,746.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,178 miles [8,333.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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

The official website for Montgomery County: www.mc-ala.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Grady) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grady. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9949, Longitude: -86.2011       In this case, the coordinates for Grady have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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.
<4>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<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 Grady 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 313.218 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.547 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.379 degrees.









 

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