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Halls Ferry, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Halls 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 Halls 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 Halls Ferry to:

  • Talladega [Map], which is the Seat of Talladega County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Halls Ferry to Talladega, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 86 miles [138.4 km] to the South (S). 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 [Map]) is 624 miles [1,004.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,520 miles [10,492.9 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 7,227 miles [11,630.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,104 miles [8,214.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Halls Ferry ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Halls Ferry.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Halls Ferry. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 6 communities in the United States - with 7 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Alabama

Communities outside of Alabama

Communities Outside of Alabama


Warren County

Our profile page for Halls Ferry, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 284 miles [457.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Davie County

Our profile page for Halls Ferry, Davie County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Davie County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Surry County

Our profile page for Halls Ferry, Surry County   [Map]
Distance: About 366 miles [589 km] to the East Northeast


Marion County

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

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Marion County

Our profile page for Halls Ferry, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 107 miles [172.2 km] to the North Northeast

Monroe County

Our profile page for Halls Ferry, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 175 miles [281.6 km] to the Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Halls 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.

Blue Eye   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast of Halls Ferry   [Map]
Colony   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Dry Valley   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Dunrowin   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Echo Hills   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
England Isle   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Eureka   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Eureka Shores   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Greens Mill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Lincoln   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Martins Mill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Mitchells Ferry   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Refuge   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Windsong Island   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Woods Ferry   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [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 Halls 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.

Ethlyne Clair
  Actress. She was born in Talladega (Alabama) on Wednesday November 23, 1904 and died in Tarzana (California) on Tueday February 27, 1996 at an age of 91. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Talladega [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the south of Halls Ferry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ethlyne Clair<8>
Willie Smith
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Anniston (Alabama) on Saturday February 11, 1939 and died in Anniston (Alabama) on Wednesday January 18, 2006 at an age of 66.

Anniston [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Halls Ferry

Anniston [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Halls Ferry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Willie Smith

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Halls Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6218, Longitude: -86.1689     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Halls 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 Halls 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 313.303 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.87 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.021 degrees.

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<7>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 Halls Ferry 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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<8>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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