RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     
 

Lake Front Village, Alabama

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Wish
List
Other AL
Communities

Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Lake Front Village.

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Lake Front Village 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 Lake Front Village to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Tuscaloosa [Map], which is the Seat of Tuscaloosa County, lies just to the South.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 97 miles [156.1 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Lake Front Village to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 702 miles [1,129.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). 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 6,593 miles [10,610.4 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 7,304 miles [11,754.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,180 miles [8,336.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lake Front Village ...

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.

Bridgeview   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest of Lake Front Village   [Map]
Burnt Pine   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Chapelwood   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Cherokee Shores   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Chestnut Hill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Cove Park   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Covey Chase   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Crestdale   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Edwardian Place   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Flatwoods   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Four Winds   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Fox Run   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Green Hills   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Harperwood   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Heritage Hills   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
High Cliff   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
High Forest   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Hightown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Highview   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Indian Hills   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Indian Lake   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Lake Cove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Mariners Cove   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Riverchase   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Riverwood   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Rollingwood   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Roselawn   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Smoke Rise   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Twin Manor   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Vista Granda   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Willow Point   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Wood Village   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Yacht Club Bay   -   4 miles [6.4 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 Lake Front Village. 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.

Ollie 'Downtown' Brown     (Ollie Lee Brown)
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Tuscaloosa (Alabama) on Friday February 11, 1944 and died in Buena Park (California) on Thursday April 16, 2015 at an age of 71.

Tuscaloosa [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the south of Lake Front Village

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ollie 'Downtown' Brown<7>
 
George 'Mule' Suttles
  Negro League Baseball. He was born in Blockton Junc (Alabama) on Saturday March 31, 1900 and died in Newark (New Jersey) on Saturday July 9, 1966 at an age of 66. He was buried at Glendale Cemetery (Essex County, New Jersey) [Map].

Blockton Junc [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Lake Front Village

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George 'Mule' Suttles

Other Roadside Stops ...



Find a Community within Alabama

About Tuscaloosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.al.us/

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



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lake Front Village. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3037, Longitude: -87.5681     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lake Front Village have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<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 Lake Front Village to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

- Return to Citation

<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 314.124 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.776 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.649 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation



 
 
 

Community
Profile
Nearby
 
Census
 
Genealogy
Helper
Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
Interactive
Map
Wish
List
Summarized
 
Misc
 
Other   AL
Communities
 
 
 

Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 
 

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

Copyright 2016
All Rights Reserved
This page was last modified: 15 Oct 2018
By John Hall