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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 Lanett, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Lanett 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 Lanett:
    • 32.868037, -85.192681
    • 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 Lanett
  • 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 Lanett ...

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.

  • Cottons Crossroads [Troup County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottons Crossroads
    • Cottons Crossroads [Troup County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Lanett
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottons Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottons Crossroads
  • Glass [Chambers County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glass
    • Glass [Chambers County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Lanett
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glass have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glass
  • Gray Hill [Troup County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gray Hill
    • Gray Hill [Troup County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Lanett
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gray Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gray Hill
  • Houston Ferry [Harris County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Houston Ferry
    • Houston Ferry [Harris County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Lanett
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Houston Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Houston Ferry
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    • Little Shawmut [Chambers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Shawmut
      • Little Shawmut [Chambers County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Lanett
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Shawmut have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Shawmut
    • Long Cane [Troup County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Cane
      • Long Cane [Troup County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Lanett
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Cane have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Cane
    • Magnolia Ferry [Chambers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia Ferry
      • Magnolia Ferry [Chambers County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Lanett
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magnolia Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia Ferry
    • Nelson [Chambers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nelson
      • Nelson [Chambers County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Lanett
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nelson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
    • Plant City [Chambers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plant City
      • Plant City [Chambers County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Lanett
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plant City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plant City
    • River View [Chambers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for River View
      • River View [Chambers County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Lanett
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River View
    • Valley [Chambers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley
      • Valley [Chambers County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Lanett
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,077 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Valley<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 Lanett. 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.

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    • Hal Herring     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Lanett on February 24, 1924 (a Sunday) and died in Cumming (GA) on February 9, 2014 (a Sunday) at the age of 90. He is buried at Sawnee View Gardens (Forsyth County, Georgia).
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hal Herring<4>
    • Joe Louis     (Professional boxer)
      • Born: Joseph Louis Barrow
      • Professional boxer. He was born in LaFayette (AL) on May 13, 1914 (a Wednesday) and died in Paradise (NV) on April 12, 1981 (a Sunday) at the age of 66. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery (Arlington County, Virginia).
      • LaFayette is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the west of Lanett.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Louis<4>
    • Sam McQuagg     (Racer car driver)
      • Racer car driver. He was born in Columbus (GA) on November 11, 1935 (a Monday) and died in Columbus (GA) on January 3, 2009 (a Saturday) at the age of 73. He is buried at Parkhill Cemetery (Muscogee County, Georgia).
      • Columbus is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Lanett.
      • Columbus is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Lanett.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sam McQuagg<4>
    • Elmer Ray Riddle     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Columbus (GA) on July 31, 1914 (a Friday) and died in Columbus (GA) on May 14, 1984 (a Monday) at the age of 69. He is buried at Parkhill Cemetery (Muscogee County, Georgia).
      • Columbus is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Lanett.
      • Columbus is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Lanett.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elmer Ray Riddle<4>
    • Franklin D. Roosevelt     (32nd President of the US (1933 - 1945, died in office due to illness))
      • Full name: Franklin Delano Roosevelt
      • 32nd President of the US (1933 - 1945, died in office due to illness). He was born in Hyde Park (NY) on January 30, 1882 (a Monday) and died in Warm Springs (GA) on April 12, 1945 (a Thursday) at the age of 63.
      • Warm Springs is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Lanett.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Franklin D. Roosevelt<4>
    • Milt Smith     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Columbus (GA) on March 27, 1929 (a Wednesday) and died in San Diego (CA) on April 11, 1997 (a Friday) at the age of 68. He is buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (San Diego County, California).
      • Columbus is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Lanett.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Milt Smith<4>
    • Augusta Jane Evans Wilson     (Author)
    • Tim Wilson     (Comedian, musician)
      • Comedian, musician. He was born in Columbus (GA) on August 5, 1961 (a Saturday) and died in Columbus (GA) on February 26, 2014 (a Wednesday) at the age of 52. He is buried at Parkhill Cemetery (Muscogee County, Georgia).
      • Columbus is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Lanett.
      • Columbus is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Lanett.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tim Wilson<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • LaFayette, which is the Seat of Chambers County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west. If you could walk a straight line from Lanett to LaFayette, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 72 miles [115.9 km] to the west southwest (WSW). 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 4 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 617 miles [993 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 35 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,514 miles [10,483.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,216 miles [11,613 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,094 miles [8,198 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Chambers County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Chambers County: www.chamberscounty.com/

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- Lanett) 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 Lanett. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LanettOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lanett. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8680, Longitude: -85.1927    
<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 Lanett 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 312.682 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.049 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.804 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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