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The location of Lee









Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Lee, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Lee and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Lee and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track 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 the location for Lee. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Lee.

Bird Watching ...

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Coffee County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Coffee County sighting report from eBird.

Since Lee is near Crenshaw County and also Covington County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Crenshaw County

Sighting report for Covington County

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:

The Waymark.com website, centered on Lee.

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

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

  • Elba [Map], which is the Seat of Coffee County, lies just to the South.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 62 miles [99.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could walk a straight line from Lee to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 721 miles [1,160.3 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 29 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,617 miles [10,649 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 7,315 miles [11,772.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,195 miles [8,360.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Lee ...

We have found 45 communities that share the name Lee.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Lee. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 44 communities in the United States and Canada - with 44 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

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Arkansas

Benton County

Our profile page for Lee, Benton County   [Map]

This community is historic.<7>

Distance: About 593 miles [954.3 km] to the Northwest.

Lee County

Our profile page for Lee, Lee County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

Although located in Lee County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

California

Inyo County

Our profile page for Lee, Inyo County

This community is historic.

Although located in Inyo County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Lee, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 328 miles [527.9 km] to the Southeast.

Madison County

Our profile page for Lee, Madison County   [Map]

Distance: About 180 miles [289.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Illinois

Lee County

Our profile page for Lee, Lee County   [Map]

Distance: About 729 miles [1,173.2 km] to the North.

Indiana

White County

Our profile page for Lee, White County   [Map]

Distance: About 651 miles [1,047.7 km] to the North.

Iowa

Ringgold County

Our profile page for Lee, Ringgold County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 771 miles [1,240.8 km] to the North Northwest.

Kansas

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Lee, Hamilton County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Hamilton County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Jackson County

Our profile page for Lee, Jackson County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Jackson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Lee, Jefferson County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Jefferson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Norton County

Our profile page for Lee, Norton County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Norton County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Phillips County

Our profile page for Lee, Phillips County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Phillips County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Kentucky

Butler County

Our profile page for Lee, Butler County   [Map]

Distance: About 401 miles [645.3 km] to the North.

Clay County

Our profile page for Lee, Clay County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Clay County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Louisiana

Orleans Parish

Our profile page for Lee, Orleans Parish

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Orleans Parish, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Maine

Penobscot County

Our profile page for Lee, Penobscot County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,351 miles [2,174.2 km] to the Northeast.

Massachusetts

Berkshire County

Our profile page for Lee, Berkshire County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,026 miles [1,651.2 km] to the Northeast.

Michigan

Allegan County

Our profile page for Lee, Allegan County   [Map]

Distance: About 756 miles [1,216.7 km] to the North.

Delta County

Our profile page for Lee, Delta County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Delta County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Mississippi

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Lee, Jefferson County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Jefferson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Montana

Rosebud County

Our profile page for Lee, Rosebud County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,470 miles [2,365.7 km] to the Northwest.

Nevada

Elko County

Our profile page for Lee, Elko County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,754 miles [2,822.8 km] to the West Northwest.

Nye County

Our profile page for Lee, Nye County

This community is historic.

Although located in Nye County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

New Hampshire

Strafford County

Our profile page for Lee, Strafford County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,149 miles [1,849.1 km] to the Northeast.

New York

Oneida County

Our profile page for Lee, Oneida County   [Map]

Distance: About 995 miles [1,601.3 km] to the North Northeast.

Washington County

Our profile page for Lee, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,049 miles [1,688.2 km] to the Northeast.

North Carolina

Madison County

Our profile page for Lee, Madison County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Madison County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

North Dakota

Nelson County

Our profile page for Lee, Nelson County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Nelson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Ohio

Athens County

Our profile page for Lee, Athens County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Athens County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Ontario

Our profile page for Lee   [Map]

Distance: About 1,184 miles [1,905.5 km] to the North.

Oregon

Coos County

Our profile page for Lee, Coos County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 2,213 miles [3,561.5 km] to the West Northwest.

Pennsylvania

Luzerne County

Our profile page for Lee, Luzerne County   [Map]

Distance: About 867 miles [1,395.3 km] to the Northeast.

Tennessee

Bledsoe County

Our profile page for Lee, Bledsoe County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Bledsoe County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Overton County

Our profile page for Lee, Overton County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 338 miles [544 km] to the North.

Texas

Carson County

Our profile page for Lee, Carson County   [Map]

Distance: About 926 miles [1,490.3 km] to the West Northwest.

Childress County

Our profile page for Lee, Childress County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Childress County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Utah

Grand County

Our profile page for Lee, Grand County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Grand County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Virginia

Goochland County

Our profile page for Lee, Goochland County   [Map]

Distance: About 631 miles [1,015.5 km] to the Northeast.

Lee County

Our profile page for Lee, Lee County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 406 miles [653.4 km] to the North Northeast.

Washington

Walla Walla County

Our profile page for Lee, Walla Walla County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,003 miles [3,223.5 km] to the Northwest.

West Virginia

Fayette County

Our profile page for Lee, Fayette County   [Map]

Distance: About 522 miles [840.1 km] to the North Northeast.

Nicholas County

Our profile page for Lee, Nicholas County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Nicholas County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Wirt County

Our profile page for Lee, Wirt County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Wirt County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lee ...

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.

Bullock   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest of Lee   [Map]

Edwardsville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

Elba   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

Harpers Ferry   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Jack   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Pine Level   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Saddle Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Shady Grove   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Weed Crossroad   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Coffee County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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' (or 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- Lee) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lee. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4879, Longitude: -86.0747     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lee 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 Lee 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 313.107 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.349 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.433 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 Lee, 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 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 Lee 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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