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Lees Ferry, Alabama
(Montgomery County)

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The location of Lees Ferry

Introduction ...

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

This page contains eight sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Lees Ferry 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 Lees Ferry. 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 Lees Ferry.

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 Montgomery County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Montgomery County sighting report from eBird.

Since Lees Ferry is near Elmore County and also Autauga County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Elmore County

Sighting report for Autauga 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

The website, centered on Lees Ferry.

How Far From Lees Ferry 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 Lees 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 Lees Ferry and extending to:

  • Montgomery [Map], which is the Seat of Montgomery County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies just to the Northeast (NE).
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 691 miles [1,112.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Lees Ferry to White House, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 40 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 27 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,589 miles [10,604 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 7,292 miles [11,735.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,170 miles [8,320.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Lees Ferry ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Lees Ferry.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Lees Ferry. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 3 communities in the United States - with 4 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


Coconino County

Our profile page for Lees Ferry, Coconino County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,464 miles [2,356.1 km] to the West Northwest.


Dallas County

Our profile page for Lees Ferry, Dallas County   [Map]

Distance: About 367 miles [590.6 km] to the West Northwest.


Anderson County

Our profile page for Lees Ferry, Anderson County   [Map]

Distance: About 284 miles [457.1 km] to the North Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lees 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.

Cloverdale   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast of Lees Ferry   [Map]

Cloverland   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Cross Creek   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

English Village   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Gay Meadows   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Grove Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Grovewood   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Hillcrest   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Hope Hull   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Hunter   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Hunting Downs   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

Lee Farms   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Lynndale   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Maxwell Heights   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Memorial Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Spring Park   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]

Spring Valley   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]

Stone's   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Valley Whispers   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]

Wildwood   -   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 Lees 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.

James Anderson

Actor. He was born in Wetumpka (Alabama) on Wednesday July 13, 1921 and died in Billings (Montana) on Sunday September 14, 1969 at an age of 48. He was buried at Valhalla Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Wetumpka [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast of Lees Ferry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Anderson<7>

Richard L. Blandon

Singer. He was born in Montgomery (Alabama) on Sunday September 16, 1934 and died in New York (New York) on Monday December 30, 1991 at an age of 57. He was buried at Calverton National Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York) [Map].

Montgomery [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast of Lees Ferry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Richard L. Blandon

Oscar Gamble

Major League Baseball. He was born in Ramer (Alabama) on Tueday December 20, 1949 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday January 31, 2018 at an age of 68.

Ramer [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Lees Ferry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Gamble

George Addison Grant

Major League Baseball. He was born on Tueday January 6, 1903 and died in Montgomery (Alabama) on Tueday March 25, 1986 at an age of 83. He was buried at Oak Hill Cemetery (Autauga County, Alabama) [Map].

Montgomery [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast of Lees Ferry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Addison Grant

Willie Mae 'Big Mama' Thornton

Musician. She was born in Montgomery (Alabama) on Saturday December 11, 1926 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday July 25, 1984 at an age of 57. She was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Montgomery [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast of Lees Ferry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Willie Mae 'Big Mama' Thornton

Kevin Turner

Professional football. He was born in Prattville (Alabama) on Thursday June 12, 1969 and died in Vestavia Hills (Alabama) on Thursday March 24, 2016 at an age of 46. He was buried at Prattville Memorial Gardens (Autauga County, Alabama) [Map].

Prattville [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest of Lees Ferry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kevin Turner

Elizabeth Priscilla Tyler

Daughter-in-law of John Tyler - after his wife Letitia died, Priscilla served as the de facto First Lady for the Harrison Presidency (March 1841 - April 1841). She was born in New York (New York) on Friday June 14, 1816 and died in Montgomery (Alabama) on Sunday December 29, 1889 at an age of 73. She was buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Montgomery County, Alabama) [Map].

Montgomery [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast of Lees Ferry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elizabeth Priscilla Tyler

William 'Lum' York

Musician, comedian. He was born in Elmore (Alabama) on Saturday November 16, 1918 and died in Baton Rouge (Louisiana) on Sunday August 15, 2004 at an age of 85. He was buried at Greenoaks Memorial Park (East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Elmore [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of Lees Ferry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William 'Lum' York

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Montgomery County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Montgomery County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lees Ferry. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3201, Longitude: -86.3494     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lees 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 Lees 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 313.328 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.719 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.369 degrees.

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<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:

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