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Lees Park, Alabama

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The location of Lees Park

Introduction ...

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

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 Lees Park, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Lees Park and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

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

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

The Pike County sighting report from eBird.

Since Lees Park is near Montgomery County and also Crenshaw County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Montgomery County

Sighting report for Crenshaw 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 Park.

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

  • Troy [Map], which is the Seat of Pike County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 39 miles [62.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could walk a straight line from Lees Park to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 701 miles [1,128.2 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 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 6,597 miles [10,616.8 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 7,297 miles [11,743.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,176 miles [8,330 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lees Park ...

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.

Allred   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South of Lees Park   [Map]

College Park   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Curry   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Forest Circle   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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

Good Hope   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Green Oaks   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Heritage Ridge   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Meeksville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Mountainbrook   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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

Pleasant Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Shellhorn   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Trojan Terrace   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Youngblood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [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 Park. 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.

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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest of Lees Park

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Gamble<7>

Eddie James Kendrick

Singer. He was born in Union Springs (Alabama) on Monday October 5, 1992 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Monday October 5, 1992 at an age of 0. He was buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama) [Map].

Union Springs [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Lees Park

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eddie James Kendrick

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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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- Lees Park) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lees Park. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8557, Longitude: -86.0263     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lees Park 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 Park 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 313.106 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.398 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.34 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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