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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Leesburg 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 Leesburg. 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 Leesburg.

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

The Cherokee County sighting report from eBird.

Since Leesburg is near Etowah County and also DeKalb County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Etowah County

Sighting report for DeKalb 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 Leesburg.

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

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

  • Centre [Map], which is the Seat of Cherokee County, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 128 miles [206 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Leesburg to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 583 miles [938.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 34 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,477 miles [10,423.7 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 7,185 miles [11,563.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,062 miles [8,146.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Leesburg ...

We have found 21 communities that share the name Leesburg.

While the name Leesburg is unique within Alabama, we know of another 21 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alabama

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Florida

Lake County

Our profile page for Leesburg, Lake County   [Map]

Distance: About 435 miles [700.1 km] to the South Southeast.

Georgia

Lee County

Our profile page for Leesburg, Lee County   [Map]

Distance: About 193 miles [310.6 km] to the South Southeast.

Muscogee County

Our profile page for Leesburg, Muscogee County   [Map]

Distance: About 124 miles [199.6 km] to the South Southeast.

Idaho

Lemhi County

Our profile page for Leesburg, Lemhi County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,675 miles [2,695.7 km] to the Northwest.

Illinois

Fulton County

Our profile page for Leesburg, Fulton County   [Map]

Distance: About 487 miles [783.8 km] to the North Northwest.

Indiana

Allen County

Our profile page for Leesburg, Allen County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

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

Kosciusko County

Our profile page for Leesburg, Kosciusko County   [Map]

Distance: About 493 miles [793.4 km] to the North.

Kansas

Stafford County

Our profile page for Leesburg, Stafford County

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

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

Kentucky

Harrison County

Our profile page for Leesburg, Harrison County   [Map]

Distance: About 293 miles [471.5 km] to the North Northeast.

Louisiana

Iberia Parish

Our profile page for Leesburg, Iberia Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 456 miles [733.9 km] to the Southwest.

Michigan

Saint Joseph County

Our profile page for Leesburg, Saint Joseph County

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

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

Mississippi

Rankin County

Our profile page for Leesburg, Rankin County   [Map]

Distance: About 259 miles [416.8 km] to the West Southwest.

Washington County

Our profile page for Leesburg, Washington County

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

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

New Jersey

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Leesburg, Cumberland County   [Map]

Distance: About 691 miles [1,112.1 km] to the East Northeast.

Ohio

Highland County

Our profile page for Leesburg, Highland County   [Map]

Distance: About 376 miles [605.1 km] to the North Northeast.

Pennsylvania

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Leesburg, Cumberland County

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

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

Mercer County

Our profile page for Leesburg, Mercer County   [Map]

Distance: About 567 miles [912.5 km] to the North Northeast.

South Carolina

Richland County

Our profile page for Leesburg, Richland County   [Map]

Distance: About 290 miles [466.7 km] to the East.

Tennessee

Washington County

Our profile page for Leesburg, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 233 miles [375 km] to the Northeast.

Texas

Camp County

Our profile page for Leesburg, Camp County   [Map]

Distance: About 541 miles [870.7 km] to the West.

Virginia

Loudoun County

Our profile page for Leesburg, Loudoun County   [Map]

Distance: About 567 miles [912.5 km] to the Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Leesburg ...

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.

Billy Goat Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East of Leesburg   [Map]

Blue Pond   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Dixon Shop   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Edwards Ferry   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Griffin   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

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

Kings Hill (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Lay Springs   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

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

Maple Grove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

Round Mountain   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Sand Rock   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Scrougeout (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

Slackland   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Turkey Town (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Wood Ferry   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [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 Leesburg. 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.

M.L. Brackett

Professional football. He was born in Attalla (Alabama) on Tueday July 4, 1933 and died in Gadsden (Alabama) on Tueday June 30, 2015 at an age of 81. He was buried at Crestwood Memorial Cemetery (Etowah County, Alabama) [Map].

Attalla [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Leesburg

Gadsden [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southwest of Leesburg

Find-A-Grave Memorial: M.L. Brackett<8>

Hershell Baskin Freeman, Jr.

Professional baseball. He was born in Gadsden (Alabama) on Sunday July 1, 1928 and died in Orlando (Florida) on Saturday January 17, 2004 at an age of 75. He was buried at Crestwood Memorial Cemetery (Etowah County, Alabama) [Map].

Gadsden [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southwest of Leesburg

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hershell Baskin Freeman, Jr.

Katherine Stinson

Aviation pioneer. She was born in Fort Payne (Alabama) on Saturday February 14, 1891 and died in Santa Fe (New Mexico) on Friday July 8, 1977 at an age of 86. She was buried at Santa Fe National Cemetery (Santa Fe County, New Mexico) [Map].

Fort Payne [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Leesburg

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Katherine Stinson

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Cherokee County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Leesburg: www.leesburg-al.org/

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Leesburg) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Leesburg. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Leesburg

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Leesburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1838, Longitude: -85.7753     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Leesburg 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 Leesburg 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 313.097 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.71 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.736 degrees.

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<7>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Leesburg 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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<8>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.

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