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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Lentzville 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 Lentzville. 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 Lentzville.

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

The Limestone County sighting report from eBird.

Since Lentzville is near Lauderdale County and also Lawrence County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Lauderdale County

Sighting report for Lawrence 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 Lentzville.

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

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

  • Athens [Map], which is the Seat of Limestone County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Lentzville to Athens, with an average speed<2> 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 [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 177 miles [284.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 623 miles [1,002.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,502 miles [10,464 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 7,217 miles [11,614.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,092 miles [8,194.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lentzville ...

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.

Cairo   -   Less than 2 miles to the North of Lentzville   [Map]

Cartwright   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Cave Spring   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Cedar Grove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Confluence   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

Elk Shores   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Hickory Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Persimmon Grove   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]

Pleasant Grove   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Poplar Creek   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Shanghai   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Shoemaker Springs (Historic)   -   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 Lentzville. 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.

W.C. Handy     (William Christopher Handy)

Musician, composer. He was born in Florence (Alabama) on Sunday November 16, 1873 and died in New York (New York) on Friday March 28, 1958 at an age of 84. He was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York) [Map].

Florence [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Lentzville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: W.C. Handy<7>

Jesse Owens

Olympic Gold Medalist, civil rights activist. He was born in Danville (Alabama) on Friday September 12, 1913 and died in Tucson (Arizona) on Saturday May 31, 1980 at an age of 66. He was buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois) [Map].

Danville [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Lentzville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jesse Owens

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Limestone County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Limestone County: www.co.limestone.al.us/

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- Lentzville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lentzville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8443, Longitude: -87.1408     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lentzville 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 Lentzville 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 313.958 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.796 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.146 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: findagrave.com.

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