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Outdoor Activities ...

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

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

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks 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 this GPS location for Leon:
    • 31.557680, -86.392610
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Leon
  • 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:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Leon ...

We found 29 communities that share the name Leon.

Within Alabama, the name Leon is unique.

Beyond Alabama, we know of another 29 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 29 communities, 28 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Franklin County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Leon [Franklin County].
    • California
      • San Bernardino County
      • This Leon is located in San Bernardino County and lies 1,794 miles [2,887.2 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Leon that is located in Crenshaw County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the San Bernardino County community of Leon.
      • San Diego County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Leon [San Diego County].
    • Colorado
      • Eagle County
      • This Leon is located in Eagle County and lies 1,279 miles [2,058.4 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Leon that is located in Crenshaw County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Eagle County community of Leon.
      • Garfield County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Leon [Garfield County].
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Leon is located in Hillsborough County and lies 357 miles [574.5 km]<2> to the southeast of the Leon that is located in Crenshaw County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Leon.
      • Leon County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Florida community of Leon [Leon County].
    • Idaho
      • Nez Perce County
      • This Leon is located in Nez Perce County and lies 1,923 miles [3,094.8 km]<2> to the northwest of the Leon that is located in Crenshaw County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nez Perce County community of Leon.
    • Illinois
      • Whiteside County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Leon [Whiteside County].
    • Iowa
      • Decatur County
      • This Leon is located in Decatur County and lies 754 miles [1,213.4 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Leon that is located in Crenshaw County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Decatur County community of Leon.
    • Kansas
      • Butler County
      • This Leon is located in Butler County and lies 725 miles [1,166.8 km]<2> to the northwest of the Leon that is located in Crenshaw County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Butler County community of Leon.
      • Clay County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Leon [Clay County].
      • Morris County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Leon [Morris County].
    • Kentucky
      • Carter County
      • This Leon is located in Carter County and lies 503 miles [809.5 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Leon that is located in Crenshaw County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carter County community of Leon.
    • Manitoba
      • We haven't found the location of this community yet.
    • Maryland
      • Anne Arundel County
      • This Leon is located in Anne Arundel County and lies 739 miles [1,189.3 km]<2> to the northeast of the Leon that is located in Crenshaw County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Anne Arundel County community of Leon.
    • New Mexico
      • Harding County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Harding County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harding County community of Leon.
      • McKinley County
      • This community is historic and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Mexico community of Leon [McKinley County].
    • New York
      • Cattaraugus County
      • This Leon is located in Cattaraugus County and lies 844 miles [1,358.3 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Leon that is located in Crenshaw County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cattaraugus County community of Leon.
    • North Carolina
      • Duplin County
      • This Leon is located in Duplin County and lies 549 miles [883.5 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Leon that is located in Crenshaw County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Duplin County community of Leon.
    • Ohio
      • Ashtabula County
      • This Leon is located in Ashtabula County and lies 766 miles [1,232.8 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Leon that is located in Crenshaw County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ashtabula County community of Leon.
      • Putnam County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Putnam County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Putnam County community of Leon.
    • Oklahoma
      • Love County
      • This Leon is located in Love County and lies 660 miles [1,062.2 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Leon that is located in Crenshaw County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Love County community of Leon.
    • South Carolina
      • Horry County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of Leon [Horry County].
    • Texas
      • Bexar County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Leon [Bexar County].
    • Virginia
      • Madison County
      • This Leon is located in Madison County and lies 665 miles [1,070.2 km]<2> to the northeast of the Leon that is located in Crenshaw County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Leon.
    • Washington
      • Whitman County
      • This Leon is located in Whitman County and lies 1,923 miles [3,094.8 km]<2> to the northwest of the Leon that is located in Crenshaw County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Whitman County community of Leon.
    • West Virginia
      • Mason County
      • This Leon is located in Mason County and lies 555 miles [893.2 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Leon that is located in Crenshaw County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mason County community of Leon.
    • Wisconsin
      • Monroe County
      • This Leon is located in Monroe County and lies 884 miles [1,422.7 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Leon that is located in Crenshaw County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of Leon.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Leon ...

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Boston
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boston have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boston
    • Boston is located in Covington County
  • Clearview
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clearview have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clearview
    • Clearview is located in Covington County
  • Coldwater
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coldwater have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coldwater
    • Coldwater is located in Covington County
  • Dunns
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dunns have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunns
    • Dunns is located in Covington County
  • Five Points
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Points have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Points
    • Five Points is located in Covington County
  • Ivy Creek
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ivy Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ivy Creek
    • Ivy Creek is located in Crenshaw County
  • Merrill Mill
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merrill Mill
    • Merrill Mill is located in Crenshaw County
  • Mulberry
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mulberry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mulberry
    • Mulberry is located in Crenshaw County
  • Oaky Streak
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oaky Streak have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oaky Streak
    • Oaky Streak is located in Butler County
  • Peacock ‑ Historic
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peacock have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peacock
    • Peacock is located in Crenshaw County
  • Pigeon Creek
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pigeon Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pigeon Creek
    • Pigeon Creek is located in Butler County
  • Rose Hill
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rose Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rose Hill
    • Rose Hill is located in Covington County
  • Searight
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Searight have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Searight
    • Searight is located in Crenshaw County
  • Weed Crossroad
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weed Crossroad have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weed Crossroad
    • Weed Crossroad is located in Crenshaw County

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Leon and extending to:

  • Luverne, which is the Seat of Crenshaw County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Leon to Luverne, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 56 miles [90.1 km] to the north (N). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 730 miles [1,174.8 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
  • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,627 miles [10,665.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,327 miles [11,791.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,206 miles [8,378.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Leon, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Leon) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Leon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5577, Longitude: -86.3926       In this case, the coordinates for Leon have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Leon 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.
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>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.
<6>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 Leon to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 313.298 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.58 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.539 degrees.









 

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