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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Leonard 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 Leonard. 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 Leonard.

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 Leonard 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 Leonard.

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

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

  • Centre [Map], which is the Seat of Cherokee County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Leonard to Centre, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 129 miles [207.6 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 585 miles [941.5 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 6,478 miles [10,425.3 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 7,187 miles [11,566.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,063 miles [8,148.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Leonard ...

We have found 23 communities that share the name Leonard.

While the name Leonard is unique within Alabama, we know of another 23 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Alabama

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Arkansas

Clay County

Our profile page for Leonard, Clay County   [Map]

Distance: About 285 miles [458.7 km] to the West Northwest.

California

Lassen County

Our profile page for Leonard, Lassen County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,968 miles [3,167.2 km] to the West Northwest.

Santa Cruz County

Our profile page for Leonard, Santa Cruz County   [Map]

This community is historic.<7>

Distance: About 2,020 miles [3,250.9 km] to the West Northwest.

Colorado

San Miguel County

Our profile page for Leonard, San Miguel County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,262 miles [2,031 km] to the West Northwest.

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Leonard, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 482 miles [775.7 km] to the South Southeast.

Illinois

Iroquois County

Our profile page for Leonard, Iroquois County   [Map]

Distance: About 467 miles [751.6 km] to the North Northwest.

Iowa

Taylor County

Our profile page for Leonard, Taylor County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

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

Kansas

Sherman County

Our profile page for Leonard, Sherman County

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

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

Kentucky

Harlan County

Our profile page for Leonard, Harlan County

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

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

Michigan

Oakland County

Our profile page for Leonard, Oakland County   [Map]

Distance: About 615 miles [989.7 km] to the North Northeast.

Minnesota

Clearwater County

Our profile page for Leonard, Clearwater County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,048 miles [1,686.6 km] to the North Northwest.

Missouri

Shelby County

Our profile page for Leonard, Shelby County   [Map]

Distance: About 525 miles [844.9 km] to the Northwest.

North Carolina

Madison County

Our profile page for Leonard, Madison County

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

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

North Dakota

Cass County

Our profile page for Leonard, Cass County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,045 miles [1,681.8 km] to the North Northwest.

Oklahoma

Tulsa County

Our profile page for Leonard, Tulsa County   [Map]

Distance: About 575 miles [925.4 km] to the West Northwest.

Ontario

Our profile page for Leonard   [Map]

Distance: About 951 miles [1,530.5 km] to the North Northeast.

Pennsylvania

Chester County

Our profile page for Leonard, Chester County

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

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

Clearfield County

Our profile page for Leonard, Clearfield County   [Map]

Distance: About 620 miles [997.8 km] to the Northeast.

Tennessee

Clay County

Our profile page for Leonard, Clay County   [Map]

Distance: About 160 miles [257.5 km] to the North.

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Leonard, Sullivan County

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

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

Texas

Fannin County

Our profile page for Leonard, Fannin County   [Map]

Distance: About 600 miles [965.6 km] to the West.

Virginia

Washington County

Our profile page for Leonard, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 264 miles [424.9 km] to the Northeast.

West Virginia

Greenbrier County

Our profile page for Leonard, Greenbrier County   [Map]

Distance: About 403 miles [648.6 km] to the Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Leonard ...

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.

Blue Pond   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East of Leonard   [Map]

Dixon Shop   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Flanders   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Greenwood   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Griffin   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]

Homer (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Hopewell   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]

Kings Hill (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

Lay Springs   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Leesburg   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Maple Grove   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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

Scrougeout (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Slackland   -   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 Leonard. 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Leonard

Gadsden [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest of Leonard

Find-A-Grave Memorial: M.L. Brackett<9>

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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest of Leonard

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 18 miles [29 km] to the northeast of Leonard

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Katherine Stinson

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Leonard) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Leonard. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2076, Longitude: -85.8302     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Leonard 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 Leonard 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 313.131 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.753 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.752 degrees.

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<7>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 Leonard, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Leonard 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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<9>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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