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The location of Leroy









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Leroy 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 Leroy. 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 Leroy.

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

The Washington County sighting report from eBird.

Since Leroy is near Clarke County and also Monroe County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Clarke County

Sighting report for Monroe 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 Leroy.

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

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

  • Chatom [Map], which is the Seat of Washington County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Leroy to Chatom, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 115 miles [185.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 799 miles [1,285.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 46 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,697 miles [10,777.8 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 7,401 miles [11,910.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,279 miles [8,495.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Leroy ...

We have found 20 communities that share the name Leroy.

While the name Leroy is unique within Alabama, we know of another 20 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Alabama

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Colorado

Logan County

Our profile page for Leroy, Logan County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,038 miles [1,670.5 km] to the Northwest.

Florida

Marion County

Our profile page for Leroy, Marion County   [Map]

This community is historic.<7>

Distance: About 373 miles [600.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Indiana

Lake County

Our profile page for Leroy, Lake County   [Map]

Distance: About 681 miles [1,096 km] to the North.

Kansas

Doniphan County

Our profile page for Leroy, Doniphan County

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

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

Kentucky

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Leroy, Pulaski County

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

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

Louisiana

Vermilion Parish

Our profile page for Leroy, Vermilion Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 268 miles [431.3 km] to the West Southwest.

Michigan

Ingham County

Our profile page for Leroy, Ingham County

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

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

Presque Isle County

Our profile page for Leroy, Presque Isle County   [Map]

Distance: About 976 miles [1,570.7 km] to the North Northeast.

Missouri

Lafayette County

Our profile page for Leroy, Lafayette County

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

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

Montana

Blaine County

Our profile page for Leroy, Blaine County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,591 miles [2,560.5 km] to the Northwest.

North Dakota

Pembina County

Our profile page for Leroy, Pembina County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,306 miles [2,101.8 km] to the North Northwest.

Ohio

Medina County

Our profile page for Leroy, Medina County

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

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

Oklahoma

Pawnee County

Our profile page for Leroy, Pawnee County   [Map]

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

Pennsylvania

Bradford County

Our profile page for Leroy, Bradford County   [Map]

Distance: About 938 miles [1,509.6 km] to the Northeast.

Saskatchewan

Our profile page for Leroy   [Map]

Distance: About 1,649 miles [2,653.8 km] to the North Northwest.

Tennessee

Shelby County

Our profile page for Leroy, Shelby County

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

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

Texas

McLennan County

Our profile page for Leroy, McLennan County   [Map]

Distance: About 532 miles [856.2 km] to the West.

West Virginia

Jackson County

Our profile page for Leroy, Jackson County   [Map]

Distance: About 626 miles [1,007.4 km] to the North Northeast.

Kanawha County

Our profile page for Leroy, Kanawha County

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

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

Wisconsin

Dodge County

Our profile page for Leroy, Dodge County   [Map]

Distance: About 834 miles [1,342.2 km] to the North.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Leroy ...

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.

Ballfield Landing   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest of Leroy   [Map]

Carson   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

German Ford   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Holders Ferry   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Mays Crossroads   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Oil Well Landing   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Rockville   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Sunflower   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Toddtown   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [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 Leroy. 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.

Wilmer David 'Vinegar Bend' Mizell

Major League Baseball. He was born in Vinegar Bend (Alabama) on Wednesday August 13, 1930 and died in Kerrville (Texas) on Sunday February 21, 1999 at an age of 68.

Vinegar Bend [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Leroy

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wilmer David 'Vinegar Bend' Mizell<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Alabama Community

About Washington County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Washington County: www.washingtoncountyalgov.com

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 from Point A (ie- Leroy) 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 Leroy. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Leroy

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Leroy. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5019, Longitude: -87.9736     [Map].

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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 Leroy 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 314.226 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.648 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.156 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 Leroy, 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Leroy 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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