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The location of Lewis









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Lewis 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 Lewis. 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 Lewis.

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

The Dale County sighting report from eBird.

Since Lewis is near Henry County and also Houston County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Henry County

Sighting report for Houston 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 Lewis.

How Far From Lewis to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Lewis to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Ozark [Map], which is the Seat of Dale County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Lewis to Ozark, 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 82 miles [132 km] to the Northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 702 miles [1,129.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,594 miles [10,612 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 7,290 miles [11,732.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,171 miles [8,321.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Lewis ...

We have found 40 communities that share the name Lewis.

Within Alabama, there are 3 communities which are also named Lewis. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 37 communities in the United States and Canada - with 39 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Alabama

Communities outside of Alabama


Other Communities Located In Alabama

Pike County

Our profile page for Lewis, Pike County   [Map]

Distance: About 41 miles [66 km] to the Northwest.

Shelby County

Our profile page for Lewis, Shelby County

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

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

Talladega County

Our profile page for Lewis, Talladega County

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

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


Communities Outside of Alabama

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Arkansas

Drew County

Our profile page for Lewis, Drew County   [Map]

Distance: About 395 miles [635.7 km] to the West Northwest.

Scott County

Our profile page for Lewis, Scott County   [Map]

Distance: About 559 miles [899.6 km] to the West Northwest.

California

Mariposa County

Our profile page for Lewis, Mariposa County

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

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

Yuba County

Our profile page for Lewis, Yuba County

This community is historic.<8>

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

Colorado

Montezuma County

Our profile page for Lewis, Montezuma County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,382 miles [2,224.1 km] to the West Northwest.

Florida

Liberty County

Our profile page for Lewis, Liberty County   [Map]

Distance: About 86 miles [138.4 km] to the South Southeast.

Georgia

Screven County

Our profile page for Lewis, Screven County   [Map]

Distance: About 241 miles [387.9 km] to the East Northeast.

Indiana

Vigo County

Our profile page for Lewis, Vigo County   [Map]

Distance: About 551 miles [886.7 km] to the North.

Iowa

Cass County

Our profile page for Lewis, Cass County   [Map]

Distance: About 866 miles [1,393.7 km] to the Northwest.

Kansas

Edwards County

Our profile page for Lewis, Edwards County   [Map]

Distance: About 901 miles [1,450 km] to the Northwest.

Kentucky

Daviess County

Our profile page for Lewis, Daviess County

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

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

Harlan County

Our profile page for Lewis, 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.

Jackson County

Our profile page for Lewis, Jackson County   [Map]

Distance: About 413 miles [664.7 km] to the North.

Manitoba

Our profile page for Lewis   [Map]

Distance: About 1,387 miles [2,232.2 km] to the North Northwest.

Maryland

Frederick County

Our profile page for Lewis, Frederick County

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

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

Michigan

Mackinac County

Our profile page for Lewis, Mackinac County

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

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

Mississippi

Jackson County

Our profile page for Lewis, Jackson County

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

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

Missouri

Henry County

Our profile page for Lewis, Henry County   [Map]

Distance: About 671 miles [1,079.9 km] to the Northwest.

Montana

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Lewis, Jefferson County

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

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

Nevada

Lander County

Our profile page for Lewis, Lander County

This community is historic.

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

New Mexico

Curry County

Our profile page for Lewis, Curry County

This community is historic.

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

New York

Essex County

Our profile page for Lewis, Essex County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,097 miles [1,765.5 km] to the North Northeast.

Livingston County

Our profile page for Lewis, Livingston County   [Map]

Distance: About 873 miles [1,405 km] to the North Northeast.

North Carolina

Granville County

Our profile page for Lewis, Granville County   [Map]

Distance: About 521 miles [838.5 km] to the Northeast.

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Lewis, Mecklenburg County   [Map]

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

Ohio

Brown County

Our profile page for Lewis, Brown County

This community is historic.

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

Morgan County

Our profile page for Lewis, Morgan County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 589 miles [947.9 km] to the North Northeast.

Muskingum County

Our profile page for Lewis, Muskingum County   [Map]

This community is historic.

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

Oregon

Wallowa County

Our profile page for Lewis, Wallowa County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,953 miles [3,143 km] to the Northwest.

Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Lewis, Allegheny County

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

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

South Carolina

Chester County

Our profile page for Lewis, Chester County   [Map]

Distance: About 341 miles [548.8 km] to the Northeast.

Tennessee

Lewis County

Our profile page for Lewis, Lewis County

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

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

Texas

El Paso County

Our profile page for Lewis, El Paso County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,223 miles [1,968.2 km] to the West.

Robertson County

Our profile page for Lewis, Robertson County

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

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

Utah

Utah County

Our profile page for Lewis, Utah County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,580 miles [2,542.8 km] to the West Northwest.

West Virginia

Kanawha County

Our profile page for Lewis, 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

Polk County

Our profile page for Lewis, Polk County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,055 miles [1,697.9 km] to the North Northwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lewis ...

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.

Echo   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North of Lewis   [Map]

Five Points   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Griffin Heights   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]

Headland   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Kelly Springs   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]

Peach Tree Hills   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]

Plainview   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Rock Creek Park   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]

Skipperville   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Snow Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Whispering Pines   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Young America   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [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 Lewis. 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.

Dave Monroe Edwards

Professional football. He was born in Columbia (Alabama) on Thursday December 14, 1939 and died in Laguna Park (Texas) on Tueday December 6, 2016 at an age of 77.

Columbia [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of Lewis

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dave Monroe Edwards<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Dale County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lewis. 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 '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- Lewis) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lewis. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4099, Longitude: -85.4674     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lewis 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 Lewis 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 312.75 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.925 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.222 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 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 Lewis 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>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 Lewis, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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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