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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Lewiston 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 Lewiston. 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 Lewiston.

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

The Greene County sighting report from eBird.

Since Lewiston is near Pickens County and also Sumter County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Pickens County

Sighting report for Sumter 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 Lewiston.

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

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

  • Eutaw [Map], which is the Seat of Greene County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Lewiston to Eutaw, 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 four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 109 miles [175.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). 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 734 miles [1,181.3 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<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,625 miles [10,661.9 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 7,335 miles [11,804.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,211 miles [8,386.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Lewiston ...

We have found 30 communities that share the name Lewiston.

While the name Lewiston is unique within Alabama, we know of another 30 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alabama

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California

Trinity County

Our profile page for Lewiston, Trinity County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,978 miles [3,183.3 km] to the West Northwest.

Georgia

Columbia County

Our profile page for Lewiston, Columbia County   [Map]

Distance: About 337 miles [542.3 km] to the East.

Wilkinson County

Our profile page for Lewiston, Wilkinson County   [Map]

Distance: About 267 miles [429.7 km] to the East.

Hawaii

Hawaii County

Our profile page for Lewiston, Hawaii County

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

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

Idaho

Nez Perce County

Our profile page for Lewiston, Nez Perce County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,778 miles [2,861.4 km] to the Northwest.

Indiana

Jasper County

Our profile page for Lewiston, Jasper County   [Map]

Distance: About 554 miles [891.6 km] to the North.

Kansas

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Lewiston, Cherokee County

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

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

Doniphan County

Our profile page for Lewiston, Doniphan County

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

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

Nemaha County

Our profile page for Lewiston, Nemaha County

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

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

Louisiana

Rapides Parish

Our profile page for Lewiston, Rapides Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 303 miles [487.6 km] to the West Southwest.

Tangipahoa Parish

Our profile page for Lewiston, Tangipahoa Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 201 miles [323.5 km] to the Southwest.

Maine

Androscoggin County

Our profile page for Lewiston, Androscoggin County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,224 miles [1,969.8 km] to the Northeast.

Maryland

Prince George's County

Our profile page for Lewiston, Prince George's County   [Map]

Distance: About 742 miles [1,194.1 km] to the Northeast.

Michigan

Montmorency County

Our profile page for Lewiston, Montmorency County   [Map]

Distance: About 841 miles [1,353.5 km] to the North Northeast.

Minnesota

Winona County

Our profile page for Lewiston, Winona County   [Map]

Distance: About 783 miles [1,260.1 km] to the North Northwest.

Missouri

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Lewiston, Montgomery County

This community is historic.<8>

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

Montana

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Lewiston, Jefferson County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,563 miles [2,515.4 km] to the Northwest.

Nebraska

Gage County

Our profile page for Lewiston, Gage County

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

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

Pawnee County

Our profile page for Lewiston, Pawnee County   [Map]

Distance: About 679 miles [1,092.7 km] to the Northwest.

New Mexico

Roosevelt County

Our profile page for Lewiston, Roosevelt County

This community is historic.

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

New York

Niagara County

Our profile page for Lewiston, Niagara County   [Map]

Distance: About 851 miles [1,369.6 km] to the North Northeast.

North Carolina

Bertie County

Our profile page for Lewiston, Bertie County

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

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

Ohio

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Lewiston, Hamilton County

This community is historic.

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

South Dakota

Sully County

Our profile page for Lewiston, Sully County

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

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

Utah

Cache County

Our profile page for Lewiston, Cache County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,437 miles [2,312.6 km] to the West Northwest.

Vermont

Windsor County

Our profile page for Lewiston, Windsor County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,121 miles [1,804.1 km] to the Northeast.

Virginia

Spotsylvania County

Our profile page for Lewiston, Spotsylvania County   [Map]

Distance: About 673 miles [1,083.1 km] to the East Northeast.

West Virginia

Kanawha County

Our profile page for Lewiston, 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

Columbia County

Our profile page for Lewiston, Columbia County   [Map]

Distance: About 732 miles [1,178 km] to the North.

Wyoming

Fremont County

Our profile page for Lewiston, Fremont County

This community is historic.

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lewiston ...

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.

Aliceville   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest of Lewiston   [Map]

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

Hickory   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Jena   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Pioneer   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Pleasant Grove   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Pleasant Ridge   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Ridge   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Stones Ferry   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Union   -   7 miles [11.3 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 Lewiston. 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.

Ollie 'Downtown' Brown     (Ollie Lee Brown)

Major League Baseball. He was born in Tuscaloosa (Alabama) on Friday February 11, 1944 and died in Buena Park (California) on Thursday April 16, 2015 at an age of 71.

Tuscaloosa [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Lewiston

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ollie 'Downtown' Brown<9>

Lee Maye

Major League Baseball. He was born in Tuscaloosa (Alabama) on Tueday December 11, 1934 and died in Riverside (California) on Wednesday July 17, 2002 at an age of 67. He was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Tuscaloosa [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Lewiston

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lee Maye

Billy Neighbors

Professional football. He was born in Tuscaloosa (Alabama) on Sunday February 4, 1940 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Monday April 30, 2012 at an age of 72. He was buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama) [Map].

Tuscaloosa [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Lewiston

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Neighbors

Bobby Rae Williams

Professional football. He was born in Geiger (Alabama) on Saturday February 28, 1942 and died in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma) on Sunday August 5, 2012 at an age of 70. He was buried at Wyuka Cemetery (Lancaster County, Nebraska) [Map].

Geiger [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest of Lewiston

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bobby Rae Williams

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Greene County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lewiston. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lewiston) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lewiston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0410, Longitude: -88.0203     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lewiston 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 Lewiston 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 314.379 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.035 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.884 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 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 Lewiston 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 Lewiston, 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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