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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Lexington 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 Lexington. 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 Lexington.

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

The Lauderdale County sighting report from eBird.

Since Lexington is near Lawrence County and also Limestone County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Lawrence County

Sighting report for Limestone 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 Lexington.

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

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

  • Florence [Map], which is the Seat of Lauderdale County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Lexington to Florence, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over 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 189 miles [304.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 631 miles [1,015.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,506 miles [10,470.4 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 7,222 miles [11,622.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,097 miles [8,202.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Lexington ...

We have found 42 communities that share the name Lexington.

While the name Lexington is unique within Alabama, we know of another 42 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Alabama

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Arkansas

Stone County

Our profile page for Lexington, Stone County

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

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

Van Buren County

Our profile page for Lexington, Van Buren County

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

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

California

Santa Clara County

Our profile page for Lexington, Santa Clara County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 1,927 miles [3,101.2 km] to the West Northwest.

Georgia

Oglethorpe County

Our profile page for Lexington, Oglethorpe County   [Map]

Distance: About 254 miles [408.8 km] to the East Southeast.

Illinois

Edwards County

Our profile page for Lexington, Edwards County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 240 miles [386.2 km] to the North.

McLean County

Our profile page for Lexington, McLean County   [Map]

Distance: About 399 miles [642.1 km] to the North.

Indiana

Carroll County

Our profile page for Lexington, Carroll County   [Map]

Distance: About 382 miles [614.8 km] to the North.

Scott County

Our profile page for Lexington, Scott County   [Map]

Distance: About 272 miles [437.7 km] to the North Northeast.

Iowa

Van Buren County

Our profile page for Lexington, Van Buren County   [Map]

Distance: About 463 miles [745.1 km] to the North Northwest.

Washington County

Our profile page for Lexington, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 504 miles [811.1 km] to the North Northwest.

Kansas

Brown County

Our profile page for Lexington, Brown County

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

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

Clark County

Our profile page for Lexington, Clark County   [Map]

Distance: About 700 miles [1,126.5 km] to the West Northwest.

Johnson County

Our profile page for Lexington, Johnson County

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

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

Osage County

Our profile page for Lexington, Osage County

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

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

Kentucky

Fayette County

Our profile page for Lexington, Fayette County   [Map]

Distance: About 265 miles [426.5 km] to the Northeast.

Maine

Somerset County

Our profile page for Lexington, Somerset County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,144 miles [1,841.1 km] to the Northeast.

Massachusetts

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Lexington, Middlesex County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,009 miles [1,623.8 km] to the Northeast.

Michigan

Sanilac County

Our profile page for Lexington, Sanilac County   [Map]

Distance: About 628 miles [1,010.7 km] to the North Northeast.

Minnesota

Anoka County

Our profile page for Lexington, Anoka County   [Map]

Distance: About 765 miles [1,231.1 km] to the North Northwest.

Le Sueur County

Our profile page for Lexington, Le Sueur County   [Map]

Distance: About 735 miles [1,182.9 km] to the North Northwest.

Mississippi

Holmes County

Our profile page for Lexington, Holmes County   [Map]

Distance: About 199 miles [320.3 km] to the Southwest.

Missouri

Boone County

Our profile page for Lexington, Boone County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 398 miles [640.5 km] to the Northwest.

Lafayette County

Our profile page for Lexington, Lafayette County   [Map]

Distance: About 461 miles [741.9 km] to the Northwest.

Nebraska

Dawson County

Our profile page for Lexington, Dawson County   [Map]

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

New York

Greene County

Our profile page for Lexington, Greene County   [Map]

Distance: About 861 miles [1,385.6 km] to the Northeast.

North Carolina

Davidson County

Our profile page for Lexington, Davidson County   [Map]

Distance: About 404 miles [650.2 km] to the East.

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Lexington   [Map]

Distance: About 1,545 miles [2,486.4 km] to the Northeast.

Ohio

Monroe County

Our profile page for Lexington, Monroe County

This community is historic.

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

Noble County

Our profile page for Lexington, Noble County

This community is historic.

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

Richland County

Our profile page for Lexington, Richland County   [Map]

Distance: About 473 miles [761.2 km] to the North Northeast.

Stark County

Our profile page for Lexington, Stark County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 536 miles [862.6 km] to the Northeast.

Oklahoma

Cleveland County

Our profile page for Lexington, Cleveland County   [Map]

Distance: About 563 miles [906.1 km] to the West.

Oregon

Morrow County

Our profile page for Lexington, Morrow County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,835 miles [2,953.1 km] to the Northwest.

Pennsylvania

Erie County

Our profile page for Lexington, Erie County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 611 miles [983.3 km] to the Northeast.

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Lexington, Lancaster County   [Map]

Distance: About 704 miles [1,133 km] to the Northeast.

South Carolina

Lexington County

Our profile page for Lexington, Lexington County   [Map]

Distance: About 355 miles [571.3 km] to the East.

Tennessee

Henderson County

Our profile page for Lexington, Henderson County   [Map]

Distance: About 75 miles [120.7 km] to the Northwest.

Texas

Lee County

Our profile page for Lexington, Lee County   [Map]

Distance: About 641 miles [1,031.6 km] to the West Southwest.

Virginia

Albemarle County

Our profile page for Lexington, Albemarle County   [Map]

Distance: About 540 miles [869 km] to the East Northeast.

Lexington City

Our profile page for Lexington, Lexington City   [Map]

Distance: About 479 miles [770.9 km] to the East Northeast.

Rockbridge County

Our profile page for Lexington, Rockbridge County

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

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

Washington

Cowlitz County

Our profile page for Lexington, Cowlitz County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,997 miles [3,213.9 km] to the Northwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lexington ...

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.

Grassy   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East of Lexington   [Map]

Kingtown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

Liberty Grove (TN)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Palestine (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Peppertown (TN)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Posey (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Rascal Town (TN)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Slabtown (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Sweet Gum   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [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 Lexington. 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.

W.C. Handy     (William Christopher Handy)

Musician, composer. He was born in Florence (Alabama) on Sunday November 16, 1873 and died in New York (New York) on Friday March 28, 1958 at an age of 84. He was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York) [Map].

Florence [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southwest of Lexington

Find-A-Grave Memorial: W.C. Handy<9>

Helen Keller

Activist. She was born in Tuscumbia (Alabama) on Sunday June 27, 1880 and died in Easton (Connecticut) on Saturday June 1, 1968 at an age of 88.

Tuscumbia [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Lexington

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Helen Keller

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lexington. 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 from Point A (ie- Lexington) 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 Lexington. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lexington

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lexington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9652, Longitude: -87.3735     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lexington 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 Lexington 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 314.107 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.985 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.217 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 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 Lexington 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 Lexington, 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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