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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Liberty City 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 Liberty City. 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 Liberty City.

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

The Macon County sighting report from eBird.

Since Liberty City is near Tallapoosa County and also Lee County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Tallapoosa County

Sighting report for Lee 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 Liberty City.

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

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

  • Tuskegee [Map], which is the Seat of Macon County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Liberty City to Tuskegee, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 35 miles [56.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 654 miles [1,052.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,551 miles [10,542.8 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 7,253 miles [11,672.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,132 miles [8,259.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Liberty City ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Liberty City.

While the name Liberty City is unique within Alabama, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alabama

Georgia

Chatham County

Our profile page for Liberty City, Chatham County   [Map]

Distance: About 271 miles [436.1 km] to the East.

Texas

Gregg County

Our profile page for Liberty City, Gregg County   [Map]

Distance: About 535 miles [861 km] to the West.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Liberty City ...

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.

Beehive   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East of Liberty City   [Map]

Buckville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Erie (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]

Franklin   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]

Golddust   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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

Ponders   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]

Reeltown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Union   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Walnut Hill   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [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 Liberty City. 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.

James Anderson

Actor. He was born in Wetumpka (Alabama) on Wednesday July 13, 1921 and died in Billings (Montana) on Sunday September 14, 1969 at an age of 48. He was buried at Valhalla Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Wetumpka [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Liberty City

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Anderson<7>

George Washington Carver

Scientist, inventor. He was born in Diamond (Missouri) on Tueday July 12, 1864 and died in Tuskegee (Alabama) on Tueday January 5, 1943 at an age of 78.

Tuskegee [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the south of Liberty City

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Washington Carver

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Alabama

About Macon County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Liberty City. 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- Liberty City) 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 Liberty City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Liberty City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Liberty City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5812, Longitude: -85.7491     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Liberty City 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 Liberty City 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 312.992 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.367 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.082 degrees.

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<7>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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