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The location of Lilita









Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Lilita, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Lilita and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Lilita 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 Lilita. 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 Lilita.

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

The Sumter County sighting report from eBird.

Since Lilita is near Marengo County and also Greene County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Marengo County

Sighting report for Greene 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 Lilita.

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

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

  • Livingston [Map], which is the Seat of Sumter County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 106 miles [170.6 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Lilita to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 762 miles [1,226.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 44 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,656 miles [10,711.8 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 7,365 miles [11,852.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,241 miles [8,434.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lilita ...

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.

Brewersville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast of Lilita   [Map]

Deans Landing   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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

Dug Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]

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

Moore Town   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Moscow   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Moscow Ferry   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Scratch Hill   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Zion Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 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 Lilita. 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.

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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Lilita

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bobby Rae Williams<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Alabama Community

About Sumter County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lilita. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4837, Longitude: -88.1284     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lilita 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 Lilita 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 314.402 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 311.035 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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