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The location of Lily Flagg









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Lily Flagg 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 Lily Flagg. 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 Lily Flagg.

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

The Madison County sighting report from eBird.

Since Lily Flagg is near Morgan County and also Marshall County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Morgan County

Sighting report for Marshall 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 Lily Flagg.

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

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

  • Huntsville [Map], which is the Seat of Madison County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 157 miles [252.7 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Lily Flagg to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 602 miles [968.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,488 miles [10,441.4 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 7,200 miles [11,587.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,076 miles [8,169 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lily Flagg ...

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.

Bravo   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast of Lily Flagg   [Map]

Camelot   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Chimney Springs   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Double Tree   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

English Terrace   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

English Village   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Forest Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Fox Run   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Green Cove Meadows   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Huntsville Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Meadow Trace   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Oak Leaf   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Redstone Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Regent Forest   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]

Sugar Tree   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Sunset Cove   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Willow Bend   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Willowbrook   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [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 Lily Flagg. 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.

Tallulah Bankhead     (Tallulah Brockman Bankhead)

Actress. She was born in Huntsville (Alabama) on Friday January 31, 1902 and died in New York (New York) on Thursday December 12, 1968 at an age of 66.

Huntsville [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the north of Lily Flagg

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tallulah Bankhead<7>

Anne Bradshaw Clopton

Artist. She was born in Shelbyville (Tennessee) on Monday July 22, 1878 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Saturday February 4, 1956 at an age of 77. She was buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama) [Map].

Huntsville [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the north of Lily Flagg

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Anne Bradshaw Clopton

Don Mincher

Major League Baseball. He was born in Huntsville (Alabama) on Friday June 24, 1938 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Sunday March 4, 2012 at an age of 73. He was buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama) [Map].

Huntsville [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the north of Lily Flagg

Huntsville [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the north of Lily Flagg

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Mincher

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].

Huntsville [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the north of Lily Flagg

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Neighbors

Harry Rhett Townes

Actor, Episcopal priest. He was born in Huntsville (Alabama) on Friday September 18, 1914 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Wednesday May 23, 2001 at an age of 86. He was buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama) [Map].

Huntsville [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the north of Lily Flagg

Huntsville [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the north of Lily Flagg

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Rhett Townes

Maria Howard Weeden

Artist, author. She was born in Huntsville (Alabama) on Monday July 6, 1846 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Wednesday April 12, 1905 at an age of 58. She was buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama) [Map].

Huntsville [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the north of Lily Flagg

Huntsville [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the north of Lily Flagg

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Maria Howard Weeden

Jessup Joseph Whitehead

Author, chef. He was born in London (England) [Map] on Thursday August 1, 1833 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Sunday May 12, 1889 at an age of 55. He was buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama) [Map].

Huntsville [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the north of Lily Flagg

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jessup Joseph Whitehead

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Alabama

About Madison County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lily Flagg. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Madison County: www.co.madison.al.us/

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 from Point A (ie- Lily Flagg) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lily Flagg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6515, Longitude: -86.5667     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lily Flagg 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 Lily Flagg 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 313.597 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.353 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.952 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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