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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

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

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

The Dallas County sighting report from eBird.

Since Lily Grove is near Autauga County and also Lowndes County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Autauga County

Sighting report for Lowndes 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 Grove.

How Far From Lily Grove to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs 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 Grove to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Lily Grove once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Lily Grove and extending to:

  • Selma [Map], which is the Seat of Dallas County, lies just to the West Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 35 miles [56.3 km] to the East (E). If you could walk a straight line from Lily Grove to Montgomery, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 709 miles [1,141 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,606 miles [10,631.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,311 miles [11,765.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,189 miles [8,350.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Lily Grove ...

While the name Lily Grove is unique within Alabama, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alabama

Tennessee

Claiborne County

Our profile page for Lily Grove, Claiborne County   [Map]

Distance: About 329 miles [529.5 km] to the North Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lily Grove ...

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.

Bonita   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast of Lily Grove   [Map]

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

Evergreen   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

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

Manila   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]

Mulberry   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

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

Sunset Mill Village   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Valley Creek Junction   -   8 miles [12.9 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 Lily Grove. 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.

Coretta Scott King

Social activist, educator. She was born in Marion (Alabama) on Wednesday April 27, 1927 and died in Rosarito (Mexico) [Map] on Monday January 30, 2006 at an age of 78.

Marion [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Lily Grove

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Coretta Scott King<8>

John Trotwood Moore

Author. He was born in Marion (Alabama) on Thursday August 26, 1858 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday May 10, 1929 at an age of 70. He was buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Marion [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Lily Grove

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Trotwood Moore

Kevin Turner

Professional football. He was born in Prattville (Alabama) on Thursday June 12, 1969 and died in Vestavia Hills (Alabama) on Thursday March 24, 2016 at an age of 46. He was buried at Prattville Memorial Gardens (Autauga County, Alabama) [Map].

Prattville [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Lily Grove

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kevin Turner

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Dallas County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Lily Grove, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Lily Grove) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lily Grove. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4524, Longitude: -86.9044     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lily Grove have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Grove to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 313.666 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.129 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.558 degrees.

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<8>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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