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The location of Lincoln









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Lincoln 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 Lincoln. 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 Lincoln.

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 Lincoln is near Limestone County and also Morgan County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Limestone County

Sighting report for Morgan 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 Lincoln.

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

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

  • Huntsville [Map], which is the Seat of Madison County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 164 miles [263.9 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Lincoln to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 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 600 miles [965.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 34 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,484 miles [10,435 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 7,197 miles [11,582.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,073 miles [8,164.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Lincoln ...

We have found 63 communities that share the name Lincoln.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Lincoln. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 62 communities in the United States and Canada - with 61 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Alabama

Communities outside of Alabama


Communities Outside of Alabama

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IllinoisMissouriOklahomaWashington
 
IndianaMontanaOntarioWest Virginia
 
IowaNebraskaOregonWisconsin
 
KansasNew BrunswickPennsylvania 

Arkansas

Washington County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 448 miles [721 km] to the West Northwest.

California

Madera County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Madera County   [Map]

This community is historic.<7>

Distance: About 1,885 miles [3,033.6 km] to the West Northwest.

Placer County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Placer County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,928 miles [3,102.8 km] to the West Northwest.

Colorado

Summit County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Summit County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,114 miles [1,792.8 km] to the West Northwest.

Delaware

Sussex County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Sussex County   [Map]

Distance: About 679 miles [1,092.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 527 miles [848.1 km] to the South Southeast.

Miami-Dade County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Miami-Dade County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

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

Idaho

Bonneville County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Bonneville County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,480 miles [2,381.8 km] to the West Northwest.

Illinois

Logan County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Logan County   [Map]

Distance: About 403 miles [648.6 km] to the North Northwest.

Indiana

Cass County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Cass County   [Map]

Distance: About 405 miles [651.8 km] to the North.

Spencer County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Spencer County

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

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

Iowa

Grundy County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Grundy County   [Map]

Distance: About 623 miles [1,002.6 km] to the North Northwest.

Tama County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Tama County   [Map]

Distance: About 614 miles [988.1 km] to the North Northwest.

Kansas

Nemaha County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Nemaha County

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

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

Reno County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Reno County

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

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

Kentucky

Clay County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Clay County   [Map]

Distance: About 225 miles [362.1 km] to the Northeast.

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Pulaski County

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

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

Maine

Penobscot County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Penobscot County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,199 miles [1,929.6 km] to the Northeast.

Maryland

Prince George's County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Prince George's County   [Map]

Distance: About 612 miles [984.9 km] to the East Northeast.

Massachusetts

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Middlesex County   [Map]

Distance: About 978 miles [1,573.9 km] to the Northeast.

Michigan

Alcona County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Alcona County   [Map]

Distance: About 706 miles [1,136.2 km] to the North Northeast.

Berrien County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Berrien County

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

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

Chippewa County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Chippewa County   [Map]

Distance: About 790 miles [1,271.4 km] to the North.

Mason County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Mason County   [Map]

Distance: About 638 miles [1,026.8 km] to the North.

Oakland County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Oakland County

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

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

Washtenaw County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Washtenaw County   [Map]

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

Minnesota

Morrison County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Morrison County   [Map]

Distance: About 896 miles [1,442 km] to the North Northwest.

Missouri

Benton County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Benton County   [Map]

Distance: About 450 miles [724.2 km] to the Northwest.

Montana

Cascade County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Cascade County

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

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

Deer Lodge County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Deer Lodge County

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

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

Lewis and Clark County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Lewis and Clark County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,591 miles [2,560.5 km] to the Northwest.

Nebraska

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Lancaster County   [Map]

Distance: About 692 miles [1,113.7 km] to the Northwest.

New Brunswick

Our profile page for Lincoln   [Map]

Distance: About 1,298 miles [2,088.9 km] to the Northeast.

New Hampshire

Grafton County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Grafton County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,019 miles [1,639.9 km] to the Northeast.

New Jersey

Gloucester County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Gloucester County   [Map]

Distance: About 709 miles [1,141 km] to the East Northeast.

New Mexico

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Lincoln County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,076 miles [1,731.7 km] to the West.

New York

Wayne County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Wayne County   [Map]

Distance: About 764 miles [1,229.5 km] to the Northeast.

Westchester County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Westchester County   [Map]

Distance: About 812 miles [1,306.8 km] to the Northeast.

North Dakota

Burleigh County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Burleigh County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,107 miles [1,781.5 km] to the Northwest.

Ohio

Delaware County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Delaware County

This community is historic.

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

Gallia County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Gallia County

This community is historic.

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

Richland County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Richland County

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

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

Oklahoma

Jackson County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Jackson County   [Map]

Distance: About 748 miles [1,203.8 km] to the West.

Kingfisher County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Kingfisher County

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

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

Ontario

Our profile page for Lincoln   [Map]

Distance: About 693 miles [1,115.3 km] to the North Northeast.

Oregon

Jackson County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Jackson County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,987 miles [3,197.8 km] to the West Northwest.

Polk County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Polk County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,039 miles [3,281.5 km] to the West Northwest.

Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Allegheny County   [Map]

Distance: About 532 miles [856.2 km] to the Northeast.

Chester County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Chester County

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

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

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Lancaster County   [Map]

Distance: About 681 miles [1,096 km] to the Northeast.

South Dakota

Clay County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Clay County

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

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

Tennessee

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Lincoln County   [Map]

Distance: About 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North Northeast.

Texas

Lee County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Lee County   [Map]

Distance: About 677 miles [1,089.5 km] to the West Southwest.

Utah

Tooele County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Tooele County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,453 miles [2,338.4 km] to the West Northwest.

Utah County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Utah County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,421 miles [2,286.9 km] to the West Northwest.

Vermont

Addison County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Addison County   [Map]

Distance: About 968 miles [1,557.8 km] to the Northeast.

Virginia

Loudoun County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Loudoun County   [Map]

Distance: About 575 miles [925.4 km] to the Northeast.

Washington

Douglas County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Douglas County

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

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

Kitsap County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Kitsap County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,050 miles [3,299.2 km] to the Northwest.

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Lincoln County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,863 miles [2,998.2 km] to the Northwest.

West Virginia

Wyoming County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Wyoming County   [Map]

Distance: About 333 miles [535.9 km] to the Northeast.

Wisconsin

Kewaunee County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Kewaunee County   [Map]

Distance: About 683 miles [1,099.2 km] to the North.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lincoln ...

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.

Cavalry Hill   -   Less than 2 miles to the West of Lincoln   [Map]

Darwin Downs   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

English Terrace   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]

Glen Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Green Acres   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Greenhill   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

Hillandale   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Huntsville   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Longwood   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Mountain Brook   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Scenic View   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Shady Lane   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

Terry Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Union Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

University Park   -   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 Lincoln. 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 Less than 2 miles to the southwest of Lincoln

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tallulah Bankhead<9>

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 Less than 2 miles to the southwest of Lincoln

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 Less than 2 miles to the southwest of Lincoln

Huntsville [Map] is located Less than 2 miles to the southwest of Lincoln

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 Less than 2 miles to the southwest of Lincoln

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 Less than 2 miles to the southwest of Lincoln

Huntsville [Map] is located Less than 2 miles to the southwest of Lincoln

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Rhett Townes

Edward Benjamin Townsend

Musician, composer. He was born in Fayetteville (Tennessee) on Tueday April 16, 1929 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday August 13, 2003 at an age of 74. He was buried at Riverside National Cemetery (Riverside County, California) [Map].

Fayetteville [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Lincoln

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Benjamin Townsend

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 Less than 2 miles to the southwest of Lincoln

Huntsville [Map] is located Less than 2 miles to the southwest of Lincoln

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 Less than 2 miles to the southwest of Lincoln

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jessup Joseph Whitehead

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Lincoln: www.lincolnalabama.com/

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 '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- Lincoln) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lincoln. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lincoln

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lincoln. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7456, Longitude: -86.5875     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lincoln 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 Lincoln 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 313.615 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.386 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.939 degrees.

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<7>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 Lincoln, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek 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 Lincoln 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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<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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