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

The Talladega County sighting report from eBird.

Since Lincoln is near Saint Clair County and also Calhoun County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Saint Clair County

Sighting report for Calhoun 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 city 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:

  • Talladega [Map], which is the Seat of Talladega County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Lincoln to Talladega, 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 84 miles [135.2 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 624 miles [1,004.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,520 miles [10,492.9 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 7,227 miles [11,630.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,104 miles [8,214.1 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 497 miles [799.8 km] to the West Northwest.

California

Madera County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Madera County   [Map]

This community is historic.<7>

Distance: About 1,931 miles [3,107.6 km] to the West Northwest.

Placer County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Placer County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,979 miles [3,184.9 km] to the West Northwest.

Colorado

Summit County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Summit County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,170 miles [1,882.9 km] to the West Northwest.

Delaware

Sussex County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Sussex County   [Map]

Distance: About 698 miles [1,123.3 km] to the Northeast.

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 445 miles [716.2 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 1,545 miles [2,486.4 km] to the Northwest.

Illinois

Logan County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Logan County   [Map]

Distance: About 486 miles [782.1 km] to the North Northwest.

Indiana

Cass County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Cass County   [Map]

Distance: About 484 miles [778.9 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 705 miles [1,134.6 km] to the North Northwest.

Tama County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Tama County   [Map]

Distance: About 696 miles [1,120.1 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 274 miles [441 km] to the North 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 1,237 miles [1,990.8 km] to the Northeast.

Maryland

Prince George's County

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

Distance: About 637 miles [1,025.2 km] to the Northeast.

Massachusetts

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Middlesex County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,009 miles [1,623.8 km] to the Northeast.

Michigan

Alcona County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Alcona County   [Map]

Distance: About 779 miles [1,253.7 km] to the North.

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 864 miles [1,390.5 km] to the North.

Mason County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Mason County   [Map]

Distance: About 718 miles [1,155.5 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 607 miles [976.9 km] to the North Northeast.

Minnesota

Morrison County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Morrison County   [Map]

Distance: About 979 miles [1,575.5 km] to the North Northwest.

Missouri

Benton County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Benton County   [Map]

Distance: About 520 miles [836.9 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 1,662 miles [2,674.7 km] to the Northwest.

Nebraska

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Lancaster County   [Map]

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

New Brunswick

Our profile page for Lincoln   [Map]

Distance: About 1,335 miles [2,148.5 km] to the Northeast.

New Hampshire

Grafton County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Grafton County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,058 miles [1,702.7 km] to the Northeast.

New Jersey

Gloucester County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Gloucester County   [Map]

Distance: About 734 miles [1,181.3 km] to the Northeast.

New Mexico

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Lincoln County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,106 miles [1,779.9 km] to the West.

New York

Wayne County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Wayne County   [Map]

Distance: About 814 miles [1,310 km] to the North Northeast.

Westchester County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Westchester County   [Map]

Distance: About 840 miles [1,351.8 km] to the Northeast.

North Dakota

Burleigh County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Burleigh County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,186 miles [1,908.7 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 781 miles [1,256.9 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 750 miles [1,207 km] to the North Northeast.

Oregon

Jackson County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Jackson County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,045 miles [3,291.1 km] to the West Northwest.

Polk County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Polk County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,103 miles [3,384.5 km] to the Northwest.

Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Allegheny County   [Map]

Distance: About 578 miles [930.2 km] to the North 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 712 miles [1,145.9 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 100 miles [160.9 km] to the North.

Texas

Lee County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Lee County   [Map]

Distance: About 673 miles [1,083.1 km] to the West Southwest.

Utah

Tooele County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Tooele County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,510 miles [2,430.1 km] to the West Northwest.

Utah County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Utah County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,478 miles [2,378.6 km] to the West Northwest.

Vermont

Addison County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Addison County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,010 miles [1,625.4 km] to the Northeast.

Virginia

Loudoun County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Loudoun County   [Map]

Distance: About 604 miles [972 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 2,119 miles [3,410.2 km] to the Northwest.

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Lincoln County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,934 miles [3,112.5 km] to the Northwest.

West Virginia

Wyoming County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Wyoming County   [Map]

Distance: About 369 miles [593.8 km] to the Northeast.

Wisconsin

Kewaunee County

Our profile page for Lincoln, Kewaunee County   [Map]

Distance: About 765 miles [1,231.1 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.

Blue Eye   -   Less than 2 miles to the North of Lincoln   [Map]

Colony   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Dry Valley   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Dunrowin   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

Echo Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

England Isle   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

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

Eureka Shores   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Greens Mill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Halls Ferry   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Martins Mill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Mays Bend   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Pleasant Grove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

Refuge   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Windsong Island   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Woods Ferry   -   5 miles [8 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 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.

M.L. Brackett

Professional football. He was born in Attalla (Alabama) on Tueday July 4, 1933 and died in Gadsden (Alabama) on Tueday June 30, 2015 at an age of 81. He was buried at Crestwood Memorial Cemetery (Etowah County, Alabama) [Map].

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

Gadsden [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Lincoln

Find-A-Grave Memorial: M.L. Brackett<9>

Ethlyne Clair

Actress. She was born in Talladega (Alabama) on Wednesday November 23, 1904 and died in Tarzana (California) on Tueday February 27, 1996 at an age of 91. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Talladega [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the south of Lincoln

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ethlyne Clair

Hershell Baskin Freeman, Jr.

Professional baseball. He was born in Gadsden (Alabama) on Sunday July 1, 1928 and died in Orlando (Florida) on Saturday January 17, 2004 at an age of 75. He was buried at Crestwood Memorial Cemetery (Etowah County, Alabama) [Map].

Gadsden [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Lincoln

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hershell Baskin Freeman, Jr.

Chalmer Luman 'Lum' Harris

Major League Baseball. He was born in New Castle (Alabama) on Sunday January 17, 1915 and died in Pell City (Alabama) on Monday November 11, 1996 at an age of 81. He was buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama) [Map].

New Castle [Map] is located 36 miles [57.9 km] to the west of Lincoln

Pell City [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west of Lincoln

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chalmer Luman 'Lum' Harris

Jim Nabors

Actor, singer. He was born in Sylacauga (Alabama) on Thursday June 12, 1930 and died in Honolulu (Hawaii) on Thursday November 30, 2017 at an age of 87.

Sylacauga [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Lincoln

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jim Nabors

Dave Pope

Major League Baseball. He was born in Talladega (Alabama) on Friday June 17, 1921 and died in Cleveland (Ohio) on Saturday August 28, 1999 at an age of 78. He was buried at Lake View Cemetery (Cuyahoga County, Ohio) [Map].

Talladega [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the south of Lincoln

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dave Pope

Willie Smith

Major League Baseball. He was born in Anniston (Alabama) on Saturday February 11, 1939 and died in Anniston (Alabama) on Wednesday January 18, 2006 at an age of 66.

Anniston [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the east of Lincoln

Anniston [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the east of Lincoln

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Willie Smith

Artie Wilson

Negro League Baseball. He was born in Springville (Alabama) on Thursday October 28, 1920 and died in Portland (Oregon) on Sunday October 31, 2010 at an age of 90. He was buried at Rose City Cemetery (Multnomah County, Oregon) [Map].

Springville [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest of Lincoln

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Artie Wilson

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lincoln. 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: 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: 33.5920, Longitude: -86.1382     [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 313.283 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.843 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.015 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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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