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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Lindsay Lane 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 Lindsay Lane. 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 Lindsay Lane.

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

The Marshall County sighting report from eBird.

Since Lindsay Lane is near Blount County and also Cullman County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Blount County

Sighting report for Cullman 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 Lindsay Lane.

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

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

  • Guntersville [Map], which is the Seat of Marshall County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 133 miles [214 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Lindsay Lane 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 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 602 miles [968.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). 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 6,493 miles [10,449.5 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 7,203 miles [11,592.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,079 miles [8,173.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lindsay Lane ...

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.

Crossroads   -   Less than 2 miles to the West of Lindsay Lane   [Map]

Gregory   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Hide Away Acres   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

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

Lane   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Meadow Wood   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]

Mountain View   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Pleasant Grove   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Rabbit Town   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Street (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Sunrise Shores   -   Less than 2 miles 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 Lindsay Lane. 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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Lindsay Lane

Gadsden [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Lindsay Lane

Find-A-Grave Memorial: M.L. Brackett<7>

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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Lindsay Lane

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Alabama

About Marshall County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marshall County: www.marshallco.org/www/

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Lindsay Lane) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lindsay Lane. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3145, Longitude: -86.3036     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lindsay Lane 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 Lindsay Lane 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 313.421 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.103 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.92 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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