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Lindsey, Alabama

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The location of Lindsey

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Lindsey 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 Lindsey. 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 Lindsey.

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

The Barbour County sighting report from eBird.

Since Lindsey is near Henry County and also Dale County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Henry County

Sighting report for Dale 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

The website, centered on Lindsey.

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

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

  • Clayton [Map], which is the Seat of Barbour County, lies just to the North.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 64 miles [103 km] to the Northwest (NW). If you could walk a straight line from Lindsey to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 683 miles [1,099.2 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 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,578 miles [10,586.3 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 7,276 miles [11,709.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,156 miles [8,297.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Lindsey ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Lindsey.

While the name Lindsey is unique within Alabama, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Lawrence County

Our profile page for Lindsey, Lawrence County   [Map]

Distance: About 431 miles [693.6 km] to the Northwest.


Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Lindsey, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 324 miles [521.4 km] to the Southeast.


Washington County

Our profile page for Lindsey, Washington County   [Map]

This community is historic.<7>

Distance: About 180 miles [289.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Wilkinson County

Our profile page for Lindsey, Wilkinson County   [Map]

Distance: About 151 miles [243 km] to the East Northeast.


Ottawa County

Our profile page for Lindsey, Ottawa County   [Map]

Distance: About 852 miles [1,371.2 km] to the Northwest.


Sandusky County

Our profile page for Lindsey, Sandusky County   [Map]

Distance: About 678 miles [1,091.1 km] to the North.


Jefferson County

Our profile page for Lindsey, Jefferson County

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

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

West Virginia

Mingo County

Our profile page for Lindsey, Mingo County   [Map]

Distance: About 444 miles [714.5 km] to the North Northeast.


Wood County

Our profile page for Lindsey, Wood County   [Map]

Distance: About 921 miles [1,482.2 km] to the North Northwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lindsey ...

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.

Cotton Hill   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast of Lindsey   [Map]

Edgefield   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Elamville   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Greens Crossroads   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Lime Sink   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

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

Pratts   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Richards Crossroads   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Roberts Crossroads   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Sandy Point   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Texasville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [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 Lindsey. 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.

Eddie James Kendrick

Singer. He was born in Union Springs (Alabama) on Monday October 5, 1992 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Monday October 5, 1992 at an age of 0. He was buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama) [Map].

Union Springs [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Lindsey

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eddie James Kendrick<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Barbour County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

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- Lindsey) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lindsey. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7582, Longitude: -85.4694     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lindsey 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 Lindsey 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 312.775 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.002 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.15 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 Lindsey, 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 Lindsey 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:

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