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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Lineville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Lineville and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks 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 this GPS location for Lineville:
    • 33.310579, -85.754393
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Lineville
  • 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:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Lineville ...

We found two communities that share the name Lineville.

Within Alabama, the name Lineville is unique.

Beyond Alabama, we know of another two communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Indiana
      • Lake County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Lineville [Lake County].
    • Iowa
      • Wayne County
      • This Lineville is located in Wayne County and lies 659 miles [1,060.6 km]<2> to the northwest of the Lineville that is located in Clay County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wayne County community of Lineville.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lineville ...

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Christiana
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Christiana have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Christiana
    • Christiana is located in Randolph County
  • Cragford
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Delta
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
  • Dingler
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dingler have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dingler
    • Dingler is located in Randolph County
  • Elder
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elder have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elder
    • Elder is located in Clay County
  • Erin
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erin
    • Erin is located in Clay County
  • Fuller Crossroad
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fuller Crossroad have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fuller Crossroad
    • Fuller Crossroad is located in Randolph County
  • High Pine
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for High Pine have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for High Pine
    • High Pine is located in Clay County
  • Highland
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland
    • Highland is located in Clay County
  • Liberty
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
    • Liberty is located in Randolph County
  • Mellow Valley
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mellow Valley
    • Mellow Valley is located in Clay County
  • Rays Crossroads
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rays Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rays Crossroads
    • Rays Crossroads is located in Clay County
  • Union
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
    • Union is located in Clay County

How Far From Lineville to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Lineville to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Lineville and extending to:

  • Ashland, which is the Seat of Clay County, lies just to the West Southwest.
  • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 71 miles [114.3 km]<2> to the south southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Lineville to Montgomery, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 4 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 620 miles [997.8 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<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,517 miles [10,488.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,222 miles [11,622.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,100 miles [8,207.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Lineville 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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Lineville) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lineville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3106, Longitude: -85.7544    
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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 Lineville to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 313.038 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.522 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.925 degrees.









 

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