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Lineville, Alabama

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The location of Lineville

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Lineville 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 Lineville. 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 Lineville.

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

The Clay County sighting report from eBird.

Since Lineville is near Randolph County and also Talladega County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Randolph County

Sighting report for Talladega 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 Lineville.

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<1> beginning in Lineville and extending to:

  • Ashland [Map], which is the Seat of Clay County, lies just to the West Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 71 miles [114.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Lineville to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>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 [Map]) 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<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,517 miles [10,488.1 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 7,222 miles [11,622.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,099 miles [8,206 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Lineville ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Lineville.

While the name Lineville is unique within Alabama, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alabama


Lake County

Our profile page for Lineville, Lake County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

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


Wayne County

Our profile page for Lineville, Wayne County   [Map]

Distance: About 659 miles [1,060.6 km] to the Northwest.

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

Christiana   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast of Lineville   [Map]

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

Delta   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]

Dingler   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Elder   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]

Erin   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Fuller Crossroad   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

High Pine   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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

Liberty   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Mellow Valley   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Rays Crossroads   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Union   -   9 miles [14.5 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 Lineville. 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.

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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Lineville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ethlyne Clair<8>

Vern Gosdin

Singer, songwriter. He was born in Woodland (Alabama) on Sunday August 5, 1934 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Tueday April 28, 2009 at an age of 74. He was buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Woodland [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the east of Lineville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Vern Gosdin

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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Lineville

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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Lineville

Anniston [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Lineville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Willie Smith

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Clay County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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:

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- Lineville) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lineville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3122, Longitude: -85.7508     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lineville 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 Lineville 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 313.036 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.519 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.923 degrees.

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<7>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 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.

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<8>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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