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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Linton 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 Linton. 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 Linton.

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

The Jefferson County sighting report from eBird.

Since Linton 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 Linton.

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

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Linton to Birmingham, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 104 miles [167.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 4 days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 645 miles [1,038 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,536 miles [10,518.7 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 7,246 miles [11,661.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,122 miles [8,243.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Linton ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Linton.

While the name Linton is unique within Alabama, we know of another 14 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Alabama

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Georgia

Hancock County

Our profile page for Linton, Hancock County   [Map]

Distance: About 224 miles [360.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Indiana

Greene County

Our profile page for Linton, Greene County   [Map]

Distance: About 359 miles [577.8 km] to the North.

Iowa

Des Moines County

Our profile page for Linton, Des Moines County

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

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

Kansas

Linn County

Our profile page for Linton, Linn County

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

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

Kentucky

Trigg County

Our profile page for Linton, Trigg County   [Map]

Distance: About 206 miles [331.5 km] to the North Northwest.

Louisiana

Bossier Parish

Our profile page for Linton, Bossier Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 402 miles [647 km] to the West.

Mississippi

Clarke County

Our profile page for Linton, Clarke County   [Map]

Distance: About 161 miles [259.1 km] to the Southwest.

North Dakota

Emmons County

Our profile page for Linton, Emmons County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,110 miles [1,786.4 km] to the Northwest.

Ohio

Columbiana County

Our profile page for Linton, Columbiana County

This community is historic.<8>

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

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Linton, Jefferson County

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

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

Ontario

Our profile page for Linton

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

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

Quebec

Our profile page for Linton   [Map]

Distance: About 1,196 miles [1,924.8 km] to the North Northeast.

Tennessee

Davidson County

Our profile page for Linton, Davidson County   [Map]

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

Wisconsin

Walworth County

Our profile page for Linton, Walworth County   [Map]

Distance: About 607 miles [976.9 km] to the North.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Linton ...

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.

Bent Tree   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast of Linton   [Map]

Brake Ferry   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

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

Columbus   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

County Line   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Self Creek   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Smoke Rise   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Thermal (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Warrior   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [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 Linton. 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.

Mary Anderson

Actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday April 3, 1918 and died in Burbank (California) on Sunday April 6, 2014 at an age of 96. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the south of Linton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Anderson<9>

Inez McConico Andrews

Singer, songwriter. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday April 14, 1929 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Wednesday December 19, 2012 at an age of 83. She was buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the south of Linton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Inez McConico Andrews

Mary Badham

Oscar nominated actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Tueday October 7, 1952

Birmingham [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the south of Linton

Frances Westerman Bergen

Actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Thursday September 14, 1922 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday October 2, 2006 at an age of 84. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the south of Linton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frances Westerman Bergen

Lyman Wesley Bostock, Jr.

Major League Baseball. He was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday November 22, 1950 and died in Gary (Indiana) on Saturday September 23, 1978 at an age of 27. He was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the south of Linton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lyman Wesley Bostock, Jr.

Robert Randall 'Bobby' Bragan

Major League Baseball. He was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Tueday October 30, 1917 and died in Fort Worth (Texas) on Thursday January 21, 2010 at an age of 92. He was buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (Tarrant County, Texas) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the south of Linton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Randall 'Bobby' Bragan

Nell Carter     (Born as Nell Ruth Hardy)

Singer, actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Monday September 13, 1948 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Thursday January 23, 2003 at an age of 54. She was buried at Hillside Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the south of Linton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nell Carter

William Joseph 'Bill' Cartridge

Actor. He was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday October 4, 1914 and died in Santa Barbara (California) on Friday July 11, 1975 at an age of 60. He was buried at Santa Barbara Cemetery (Santa Barbara County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the south of Linton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Joseph 'Bill' Cartridge

Joseph John Domnanovich

Professional football. He was born in South Bend (Indiana) on Tueday March 18, 1919 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Tueday January 20, 2009 at an age of 89. He was buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the south of Linton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph John Domnanovich

Dennis Edwards

Musician - a member of 'The Temptations'. He was born in Fairfield (Alabama) on Wednesday February 3, 1943 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Friday February 2, 2018 at an age of 75.

Fairfield [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Linton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dennis Edwards

Louise Fletcher     (Estelle Louise Fletcher)

Oscar winning actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday July 22, 1934

Birmingham [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the south of Linton

Oscar Gamble

Major League Baseball. He was born in Ramer (Alabama) on Tueday December 20, 1949 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday January 31, 2018 at an age of 68.

Birmingham [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the south of Linton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Gamble

Tod Griffin     (Born as Arthur Griffin)

Actor. He was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday January 15, 1919 and died in Bishop (California) on Tueday April 23, 2002 at an age of 83.

Birmingham [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the south of Linton

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Linton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Linton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8334, Longitude: -86.8014     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Linton 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 Linton 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 313.695 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.352 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.229 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 Linton 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>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 Linton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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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