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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Linwood 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 Linwood. 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 Linwood.

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

The Pike County sighting report from eBird.

Since Linwood is near Bullock County and also Barbour County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Bullock County

Sighting report for Barbour 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 Linwood.

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

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

  • Troy [Map], which is the Seat of Pike County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Linwood to Troy, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 40 miles [64.4 km] to the Northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 691 miles [1,112.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,587 miles [10,600.7 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 7,287 miles [11,727.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,166 miles [8,313.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Linwood ...

We have found 40 communities that share the name Linwood.

While the name Linwood is unique within Alabama, we know of another 40 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Alabama

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Arkansas

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Linwood, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 376 miles [605.1 km] to the West Northwest.

Georgia

Bartow County

Our profile page for Linwood, Bartow County

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

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

Fulton County

Our profile page for Linwood, Fulton County   [Map]

Distance: About 154 miles [247.8 km] to the North Northeast.

Walker County

Our profile page for Linwood, Walker County   [Map]

Distance: About 195 miles [313.8 km] to the North.

Indiana

Madison County

Our profile page for Linwood, Madison County   [Map]

Distance: About 570 miles [917.3 km] to the North.

Marion County

Our profile page for Linwood, Marion County

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

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

Iowa

Adair County

Our profile page for Linwood, Adair County   [Map]

Distance: About 814 miles [1,310 km] to the North Northwest.

Scott County

Our profile page for Linwood, Scott County   [Map]

Distance: About 710 miles [1,142.6 km] to the North Northwest.

Kansas

Leavenworth County

Our profile page for Linwood, Leavenworth County   [Map]

Distance: About 709 miles [1,141 km] to the Northwest.

Kentucky

Grayson County

Our profile page for Linwood, Grayson County   [Map]

Distance: About 374 miles [601.9 km] to the North.

Hart County

Our profile page for Linwood, Hart County   [Map]

Distance: About 373 miles [600.3 km] to the North.

Louisiana

Plaquemines Parish

Our profile page for Linwood, Plaquemines Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 286 miles [460.3 km] to the West Southwest.

Saint Mary Parish

Our profile page for Linwood, Saint Mary Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 364 miles [585.8 km] to the West Southwest.

Maryland

Carroll County

Our profile page for Linwood, Carroll County   [Map]

Distance: About 718 miles [1,155.5 km] to the Northeast.

Howard County

Our profile page for Linwood, Howard County   [Map]

Distance: About 717 miles [1,153.9 km] to the Northeast.

Massachusetts

Worcester County

Our profile page for Linwood, Worcester County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,049 miles [1,688.2 km] to the Northeast.

Michigan

Bay County

Our profile page for Linwood, Bay County   [Map]

Distance: About 822 miles [1,322.9 km] to the North.

Houghton County

Our profile page for Linwood, Houghton County

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

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

Wayne County

Our profile page for Linwood, Wayne County

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

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

Minnesota

Anoka County

Our profile page for Linwood, Anoka County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,005 miles [1,617.4 km] to the North Northwest.

Mississippi

Adams County

Our profile page for Linwood, Adams County   [Map]

Distance: About 327 miles [526.3 km] to the West.

Neshoba County

Our profile page for Linwood, Neshoba County   [Map]

Distance: About 198 miles [318.7 km] to the West Northwest.

Tate County

Our profile page for Linwood, Tate County   [Map]

Distance: About 305 miles [490.8 km] to the Northwest.

Yazoo County

Our profile page for Linwood, Yazoo County   [Map]

Distance: About 256 miles [412 km] to the West Northwest.

Nebraska

Butler County

Our profile page for Linwood, Butler County   [Map]

Distance: About 895 miles [1,440.4 km] to the Northwest.

New Jersey

Atlantic County

Our profile page for Linwood, Atlantic County   [Map]

Distance: About 813 miles [1,308.4 km] to the Northeast.

Bergen County

Our profile page for Linwood, Bergen County   [Map]

Distance: About 902 miles [1,451.6 km] to the Northeast.

New York

Livingston County

Our profile page for Linwood, Livingston County   [Map]

Distance: About 871 miles [1,401.7 km] to the North Northeast.

North Carolina

Davidson County

Our profile page for Linwood, Davidson County   [Map]

Distance: About 413 miles [664.7 km] to the Northeast.

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Linwood   [Map]

Distance: About 1,603 miles [2,579.8 km] to the Northeast.

Ohio

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Linwood, Hamilton County   [Map]

Distance: About 503 miles [809.5 km] to the North.

Ontario

Our profile page for Linwood   [Map]

Distance: About 851 miles [1,369.6 km] to the North Northeast.

Pennsylvania

Delaware County

Our profile page for Linwood, Delaware County   [Map]

Distance: About 798 miles [1,284.3 km] to the Northeast.

Tennessee

Wilson County

Our profile page for Linwood, Wilson County   [Map]

Distance: About 292 miles [469.9 km] to the North.

Texas

Brazoria County

Our profile page for Linwood, Brazoria County   [Map]

Distance: About 581 miles [935 km] to the West Southwest.

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Linwood, Cherokee County   [Map]

Distance: About 535 miles [861 km] to the West.

Utah

Our profile page for Linwood

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.

Washington

Spokane County

Our profile page for Linwood, Spokane County

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

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

West Virginia

Pocahontas County

Our profile page for Linwood, Pocahontas County   [Map]

Distance: About 555 miles [893.2 km] to the North Northeast.

Wisconsin

Oconto County

Our profile page for Linwood, Oconto County

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

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Linwood ...

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.

China Grove   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest of Linwood   [Map]

Elmhill Plantation   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]

Friendship   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Green Oaks   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

High Ridge   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]

Hooks Crossroads   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Jenkins Crossroads   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Jonesville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Josie   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Lewis   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Meeksville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Mountainbrook   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Needmore   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Orion   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Pleasant Hill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Postoak   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Sellers Crossroads   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Stills Crossroads   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Trojan Terrace   -   9 miles [14.5 km] 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 Linwood. 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.

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.

Ramer [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Linwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Gamble<8>

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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast of Linwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eddie James Kendrick

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Pike County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Linwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9268, Longitude: -85.8641     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Linwood 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 Linwood 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 313.016 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.304 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.264 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 Linwood 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: findagrave.com.

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