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Lisman, Alabama

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The location of Lisman

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Lisman 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 Lisman. 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 Lisman.

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

The Choctaw County sighting report from eBird.

Since Lisman is near Sumter County and also Clarke County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Sumter County

Sighting report for Clarke 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 Lisman.

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

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

  • Butler [Map], which is the Seat of Choctaw County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 116 miles [186.7 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Lisman to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 783 miles [1,260.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 45 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,678 miles [10,747.2 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 7,386 miles [11,886.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,262 miles [8,468.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Lisman ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Lisman.

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

Communities Outside of Alabama


Webster County

Our profile page for Lisman, Webster County   [Map]

Distance: About 366 miles [589 km] to the North.


Lawrence County

Our profile page for Lisman, Lawrence County   [Map]

Distance: About 546 miles [878.7 km] to the North Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lisman ...

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.

Butler   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast of Lisman   [Map]

Chapel Hill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

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

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

Green Acres   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Hurricane Creek (MS)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]

Land   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]

Little Walker   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Red Springs   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]

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

Rock Springs   -   8 miles [12.9 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 Lisman. 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.

Al Wilson

Singer. He was born in Meridian (Mississippi) on Monday June 19, 1939 and died in Fontana (California) on Monday April 21, 2008 at an age of 68. He was buried at Evergreen Memorial Park (Riverside County, California) [Map].

Meridian [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Lisman

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Al Wilson<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Alabama Community

About Choctaw County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lisman. 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 'straight-line' (or 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- Lisman) 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 Lisman. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lisman

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lisman. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1717, Longitude: -88.2841     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lisman 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 Lisman 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 314.47 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.022 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.155 degrees.

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<7>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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