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Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Listers Ferry 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 Listers Ferry. 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 Listers Ferry.

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

The Etowah County sighting report from eBird.

Since Listers Ferry is near Calhoun County and also Saint Clair County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Calhoun County

Sighting report for Saint Clair 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 Listers Ferry.

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

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

  • Gadsden [Map], which is the Seat of Etowah County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 107 miles [172.2 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Listers Ferry 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 6 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 606 miles [975.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,501 miles [10,462.3 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 7,209 miles [11,601.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,086 miles [8,185.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Listers Ferry ...

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.

Fowler Ferry   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East of Listers Ferry   [Map]

Gilberts Ferry   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Goodyear   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Greensport Ferry   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

Gum Springs (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]

Happy Hollow   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Hood   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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

Lester   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Peek's Hill (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Pilgrims Rest   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Pull Tight (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Rainbow City   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Walnut Park   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Wisdom Ferry   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [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 Listers Ferry. 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.

M.L. Brackett

Professional football. He was born in Attalla (Alabama) on Tueday July 4, 1933 and died in Gadsden (Alabama) on Tueday June 30, 2015 at an age of 81. He was buried at Crestwood Memorial Cemetery (Etowah County, Alabama) [Map].

Attalla [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the northwest of Listers Ferry

Gadsden [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north of Listers Ferry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: M.L. Brackett<7>

Hershell Baskin Freeman, Jr.

Professional baseball. He was born in Gadsden (Alabama) on Sunday July 1, 1928 and died in Orlando (Florida) on Saturday January 17, 2004 at an age of 75. He was buried at Crestwood Memorial Cemetery (Etowah County, Alabama) [Map].

Gadsden [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north of Listers Ferry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hershell Baskin Freeman, Jr.

Chalmer Luman 'Lum' Harris

Major League Baseball. He was born in New Castle (Alabama) on Sunday January 17, 1915 and died in Pell City (Alabama) on Monday November 11, 1996 at an age of 81. He was buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama) [Map].

Pell City [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Listers Ferry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chalmer Luman 'Lum' Harris

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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of Listers Ferry

Anniston [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of Listers Ferry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Willie Smith

Artie Wilson

Negro League Baseball. He was born in Springville (Alabama) on Thursday October 28, 1920 and died in Portland (Oregon) on Sunday October 31, 2010 at an age of 90. He was buried at Rose City Cemetery (Multnomah County, Oregon) [Map].

Springville [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Listers Ferry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Artie Wilson

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Etowah County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Etowah County: www.etowahcounty.org/

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Listers Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Listers Ferry. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9245, Longitude: -86.0519     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Listers Ferry 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 Listers Ferry 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 313.249 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.85 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.906 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: findagrave.com.

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