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The location of Lizzieville









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Lizzieville 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 Lizzieville. 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 Lizzieville.

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

The Greene County sighting report from eBird.

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

Sighting report for Sumter County

Sighting report for Hale 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 Lizzieville.

How Far From Lizzieville to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Lizzieville to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Eutaw [Map], which is the Seat of Greene County, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 104 miles [167.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Lizzieville 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 4 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 745 miles [1,199 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 43 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,637 miles [10,681.2 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 7,347 miles [11,823.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,223 miles [8,405.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lizzieville ...

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.

Braggville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South of Lizzieville   [Map]

Chiles Ferry   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Craigs Ferry   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Five Points   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Forkland   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Fowler   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Hillman Ferry   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]

Jennings Ferry   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Lukes Landing   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Rocky Ford   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Thornhill   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [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 Lizzieville. 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.

Bobby Rae Williams

Professional football. He was born in Geiger (Alabama) on Saturday February 28, 1942 and died in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma) on Sunday August 5, 2012 at an age of 70. He was buried at Wyuka Cemetery (Lancaster County, Nebraska) [Map].

Geiger [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the west of Lizzieville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bobby Rae Williams<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Greene County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lizzieville. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lizzieville) 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 Lizzieville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lizzieville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lizzieville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7913, Longitude: -88.0290     [Map].

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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 Lizzieville 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 314.366 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.985 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.936 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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