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The location of Loachapoka









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Loachapoka 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 Loachapoka. 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 Loachapoka.

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

The Lee County sighting report from eBird.

Since Loachapoka is near Macon County and also Tallapoosa County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Macon County

Sighting report for Tallapoosa 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 Loachapoka.

How Far From Loachapoka to ...

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

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

  • Opelika [Map], which is the Seat of Lee County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Loachapoka to Opelika, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 43 miles [69.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). 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 about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 646 miles [1,039.6 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 6,544 miles [10,531.5 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 7,245 miles [11,659.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,124 miles [8,246.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Loachapoka ...

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.

Alliance   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South of Loachapoka   [Map]

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

Cedar Brook   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Cloverleaf   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Farmville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

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

Granite Hills   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]

James   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Jamesville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Liberty City   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Oak Hollow   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]

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

Ridge Grove   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Sand Hill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Stonegate   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]

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

Twin Creeks   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Village Hills   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [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 Loachapoka. 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.

George Washington Carver

Scientist, inventor. He was born in Diamond (Missouri) on Tueday July 12, 1864 and died in Tuskegee (Alabama) on Tueday January 5, 1943 at an age of 78.

Tuskegee [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest of Loachapoka

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Washington Carver<7>

Hal Herring

Professional football. He was born in Lanett (Alabama) on Sunday February 24, 1924 and died in Cumming (Georgia) on Sunday February 9, 2014 at an age of 90. He was buried at Sawnee View Gardens (Forsyth County, Georgia) [Map].

Lanett [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Loachapoka

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hal Herring

Joe Louis     (Born as Joseph Louis Barrow)

Professional boxer. He was born in LaFayette (Alabama) on Wednesday May 13, 1914 and died in Paradise (Nevada) on Sunday April 12, 1981 at an age of 66. He was buried at Arlington National Cemetery (Arlington County, Virginia) [Map].

LaFayette [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Loachapoka

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Louis

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Lee County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Loachapoka. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6043, Longitude: -85.5976     [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 Loachapoka 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 312.904 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.269 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.019 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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