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The location of Loacke Ford









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Loacke Ford 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 Loacke Ford. 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 Loacke Ford.

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

The Bibb County sighting report from eBird.

Since Loacke Ford is near Shelby County and also Tuscaloosa County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Shelby County

Sighting report for Tuscaloosa 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 Loacke Ford.

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

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

  • Centreville [Map], which is the Seat of Bibb County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Loacke Ford to Centreville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day 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 68 miles [109.4 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 683 miles [1,099.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,578 miles [10,586.3 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 7,286 miles [11,725.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,162 miles [8,307.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Loacke Ford ...

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.

Booth Ford   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast of Loacke Ford   [Map]

Flat Top   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Glen Carbon   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Gray Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Hebron   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

Italian Town   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Marvel   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Masena   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]

Pea Ridge   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]

Piper   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

Sawmill Town   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Stacks Hill (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 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 Loacke Ford. 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.

Mary Anderson

Actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday April 3, 1918 and died in Burbank (California) on Sunday April 6, 2014 at an age of 96. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Loacke Ford

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Anderson<7>

Inez McConico Andrews

Singer, songwriter. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday April 14, 1929 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Wednesday December 19, 2012 at an age of 83. She was buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Loacke Ford

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Inez McConico Andrews

Mary Badham

Oscar nominated actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Tueday October 7, 1952

Birmingham [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Loacke Ford

Frances Westerman Bergen

Actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Thursday September 14, 1922 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday October 2, 2006 at an age of 84. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Loacke Ford

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frances Westerman Bergen

Lyman Wesley Bostock, Jr.

Major League Baseball. He was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday November 22, 1950 and died in Gary (Indiana) on Saturday September 23, 1978 at an age of 27. He was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Loacke Ford

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lyman Wesley Bostock, Jr.

Robert Randall 'Bobby' Bragan

Major League Baseball. He was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Tueday October 30, 1917 and died in Fort Worth (Texas) on Thursday January 21, 2010 at an age of 92. He was buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (Tarrant County, Texas) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Loacke Ford

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Randall 'Bobby' Bragan

Jackie Burkett

Professional football. He was born in Thorsby (Alabama) on Wednesday December 16, 1936 and died in Fort Walton Beach (Florida) on Friday September 1, 2017 at an age of 80. He was buried at Beal Memorial Cemetery (Okaloosa County, Florida) [Map].

Thorsby [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Loacke Ford

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jackie Burkett

Nell Carter     (Born as Nell Ruth Hardy)

Singer, actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Monday September 13, 1948 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Thursday January 23, 2003 at an age of 54. She was buried at Hillside Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Loacke Ford

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nell Carter

William Joseph 'Bill' Cartridge

Actor. He was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday October 4, 1914 and died in Santa Barbara (California) on Friday July 11, 1975 at an age of 60. He was buried at Santa Barbara Cemetery (Santa Barbara County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Loacke Ford

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Joseph 'Bill' Cartridge

William Benjamin 'Ben' Chapman

Major League Baseball. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday December 25, 1908 and died in Hoover (Alabama) on Wednesday July 7, 1993 at an age of 84. He was buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama) [Map].

Hoover [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast of Loacke Ford

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Benjamin 'Ben' Chapman

Joseph John Domnanovich

Professional football. He was born in South Bend (Indiana) on Tueday March 18, 1919 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Tueday January 20, 2009 at an age of 89. He was buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Loacke Ford

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph John Domnanovich

Dennis Edwards

Musician - a member of 'The Temptations'. He was born in Fairfield (Alabama) on Wednesday February 3, 1943 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Friday February 2, 2018 at an age of 75.

Fairfield [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the north of Loacke Ford

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dennis Edwards

Louise Fletcher     (Estelle Louise Fletcher)

Oscar winning actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday July 22, 1934

Birmingham [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Loacke Ford

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Bibb County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Bibb County: www.co.bibb.ga.us/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Loacke Ford) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Loacke Ford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1654, Longitude: -87.0300     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Loacke Ford 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 Loacke Ford 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 313.791 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.371 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.462 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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