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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Loflin 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 Loflin. 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 Loflin.

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

The Russell County sighting report from eBird.

Since Loflin is near Stewart County and also Chattahoochee County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Stewart County

Sighting report for Chattahoochee 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 Loflin.

How Far From Loflin 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 community such as Loflin to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Phenix City [Map], which is the Seat of Russell County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Loflin to Phenix City, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 74 miles [119.1 km] to the West (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 644 miles [1,036.4 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 6,539 miles [10,523.5 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 7,237 miles [11,646.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,117 miles [8,235 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Loflin ...

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.

Childs Place (GA)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast of Loflin   [Map]

Florence (GA)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Glenville   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Heard Place (GA)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Holy Trinity   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Power Place (GA)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Spring Grove (GA) (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Union (GA)   -   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 Loflin. 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.

Sam McQuagg

Racer car driver. He was born in Columbus (Georgia) on Monday November 11, 1935 and died in Columbus (Georgia) on Saturday January 3, 2009 at an age of 73. He was buried at Parkhill Cemetery (Muscogee County, Georgia) [Map].

Columbus [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Loflin

Columbus [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Loflin

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sam McQuagg<7>

Elmer Ray Riddle

Major League Baseball. He was born in Columbus (Georgia) on Friday July 31, 1914 and died in Columbus (Georgia) on Monday May 14, 1984 at an age of 69. He was buried at Parkhill Cemetery (Muscogee County, Georgia) [Map].

Columbus [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Loflin

Columbus [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Loflin

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elmer Ray Riddle

Augusta Jane Evans Wilson

Author. She was born in Columbus (Georgia) on Friday May 8, 1835 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Sunday May 9, 1909 at an age of 74. She was buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Mobile County, Alabama) [Map].

Columbus [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Loflin

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Augusta Jane Evans Wilson

Tim Wilson

Comedian, musician. He was born in Columbus (Georgia) on Saturday August 5, 1961 and died in Columbus (Georgia) on Wednesday February 26, 2014 at an age of 52. He was buried at Parkhill Cemetery (Muscogee County, Georgia) [Map].

Columbus [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Loflin

Columbus [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Loflin

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tim Wilson

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Russell County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Loflin. 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' (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- Loflin) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Loflin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1971, Longitude: -85.0349     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Loflin 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 Loflin 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 312.551 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.804 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.892 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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