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The location of Loganwood









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Loganwood 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 Loganwood. 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 Loganwood.

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

The Tuscaloosa County sighting report from eBird.

Since Loganwood is near Jefferson County and also Fayette County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Jefferson County

Sighting report for Fayette 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 Loganwood.

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

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

  • Tuscaloosa [Map], which is the Seat of Tuscaloosa County, lies just to the South.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 95 miles [152.9 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Loganwood 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 three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 701 miles [1,128.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,593 miles [10,610.4 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 7,303 miles [11,753 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,179 miles [8,334.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Loganwood ...

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.

Burnt Pine   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North of Loganwood   [Map]

Chestnut Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Covey Chase   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

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

Flatwoods   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Four Winds   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Fox Run   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Green Hills   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

Heritage Hills   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

High Forest   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

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

Indian Hills   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

Indian Lake   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Mariners Cove   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

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

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

Rollingwood   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

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

Smoke Rise   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Vista Granda   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Wood Village   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Yacht Club Bay   -   2 miles [3.2 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 Loganwood. 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.

Ollie 'Downtown' Brown     (Ollie Lee Brown)

Major League Baseball. He was born in Tuscaloosa (Alabama) on Friday February 11, 1944 and died in Buena Park (California) on Thursday April 16, 2015 at an age of 71.

Tuscaloosa [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south of Loganwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ollie 'Downtown' Brown<7>

Lee Maye

Major League Baseball. He was born in Tuscaloosa (Alabama) on Tueday December 11, 1934 and died in Riverside (California) on Wednesday July 17, 2002 at an age of 67. He was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Tuscaloosa [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south of Loganwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lee Maye

Wilson Daniel 'Dee' Miles

Major League Baseball. He was born in Kellerman (Alabama) on Monday February 15, 1909 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Tueday November 2, 1976 at an age of 67. He was buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama) [Map].

Kellerman [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of Loganwood

Birmingham [Map] is located 45 miles [72.4 km] to the east of Loganwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wilson Daniel 'Dee' Miles

Billy Neighbors

Professional football. He was born in Tuscaloosa (Alabama) on Sunday February 4, 1940 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Monday April 30, 2012 at an age of 72. He was buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama) [Map].

Tuscaloosa [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south of Loganwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Neighbors

George 'Mule' Suttles

Negro League Baseball. He was born in Blockton Junc (Alabama) on Saturday March 31, 1900 and died in Newark (New Jersey) on Saturday July 9, 1966 at an age of 66. He was buried at Glendale Cemetery (Essex County, New Jersey) [Map].

Blockton Junc [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Loganwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George 'Mule' Suttles

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Tuscaloosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.al.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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Loganwood) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Loganwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2935, Longitude: -87.5439     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Loganwood 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 Loganwood 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 314.109 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.757 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.642 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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