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The location of Lois Spring









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Lois Spring 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 Lois Spring. 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 Lois Spring.

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

The Pickens County sighting report from eBird.

Since Lois Spring is near Greene County and also Lowndes County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Greene County

Sighting report for Lowndes 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 Lois Spring.

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

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

  • Carrollton [Map], which is the Seat of Pickens County, lies just to the North.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 119 miles [191.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Lois Spring to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 729 miles [1,173.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,619 miles [10,652.2 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 7,330 miles [11,796.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,206 miles [8,378.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lois Spring ...

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.

Aliceville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest of Lois Spring   [Map]

Archer   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Bell   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Coal Fire   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Dillburg   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]

Gordo   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

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

Pickens Ferry   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Pickensville   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Pickensville Ferry   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Pioneer   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Pleasant Grove   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Reform   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [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 Lois Spring. 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.

Henry 'Hurricane Hank' Armstrong

Professional boxer. He was born in Columbus (Mississippi) on Thursday December 12, 1912 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday October 22, 1988 at an age of 75. He was buried at Angelus Rosedale Cemetery (California).

Columbus [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Lois Spring

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Henry 'Hurricane Hank' Armstrong<7>

Carey Bell     (Born as Carey Bell Harrington)

Musician. He was born in Macon (Mississippi) on Saturday November 14, 1936 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Sunday May 6, 2007 at an age of 70.

Macon [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Lois Spring

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carey Bell

Jesse Fortune

Singer. He was born in Macon (Mississippi) on Friday February 28, 1930 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Monday August 31, 2009 at an age of 79.

Macon [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Lois Spring

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jesse Fortune

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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Lois Spring

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bobby Rae Williams

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Alabama

About Pickens County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lois Spring. 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Lois Spring) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lois Spring. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2307, Longitude: -88.0939     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lois Spring 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 Lois Spring 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 314.438 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.129 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.877 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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