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The location of London









Introduction ...

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

This page contains eight sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in London, we use the following websites to find information relevant to London and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for London 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 London. 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 London.

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

The Montgomery County sighting report from eBird.

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

Sighting report for Bullock County

Sighting report for Macon 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 London.

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

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

  • Montgomery [Map], which is the Seat of Montgomery County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from London to Montgomery, 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 five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). The buggy would take five to six hours and walking would take most of a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 681 miles [1,096 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, 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 6,579 miles [10,587.9 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 7,280 miles [11,716 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,159 miles [8,302.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named London ...

We have found 35 communities that share the name London.

Within Alabama, there are 3 communities which are also named London. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 24 communities in the United States and Canada - with 26 of those located in the United States.

In addition to the above occurrences of London, we know of 8 communities located outside of the United States and Canada.

We have broken our list into three sections:

Other communities located in Alabama

Communities outside of Alabama

Communities located internationally


Other Communities Located In Alabama

Conecuh County

Our profile page for London, Conecuh County   [Map]

Distance: About 90 miles [144.8 km] to the Southwest.

Marengo County

Our profile page for London, Marengo County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

Although located in Marengo County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for London, Saint Clair County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Saint Clair County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Communities Outside of Alabama

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Arkansas

Pope County

Our profile page for London, Pope County   [Map]

Distance: About 463 miles [745.1 km] to the West Northwest.

California

Tulare County

Our profile page for London, Tulare County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,915 miles [3,081.9 km] to the West Northwest.

Colorado

Park County

Our profile page for London, Park County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Park County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Indiana

Shelby County

Our profile page for London, Shelby County   [Map]

Distance: About 507 miles [815.9 km] to the North.

Kansas

Sumner County

Our profile page for London, Sumner County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Sumner County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Kentucky

Laurel County

Our profile page for London, Laurel County   [Map]

Distance: About 352 miles [566.5 km] to the North Northeast.

Michigan

Monroe County

Our profile page for London, Monroe County   [Map]

Distance: About 686 miles [1,104 km] to the North.

Minnesota

Freeborn County

Our profile page for London, Freeborn County   [Map]

Distance: About 865 miles [1,392.1 km] to the North Northwest.

Lake County

Our profile page for London, Lake County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,071 miles [1,723.6 km] to the North Northwest.

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for London, Saint Louis County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Saint Louis County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Missouri

Atchison County

Our profile page for London, Atchison County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 760 miles [1,223.1 km] to the Northwest.

Nebraska

Nemaha County

Our profile page for London, Nemaha County

This community is historic.

Although located in Nemaha County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Ohio

Darke County

Our profile page for London, Darke County

This community is historic.

Although located in Darke County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Madison County

Our profile page for London, Madison County   [Map]

Distance: About 545 miles [877.1 km] to the North Northeast.

Richland County

Our profile page for London, Richland County   [Map]

Distance: About 625 miles [1,005.8 km] to the North Northeast.

Ontario

Our profile page for London   [Map]

Distance: About 784 miles [1,261.7 km] to the North Northeast.

Oregon

Lane County

Our profile page for London, Lane County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,142 miles [3,447.2 km] to the West Northwest.

Pennsylvania

Mercer County

Our profile page for London, Mercer County   [Map]

Distance: About 693 miles [1,115.3 km] to the North Northeast.

South Carolina

York County

Our profile page for London, York County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in York County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Tennessee

Cocke County

Our profile page for London, Cocke County   [Map]

Distance: About 303 miles [487.6 km] to the North Northeast.

Texas

Kimble County

Our profile page for London, Kimble County   [Map]

Distance: About 803 miles [1,292.3 km] to the West.

Rusk County

Our profile page for London, Rusk County   [Map]

Distance: About 519 miles [835.2 km] to the West.

West Virginia

Kanawha County

Our profile page for London, Kanawha County   [Map]

Distance: About 486 miles [782.1 km] to the North Northeast.

Wisconsin

Dane County

Our profile page for London, Dane County   [Map]

Distance: About 761 miles [1,224.7 km] to the North.


Communities Located Internationally

Just a reminder: Our measurements are based on the Great Circle Route. See footnote <3>


Belize   [Map]

Distance: About 997 miles [1,604.5 km] to the South

England   [Map]

Distance: About 4,344 miles [6,991 km] to the Northeast

Equatorial Guinea   [Map]

Distance: About 6,471 miles [10,414.1 km] to the East

Finland   [Map]

Distance: About 4,765 miles [7,668.5 km] to the North Northeast

Kiribati   [Map]

Distance: About 5,060 miles [8,143.3 km] to the West

Nigeria   [Map]

Distance: About 6,110 miles [9,833.1 km] to the East

South Africa

- Limpopo   [Map]

Distance: About 8,630 miles [13,888.6 km] to the East

- Mpumalnga   [Map]

Distance: About 8,619 miles [13,870.9 km] to the East

Curious and Interesting Names Near London ...

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.

Cecil   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast of London   [Map]

Foxchase   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Foxwood   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Foxwood Trace   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Freeport   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Merry   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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

Perry's Mill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Pike Road   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Rolling Hills   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Shepherd Hill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [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 London. 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.

James Anderson

Actor. He was born in Wetumpka (Alabama) on Wednesday July 13, 1921 and died in Billings (Montana) on Sunday September 14, 1969 at an age of 48. He was buried at Valhalla Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Wetumpka [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest of London

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Anderson<9>

Richard L. Blandon

Singer. He was born in Montgomery (Alabama) on Sunday September 16, 1934 and died in New York (New York) on Monday December 30, 1991 at an age of 57. He was buried at Calverton National Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York) [Map].

Montgomery [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest of London

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Richard L. Blandon

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 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of London

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Washington Carver

Oscar Gamble

Major League Baseball. He was born in Ramer (Alabama) on Tueday December 20, 1949 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday January 31, 2018 at an age of 68.

Ramer [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southwest of London

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Gamble

George Addison Grant

Major League Baseball. He was born on Tueday January 6, 1903 and died in Montgomery (Alabama) on Tueday March 25, 1986 at an age of 83. He was buried at Oak Hill Cemetery (Autauga County, Alabama) [Map].

Montgomery [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest of London

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Addison Grant

Eddie James Kendrick

Singer. He was born in Union Springs (Alabama) on Monday October 5, 1992 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Monday October 5, 1992 at an age of 0. He was buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama) [Map].

Union Springs [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of London

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eddie James Kendrick

Willie Mae 'Big Mama' Thornton

Musician. She was born in Montgomery (Alabama) on Saturday December 11, 1926 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday July 25, 1984 at an age of 57. She was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Montgomery [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest of London

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Willie Mae 'Big Mama' Thornton

Kevin Turner

Professional football. He was born in Prattville (Alabama) on Thursday June 12, 1969 and died in Vestavia Hills (Alabama) on Thursday March 24, 2016 at an age of 46. He was buried at Prattville Memorial Gardens (Autauga County, Alabama) [Map].

Prattville [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of London

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kevin Turner

Elizabeth Priscilla Tyler

Daughter-in-law of John Tyler - after his wife Letitia died, Priscilla served as the de facto First Lady for the Harrison Presidency (March 1841 - April 1841). She was born in New York (New York) on Friday June 14, 1816 and died in Montgomery (Alabama) on Sunday December 29, 1889 at an age of 73. She was buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Montgomery County, Alabama) [Map].

Montgomery [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest of London

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elizabeth Priscilla Tyler

William 'Lum' York

Musician, comedian. He was born in Elmore (Alabama) on Saturday November 16, 1918 and died in Baton Rouge (Louisiana) on Sunday August 15, 2004 at an age of 85. He was buried at Greenoaks Memorial Park (East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Elmore [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of London

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William 'Lum' York

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Montgomery County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Montgomery County: www.mc-ala.org/

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- London) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in London. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2732, Longitude: -86.0502     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for London 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 London 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 313.149 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.506 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.263 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that London could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<8>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about London, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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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