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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Carrollton [Map], which is the Seat of Pickens County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Lubbub to Carrollton, 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 116 miles [186.7 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 711 miles [1,144.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,600 miles [10,621.7 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 7,312 miles [11,767.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,187 miles [8,347.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lubbub ...

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.

Bell   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest of Lubbub   [Map]
Coal Fire   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Cove Park   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Gordo   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Gumbud   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Highview   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Jerusalem   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Kennedy   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Reform   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Samantha   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Zion   -   Less than 2 miles 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 Lubbub. 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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Lubbub

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ollie 'Downtown' Brown<7>
 
Jimmie Lee Sudduth
  Artist. He was born in Fayette (Alabama) on Thursday March 10, 1910 and died in Fayette (Alabama) on Sunday September 2, 2007 at an age of 97. He was buried at Fayette Memorial Gardens (Fayette County, Alabama) [Map].

Fayette [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Lubbub

Fayette [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Lubbub

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jimmie Lee Sudduth

Other Roadside Stops ...



Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Pickens County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Lubbub. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lubbub) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lubbub. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4307, Longitude: -87.8739     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lubbub 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 Lubbub 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 314.319 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.018 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.748 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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