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Outdoor Activities ...

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

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

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks 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 this GPS location for Mosses:
    • 32.177746, -86.671906
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Mosses
  • 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:
    • Waymark.com

Curious and Interesting Names Near Mosses ...

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Bragg's [Lowndes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bragg's
    • Bragg's [Lowndes County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Mosses
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bragg's have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bragg's
  • Clover Hill [Lowndes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clover Hill
    • Clover Hill [Lowndes County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Mosses
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clover Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clover Hill
  • Gordonsville [Lowndes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordonsville
    • Gordonsville [Lowndes County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Mosses
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gordonsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordonsville
  • Gordonville [Lowndes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordonville
    • Gordonville [Lowndes County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Mosses
    • Estimated population in 2019: 278 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordonville
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Hicks Hill [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hicks Hill
      • Hicks Hill [Lowndes County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Mosses
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hicks Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hicks Hill
    • Jones Bluff Dam [Autauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones Bluff Dam
      • Jones Bluff Dam [Autauga County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Mosses
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Jones Bluff Dam. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Bluff Dam
    • Mount Willing [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Willing
      • Mount Willing [Lowndes County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Mosses
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Willing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Willing
    • Steep Creek [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Steep Creek
      • Steep Creek [Lowndes County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Mosses
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Steep Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Steep Creek
    • Trickem [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trickem
      • Trickem [Lowndes County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Mosses
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trickem have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trickem

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 Mosses. 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.

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    • Richard L. Blandon     (Singer)
      • 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 the age of 57. He is buried at Calverton National Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York).
      • Montgomery is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Mosses.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Richard L. Blandon<4>
    • Oscar Gamble     (Major League Baseball)
      • 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 the age of 68.
      • Ramer is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Mosses.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Gamble<4>
    • George Addison Grant     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born on Tueday January 6, 1903 and died in Montgomery (Alabama) on Tueday March 25, 1986 at the age of 83. He is buried at Oak Hill Cemetery (Autauga County, Alabama).
      • Montgomery is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Mosses.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Addison Grant<4>
    • Willie Mae 'Big Mama' Thornton     (Musician)
    • Kevin Turner     (Professional football)
      • 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 the age of 46. He is buried at Prattville Memorial Gardens (Autauga County, Alabama).
      • Prattville is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Mosses.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kevin Turner<4>
    • 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))
      • 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 the age of 73. She is buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Montgomery County, Alabama).
      • Montgomery is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Mosses.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elizabeth Priscilla Tyler<4>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Mosses and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Hayneville, which is the Seat of Lowndes County and lies just to the East.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east northeast (ENE). If you could walk a straight line from Mosses to Montgomery, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 712 miles [1,145.9 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 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,610 miles [10,637.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,313 miles [11,769.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,191 miles [8,354.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Mosses. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mosses

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mosses. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1777, Longitude: -86.6719    
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Mosses to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 313.508 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.908 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.523 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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