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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 Nixburg, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Nixburg 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 Nixburg:
    • 32.827929, -86.110985
    • 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 Nixburg
  • 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 Nixburg ...

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.

  • Cottage Grove [Coosa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottage Grove
    • Cottage Grove [Coosa County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Nixburg
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottage Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottage Grove
  • Crewsville [Coosa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crewsville
    • Crewsville [Coosa County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Nixburg
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crewsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crewsville
  • Equality [Coosa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Equality
    • Equality [Coosa County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Nixburg
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Equality
  • Falkner [Elmore County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falkner
    • Falkner [Elmore County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Nixburg
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falkner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falkner
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    • Fishpond [Coosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fishpond
      • Fishpond [Coosa County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Nixburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fishpond
    • Jon [Coosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jon
      • Jon [Coosa County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Nixburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jon
    • Kid [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kid
      • Kid [Elmore County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Nixburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kid have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kid
    • Our Town [Tallapoosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Our Town
      • Our Town [Tallapoosa County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Nixburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Our Town
    • Speed [Coosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Speed
      • Speed [Coosa County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Nixburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Speed have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Speed

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 Nixburg. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • James Anderson     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Wetumpka (Alabama) on Wednesday July 13, 1921 and died in Billings (Montana) on Sunday September 14, 1969 at the age of 48. He is buried at Valhalla Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Wetumpka is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Nixburg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Anderson<3>
    • Jim Nabors     (Actor, singer)
      • Actor, singer. He was born in Sylacauga (Alabama) on Thursday June 12, 1930 and died in Honolulu (Hawaii) on Thursday November 30, 2017 at the age of 87.
      • Sylacauga is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Nixburg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jim Nabors<3>
    • Joe Sewell     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Titus (Alabama) on Sunday October 9, 1898 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Tueday March 6, 1990 at the age of 91. He is buried at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park (Tuscaloosa County, Alabama).
      • Titus is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest of Nixburg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Sewell<3>
    • William 'Lum' York     (Musician, comedian)
      • 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 the age of 85. He is buried at Greenoaks Memorial Park (East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana).
      • Elmore is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southwest of Nixburg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William 'Lum' York<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Rockford, which is the Seat of Coosa County and lies just to the Northwest.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south southwest (SSW). If you could walk a straight line from Nixburg to Montgomery, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 657 miles [1,057.3 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 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,555 miles [10,549.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,259 miles [11,682.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,137 miles [8,267.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Coosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Nixburg. 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Nixburg) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nixburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8279, Longitude: -86.1110    
<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>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Nixburg to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 313.221 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.665 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.17 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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