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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 O'Neal, we use the following websites to find information relevant to O'Neal 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 O'Neal:
    • 34.851476, -87.041677
    • 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 O'Neal
  • 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

Communities Also Named O'Neal ...

We have found five communities that share the name O'Neal.

Within Alabama, the name O'Neal is unique.

Beyond Alabama, we know of another five communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Independence County
      • This O'Neal is located in Independence County and lies 278 miles [447.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the O'Neal that is located in Limestone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on O'Neal
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Independence County community of O'Neal.
    • Georgia
      • Wayne County
      • This O'Neal is located in Wayne County and lies 379 miles [609.9 km]<1> to the southeast of the O'Neal that is located in Limestone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on O'Neal
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wayne County community of O'Neal.
    • South Carolina
      • Greenville County
      • This O'Neal is located in Greenville County and lies 269 miles [432.9 km]<1> to the east of the O'Neal that is located in Limestone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on O'Neal
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greenville County community of O'Neal.
    • Virginia
      • Floyd County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of O'Neal [Floyd County].
      • Madison County
      • This O'Neal is located in Madison County and lies 542 miles [872.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the O'Neal that is located in Limestone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on O'Neal
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of O'Neal.

Curious and Interesting Names Near O'Neal ...

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.

  • Cartwright [Limestone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cartwright
    • Cartwright [Limestone County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of O'Neal
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cartwright have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cartwright
  • Cross Key [Limestone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cross Key
    • Cross Key [Limestone County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of O'Neal
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cross Key have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Key
  • Easter Ferry [Limestone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Easter Ferry
    • Easter Ferry [Limestone County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of O'Neal
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Easter Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Easter Ferry
  • Farmview [Limestone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmview
    • Farmview [Limestone County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of O'Neal
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmview
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    • Glenn Valley [Limestone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenn Valley
      • Glenn Valley [Limestone County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of O'Neal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenn Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenn Valley
    • Green Hills [Limestone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Hills
      • Green Hills [Limestone County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of O'Neal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Hills
    • Hay's Mill [Limestone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hay's Mill
      • Hay's Mill [Limestone County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of O'Neal
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hay's Mill
    • Hickory Hills [Limestone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Hills
      • Hickory Hills [Limestone County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of O'Neal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Hills
    • Meadowbrook [Limestone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadowbrook
      • Meadowbrook [Limestone County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of O'Neal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadowbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadowbrook
    • Persimmon Grove [Limestone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Persimmon Grove
      • Persimmon Grove [Limestone County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of O'Neal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Persimmon Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Persimmon Grove
    • Shanghai [Limestone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shanghai
      • Shanghai [Limestone County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of O'Neal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shanghai have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shanghai
    • Walnut Hill [Limestone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Hill
      • Walnut Hill [Limestone County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of O'Neal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Hill

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 O'Neal. 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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    • Tallulah Bankhead     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Huntsville (Alabama) on Friday January 31, 1902 and died in New York (New York) on Thursday December 12, 1968 at the age of 66.
      • Huntsville is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of O'Neal.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tallulah Bankhead<4>
    • Anne Bradshaw Clopton     (Artist)
      • Artist. She was born in Shelbyville (Tennessee) on Monday July 22, 1878 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Saturday February 4, 1956 at the age of 77. She is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama).
      • Huntsville is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of O'Neal.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Anne Bradshaw Clopton<4>
    • Norman Glen 'Norm' Ezell     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Chelsea (Alabama) on Tueday October 7, 1941 and died in Lodi (California) on Saturday May 8, 2010 at the age of 68.
      • Chelsea is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of O'Neal.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Norman Glen 'Norm' Ezell<4>
    • Don Mincher     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Huntsville (Alabama) on Friday June 24, 1938 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Sunday March 4, 2012 at the age of 73. He is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama).
      • Huntsville is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of O'Neal.
      • Huntsville is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of O'Neal.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Mincher<4>
    • Billy Neighbors     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Tuscaloosa (Alabama) on Sunday February 4, 1940 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Monday April 30, 2012 at the age of 72. He is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama).
      • Huntsville is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of O'Neal.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Neighbors<4>
    • Truett Banks 'Rip' Sewell     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Decatur (Alabama) on Saturday May 11, 1907 and died in Plant City (Florida) on Sunday September 3, 1989 at the age of 82. He is buried at Oaklawn Cemetery (Hillsborough County, Florida).
      • Decatur is located 18 miles [29 km] to the south of O'Neal.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Truett Banks 'Rip' Sewell<4>
    • Harry Rhett Townes     (Actor, Episcopal priest)
      • Actor, Episcopal priest. He was born in Huntsville (Alabama) on Friday September 18, 1914 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Wednesday May 23, 2001 at the age of 86. He is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama).
      • Huntsville is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of O'Neal.
      • Huntsville is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of O'Neal.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Rhett Townes<4>
    • Maria Howard Weeden     (Artist, author)
      • Artist, author. She was born in Huntsville (Alabama) on Monday July 6, 1846 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Wednesday April 12, 1905 at the age of 58. She is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama).
      • Huntsville is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of O'Neal.
      • Huntsville is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of O'Neal.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Maria Howard Weeden<4>
    • Jessup Joseph Whitehead     (Author, chef)
      • Author, chef. He was born in London (England) on Thursday August 1, 1833 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Sunday May 12, 1889 at the age of 55. He is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama).
      • Huntsville is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of O'Neal.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jessup Joseph Whitehead<4>

How Far From O'Neal to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as O'Neal to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Athens, which is the Seat of Limestone County and lies just to the Southeast.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 176 miles [283.2 km]<1> to the south southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from O'Neal to Montgomery, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 618 miles [994.6 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,497 miles [10,455.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,212 miles [11,606.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,088 miles [8,188.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Limestone County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Limestone County: www.co.limestone.al.us/

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- O'Neal) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in O'Neal. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8515, Longitude: -87.0417       In this case, the coordinates for O'Neal have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek 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 O'Neal 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.
<3>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.
<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 O'Neal 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 313.897 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.727 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.103 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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