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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 Pence, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Pence 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 Pence:
    • 34.449260, -86.758888
    • 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 Pence
  • 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 Pence ...

We have found seven communities that share the name Pence.

Within Alabama, the name Pence is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Indiana
      • Warren County
      • This Pence is located in Warren County and lies 410 miles [659.8 km]<1> to the north of the Pence that is located in Morgan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pence
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Warren County community of Pence.
    • Kansas
      • Scott County
      • This Pence is located in Scott County and lies 844 miles [1,358.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Pence that is located in Morgan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pence
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Scott County community of Pence.
    • Kentucky
      • Lewis County
      • This Pence is located in Lewis County and lies 343 miles [552 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Pence that is located in Morgan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pence
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lewis County community of Pence.
      • Wolfe County
      • This Pence is located in Wolfe County and lies 286 miles [460.3 km] to the northeast of the Pence that is located in Morgan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pence
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wolfe County community of Pence.
    • Tennessee
      • Dyer 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 Tennessee community of Pence [Dyer County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Ashland 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 Wisconsin community of Pence [Ashland County].
      • Iron County
      • This Pence is located in Iron County and lies 846 miles [1,361.5 km]<1> to the north of the Pence that is located in Morgan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pence
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Iron County community of Pence.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Pence ...

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.

  • Bluff City [Morgan County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluff City
    • Bluff City [Morgan County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Pence
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bluff City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Gum Spring [Morgan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gum Spring
    • Gum Spring [Morgan County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Pence
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gum Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gum Spring
  • Lynntown [Morgan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynntown
    • Lynntown [Morgan County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Pence
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lynntown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynntown
  • Peach Grove [Morgan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peach Grove
    • Peach Grove [Morgan County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Pence
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peach Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peach Grove
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    • Rocky Point [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Point
      • Rocky Point [Morgan County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Pence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Point
    • Six Mile [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Six Mile
      • Six Mile [Morgan County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Pence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Six Mile have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Six Mile
    • Stringer [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stringer
      • Stringer [Morgan County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Pence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stringer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stringer
    • Union [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Morgan County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Pence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
    • Woodland Mills [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodland Mills
      • Woodland Mills [Morgan County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Pence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodland Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodland Mills

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 Pence. 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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    • Viola Allen     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Huntsville (AL) on October 27, 1869 (a Wednesday) and died in New York (NY) on May 9, 1948 (a Sunday) at the age of 78. She is buried at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Huntsville is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of Pence.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Viola Allen<4>
    • Tallulah Bankhead     (Actress)
      • Full name: Tallulah Brockman Bankhead
      • Actress. She was born in Huntsville (AL) on January 31, 1902 (a Friday) and died in New York (NY) on December 12, 1968 (a Thursday) at the age of 66.
      • Huntsville is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of Pence.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tallulah Bankhead<4>
    • Pat Buttram     (Actor)
      • Full name: Maxwell Emmett Buttram
      • Actor. He was born in Addison (AL) on June 19, 1915 (a Saturday) and died in Los Angeles (CA) on January 8, 1994 (a Saturday) at the age of 78. He is buried at Maxwell Chapel UMC Cemetery (Winston County, Alabama).
      • Addison is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Pence.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Pat Buttram<4>
    • Anne Bradshaw Clopton     (Artist)
    • Norman Glen 'Norm' Ezell     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Chelsea (AL) on October 7, 1941 (a Tueday) and died in Lodi (CA) on May 8, 2010 (a Saturday) at the age of 68.
      • Chelsea is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northeast of Pence.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Norman Glen 'Norm' Ezell<4>
    • Dr. Owen Kay Garriott     (Astronaut - Skylab 2)
      • Astronaut - Skylab 2. He was born in Enid (OK) on November 22, 1930 (a Saturday) and died in Huntsville (AL) on April 15, 2019 (a Monday) at the age of 88. We don't have any burial details.
      • Huntsville is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of Pence.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. Owen Kay Garriott<4>
    • Don Mincher     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Huntsville (AL) on June 24, 1938 (a Friday) and died in Huntsville (AL) on March 4, 2012 (a Sunday) at the age of 73. He is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama).
      • Huntsville is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of Pence.
      • Huntsville is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of Pence.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Mincher<4>
    • Billy Neighbors     (Professional football)
    • Jesse Owens     (Olympic Gold Medalist, civil rights activist)
      • Olympic Gold Medalist, civil rights activist. He was born in Danville (AL) on September 12, 1913 (a Friday) and died in Tucson (AZ) on May 31, 1980 (a Saturday) at the age of 66. He is buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Danville is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of Pence.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jesse Owens<4>
    • Truett Banks 'Rip' Sewell     (Major League Baseball)
    • Charles 'Gabby' Street     (Major League Baseball)
    • Harry Rhett Townes     (Actor, Episcopal priest)
      • Actor, Episcopal priest. He was born in Huntsville (AL) on September 18, 1914 (a Friday) and died in Huntsville (AL) on May 23, 2001 (a Wednesday) at the age of 86. He is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama).
      • Huntsville is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of Pence.
      • Huntsville is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of Pence.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Rhett Townes<4>
    • Maria Howard Weeden     (Artist, author)
      • Artist, author. She was born in Huntsville (AL) on July 6, 1846 (a Monday) and died in Huntsville (AL) on April 12, 1905 (a Wednesday) at the age of 58. She is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama).
      • Huntsville is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of Pence.
      • Huntsville is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of Pence.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Maria Howard Weeden<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Decatur, which is the Seat of Morgan County and lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Pence to Decatur, with an average speed<5> 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, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 145 miles [233.4 km] to the south (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 619 miles [996.2 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 6,505 miles [10,468.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,217 miles [11,614.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,093 miles [8,196.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Morgan County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Morgan County: www.co.morgan.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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pence) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pence. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4493, Longitude: -86.7589       In this case, the coordinates for Pence 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Pence 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 Pence 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 313.704 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.448 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.076 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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