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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 Perdido, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Perdido 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 Perdido:
    • 31.00933, -87.626923
    • 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 Perdido
  • 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 Perdido ...

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.

  • Canoe [Escambia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canoe
    • Canoe [Escambia County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Perdido
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canoe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canoe
  • Freemanville [Escambia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freemanville
    • Freemanville [Escambia County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Perdido
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freemanville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freemanville
  • Jack Springs [Escambia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jack Springs
    • Jack Springs [Escambia County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Perdido
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jack Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jack Springs
  • John Gayler Grant [Escambia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for John Gayler Grant
    • John Gayler Grant [Escambia County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Perdido
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for John Gayler Grant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on John Gayler Grant
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    • Lottie [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lottie
      • Lottie [Baldwin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Perdido
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lottie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lottie
    • Malta [Escambia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Malta
      • Malta [Escambia County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Perdido
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Malta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Malta
    • Martinville [Escambia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martinville
      • Martinville [Escambia County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Perdido
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martinville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martinville
    • Pleasant Hill [Escambia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
      • Pleasant Hill [Escambia County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Perdido
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill
    • Redtown [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redtown
      • Redtown [Baldwin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Perdido
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redtown
    • Robinsonville [Escambia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robinsonville
      • Robinsonville [Escambia County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Perdido
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robinsonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robinsonville
    • Walnut Hill [Escambia County]

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

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

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    • Bay Minette, which is the Seat of Baldwin County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Perdido to Bay Minette, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 122 miles [196.3 km] to the northeast (NE). 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) is 808 miles [1,300.3 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 46 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,706 miles [10,792.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,407 miles [11,920.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,286 miles [8,507 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Baldwin County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Baldwin County: www.co.baldwin.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' (or 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- Perdido) 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 Perdido. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Perdido

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Perdido. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.0093, Longitude: -87.6269    
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Perdido 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 313.977 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.291 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.112 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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