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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 Pronto, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Pronto 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 Pronto:
    • 31.757383, -85.817446
    • 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 Pronto
  • 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 Pronto ...

We have found two communities that share the name Pronto.

Within Alabama, the name Pronto is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Nevada
      • Humboldt County
      • This Pronto is located in Humboldt County and lies 1,889 miles [3,040.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Pronto that is located in Pike County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pronto
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Humboldt County community of Pronto.
    • New Mexico
      • Dona Ana County
      • This Pronto is located in Dona Ana County and lies 1,243 miles [2,000.4 km]<1> to the west of the Pronto that is located in Pike County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pronto
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dona Ana County community of Pronto.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Pronto ...

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.

  • College Park [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for College Park
    • College Park [Pike County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Pronto
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for College Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on College Park
  • Elmhill Plantation [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmhill Plantation
    • Elmhill Plantation [Pike County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Pronto
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmhill Plantation have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmhill Plantation
  • Forest Circle [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Circle
    • Forest Circle [Pike County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Pronto
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Circle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Circle
  • Green Oaks [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Oaks
    • Green Oaks [Pike County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Pronto
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Oaks
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    • Green Ridge [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Ridge
      • Green Ridge [Pike County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Pronto
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Ridge
    • Hillcrest [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillcrest
      • Hillcrest [Pike County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Pronto
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillcrest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillcrest
    • Jonesville [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonesville
      • Jonesville [Pike County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Pronto
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jonesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonesville
    • Josie [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Josie
      • Josie [Pike County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Pronto
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Josie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Josie
    • Lewis [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewis
      • Lewis [Pike County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Pronto
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewis
    • Mossy Grove [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mossy Grove
      • Mossy Grove [Pike County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Pronto
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mossy Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mossy Grove
    • Mountainbrook [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountainbrook
      • Mountainbrook [Pike County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Pronto
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountainbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountainbrook
    • Pleasant Hill [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
      • Pleasant Hill [Pike County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Pronto
      • 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
    • Trojan Terrace [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trojan Terrace
      • Trojan Terrace [Pike County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Pronto
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trojan Terrace have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trojan Terrace
    • Windmill Hills [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windmill Hills
      • Windmill Hills [Pike County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Pronto
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windmill Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windmill Hills

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 Pronto. 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 ...
    • Herman Hodges     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Ozark (Alabama) on Sunday November 22, 1914 and died in San Marcos (California) on Thursday April 6, 2000 at the age of 85. He is buried at Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery (San Diego County, California).
      • Ozark is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Pronto.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Herman Hodges<3>
    • Eddie James Kendrick     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Union Springs (Alabama) on Monday October 5, 1992 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Monday October 5, 1992 at the age of 0. He is buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama).
      • Union Springs is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Pronto.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eddie James Kendrick<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Troy, which is the Seat of Pike County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Pronto to Troy, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 51 miles [82.1 km] to the north northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 697 miles [1,121.7 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,593 miles [10,610.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,292 miles [11,735.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,171 miles [8,321.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Pike County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pronto. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pronto) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pronto. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7574, Longitude: -85.8174       In this case, the coordinates for Pronto have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Pronto 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 312.977 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.236 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.281 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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