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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 Ross Ford, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Ross Ford and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • 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 Ross Ford:
    • 33.111229, -86.062746
    • 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 Ross Ford
  • 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 Ross Ford ...

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.

  • Gage [Clay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gage
    • Gage [Clay County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Ross Ford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gage have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gage
  • Goodwater [Coosa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodwater
    • Goodwater [Coosa County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Ross Ford
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,315 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodwater
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goodwater<3>
  • Hatchet Creek [Clay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatchet Creek
    • Hatchet Creek [Clay County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Ross Ford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hatchet Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatchet Creek
  • Lake Joy [Talladega County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Joy
    • Lake Joy [Talladega County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Ross Ford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Joy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Joy
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    • Liberty [Tallapoosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
      • Liberty [Tallapoosa County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Ross Ford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
    • Liberty Hill [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty Hill
      • Liberty Hill [Talladega County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Ross Ford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty Hill
    • Shady Grove [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Grove
      • Shady Grove [Clay County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Ross Ford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Grove
    • Sunrise [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunrise
      • Sunrise [Talladega County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Ross Ford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunrise have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunrise
    • Warm Springs [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warm Springs
      • Warm Springs [Talladega County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Ross Ford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warm Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warm Springs

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 Ross Ford. 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 ...
    • Ethlyne Clair     (Actress)
    • 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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the west of Ross Ford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jim Nabors<4>
    • Dave Pope     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Talladega (Alabama) on Friday June 17, 1921 and died in Cleveland (Ohio) on Saturday August 28, 1999 at the age of 78. He is buried at Lake View Cemetery (Cuyahoga County, Ohio).
      • Talladega is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the north of Ross Ford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dave Pope<4>

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

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

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    • Ashland, which is the Seat of Clay County and lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Ross Ford to Ashland, 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 52 miles [83.7 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 642 miles [1,033.2 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 37 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,540 miles [10,525.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,245 miles [11,659.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,122 miles [8,243.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ross Ford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1112, Longitude: -86.0627       In this case, the coordinates for Ross Ford 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Ross Ford 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 313.21 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.692 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.09 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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