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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 Saco, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Saco 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 Saco:
    • 31.955656, -85.821116
    • 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 Saco
  • 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 Saco ...

We have found ten communities that share the name Saco.

Within Alabama, the name Saco is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Kern County
      • This Saco is located in Kern County and lies 1,917 miles [3,085.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Saco that is located in Pike County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saco
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kern County community of Saco.
    • Georgia
      • Mitchell County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Saco [Mitchell County].
    • Kansas
      • Saco #
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Saco.
    • Maine
      • York County
      • This Saco is located in York County and lies 1,155 miles [1,858.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Saco that is located in Pike County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saco
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the York County community of Saco.
    • Minnesota
      • Steele County
      • This Saco is located in Steele County and lies 924 miles [1,487 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Saco that is located in Pike County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saco
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Steele County community of Saco.
    • Missouri
      • Madison County
      • This Saco is located in Madison County and lies 456 miles [733.9 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Saco that is located in Pike County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saco
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Saco.
    • Montana
      • Dawson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Montana community of Saco [Dawson County].
      • Phillips County
      • This Saco is located in Phillips County and lies 1,597 miles [2,570.1 km]<1> to the northwest of the Saco that is located in Pike County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saco
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Phillips County community of Saco.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Bradford County
      • This Saco is located in Bradford County and lies 850 miles [1,367.9 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Saco that is located in Pike County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saco
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bradford County community of Saco.
      • Lackawanna County
      • This Saco is located in Lackawanna County and lies 867 miles [1,395.3 km] to the northeast of the Saco that is located in Pike County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saco
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lackawanna County community of Saco.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Saco ...

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.

  • Bread Tray Hill [Bullock County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bread Tray Hill
    • Bread Tray Hill [Bullock County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Saco
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bread Tray Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bread Tray Hill
  • China Grove [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for China Grove
    • China Grove [Pike County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Saco
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for China Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on China Grove
  • High Ridge [Bullock County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for High Ridge
    • High Ridge [Bullock County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Saco
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for High Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Ridge
  • Hooks Crossroads [Bullock County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hooks Crossroads
    • Hooks Crossroads [Bullock County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Saco
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hooks Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hooks Crossroads
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Jenkins Crossroads [Bullock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jenkins Crossroads
      • Jenkins Crossroads [Bullock County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Saco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jenkins Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jenkins Crossroads
    • Jonesville [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonesville
      • Jonesville [Pike County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Saco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jonesville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Saco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Josie have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Saco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewis have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewis
    • Needmore [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Needmore
      • Needmore [Pike County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Saco
      • Former name for Needmore:
      • Rough Log
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Needmore
    • Postoak [Bullock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Postoak
      • Postoak [Bullock County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Saco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Postoak have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Postoak
    • Sellers Crossroads [Bullock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sellers Crossroads
      • Sellers Crossroads [Bullock County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Saco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sellers Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sellers Crossroads
    • Stills Crossroads [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stills Crossroads
      • Stills Crossroads [Pike County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Saco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stills Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stills Crossroads

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 Saco. 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 ...
    • Oscar Gamble     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Ramer (Alabama) on Tueday December 20, 1949 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday January 31, 2018 at the age of 68.
      • Ramer is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Saco.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Gamble<5>
    • 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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of Saco.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eddie James Kendrick<5>

How Far From Saco to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Troy, which is the Seat of Pike County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Saco to Troy, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 40 miles [64.4 km] to the northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take over two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 687 miles [1,105.6 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,584 miles [10,595.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,283 miles [11,720.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,163 miles [8,309 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Pike County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Saco. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Saco

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saco. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9557, Longitude: -85.8211       In this case, the coordinates for Saco have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Saco, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Saco 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.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Saco to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 312.993 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.282 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.242 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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