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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 Saddle Hill, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Saddle Hill 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 Saddle Hill:
    • 31.455443, -86.130505
    • 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 Saddle Hill
  • 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 Saddle Hill ...

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.

  • Basin [Coffee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Basin
    • Basin [Coffee County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Saddle Hill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Basin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Basin
  • Bullock [Crenshaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bullock
    • Bullock [Crenshaw County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Saddle Hill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bullock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bullock
  • Edwardsville [Coffee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edwardsville
    • Edwardsville [Coffee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Saddle Hill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edwardsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edwardsville
  • Elba [Coffee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elba
    • Elba [Coffee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Saddle Hill
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,811 people
    • Former name for Elba:
    • Bridgeville
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elba
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elba<3>
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    • Friendship [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendship
      • Friendship [Covington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Saddle Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendship have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendship
    • Harpers Ferry [Coffee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harpers Ferry
      • Harpers Ferry [Coffee County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Saddle Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harpers Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harpers Ferry
    • Lee [Coffee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lee
      • Lee [Coffee County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Saddle Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lee
    • Pine Level [Coffee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Level
      • Pine Level [Coffee County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Saddle Hill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Level
    • Shady Grove [Coffee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Grove
      • Shady Grove [Coffee County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Saddle Hill
      • 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
    • Weed Crossroad [Crenshaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weed Crossroad
      • Weed Crossroad [Crenshaw County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Saddle Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weed Crossroad have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weed Crossroad

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 Saddle Hill. 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Saddle Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Herman Hodges<4>

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

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

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    • Elba, which is the Seat of Coffee County and lies just to the Southeast.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 64 miles [103 km]<1> to the north (N). If you could walk a straight line from Saddle Hill to Montgomery, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 725 miles [1,166.8 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,621 miles [10,655.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,319 miles [11,778.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,199 miles [8,367 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Saddle Hill. 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- Saddle Hill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saddle Hill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4554, Longitude: -86.1305       In this case, the coordinates for Saddle Hill 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 Saddle Hill 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 313.137 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.38 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.461 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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