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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 Saddlebrook, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Saddlebrook 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 Saddlebrook:
    • 33.537882, -86.655542
    • 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 Saddlebrook
  • 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 Saddlebrook ...

We have found three communities that share the name Saddlebrook.

Within Alabama, the name Saddlebrook is unique.

Beyond Alabama, we know of another three communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these three communities, .

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Colorado
      • Douglas County
      • This Saddlebrook is located in Douglas County and lies 1,082 miles [1,741.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Saddlebrook that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saddlebrook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Douglas County community of Saddlebrook.
    • Kentucky
      • Clark County
      • This Saddlebrook is located in Clark County and lies 338 miles [544 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Saddlebrook that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saddlebrook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Saddlebrook.
    • Quebec
      • This Saddlebrook lies 1,054 miles [1,696.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the Saddlebrook that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saddlebrook

Curious and Interesting Names Near Saddlebrook ...

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.

  • Battleground [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Battleground
    • Battleground [Jefferson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Saddlebrook
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Battleground have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Battleground
  • Cherokee Bend [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherokee Bend
    • Cherokee Bend [Jefferson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Saddlebrook
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherokee Bend have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherokee Bend
  • Hunters Hill [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunters Hill
    • Hunters Hill [Jefferson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Saddlebrook
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunters Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunters Hill
  • Irondale [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irondale
    • Irondale [Jefferson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Saddlebrook
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,893 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irondale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irondale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Irondale<3>
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    • Liberty Highlands [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty Highlands
      • Liberty Highlands [Jefferson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Saddlebrook
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty Highlands have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty Highlands
    • Moore Corner [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moore Corner
      • Moore Corner [Jefferson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Saddlebrook
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moore Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moore Corner
    • Mountain Forest [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Forest
      • Mountain Forest [Jefferson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Saddlebrook
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Forest
    • Rock Ridge [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Ridge
      • Rock Ridge [Jefferson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Saddlebrook
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Ridge
    • Rose Hill [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rose Hill
      • Rose Hill [Jefferson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Saddlebrook
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rose Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose Hill

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 Saddlebrook. 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 ...
    • Mary Anderson     (Actress)
    • Inez McConico Andrews     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday April 14, 1929 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Wednesday December 19, 2012 at the age of 83. She is buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Birmingham is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west of Saddlebrook.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Inez McConico Andrews<4>
    • Mary Badham     (Oscar nominated actress)
      • Oscar nominated actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Tueday October 7, 1952
      • Birmingham is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west of Saddlebrook.
    • Daniel Robert 'Dan' Bankhead     (Major League Baseball)
    • Frances Westerman Bergen     (Actress)
    • Neil Bonnett     (Race car driver)
      • Race car driver. He was born in Hueytown (Alabama) on Tueday July 30, 1946 and died in Daytona Beach (Florida) on Friday February 11, 1994 at the age of 47. He is buried at Forest Grove Memorial Gardens (Jefferson County, Alabama).
      • Hueytown is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Saddlebrook.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Neil Bonnett<4>
    • Lyman Wesley Bostock, Jr.     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday November 22, 1950 and died in Gary (Indiana) on Saturday September 23, 1978 at the age of 27. He is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Birmingham is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west of Saddlebrook.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lyman Wesley Bostock, Jr.<4>
    • Robert Randall 'Bobby' Bragan     (Major League Baseball)
    • Nell Carter     (Singer, actress)
      • Singer, actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Monday September 13, 1948 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Thursday January 23, 2003 at the age of 54. She is buried at Hillside Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Birmingham is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west of Saddlebrook.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nell Carter<4>
    • William Joseph 'Bill' Cartridge     (Actor)
    • William Benjamin 'Ben' Chapman     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday December 25, 1908 and died in Hoover (Alabama) on Wednesday July 7, 1993 at the age of 84. He is buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama).
      • Hoover is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest of Saddlebrook.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Benjamin 'Ben' Chapman<4>
    • Joseph John Domnanovich     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in South Bend (Indiana) on Tueday March 18, 1919 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Tueday January 20, 2009 at the age of 89. He is buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama).
      • Birmingham is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west of Saddlebrook.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph John Domnanovich<4>
    • Dee Edwards     (Singer)
      • Singer. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Tueday June 19, 1945 and died in Detroit (Michigan) on Wednesday January 25, 2006 at the age of 60. She is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Wayne County, Michigan).
      • Birmingham is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west of Saddlebrook.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dee Edwards<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Birmingham, which is the Seat of Jefferson County and lies just to the West.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 82 miles [132 km]<1> to the south southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Saddlebrook to Montgomery, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 650 miles [1,046.1 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,544 miles [10,531.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,253 miles [11,672.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,129 miles [8,254.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Saddlebrook) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saddlebrook. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5379, Longitude: -86.6555       In this case, the coordinates for Saddlebrook 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 Saddlebrook 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 313.589 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.19 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.234 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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