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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Saginaw.

This page contains four sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Saginaw to:

  • Columbiana [Map], which is the Seat of Shelby County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Saginaw to Columbiana, with an average speed<2> 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 [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 67 miles [107.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 670 miles [1,078.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,565 miles [10,565.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,273 miles [11,704.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,150 miles [8,288.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Saginaw ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Saginaw.

While the name Saginaw is unique within Alabama, we know of another 12 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Alabama

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Arizona

Cochise County

Our profile page for Saginaw, Cochise County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,350 miles [2,172.6 km] to the West

Arkansas

Hot Spring County

Our profile page for Saginaw, Hot Spring County   [Map]
Distance: About 360 miles [579.4 km] to the West Northwest

Georgia

Coffee County

Our profile page for Saginaw, Coffee County   [Map]
Distance: About 267 miles [429.7 km] to the East Southeast

Michigan

Saginaw County

Our profile page for Saginaw, Saginaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 721 miles [1,160.3 km] to the North

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Minnesota

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Saginaw, Saint Louis County   [Map]
Distance: About 987 miles [1,588.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Missouri

Newton County

Our profile page for Saginaw, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 507 miles [815.9 km] to the Northwest

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New York

Franklin County

Our profile page for Saginaw, Franklin County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Franklin County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Ontario

Our profile page for Saginaw
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Oregon

Lane County

Our profile page for Saginaw, Lane County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,071 miles [3,333 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

York County

Our profile page for Saginaw, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 732 miles [1,178 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Tarrant County

Our profile page for Saginaw, Tarrant County   [Map]
Distance: About 612 miles [984.9 km] to the West

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Washington

Grays Harbor County

Our profile page for Saginaw, Grays Harbor County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,128 miles [3,424.7 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Saginaw ...

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Alabaster   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest of Saginaw   [Map]
Dearing Downs   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Elliotsville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Glen Forest   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hardy   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Ivanhoe   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Keystone   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Kingwood   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Longview   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Meadow Green   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Mission Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Navajo Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Navajo Pines   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Willow Glen   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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 Saginaw. 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.

Mary Badham
  Oscar nominated actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Tueday October 7, 1952

Birmingham [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of Saginaw
 
Nell Carter     (Born as Nell Ruth Hardy)
  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 an age of 54. She was buried at Hillside Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of Saginaw

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nell Carter<8>
 
Dennis Edwards
  Musician - a member of 'The Temptations'. He was born in Fairfield (Alabama) on Wednesday February 3, 1943 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Friday February 2, 2018 at an age of 75.

Fairfield [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of Saginaw

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dennis Edwards
 
Louise Fletcher     (Estelle Louise Fletcher)
  Oscar winning actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday July 22, 1934

Birmingham [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of Saginaw
 
Oscar Gamble
  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 an age of 68.

Birmingham [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of Saginaw

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Gamble
 
Tod Griffin     (Born as Arthur Griffin)
  Actor. He was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday January 15, 1919 and died in Bishop (California) on Tueday April 23, 2002 at an age of 83.

Birmingham [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of Saginaw
 
Wayne Rogers
  Actor. He was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Friday April 7, 1933 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday December 31, 2015 at an age of 82. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of Saginaw

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wayne Rogers
 
George 'Mule' Suttles
  Negro League Baseball. He was born in Blockton Junc (Alabama) on Saturday March 31, 1900 and died in Newark (New Jersey) on Saturday July 9, 1966 at an age of 66. He was buried at Glendale Cemetery (Essex County, New Jersey) [Map].

Blockton Junc [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the west of Saginaw

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George 'Mule' Suttles
 
Harry William 'Harry the Hat' Walker
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Pascagoula (Mississippi) on Sunday September 22, 1918 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday August 8, 1999 at an age of 80. He was buried at Cedar Grove Cemetery (Saint Clair County, Alabama) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of Saginaw

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry William 'Harry the Hat' Walker

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Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Shelby County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Shelby County: www.shelbycountyalabama.com/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Saginaw. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Saginaw) 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 Saginaw. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Saginaw

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saginaw. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2162, Longitude: -86.7919     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Saginaw have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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.

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<3>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 Saginaw to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 313.651 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.217 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.356 degrees.

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<7>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 Saginaw 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.

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<8>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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Saginaw.



 
 
 

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