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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 Saginaw, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Saginaw 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 Saginaw:
    • 33.216226, -86.791932
    • 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 Saginaw
  • 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 Saginaw ...

We have found twelve communities that share the name Saginaw.

Within Alabama, the name Saginaw is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arizona
      • Cochise County
      • This Saginaw is located in Cochise County and lies 1,350 miles [2,172.6 km]<1> to the west of the Saginaw that is located in Shelby County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saginaw
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cochise County community of Saginaw.
    • Arkansas
      • Hot Spring County
      • This Saginaw is located in Hot Spring County and lies 360 miles [579.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Saginaw that is located in Shelby County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saginaw
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hot Spring County community of Saginaw.
    • Georgia
      • Coffee County
      • This Saginaw is located in Coffee County and lies 267 miles [429.7 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Saginaw that is located in Shelby County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saginaw
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Coffee County community of Saginaw.
    • Michigan
      • Saginaw County
      • This Saginaw is located in Saginaw County and lies 721 miles [1,160.3 km]<1> to the north of the Saginaw that is located in Shelby County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saginaw
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saginaw County community of Saginaw.
    • Minnesota
      • Saint Louis County
      • This Saginaw is located in Saint Louis County and lies 987 miles [1,588.4 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Saginaw that is located in Shelby County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saginaw
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Louis County community of Saginaw.
    • Missouri
      • Newton County
      • This Saginaw is located in Newton County and lies 507 miles [815.9 km]<1> to the northwest of the Saginaw that is located in Shelby County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saginaw
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Newton County community of Saginaw.
    • New York
      • Franklin County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New York community of Saginaw [Franklin County].
    • Ontario
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ontario community of Saginaw.
    • Oregon
      • Lane County
      • This Saginaw is located in Lane County and lies 2,071 miles [3,333 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Saginaw that is located in Shelby County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saginaw
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lane County community of Saginaw.
    • Pennsylvania
      • York County
      • This Saginaw is located in York County and lies 732 miles [1,178 km]<1> to the northeast of the Saginaw that is located in Shelby County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saginaw
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the York County community of Saginaw.
    • Texas
      • Tarrant County
      • This Saginaw is located in Tarrant County and lies 612 miles [984.9 km]<1> to the west of the Saginaw that is located in Shelby County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saginaw
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tarrant County community of Saginaw.
    • Washington
      • Grays Harbor County
      • This Saginaw is located in Grays Harbor County and lies 2,128 miles [3,424.7 km]<1> to the northwest of the Saginaw that is located in Shelby County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saginaw
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grays Harbor County community of Saginaw.

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

  • Alabaster [Shelby County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alabaster
    • Alabaster [Shelby County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Saginaw
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alabaster have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 33,487 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alabaster
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alabaster<4>
  • Dearing Downs [Shelby County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dearing Downs
    • Dearing Downs [Shelby County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Saginaw
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dearing Downs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dearing Downs
  • Elliotsville [Shelby County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elliotsville
    • Elliotsville [Shelby County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Saginaw
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elliotsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elliotsville
  • Glen Forest [Shelby County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Forest
    • Glen Forest [Shelby County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Saginaw
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Forest
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    • Hardy [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardy
      • Hardy [Shelby County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Saginaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hardy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hardy
    • Ivanhoe [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ivanhoe
      • Ivanhoe [Shelby County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Saginaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ivanhoe have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ivanhoe
    • Keystone [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keystone
      • Keystone [Shelby County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Saginaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keystone have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keystone
    • Kingwood [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingwood
      • Kingwood [Shelby County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Saginaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingwood
    • Longview [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longview
      • Longview [Shelby County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Saginaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Longview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longview
    • Meadow Green [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Green
      • Meadow Green [Shelby County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Saginaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Green have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Green
    • Mission Hills [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mission Hills
      • Mission Hills [Shelby County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Saginaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mission Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mission Hills
    • Navajo Hills [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Navajo Hills
      • Navajo Hills [Shelby County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Saginaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Navajo Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Navajo Hills
    • Navajo Pines [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Navajo Pines
      • Navajo Pines [Shelby County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Saginaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Navajo Pines have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Navajo Pines
    • Willow Glen [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Glen
      • Willow Glen [Shelby County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Saginaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Glen have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Glen

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.

  • 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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of Saginaw.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Inez McConico Andrews<5>
    • Mary Badham     (Oscar nominated actress)
      • Oscar nominated actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Tueday October 7, 1952
      • Birmingham is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of Saginaw.
    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest of Saginaw.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Neil Bonnett<5>
    • 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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of Saginaw.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lyman Wesley Bostock, Jr.<5>
    • Robert Randall 'Bobby' Bragan     (Major League Baseball)
    • Jackie Burkett     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Thorsby (Alabama) on Wednesday December 16, 1936 and died in Fort Walton Beach (Florida) on Friday September 1, 2017 at the age of 80. He is buried at Beal Memorial Cemetery (Okaloosa County, Florida).
      • Thorsby is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the south of Saginaw.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jackie Burkett<5>
    • 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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of Saginaw.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nell Carter<5>
    • 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 north of Saginaw.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Benjamin 'Ben' Chapman<5>
    • 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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of Saginaw.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph John Domnanovich<5>
    • 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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of Saginaw.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dee Edwards<5>

How Far From Saginaw to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories 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 beginning in Saginaw and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Columbiana, which is the Seat of Shelby County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Saginaw to Columbiana, with an average speed<6> 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, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 64 miles [103 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) 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<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,565 miles [10,565.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,273 miles [11,704.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,150 miles [8,288.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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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: 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Saginaw

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saginaw. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2162, Longitude: -86.7919       In this case, the coordinates for Saginaw have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek 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.
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Saginaw 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 313.651 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.217 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.356 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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