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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Saint Clair Shores.

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How Far From Saint Clair Shores 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 Saint Clair Shores to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Ashville [Map], which is the Seat of Saint Clair County, lies 23 miles [37 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Saint Clair Shores to Ashville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 79 miles [127.1 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 636 miles [1,023.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,532 miles [10,512.2 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 7,239 miles [11,650 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,116 miles [8,233.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Saint Clair Shores ...

While the name Saint Clair Shores is unique within Alabama, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alabama

Michigan

Macomb County

Our profile page for Saint Clair Shores, Macomb County   [Map]
Distance: About 648 miles [1,042.9 km] to the North Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Saint Clair Shores ...

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.

Cloverdale   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest of Saint Clair Shores   [Map]
Dunrowin   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Eden   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Enchanted Hills   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Fishtrap   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Fountainrun (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Glen City   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Harrisburg   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Hunting Ridge   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Jonesview   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Lakeview   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Mays Bend   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pine Orchard   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Pleasant Grove   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Rocky Ridge   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Wolf Creek   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [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 Saint Clair Shores. 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.

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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Saint Clair Shores

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nell Carter<7>
 
Louise Fletcher     (Estelle Louise Fletcher)
  Oscar winning actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday July 22, 1934

Birmingham [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Saint Clair Shores
 
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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Saint Clair Shores

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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Saint Clair Shores
 
Jim Nabors
  Actor, singer. He was born in Sylacauga (Alabama) on Thursday June 12, 1930 and died in Honolulu (Hawaii) on Thursday November 30, 2017 at an age of 87.

Sylacauga [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the south of Saint Clair Shores

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jim Nabors
 
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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Saint Clair Shores

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wayne Rogers
 
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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Saint Clair Shores

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

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About Saint Clair County

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

The official website for Saint Clair County: www.stclairco.com/

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



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Saint Clair Shores. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Saint Clair Shores) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saint Clair Shores. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4959, Longitude: -86.3036     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Saint Clair Shores 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 Saint Clair Shores 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 313.376 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.937 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.102 degrees.

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<7>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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