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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 Saint Elmo, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Saint Elmo 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 Saint Elmo:
    • 30.503529, -88.254171
    • 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 Saint Elmo
  • 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 Saint Elmo ...

We have found sixteen communities that share the name Saint Elmo.

Within Alabama, the name Saint Elmo is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • San Bernardino County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Saint Elmo [San Bernardino County].
    • Colorado
      • Chaffee County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Saint Elmo [Chaffee County].
    • Illinois
      • Fayette County
      • This Saint Elmo is located in Fayette County and lies 589 miles [947.9 km]<2> to the north of the Saint Elmo that is located in Mobile County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Elmo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Saint Elmo.
    • Kentucky
      • Christian County
      • This Saint Elmo is located in Christian County and lies 430 miles [692 km]<2> to the north of the Saint Elmo that is located in Mobile County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Elmo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Christian County community of Saint Elmo.
    • Louisiana
      • Ascension Parish
      • This Saint Elmo is located in Ascension Parish and lies 163 miles [262.3 km]<2> to the west of the Saint Elmo that is located in Mobile County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Elmo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ascension Parish community of Saint Elmo.
      • Saint James Parish
      • This Saint Elmo is located in Saint James Parish and lies 151 miles [243 km] to the west southwest of the Saint Elmo that is located in Mobile County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Elmo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint James Parish community of Saint Elmo.
    • Michigan
      • Midland County
      • This Saint Elmo is located in Midland County and lies 926 miles [1,490.3 km]<2> to the north of the Saint Elmo that is located in Mobile County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Elmo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Midland County community of Saint Elmo.
    • Mississippi
      • Claiborne County
      • This Saint Elmo is located in Claiborne County and lies 182 miles [292.9 km]<2> to the northwest of the Saint Elmo that is located in Mobile County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Elmo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Claiborne County community of Saint Elmo.
    • Nevada
      • Nye County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nevada community of Saint Elmo [Nye County].
    • New York
      • Ulster County
      • This Saint Elmo is located in Ulster County and lies 1,095 miles [1,762.2 km]<2> to the northeast of the Saint Elmo that is located in Mobile County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Elmo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ulster County community of Saint Elmo.
    • Ontario
      • This Saint Elmo lies 1,110 miles [1,786.4 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Saint Elmo that is located in Mobile County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Elmo
    • Tennessee
      • Hamilton County
      • This Saint Elmo is located in Hamilton County and lies 353 miles [568.1 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Saint Elmo that is located in Mobile County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Elmo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamilton County community of Saint Elmo.
      • Shelby County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Saint Elmo [Shelby County].
    • Texas
      • Freestone County
      • This Saint Elmo is located in Freestone County and lies 478 miles [769.3 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Saint Elmo that is located in Mobile County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Elmo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Freestone County community of Saint Elmo.
      • Travis County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Saint Elmo [Travis County].
    • Virginia
      • Alexandria City
      • This Saint Elmo is located in Alexandria City and lies 856 miles [1,377.6 km]<2> to the northeast of the Saint Elmo that is located in Mobile County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Elmo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Alexandria City community of Saint Elmo.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Saint Elmo ...

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.

  • Cloverdale [Mobile County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloverdale
    • Cloverdale [Mobile County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of Saint Elmo
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cloverdale have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cloverdale
  • Fernland [Mobile County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fernland
    • Fernland [Mobile County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Saint Elmo
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fernland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fernland
  • Grand Bay [Mobile County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Bay
    • Grand Bay [Mobile County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Saint Elmo
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Bay
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grand Bay<5>
  • Meadow Lake [Mobile County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Lake
    • Meadow Lake [Mobile County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Saint Elmo
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Lake
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Nelson [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nelson
      • Nelson [Mobile County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Saint Elmo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nelson have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
    • Pinecrest [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinecrest
      • Pinecrest [Mobile County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Saint Elmo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pinecrest have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinecrest
    • Quail Run [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quail Run
      • Quail Run [Mobile County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Saint Elmo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quail Run have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quail Run
    • Suburban Heights [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Suburban Heights
      • Suburban Heights [Mobile County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Saint Elmo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Suburban Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Suburban Heights
    • Sunny Cove [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunny Cove
      • Sunny Cove [Mobile County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east of Saint Elmo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunny Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunny Cove
    • Union Church [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Church
      • Union Church [Mobile County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Saint Elmo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Church have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Church

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 Elmo. 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.

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    • Tommie Lee Aaron     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Mobile (Alabama) on Saturday August 5, 1939 and died on Thursday August 16, 1984 at the age of 45. He is buried at Catholic Cemetery (Mobile County, Alabama).
      • Mobile is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast of Saint Elmo.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tommie Lee Aaron<6>
    • Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Mobile (Alabama) on Monday April 2, 1860 and died in Syracuse (New York) on Sunday August 2, 1936 at the age of 76. She is buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Onondaga County, New York).
      • Mobile is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast of Saint Elmo.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews<6>
    • Billy Bang     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Mobile (Alabama) on Saturday September 20, 1947 and died in Bronx (New York) on Monday April 11, 2011 at the age of 63. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Mobile is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast of Saint Elmo.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Bang<6>
    • Alva Erskine Stirling Smith Belmont     (Suffragette)
      • Suffragette. She was born in Mobile (Alabama) on Monday January 17, 1853 and died in Paris (France) on Thursday January 26, 1933 at the age of 80. She is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Mobile is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast of Saint Elmo.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alva Erskine Stirling Smith Belmont<6>
    • Jean Byron     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Paducah (Kentucky) on Thursday December 10, 1925 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Friday February 3, 2006 at the age of 80. She is buried at Mobile Memorial Gardens (Mobile County, Alabama).
      • Mobile is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast of Saint Elmo.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jean Byron<6>
    • Thomas Cooper De Leon     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Columbia (South Carolina) on Tueday May 21, 1839 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Thursday March 19, 1914 at the age of 74. He is buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Mobile County, Alabama).
      • Mobile is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast of Saint Elmo.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas Cooper De Leon<6>
    • John Lewis Dodge, Jr.     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Bolivar (Tennessee) on Saturday April 27, 1889 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Monday June 19, 1916 at the age of 27. He is buried at Cave Hill Cemetery (Jefferson County, Kentucky).
      • Mobile is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast of Saint Elmo.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Lewis Dodge, Jr.<6>
    • Calvin Robert 'Cal' Ellison     (Actor)
    • Harry Curtis 'Harry Love' Galbreath     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Clarksville (Tennessee) on Friday January 1, 1965 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Tueday July 27, 2010 at the age of 45.
      • Mobile is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast of Saint Elmo.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Curtis 'Harry Love' Galbreath<6>
    • Lil Greenwood     (Singer)
      • Singer. She was born in Prichard (Alabama) on Tueday November 18, 1924 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Tueday July 19, 2011 at the age of 86. She is buried at Catholic Cemetery (Mobile County, Alabama).
      • Prichard is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast of Saint Elmo.
      • Mobile is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast of Saint Elmo.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lil Greenwood<6>
    • Vivian Malone Jones     (Social reformer)
      • Social reformer. She was born in Mobile (Alabama) on Wednesday July 15, 1942 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Thursday October 13, 2005 at the age of 63. She is buried at Westview Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Mobile is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast of Saint Elmo.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Vivian Malone Jones<6>
    • William March     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Mobile (Alabama) on Tueday September 18, 1894 and died in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Saturday May 15, 1954 at the age of 59.
      • Mobile is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast of Saint Elmo.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William March<6>
    • Satchel Paige     (Major League and Negro League Baseball)
      • Major League and Negro League Baseball. He was born in Mobile (Alabama) on Saturday July 7, 1906 and died in Kansas City (Missouri) on Tueday June 8, 1982 at the age of 75. He is buried at Forest Hill & Calvary Cemetery (Jackson County, Missouri).
      • Mobile is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast of Saint Elmo.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Satchel Paige<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Mobile, which is the Seat of Mobile County and lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Saint Elmo to Mobile, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 173 miles [278.4 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 859 miles [1,382.4 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 49 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,757 miles [10,874.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,458 miles [12,002.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,337 miles [8,589.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Mobile County: www.mobilecounty.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Saint Elmo, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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- Saint Elmo) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Saint Elmo. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Saint Elmo

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saint Elmo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.5035, Longitude: -88.2542       In this case, the coordinates for Saint Elmo have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Saint Elmo 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.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Elmo to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 314.299 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.597 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.438 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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