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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Saint Stephen's.

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How Far From Saint Stephen's 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 Stephen's 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 Stephen's to:

  • Chatom [Map], which is the Seat of Washington County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Saint Stephen's to Chatom, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 117 miles [188.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 801 miles [1,289.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 46 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,699 miles [10,781 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 7,403 miles [11,914 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,281 miles [8,498.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Saint Stephen's ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Saint Stephen's.

While the name Saint Stephen's is unique within Alabama, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Alabama


Nuckolls County

Our profile page for Saint Stephen's, Nuckolls County   [Map]
Distance: About 828 miles [1,332.5 km] to the Northwest

Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Saint Stephen's   [Map]
Distance: About 2,098 miles [3,376.4 km] to the Northeast

North Carolina

Catawba County

Our profile page for Saint Stephen's, Catawba County   [Map]
Distance: About 486 miles [782.1 km] to the Northeast


Seneca County

Our profile page for Saint Stephen's, Seneca County   [Map]
Distance: About 713 miles [1,147.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Fauquier County

Our profile page for Saint Stephen's, Fauquier County   [Map]
Distance: About 766 miles [1,232.8 km] to the Northeast

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Fremont County

Our profile page for Saint Stephen's, Fremont County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,364 miles [2,195.1 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Saint Stephen's ...

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.

Ballfield Landing   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North of Saint Stephen's   [Map]
Carpenter   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Carson   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Christmas Landing   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Frankville   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
German Ford   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Jordan   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Leroy   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Mays Crossroads   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Oil Well Landing   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Silver Cross   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Sunflower   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Tattlersville   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Toddtown   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [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 Stephen's. 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.

Wilmer David 'Vinegar Bend' Mizell
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Vinegar Bend (Alabama) on Wednesday August 13, 1930 and died in Kerrville (Texas) on Sunday February 21, 1999 at an age of 68.

Vinegar Bend [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Saint Stephen's

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wilmer David 'Vinegar Bend' Mizell<7>

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saint Stephen's. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5403, Longitude: -88.0550     [Map].

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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 Stephen's 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 314.278 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.713 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.181 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:

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