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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 Saints Crossroads, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Saints Crossroads 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 Saints Crossroads:
    • 34.548982, -87.588917
    • 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 Saints Crossroads
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Saints Crossroads ...

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.

  • Flat Rock [Lawrence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flat Rock
    • Flat Rock [Lawrence County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Saints Crossroads
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flat Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flat Rock
  • Good Springs [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Good Springs
    • Good Springs [Franklin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Saints Crossroads
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Good Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Good Springs
  • Hunter [Colbert County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunter
    • Hunter [Colbert County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Saints Crossroads
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Littleville [Colbert County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littleville
    • Littleville [Colbert County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Saints Crossroads
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Littleville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 992 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Littleville
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    • Mountain Star [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Star
      • Mountain Star [Franklin County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Saints Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Star have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Star
    • Oak Grove [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Lawrence County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Saints Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Pleasant Ridge [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Ridge
      • Pleasant Ridge [Franklin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Saints Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Ridge
    • Poplar Creek [Colbert County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar Creek
      • Poplar Creek [Colbert County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Saints Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplar Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Spring Valley [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Valley
      • Spring Valley [Colbert County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Saints Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Valley
    • Waco [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waco
      • Waco [Franklin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Saints Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waco have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waco
    • Wolf Springs [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wolf Springs
      • Wolf Springs [Lawrence County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Saints Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wolf Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wolf Springs
    • Woodlawn Heights [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodlawn Heights
      • Woodlawn Heights [Franklin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Saints Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodlawn Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodlawn Heights

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 Saints Crossroads. 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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    • Kandi Barbour     (Actress, model)
      • Actress, model. She was born in Russellville (Alabama) on Sunday February 15, 1959 and died in San Francisco (California) on Wednesday January 18, 2012 at the age of 52. She is buried at Tulocay Cemetery (Napa County, California).
      • Russellville is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west of Saints Crossroads.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kandi Barbour<3>
    • W.C. Handy     (Musician, composer)
      • Musician, composer. He was born in Florence (Alabama) on Sunday November 16, 1873 and died in New York (New York) on Friday March 28, 1958 at the age of 84. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Florence is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Saints Crossroads.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: W.C. Handy<3>
    • William Bruce 'Billy' Hardwick     (Professional bowler)
      • Professional bowler. He was born in Florence (Alabama) on Friday July 25, 1941 and died in Bradenton (Florida) on Saturday November 16, 2013 at the age of 72.
      • Florence is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Saints Crossroads.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Bruce 'Billy' Hardwick<3>
    • Helen Keller     (Activist)
      • Activist. She was born in Tuscumbia (Alabama) on Sunday June 27, 1880 and died in Easton (Connecticut) on Saturday June 1, 1968 at the age of 88.
      • Tuscumbia is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest of Saints Crossroads.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Helen Keller<3>
    • Anderson Lawler     (Actor, producer)
      • Actor, producer. He was born in Russellville (Alabama) on Monday May 5, 1902 and died in New York (New York) on Monday April 6, 1959 at the age of 56. He is buried at Spring Hill Cemetery (Lynchburg City, Virginia).
      • Russellville is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west of Saints Crossroads.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Anderson Lawler<3>
    • Jesse Owens     (Olympic Gold Medalist, civil rights activist)
      • Olympic Gold Medalist, civil rights activist. He was born in Danville (Alabama) on Friday September 12, 1913 and died in Tucson (Arizona) on Saturday May 31, 1980 at the age of 66. He is buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Danville is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Saints Crossroads.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jesse Owens<3>

How Far From Saints Crossroads to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Saints Crossroads to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Russellville, which is the Seat of Franklin County and lies just to the West Southwest.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 167 miles [268.8 km]<1> to the south southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Saints Crossroads to Montgomery, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 656 miles [1,055.7 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,534 miles [10,515.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,249 miles [11,666.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,125 miles [8,247.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Franklin County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Saints Crossroads) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saints Crossroads. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5490, Longitude: -87.5889       In this case, the coordinates for Saints Crossroads have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Saints Crossroads to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 314.216 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.053 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.398 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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