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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 Saks, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Saks 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 Saks:
    • 33.698713, -85.839688
    • 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 Saks
  • 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 Saks ...

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.

  • Bush [Calhoun County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bush
    • Bush [Calhoun County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Saks
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bush have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bush
  • Golden Springs [Calhoun County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Golden Springs
    • Golden Springs [Calhoun County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Saks
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Golden Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Golden Springs
  • Halls Chapel [Calhoun County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halls Chapel
    • Halls Chapel [Calhoun County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Saks
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halls Chapel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halls Chapel
  • Hillcrest [Calhoun County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillcrest
    • Hillcrest [Calhoun County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Saks
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillcrest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillcrest
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    • June Bug [Calhoun County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for June Bug
      • June Bug [Calhoun County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Saks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for June Bug have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lakeview [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview
      • Lakeview [Calhoun County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Saks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview
    • Mechanicsville [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mechanicsville
      • Mechanicsville [Calhoun County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Saks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mechanicsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mechanicsville
    • Peaceburg [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peaceburg
      • Peaceburg [Calhoun County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Saks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peaceburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peaceburg
    • Wayside [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wayside
      • Wayside [Calhoun County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Saks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wayside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wayside
    • Weaver [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weaver
      • Weaver [Calhoun County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Saks
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,061 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weaver have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weaver
    • Woodland Park [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodland Park
      • Woodland Park [Calhoun County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Saks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodland Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodland Park

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 Saks. 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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    • M.L. Brackett     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Attalla (Alabama) on Tueday July 4, 1933 and died in Gadsden (Alabama) on Tueday June 30, 2015 at the age of 81. He is buried at Crestwood Memorial Cemetery (Etowah County, Alabama).
      • Attalla is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest of Saks.
      • Gadsden is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Saks.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: M.L. Brackett<3>
    • Ethlyne Clair     (Actress)
    • Hershell Baskin Freeman, Jr.     (Professional baseball)
    • Chalmer Luman 'Lum' Harris     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in New Castle (Alabama) on Sunday January 17, 1915 and died in Pell City (Alabama) on Monday November 11, 1996 at the age of 81. He is buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama).
      • Pell City is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Saks.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chalmer Luman 'Lum' Harris<3>
    • Dave Pope     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Talladega (Alabama) on Friday June 17, 1921 and died in Cleveland (Ohio) on Saturday August 28, 1999 at the age of 78. He is buried at Lake View Cemetery (Cuyahoga County, Ohio).
      • Talladega is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southwest of Saks.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dave Pope<3>
    • Willie Smith     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Anniston (Alabama) on Saturday February 11, 1939 and died in Anniston (Alabama) on Wednesday January 18, 2006 at the age of 66.
      • Anniston is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the south of Saks.
      • Anniston is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the south of Saks.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Willie Smith<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Anniston, which is the Seat of Calhoun County and lies just to the South Southeast.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 95 miles [152.9 km]<1> to the south southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Saks to Montgomery, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 606 miles [975.3 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,503 miles [10,465.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,209 miles [11,601.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,086 miles [8,185.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Calhoun County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Calhoun County: www.calhouncounty.org/

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

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saks. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6987, Longitude: -85.8397       In this case, the coordinates for Saks 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 Saks 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 313.11 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.659 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.872 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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