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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 Sand Lick, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Sand Lick 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 Sand Lick:
    • 34.597315, -87.793644
    • 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 Sand Lick
  • 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 Sand Lick ...

We have found two communities that share the name Sand Lick.

Within Alabama, the name Sand Lick is unique.

Beyond Alabama, we know of another two communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kentucky
      • Scott County
      • This Sand Lick is located in Scott County and lies 304 miles [489.2 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Sand Lick that is located in Colbert County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Lick
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Scott County community of Sand Lick.
    • Virginia
      • Dickenson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Sand Lick [Dickenson County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sand Lick ...

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.

  • Crooked Oak [Colbert County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crooked Oak
    • Crooked Oak [Colbert County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Sand Lick
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crooked Oak have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crooked Oak
  • Flatwoods [Colbert County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flatwoods
    • Flatwoods [Colbert County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Sand Lick
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flatwoods have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flatwoods
  • 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 southeast of Sand Lick
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Good Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Good Springs
  • Hawk Pride [Colbert County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hawk Pride
    • Hawk Pride [Colbert County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Sand Lick
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hawk Pride have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hawk Pride
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    • Lime Rock [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lime Rock
      • Lime Rock [Colbert County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Sand Lick
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lime Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lime Rock
    • Little Zion [Colbert County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Zion
      • Little Zion [Colbert County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Sand Lick
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Zion have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Littleville [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littleville
      • Littleville [Colbert County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Sand Lick
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Littleville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 992 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Littleville
    • Milk Springs [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milk Springs
      • Milk Springs [Colbert County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Sand Lick
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milk Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milk Springs
    • Pleasant Grove [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Grove
      • Pleasant Grove [Franklin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Sand Lick
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Grove
    • Reedtown [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reedtown
      • Reedtown [Franklin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Sand Lick
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reedtown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reedtown
    • Rock Creek [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Creek
      • Rock Creek [Colbert County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Sand Lick
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Creek
    • White House Springs [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White House Springs
      • White House Springs [Colbert County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Sand Lick
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White House Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White House Springs
    • Woodlawn Heights [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodlawn Heights
      • Woodlawn Heights [Franklin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Sand Lick
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodlawn Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 Sand Lick. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • 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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast of Sand Lick.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kandi Barbour<4>
    • 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Sand Lick.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: W.C. Handy<4>
    • 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Sand Lick.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Bruce 'Billy' Hardwick<4>
    • 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast of Sand Lick.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Helen Keller<4>
    • 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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast of Sand Lick.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Anderson Lawler<4>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<5> community of Sand Lick once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Sand Lick and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Tuscumbia, which is the Seat of Colbert County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Sand Lick to Tuscumbia, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 175 miles [281.6 km] to the south southeast (SSE). 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 664 miles [1,068.6 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<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,540 miles [10,525.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,256 miles [11,677.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,131 miles [8,257.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Colbert County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Colbert County: www.colbertcounty.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- Sand Lick) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sand Lick. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5973, Longitude: -87.7936       In this case, the coordinates for Sand Lick have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Sand Lick 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.
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Sand Lick, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<6>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.
<7>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 Sand Lick to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 314.345 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.209 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.473 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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