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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 Spring, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Sand Spring 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 Spring:
    • 34.919531, -86.844725
    • 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 Spring
  • 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 Spring ...

We have found three communities that share the name Sand Spring.

Within Alabama, the name Sand Spring is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kansas
      • Dickinson County
      • This Sand Spring is located in Dickinson County and lies 638 miles [1,026.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Sand Spring that is located in Limestone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Spring
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dickinson County community of Sand Spring.
    • Maryland
      • Garrett County
      • This Sand Spring is located in Garrett County and lies 521 miles [838.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Sand Spring that is located in Limestone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Spring
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Garrett County community of Sand Spring.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Luzerne County
      • This Sand Spring is located in Luzerne County and lies 727 miles [1,170 km]<1> to the northeast of the Sand Spring that is located in Limestone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Spring
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Luzerne County community of Sand Spring.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sand Spring ...

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.

  • Bobo [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bobo
    • Bobo [Madison County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Sand Spring
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bobo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bobo
  • Cash Point [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cash Point
    • Cash Point [Lincoln County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Sand Spring
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cash Point
  • Cedar Hill [Limestone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Hill
    • Cedar Hill [Limestone County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Sand Spring
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Hill
  • Elkwood [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkwood
    • Elkwood [Madison County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Sand Spring
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkwood
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    • Harvest [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harvest
      • Harvest [Madison County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Sand Spring
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harvest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harvest
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harvest<3>
    • Hay's Mill [Limestone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hay's Mill
      • Hay's Mill [Limestone County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Sand Spring
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hay's Mill
    • Holland Gin [Limestone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holland Gin
      • Holland Gin [Limestone County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Sand Spring
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holland Gin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holland Gin
    • Hoover [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoover
      • Hoover [Madison County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Sand Spring
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoover
    • Locke Crossroads [Limestone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Locke Crossroads
      • Locke Crossroads [Limestone County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Sand Spring
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Locke Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Locke Crossroads
    • Maple Hill [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Hill
      • Maple Hill [Madison County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Sand Spring
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maple Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Hill
    • Oak Grove [Limestone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Limestone County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Sand Spring
      • 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
    • Piney Chapel [Limestone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piney Chapel
      • Piney Chapel [Limestone County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Sand Spring
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piney Chapel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piney Chapel
    • Ready Crossing [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ready Crossing
      • Ready Crossing [Madison County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Sand Spring
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ready Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ready Crossing

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 Spring. 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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    • Tallulah Bankhead     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Huntsville (Alabama) on Friday January 31, 1902 and died in New York (New York) on Thursday December 12, 1968 at the age of 66.
      • Huntsville is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Sand Spring.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tallulah Bankhead<4>
    • Anne Bradshaw Clopton     (Artist)
      • Artist. She was born in Shelbyville (Tennessee) on Monday July 22, 1878 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Saturday February 4, 1956 at the age of 77. She is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama).
      • Huntsville is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Sand Spring.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Anne Bradshaw Clopton<4>
    • Norman Glen 'Norm' Ezell     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Chelsea (Alabama) on Tueday October 7, 1941 and died in Lodi (California) on Saturday May 8, 2010 at the age of 68.
      • Chelsea is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Sand Spring.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Norman Glen 'Norm' Ezell<4>
    • Don Mincher     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Huntsville (Alabama) on Friday June 24, 1938 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Sunday March 4, 2012 at the age of 73. He is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama).
      • Huntsville is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Sand Spring.
      • Huntsville is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Sand Spring.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Mincher<4>
    • Billy Neighbors     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Tuscaloosa (Alabama) on Sunday February 4, 1940 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Monday April 30, 2012 at the age of 72. He is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama).
      • Huntsville is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Sand Spring.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Neighbors<4>
    • Truett Banks 'Rip' Sewell     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Decatur (Alabama) on Saturday May 11, 1907 and died in Plant City (Florida) on Sunday September 3, 1989 at the age of 82. He is buried at Oaklawn Cemetery (Hillsborough County, Florida).
      • Decatur is located 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Sand Spring.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Truett Banks 'Rip' Sewell<4>
    • Harry Rhett Townes     (Actor, Episcopal priest)
      • Actor, Episcopal priest. He was born in Huntsville (Alabama) on Friday September 18, 1914 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Wednesday May 23, 2001 at the age of 86. He is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama).
      • Huntsville is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Sand Spring.
      • Huntsville is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Sand Spring.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Rhett Townes<4>
    • Edward Benjamin Townsend     (Musician, composer)
    • Maria Howard Weeden     (Artist, author)
      • Artist, author. She was born in Huntsville (Alabama) on Monday July 6, 1846 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Wednesday April 12, 1905 at the age of 58. She is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama).
      • Huntsville is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Sand Spring.
      • Huntsville is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Sand Spring.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Maria Howard Weeden<4>
    • Jessup Joseph Whitehead     (Author, chef)
      • Author, chef. He was born in London (England) on Thursday August 1, 1833 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Sunday May 12, 1889 at the age of 55. He is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama).
      • Huntsville is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Sand Spring.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jessup Joseph Whitehead<4>

How Far From Sand Spring 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 Spring 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 Spring once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Sand Spring and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Athens, which is the Seat of Limestone County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Sand Spring to Athens, with an average speed<6> 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, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 178 miles [286.5 km] to the south (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 606 miles [975.3 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,486 miles [10,438.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,201 miles [11,588.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,076 miles [8,169 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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About Limestone County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Limestone County: www.co.limestone.al.us/

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sand Spring) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sand Spring. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9195, Longitude: -86.8447       In this case, the coordinates for Sand Spring 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Spring, 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 Spring 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 313.78 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.601 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.006 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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