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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 Sanders Ferry, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Sanders Ferry 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 Sanders Ferry:
    • 33.174842, -87.693066
    • 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 Sanders Ferry
  • 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 Sanders Ferry ...

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.

  • Chapelwood [Tuscaloosa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapelwood
    • Chapelwood [Tuscaloosa County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Sanders Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chapelwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapelwood
  • Coker [Tuscaloosa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coker
    • Coker [Tuscaloosa County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Sanders Ferry
    • Estimated population in 2019: 964 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coker have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coker
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coker<3>
  • Fairlawn [Tuscaloosa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairlawn
    • Fairlawn [Tuscaloosa County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Sanders Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairlawn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairlawn
  • Fernridge [Tuscaloosa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fernridge
    • Fernridge [Tuscaloosa County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Sanders Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fernridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fernridge
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    • Forest Green [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Green
      • Forest Green [Tuscaloosa County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Sanders Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Green have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Green
    • Forest Green Park [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Green Park
      • Forest Green Park [Tuscaloosa County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Sanders Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Green Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Green Park
    • Gardendale [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gardendale
      • Gardendale [Tuscaloosa County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Sanders Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gardendale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gardendale
    • Green Valley [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Valley
      • Green Valley [Tuscaloosa County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Sanders Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Valley
    • Greenview [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenview
      • Greenview [Tuscaloosa County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Sanders Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenview
    • Harperwood [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harperwood
      • Harperwood [Tuscaloosa County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Sanders Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harperwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harperwood
    • Hays Court [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hays Court
      • Hays Court [Tuscaloosa County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Sanders Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hays Court have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hays Court
    • Lincoln Park [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln Park
      • Lincoln Park [Tuscaloosa County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Sanders Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln Park
    • Mountainbrook [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountainbrook
      • Mountainbrook [Tuscaloosa County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Sanders Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountainbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountainbrook
    • Pine Circle [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Circle
      • Pine Circle [Tuscaloosa County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Sanders Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Circle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Circle
    • Royal Pines [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Royal Pines
      • Royal Pines [Tuscaloosa County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Sanders Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Royal Pines have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Royal Pines
    • Snow Terrace [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snow Terrace
      • Snow Terrace [Tuscaloosa County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Sanders Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snow Terrace have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snow Terrace

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 Sanders Ferry. 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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    • Isaac Morgan 'Ike' Boone     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Samantha (Alabama) on Wednesday February 17, 1897 and died in Northport (Alabama) on Friday August 1, 1958 at the age of 61. He is buried at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park (Tuscaloosa County, Alabama).
      • Samantha is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Sanders Ferry.
      • Northport is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast of Sanders Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Isaac Morgan 'Ike' Boone<4>
    • Ollie 'Downtown' Brown     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Tuscaloosa (Alabama) on Friday February 11, 1944 and died in Buena Park (California) on Thursday April 16, 2015 at the age of 71.
      • Tuscaloosa is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the east of Sanders Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ollie 'Downtown' Brown<4>
    • Frank Lary     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Northport (Alabama) on Thursday April 10, 1930 and died in Tuscaloosa (Alabama) on Wednesday December 13, 2017 at the age of 87. He is buried at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park (Tuscaloosa County, Alabama).
      • Northport is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast of Sanders Ferry.
      • Tuscaloosa is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the east of Sanders Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Lary<4>
    • Lee Maye     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Tuscaloosa (Alabama) on Tueday December 11, 1934 and died in Riverside (California) on Wednesday July 17, 2002 at the age of 67. He is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Tuscaloosa is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the east of Sanders Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lee Maye<4>
    • Wilson Daniel 'Dee' Miles     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Kellerman (Alabama) on Monday February 15, 1909 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Tueday November 2, 1976 at the age of 67. He is buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama).
      • Kellerman is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Sanders Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wilson Daniel 'Dee' Miles<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).
      • Tuscaloosa is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the east of Sanders Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Neighbors<4>
    • Riggs 'Old Hoss' Stephenson     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Akron (Alabama) on Wednesday January 5, 1898 and died in Tuscaloosa (Alabama) on Friday November 15, 1985 at the age of 87. He is buried at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park (Tuscaloosa County, Alabama).
      • Akron is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Sanders Ferry.
      • Tuscaloosa is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the east of Sanders Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Riggs 'Old Hoss' Stephenson<4>

How Far From Sanders Ferry to ...

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

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

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    • Tuscaloosa, which is the Seat of Tuscaloosa County and lies just to the East.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 97 miles [156.1 km]<1> to the southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Sanders Ferry to Montgomery, with an average speed<5>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 713 miles [1,147.5 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,605 miles [10,629.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,315 miles [11,772.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,191 miles [8,354.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sanders Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sanders Ferry. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1748, Longitude: -87.6931       In this case, the coordinates for Sanders Ferry 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>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.
<6>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 Sanders Ferry to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 314.191 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.835 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.726 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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