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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 Sandfield, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Sandfield 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 Sandfield:
    • 31.905990, -85.807726
    • 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 Sandfield
  • 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 Sandfield ...

We have found two communities that share the name Sandfield.

Within Alabama, the name Sandfield is unique.

Beyond Alabama, we know of another two communities that are located throughout in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Nova Scotia
      • This Sandfield lies 1,667 miles [2,682.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Sandfield that is located in Pike County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandfield
    • Ontario
      • This Sandfield lies 974 miles [1,567.5 km]<1> to the north of the Sandfield that is located in Pike County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandfield

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sandfield ...

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.

  • Boot Hill [Barbour County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boot Hill
    • Boot Hill [Barbour County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Sandfield
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boot Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boot Hill
  • Elmhill Plantation [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmhill Plantation
    • Elmhill Plantation [Pike County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Sandfield
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmhill Plantation have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmhill Plantation
  • Jamback [Bullock County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamback
    • Jamback [Bullock County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Sandfield
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jamback have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jamback
  • Jenkins Crossroads [Bullock County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jenkins Crossroads
    • Jenkins Crossroads [Bullock County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Sandfield
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jenkins Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jenkins Crossroads
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    • Jonesville [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonesville
      • Jonesville [Pike County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Sandfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jonesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonesville
    • Josie [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Josie
      • Josie [Pike County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Sandfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Josie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Josie
    • Lewis [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewis
      • Lewis [Pike County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Sandfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewis
    • Needmore [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Needmore
      • Needmore [Pike County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Sandfield
      • Former name for Needmore: Rough Log
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Needmore
    • Pleasant Hill [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
      • Pleasant Hill [Pike County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Sandfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill
    • Postoak [Bullock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Postoak
      • Postoak [Bullock County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Sandfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Postoak have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Postoak
    • Sellers Crossroads [Bullock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sellers Crossroads
      • Sellers Crossroads [Bullock County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Sandfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sellers Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sellers Crossroads
    • Stills Crossroads [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stills Crossroads
      • Stills Crossroads [Pike County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Sandfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stills Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stills Crossroads

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 Sandfield. 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 ...
    • Oscar Gamble     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Ramer (Alabama) on Tueday December 20, 1949 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday January 31, 2018 at the age of 68.
      • Ramer is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Sandfield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Gamble<3>
    • Eddie James Kendrick     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Union Springs (Alabama) on Monday October 5, 1992 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Monday October 5, 1992 at the age of 0. He is buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama).
      • Union Springs is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Sandfield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eddie James Kendrick<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Troy, which is the Seat of Pike County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Sandfield to Troy, with an average speed<4> 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 43 miles [69.2 km] to the northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 689 miles [1,108.8 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 40 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,586 miles [10,599.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,285 miles [11,724.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,164 miles [8,310.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Pike County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sandfield. 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 from Point A (ie- Sandfield) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sandfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9060, Longitude: -85.8077       In this case, the coordinates for Sandfield 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 Sandfield 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 312.982 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.262 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.247 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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