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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 Sandfort, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Sandfort 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 Sandfort:
    • 32.338201, -85.223272
    • 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 Sandfort
  • 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 Sandfort ...

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.

  • Boromville [Macon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boromville
    • Boromville [Macon County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Sandfort
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boromville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boromville
  • Brickyard [Russell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brickyard
    • Brickyard [Russell County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Sandfort
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brickyard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brickyard
  • Glenville [Russell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenville
    • Glenville [Russell County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Sandfort
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenville
  • Hooks [Russell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hooks
    • Hooks [Russell County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Sandfort
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hooks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hooks
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    • Hopewell [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell
      • Hopewell [Lee County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Sandfort
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopewell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopewell
    • Hurtsboro [Russell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurtsboro
      • Hurtsboro [Russell County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Sandfort
      • Estimated population in 2019: 589 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurtsboro
    • Meadows Crossroads [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadows Crossroads
      • Meadows Crossroads [Lee County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Sandfort
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadows Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadows Crossroads
    • Meadows Mill [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadows Mill
      • Meadows Mill [Lee County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Sandfort
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadows Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadows Mill
    • Persons [Russell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Persons
      • Persons [Russell County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Sandfort
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Persons have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Persons
    • Prince Crossroads [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prince Crossroads
      • Prince Crossroads [Lee County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Sandfort
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prince Crossroads
    • Rolling Hills [Russell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Hills
      • Rolling Hills [Russell County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Sandfort
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolling Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Hills
    • Society Hill [Macon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Society Hill
      • Society Hill [Macon County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Sandfort
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Society Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Society Hill

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 Sandfort. 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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    • George Washington Carver     (Scientist, inventor)
      • Scientist, inventor. He was born in Diamond (Missouri) on Tueday July 12, 1864 and died in Tuskegee (Alabama) on Tueday January 5, 1943 at the age of 78.
      • Tuskegee is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Sandfort.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Washington Carver<3>
    • Sam McQuagg     (Racer car driver)
      • Racer car driver. He was born in Columbus (Georgia) on Monday November 11, 1935 and died in Columbus (Georgia) on Saturday January 3, 2009 at the age of 73. He is buried at Parkhill Cemetery (Muscogee County, Georgia).
      • Columbus is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Sandfort.
      • Columbus is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Sandfort.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sam McQuagg<3>
    • Rosa Parks     (Social activist)
      • Social activist. She was born in Tuskegee (Alabama) on Tueday February 4, 1913 and died in Detroit (Michigan) on Monday October 24, 2005 at the age of 92. She is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Wayne County, Michigan).
      • Tuskegee is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Sandfort.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rosa Parks<3>
    • Elmer Ray Riddle     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Columbus (Georgia) on Friday July 31, 1914 and died in Columbus (Georgia) on Monday May 14, 1984 at the age of 69. He is buried at Parkhill Cemetery (Muscogee County, Georgia).
      • Columbus is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Sandfort.
      • Columbus is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Sandfort.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elmer Ray Riddle<3>
    • Milt Smith     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Columbus (Georgia) on Wednesday March 27, 1929 and died in San Diego (California) on Friday April 11, 1997 at the age of 68. He is buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (San Diego County, California).
      • Columbus is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Sandfort.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Milt Smith<3>
    • Augusta Jane Evans Wilson     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Columbus (Georgia) on Friday May 8, 1835 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Sunday May 9, 1909 at the age of 74. She is buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Mobile County, Alabama).
      • Columbus is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Sandfort.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Augusta Jane Evans Wilson<3>
    • Tim Wilson     (Comedian, musician)
      • Comedian, musician. He was born in Columbus (Georgia) on Saturday August 5, 1961 and died in Columbus (Georgia) on Wednesday February 26, 2014 at the age of 52. He is buried at Parkhill Cemetery (Muscogee County, Georgia).
      • Columbus is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Sandfort.
      • Columbus is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Sandfort.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tim Wilson<3>

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

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

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    • Phenix City, which is the Seat of Russell County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Sandfort to Phenix City, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 62 miles [99.8 km] to the west (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 644 miles [1,036.4 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> 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).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,240 miles [11,651.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,119 miles [8,238.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Russell County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sandfort. 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- Sandfort) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sandfort. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3382, Longitude: -85.2233       In this case, the coordinates for Sandfort 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 Sandfort 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 312.669 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.96 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.933 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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