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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 Sandtown, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Sandtown 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 Sandtown:
    • 33.590113, -87.491949
    • 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 Sandtown
  • 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 Sandtown ...

We have found nine communities that share the name Sandtown.

Within Alabama, the name Sandtown is unique.

Beyond Alabama, we know of another nine communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these nine communities, eight are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Conway County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Sandtown [Conway County].
      • Independence County
      • This Sandtown is located in Independence County and lies 284 miles [457.1 km]<2> to the northwest of the Sandtown that is located in Tuscaloosa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Independence County community of Sandtown.
    • Delaware
      • Kent County
      • This Sandtown is located in Kent County and lies 754 miles [1,213.4 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Sandtown that is located in Tuscaloosa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kent County community of Sandtown.
    • Georgia
      • Baldwin County
      • This Sandtown is located in Baldwin County and lies 253 miles [407.2 km]<2> to the east of the Sandtown that is located in Tuscaloosa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baldwin County community of Sandtown.
      • Fulton County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Sandtown [Fulton County].
      • Wilkes County
      • This Sandtown is located in Wilkes County and lies 276 miles [444.2 km] to the east of the Sandtown that is located in Tuscaloosa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wilkes County community of Sandtown.
    • Mississippi
      • Neshoba County
      • This Sandtown is located in Neshoba County and lies 103 miles [165.8 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Sandtown that is located in Tuscaloosa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Neshoba County community of Sandtown.
    • New Jersey
      • Burlington County
      • This Sandtown is located in Burlington County and lies 825 miles [1,327.7 km]<2> to the northeast of the Sandtown that is located in Tuscaloosa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Burlington County community of Sandtown.
    • Ontario
      • This Sandtown lies 1,032 miles [1,660.8 km]<2> to the northeast of the Sandtown that is located in Tuscaloosa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandtown

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sandtown ...

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.

  • Berry [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berry
    • Berry [Fayette County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Sandtown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,095 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berry
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Berry<3>
  • Cedar Lake [Walker County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Lake
    • Cedar Lake [Walker County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the east of Sandtown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Lake
  • Coal Valley [Walker County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coal Valley
    • Coal Valley [Walker County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the north of Sandtown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coal Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coal Valley
  • Key Hill [Walker County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Key Hill
    • Key Hill [Walker County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Sandtown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Key Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Key Hill
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    • Kings Mill [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Mill
      • Kings Mill [Walker County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Sandtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kings Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings Mill
    • Mountain Valley [Walker County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Valley
      • Mountain Valley [Walker County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Sandtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pea Ridge [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pea Ridge
      • Pea Ridge [Fayette County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Sandtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pea Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pea Ridge
    • Pleasant Field [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Field
      • Pleasant Field [Walker County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Sandtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Field have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Field
    • Providence [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
      • Providence [Walker County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Sandtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence
    • Samantha [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Samantha
      • Samantha [Tuscaloosa County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Sandtown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Samantha
    • Three Forks [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Three Forks
      • Three Forks [Tuscaloosa County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east of Sandtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Three Forks have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Three Forks

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 Sandtown. 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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    • Neil Bonnett     (Race car driver)
      • Race car driver. He was born in Hueytown (Alabama) on Tueday July 30, 1946 and died in Daytona Beach (Florida) on Friday February 11, 1994 at the age of 47. He is buried at Forest Grove Memorial Gardens (Jefferson County, Alabama).
      • Hueytown is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Sandtown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Neil Bonnett<5>
    • 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest of Sandtown.
      • Northport is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the south of Sandtown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Isaac Morgan 'Ike' Boone<5>
    • 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Sandtown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ollie 'Downtown' Brown<5>
    • 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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the south of Sandtown.
      • Tuscaloosa is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Sandtown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Lary<5>
    • 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Sandtown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lee Maye<5>
    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Sandtown.
      • Birmingham is located 39 miles [62.8 km] to the east of Sandtown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wilson Daniel 'Dee' Miles<5>
    • 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Sandtown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Neighbors<5>
    • 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).
      • Tuscaloosa is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Sandtown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Riggs 'Old Hoss' Stephenson<5>
    • Jimmie Lee Sudduth     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Fayette (Alabama) on Thursday March 10, 1910 and died in Fayette (Alabama) on Sunday September 2, 2007 at the age of 97. He is buried at Fayette Memorial Gardens (Fayette County, Alabama).
      • Fayette is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the west of Sandtown.
      • Fayette is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the west of Sandtown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jimmie Lee Sudduth<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Tuscaloosa, which is the Seat of Tuscaloosa County and lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Sandtown to Tuscaloosa, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 108 miles [173.8 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 687 miles [1,105.6 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,576 miles [10,583 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,288 miles [11,728.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,164 miles [8,310.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Tuscaloosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sandtown. 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>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 Sandtown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Sandtown) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sandtown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5901, Longitude: -87.4919       In this case, the coordinates for Sandtown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 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.
<5>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.
<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 Sandtown 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 314.097 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.784 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.56 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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