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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 Sanford Ferry, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Sanford 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 Sanford Ferry:
    • 33.617887, -87.237223
    • 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 Sanford 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 Sanford 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.

  • Cedar Lake [Walker County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Lake
    • Cedar Lake [Walker County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Sanford Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Lake
  • Driftwood [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Driftwood
    • Driftwood [Jefferson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Sanford Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Driftwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Driftwood
  • Glaze Ferry [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glaze Ferry
    • Glaze Ferry [Jefferson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Sanford Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glaze Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glaze Ferry
  • Goodsprings [Walker County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodsprings
    • Goodsprings [Walker County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Sanford Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodsprings have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodsprings
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    • High Level [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for High Level
      • High Level [Walker County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Sanford Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for High Level have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Level
    • Maxine [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maxine
      • Maxine [Jefferson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Sanford Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maxine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maxine
    • Pleasant Field [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Field
      • Pleasant Field [Walker County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Sanford Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Field have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Field
    • Pumpkin Center [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pumpkin Center
      • Pumpkin Center [Walker County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Sanford Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pumpkin Center have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pumpkin Center
    • Short Camp [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Short Camp
      • Short Camp [Walker County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Sanford Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Short Camp have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Short Camp
    • Snow Ferry [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snow Ferry
      • Snow Ferry [Walker County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Sanford Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snow Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snow Ferry

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 Sanford 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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    • Mary Anderson     (Actress)
    • Inez McConico Andrews     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday April 14, 1929 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Wednesday December 19, 2012 at the age of 83. She is buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Birmingham is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Sanford Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Inez McConico Andrews<3>
    • Mary Badham     (Oscar nominated actress)
      • Oscar nominated actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Tueday October 7, 1952
      • Birmingham is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Sanford Ferry.
    • Daniel Robert 'Dan' Bankhead     (Major League Baseball)
    • Frances Westerman Bergen     (Actress)
    • 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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Sanford Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Neil Bonnett<3>
    • 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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Sanford Ferry.
      • Northport is located 33 miles [53.1 km] to the southwest of Sanford Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Isaac Morgan 'Ike' Boone<3>
    • Lyman Wesley Bostock, Jr.     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday November 22, 1950 and died in Gary (Indiana) on Saturday September 23, 1978 at the age of 27. He is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Birmingham is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Sanford Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lyman Wesley Bostock, Jr.<3>
    • Robert Randall 'Bobby' Bragan     (Major League Baseball)
    • Nell Carter     (Singer, actress)
      • Singer, actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Monday September 13, 1948 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Thursday January 23, 2003 at the age of 54. She is buried at Hillside Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Birmingham is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Sanford Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nell Carter<3>
    • William Joseph 'Bill' Cartridge     (Actor)
    • William Benjamin 'Ben' Chapman     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday December 25, 1908 and died in Hoover (Alabama) on Wednesday July 7, 1993 at the age of 84. He is buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama).
      • Hoover is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Sanford Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Benjamin 'Ben' Chapman<3>
    • Joseph John Domnanovich     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in South Bend (Indiana) on Tueday March 18, 1919 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Tueday January 20, 2009 at the age of 89. He is buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama).
      • Birmingham is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Sanford Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph John Domnanovich<3>

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

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

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    • Jasper, which is the Seat of Walker County and lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north. If you could walk a straight line from Sanford Ferry to Jasper, 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 five to six hours.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 101 miles [162.5 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 674 miles [1,084.7 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<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,565 miles [10,565.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,275 miles [11,708 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,151 miles [8,289.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Walker County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Walker County: www.walkercounty.com/

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Sanford Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sanford Ferry. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6179, Longitude: -87.2372       In this case, the coordinates for Sanford 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>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 Sanford Ferry 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 313.945 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.612 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.451 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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