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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 Sayreton, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Sayreton 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 Sayreton:
    • 33.561772, -86.829713
    • 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 Sayreton
  • 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 Sayreton ...

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.

  • Coalburg [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coalburg
    • Coalburg [Jefferson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Sayreton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coalburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coalburg
  • Danville [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danville
    • Danville [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Sayreton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Danville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danville
  • Dogtown [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dogtown
    • Dogtown [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Sayreton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dogtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dogtown
  • Five Points South [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Points South
    • Five Points South [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Sayreton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Points South have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Points South
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    • Forest Park [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Park
      • Forest Park [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Sayreton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Park
    • Forestdale [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forestdale
      • Forestdale [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Sayreton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forestdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forestdale
    • Frances Heights [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frances Heights
      • Frances Heights [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Sayreton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frances Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frances Heights
    • Frenchtown [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frenchtown
      • Frenchtown [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Sayreton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frenchtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frenchtown
    • Hillview [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillview
      • Hillview [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Sayreton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillview
    • Kingsway Terrace [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingsway Terrace
      • Kingsway Terrace [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Sayreton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingsway Terrace have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingsway Terrace
    • Lewisburg [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewisburg
      • Lewisburg [Jefferson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Sayreton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewisburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewisburg
    • Little Italy [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Italy
      • Little Italy [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Sayreton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Italy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Italy
    • Merrywood [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merrywood
      • Merrywood [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Sayreton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merrywood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merrywood
    • Mountain Park [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Park
      • Mountain Park [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Sayreton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Park
    • Plain View [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plain View
      • Plain View [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Sayreton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plain View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plain View
    • Republic [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Republic
      • Republic [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Sayreton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Republic have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Republic
    • Scarlet Town [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scarlet Town
      • Scarlet Town [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Sayreton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scarlet Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scarlet Town
    • Shadyside [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shadyside
      • Shadyside [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Sayreton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shadyside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shadyside
    • Sunset Mountain [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Mountain
      • Sunset Mountain [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Sayreton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Mountain
    • Tuxedo Heights [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuxedo Heights
      • Tuxedo Heights [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Sayreton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tuxedo Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuxedo Heights
    • Village Creek [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Village Creek
      • Village Creek [Jefferson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Sayreton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Village Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Village Creek
    • Village Creek Junction [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Village Creek Junction
      • Village Creek Junction [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Sayreton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Village Creek Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Village Creek Junction
    • Vulcan City [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vulcan City
      • Vulcan City [Jefferson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Sayreton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vulcan City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vulcan City
    • Woodlawn [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodlawn
      • Woodlawn [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Sayreton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodlawn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodlawn
    • Zion Heights [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zion Heights
      • Zion Heights [Jefferson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Sayreton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Zion Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zion Heights

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 Sayreton. 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 2 miles [3.2 km] to the southeast of Sayreton.
      • 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 2 miles [3.2 km] to the southeast of Sayreton.
    • 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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest of Sayreton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Neil Bonnett<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 2 miles [3.2 km] to the southeast of Sayreton.
      • 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 2 miles [3.2 km] to the southeast of Sayreton.
      • 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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the south of Sayreton.
      • 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 2 miles [3.2 km] to the southeast of Sayreton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph John Domnanovich<3>
    • Dee Edwards     (Singer)
      • Singer. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Tueday June 19, 1945 and died in Detroit (Michigan) on Wednesday January 25, 2006 at the age of 60. She is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Wayne County, Michigan).
      • Birmingham is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the southeast of Sayreton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dee Edwards<3>

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

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

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    • Birmingham, which is the Seat of Jefferson County and lies just to the South Southeast.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 87 miles [140 km]<1> to the south southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Sayreton to Montgomery, with an average speed<4>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 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 657 miles [1,057.3 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,550 miles [10,541.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,259 miles [11,682.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,136 miles [8,265.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sayreton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sayreton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5618, Longitude: -86.8297       In this case, the coordinates for Sayreton 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 Sayreton 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 313.696 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.316 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.298 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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