RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

Scant City, Alabama

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Other AL
Communities













Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Scant City, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Scant City 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 Scant City:
    • 34.362315, -86.423597
    • 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 Scant City
  • 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 Scant City ...

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.

  • Crossroads [Marshall County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crossroads
    • Crossroads [Marshall County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Scant City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crossroads
  • Diamond [Marshall County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamond
    • Diamond [Marshall County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Scant City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diamond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diamond
  • Egypt [Marshall County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Egypt
    • Egypt [Marshall County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Scant City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Egypt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Egypt
  • Ferns Quarter [Marshall County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferns Quarter
    • Ferns Quarter [Marshall County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Scant City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ferns Quarter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (13 more) ...
    • Friendship [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendship
      • Friendship [Marshall County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Scant City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendship have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendship
    • Grassy [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grassy
      • Grassy [Marshall County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Scant City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grassy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grassy
    • Honey Ferry [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Honey Ferry
      • Honey Ferry [Marshall County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Scant City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Honey Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Honey Ferry
    • Lakeview [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview
      • Lakeview [Marshall County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Scant City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview
    • May Apple [Marshall County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for May Apple
      • May Apple [Marshall County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Scant City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for May Apple have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Meadow Wood [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Wood
      • Meadow Wood [Marshall County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Scant City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Wood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Wood
    • Neighbors Mill [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Neighbors Mill
      • Neighbors Mill [Marshall County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Scant City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Neighbors Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Neighbors Mill
    • Oleander [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oleander
      • Oleander [Marshall County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Scant City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oleander have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oleander
    • Rice [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rice
      • Rice [Marshall County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Scant City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rice have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rice
    • Sunrise Shores [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunrise Shores
      • Sunrise Shores [Marshall County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Scant City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunrise Shores have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunrise Shores
    • Thrasher Crossroads [Cullman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thrasher Crossroads
      • Thrasher Crossroads [Cullman County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Scant City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thrasher Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thrasher Crossroads
    • Union Grove [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Grove
      • Union Grove [Marshall County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Scant City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 79 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Union Grove<3>
    • Union Hill [Cullman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Hill
      • Union Hill [Cullman County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Scant City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union 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 Scant City. 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 ...
    • Tallulah Bankhead     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Huntsville (Alabama) on Friday January 31, 1902 and died in New York (New York) on Thursday December 12, 1968 at the age of 66.
      • Huntsville is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Scant City.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tallulah Bankhead<4>
    • Anne Bradshaw Clopton     (Artist)
      • Artist. She was born in Shelbyville (Tennessee) on Monday July 22, 1878 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Saturday February 4, 1956 at the age of 77. She is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama).
      • Huntsville is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Scant City.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Anne Bradshaw Clopton<4>
    • Norman Glen 'Norm' Ezell     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Chelsea (Alabama) on Tueday October 7, 1941 and died in Lodi (California) on Saturday May 8, 2010 at the age of 68.
      • Chelsea is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest of Scant City.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Norman Glen 'Norm' Ezell<4>
    • Ira Lonnie Louvin     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. He was born in Section (Alabama) on Monday April 21, 1924 and died in Williamsburg (Missouri) on Sunday June 20, 1965 at the age of 41. He is buried at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens (Davidson County, Tennessee).
      • Section is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Scant City.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ira Lonnie Louvin<4>
    • Don Mincher     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Huntsville (Alabama) on Friday June 24, 1938 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Sunday March 4, 2012 at the age of 73. He is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama).
      • Huntsville is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Scant City.
      • Huntsville is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Scant City.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Mincher<4>
    • 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).
      • Huntsville is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Scant City.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Neighbors<4>
    • Harry Rhett Townes     (Actor, Episcopal priest)
      • Actor, Episcopal priest. He was born in Huntsville (Alabama) on Friday September 18, 1914 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Wednesday May 23, 2001 at the age of 86. He is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama).
      • Huntsville is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Scant City.
      • Huntsville is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Scant City.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Rhett Townes<4>
    • Maria Howard Weeden     (Artist, author)
      • Artist, author. She was born in Huntsville (Alabama) on Monday July 6, 1846 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Wednesday April 12, 1905 at the age of 58. She is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama).
      • Huntsville is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Scant City.
      • Huntsville is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Scant City.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Maria Howard Weeden<4>
    • Jessup Joseph Whitehead     (Author, chef)
      • Author, chef. He was born in London (England) on Thursday August 1, 1833 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Sunday May 12, 1889 at the age of 55. He is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama).
      • Huntsville is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Scant City.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jessup Joseph Whitehead<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Guntersville, which is the Seat of Marshall County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Scant City to Guntersville, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 137 miles [220.5 km] to the south (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 606 miles [975.3 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,495 miles [10,452.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,206 miles [11,596.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,082 miles [8,178.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Marshall County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marshall County: www.marshallco.org/www/

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 from Point A (ie- Scant City) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Scant City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Scant City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Scant City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3623, Longitude: -86.4236       In this case, the coordinates for Scant City 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Scant City to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 313.496 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.196 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.958 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2020
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 19 Oct 2020