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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 Scenic Heights, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Scenic Heights 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 Scenic Heights:
    • 34.054541, -86.033862
    • 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 Scenic Heights
  • 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 Scenic Heights ...

We have found five communities that share the name Scenic Heights.

Within Alabama, the name Scenic Heights is unique.

Beyond Alabama, we know of another five communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Tuolumne County
      • This Scenic Heights is located in Tuolumne County and lies 1,919 miles [3,088.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Scenic Heights that is located in Etowah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scenic Heights
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tuolumne County community of Scenic Heights.
    • Colorado
      • Jefferson County
      • This Scenic Heights is located in Jefferson County and lies 1,121 miles [1,804.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Scenic Heights that is located in Etowah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scenic Heights
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Scenic Heights.
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Scenic Heights is located in Hillsborough County and lies 479 miles [770.9 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Scenic Heights that is located in Etowah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scenic Heights
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Scenic Heights.
    • Indiana
      • Perry County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Scenic Heights [Perry County].
    • Tennessee
      • Franklin County
      • This Scenic Heights is located in Franklin County and lies 79 miles [127.1 km]<1> to the north of the Scenic Heights that is located in Etowah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scenic Heights
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Scenic Heights.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Scenic Heights ...

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.

  • Cave Springs [Etowah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cave Springs
    • Cave Springs [Etowah County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Scenic Heights
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cave Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cave Springs
  • Crudup [Etowah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crudup
    • Crudup [Etowah County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Scenic Heights
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crudup have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crudup
  • Daisy [Etowah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daisy
    • Daisy [Etowah County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Scenic Heights
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daisy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daisy
  • Goodyear [Etowah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodyear
    • Goodyear [Etowah County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Scenic Heights
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodyear have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodyear
  • Continue List   (9 more) ...
    • Happy Hollow [Etowah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Happy Hollow
      • Happy Hollow [Etowah County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Scenic Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Happy Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Happy Hollow
    • Littleton [Etowah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littleton
      • Littleton [Etowah County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Scenic Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Littleton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Littleton
    • Maryville [Etowah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maryville
      • Maryville [Etowah County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Scenic Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maryville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maryville
    • Noble Hill [Etowah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Noble Hill
      • Noble Hill [Etowah County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Scenic Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Noble Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Noble Hill
    • Pleasant Hill [Etowah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
      • Pleasant Hill [Etowah County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Scenic Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill
    • Pull Tight [Etowah County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pull Tight
      • Pull Tight [Etowah County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Scenic Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pull Tight have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rockledge [Etowah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockledge
      • Rockledge [Etowah County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Scenic Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockledge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockledge
    • Walnut Park [Etowah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Park
      • Walnut Park [Etowah County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Scenic Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Park
    • Wisdom Ferry [Etowah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wisdom Ferry
      • Wisdom Ferry [Etowah County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Scenic Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wisdom Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wisdom 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 Scenic Heights. 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 ...
    • M.L. Brackett     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Attalla (Alabama) on Tueday July 4, 1933 and died in Gadsden (Alabama) on Tueday June 30, 2015 at the age of 81. He is buried at Crestwood Memorial Cemetery (Etowah County, Alabama).
      • Attalla is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest of Scenic Heights.
      • Gadsden is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast of Scenic Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: M.L. Brackett<4>
    • Hershell Baskin Freeman, Jr.     (Professional baseball)
    • Willie Smith     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Anniston (Alabama) on Saturday February 11, 1939 and died in Anniston (Alabama) on Wednesday January 18, 2006 at the age of 66.
      • Anniston is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Scenic Heights.
      • Anniston is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Scenic Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Willie Smith<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Gadsden, which is the Seat of Etowah County and lies just to the South Southeast.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 116 miles [186.7 km]<1> to the south (S). If you could drive a straight line from Scenic Heights to Montgomery, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 600 miles [965.6 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 34 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,494 miles [10,451.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,203 miles [11,592.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,079 miles [8,173.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Etowah County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Etowah County: www.etowahcounty.org/

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Scenic Heights) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Scenic Heights. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0545, Longitude: -86.0339       In this case, the coordinates for Scenic Heights have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Scenic Heights could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<3>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.
<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 Scenic Heights 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 313.245 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.864 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.87 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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