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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 Hills, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Scenic Hills 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 Hills:
    • 32.428470, -86.408862
    • 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 Hills
  • 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 Hills ...

We have found seven communities that share the name Scenic Hills.

There is one other community in Alabama which is also named Scenic Hills.

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

  • Communities Located In Alabama ...
    • Mobile County
      • This Scenic Hills is located in Mobile County and lies 160 miles [257.5 km]<1> to the southwest of the Scenic Hills that is located in Elmore County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scenic Hills
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mobile County community of Scenic Hills.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Georgia
      • Catoosa County
      • This Scenic Hills is located in Catoosa County and lies 186 miles [299.3 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Scenic Hills that is located in Elmore County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scenic Hills
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Catoosa County community of Scenic Hills.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Delaware 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 Pennsylvania community of Scenic Hills [Delaware County].
    • Texas
      • Bexar 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 Texas community of Scenic Hills [Bexar County].
      • Guadalupe County
      • Although located in Guadalupe County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Guadalupe County community of Scenic Hills.
    • Virginia
      • Roanoke County
      • This Scenic Hills is located in Roanoke County and lies 489 miles [787 km]<1> to the northeast of the Scenic Hills that is located in Elmore County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scenic Hills
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Roanoke County community of Scenic Hills.
    • West Virginia
      • Wood County
      • This Scenic Hills is located in Wood County and lies 546 miles [878.7 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Scenic Hills that is located in Elmore County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scenic Hills
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wood County community of Scenic Hills.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Scenic Hills ...

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 Point [Montgomery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Point
    • Cedar Point [Montgomery County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Scenic Hills
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Point
  • Five Points [Elmore County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Points
    • Five Points [Elmore County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Scenic Hills
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Points have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Points
  • Great Oaks [Elmore County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Great Oaks
    • Great Oaks [Elmore County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Scenic Hills
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Great Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Great Oaks
  • Grovewood [Montgomery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grovewood
    • Grovewood [Montgomery County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Scenic Hills
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grovewood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grovewood
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    • Hunter [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunter
      • Hunter [Montgomery County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Scenic Hills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunter have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunter
    • Hunting Ridge [Autauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunting Ridge
      • Hunting Ridge [Autauga County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Scenic Hills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunting Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunting Ridge
    • Kingswood [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingswood
      • Kingswood [Elmore County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Scenic Hills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingswood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingswood
    • Lee Farms [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lee Farms
      • Lee Farms [Montgomery County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Scenic Hills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lee Farms have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lee Farms
    • Live Oaks [Autauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Live Oaks
      • Live Oaks [Autauga County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Scenic Hills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Live Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Live Oaks
    • Overlook [Autauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Overlook
      • Overlook [Autauga County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Scenic Hills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Overlook have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Overlook
    • Prattville [Autauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prattville
      • Prattville [Autauga County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Scenic Hills
      • Estimated population in 2019: 35,957 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prattville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prattville<4>
    • Prattville Junction [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prattville Junction
      • Prattville Junction [Elmore County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Scenic Hills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prattville Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prattville Junction
    • Rose Hill [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rose Hill
      • Rose Hill [Elmore County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Scenic Hills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rose Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose Hill
    • Willowbrook [Autauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willowbrook
      • Willowbrook [Autauga County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Scenic Hills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willowbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willowbrook

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 Hills. 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 ...
    • James Anderson     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Wetumpka (Alabama) on Wednesday July 13, 1921 and died in Billings (Montana) on Sunday September 14, 1969 at the age of 48. He is buried at Valhalla Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Wetumpka is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of Scenic Hills.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Anderson<5>
    • Richard L. Blandon     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Montgomery (Alabama) on Sunday September 16, 1934 and died in New York (New York) on Monday December 30, 1991 at the age of 57. He is buried at Calverton National Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York).
      • Montgomery is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast of Scenic Hills.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Richard L. Blandon<5>
    • Oscar Gamble     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Ramer (Alabama) on Tueday December 20, 1949 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday January 31, 2018 at the age of 68.
      • Ramer is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Scenic Hills.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Gamble<5>
    • George Addison Grant     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born on Tueday January 6, 1903 and died in Montgomery (Alabama) on Tueday March 25, 1986 at the age of 83. He is buried at Oak Hill Cemetery (Autauga County, Alabama).
      • Montgomery is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast of Scenic Hills.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Addison Grant<5>
    • Joe Sewell     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Titus (Alabama) on Sunday October 9, 1898 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Tueday March 6, 1990 at the age of 91. He is buried at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park (Tuscaloosa County, Alabama).
      • Titus is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Scenic Hills.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Sewell<5>
    • Willie Mae 'Big Mama' Thornton     (Musician)
    • Kevin Turner     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Prattville (Alabama) on Thursday June 12, 1969 and died in Vestavia Hills (Alabama) on Thursday March 24, 2016 at the age of 46. He is buried at Prattville Memorial Gardens (Autauga County, Alabama).
      • Prattville is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest of Scenic Hills.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kevin Turner<5>
    • Elizabeth Priscilla Tyler     (Daughter-in-law of John Tyler - after his wife Letitia died, Priscilla served as the de facto First Lady for the Harrison Presidency (March 1841 - April 1841))
      • Daughter-in-law of John Tyler - after his wife Letitia died, Priscilla served as the de facto First Lady for the Harrison Presidency (March 1841 - April 1841). She was born in New York (New York) on Friday June 14, 1816 and died in Montgomery (Alabama) on Sunday December 29, 1889 at the age of 73. She is buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Montgomery County, Alabama).
      • Montgomery is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast of Scenic Hills.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elizabeth Priscilla Tyler<5>
    • William 'Lum' York     (Musician, comedian)
      • Musician, comedian. He was born in Elmore (Alabama) on Saturday November 16, 1918 and died in Baton Rouge (Louisiana) on Sunday August 15, 2004 at the age of 85. He is buried at Greenoaks Memorial Park (East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana).
      • Elmore is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast of Scenic Hills.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William 'Lum' York<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Wetumpka, which is the Seat of Elmore County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Scenic Hills to Wetumpka, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies just to the east southeast (ESE).
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 689 miles [1,108.8 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 40 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,587 miles [10,600.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,290 miles [11,732.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,168 miles [8,317.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Elmore County: www.elmoreco.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 from Point A (ie- Scenic Hills) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Scenic Hills. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4285, Longitude: -86.4089       In this case, the coordinates for Scenic Hills 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek 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 Hills 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Scenic Hills 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 313.371 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.784 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.37 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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