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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:
    • 30.736300, -88.271395
    • 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 ...
    • Elmore County
      • This Scenic Hills is located in Elmore County and lies 160 miles [257.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Scenic Hills that is located in Mobile County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scenic Hills
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Elmore County community of Scenic Hills.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Georgia
      • Catoosa County
      • This Scenic Hills is located in Catoosa County and lies 340 miles [547.2 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Scenic Hills that is located in Mobile 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 649 miles [1,044.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Scenic Hills that is located in Mobile 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 702 miles [1,129.8 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Scenic Hills that is located in Mobile 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.

  • Deerwood [Mobile County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deerwood
    • Deerwood [Mobile County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Scenic Hills
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deerwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deerwood
  • Indian Hills [Mobile County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Hills
    • Indian Hills [Mobile County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Scenic Hills
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Hills
  • Indian Springs [Mobile County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Springs
    • Indian Springs [Mobile County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Scenic Hills
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Springs
  • Orchard [Mobile County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orchard
    • Orchard [Mobile County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Scenic Hills
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orchard have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orchard
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Park Forest [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park Forest
      • Park Forest [Mobile County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Scenic Hills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park Forest
    • Pine Run [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Run
      • Pine Run [Mobile County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Scenic Hills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Run have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Run
    • Ponderosa [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ponderosa
      • Ponderosa [Mobile County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Scenic Hills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ponderosa have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ponderosa
    • Seven Hills [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seven Hills
      • Seven Hills [Mobile County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Scenic Hills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seven Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seven Hills
    • Sugar Creek [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Creek
      • Sugar Creek [Mobile County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Scenic Hills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugar Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Creek
    • Tanner Williams [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tanner Williams
      • Tanner Williams [Mobile County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Scenic Hills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tanner Williams have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tanner Williams
    • Timbers [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timbers
      • Timbers [Mobile County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Scenic Hills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Timbers have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timbers

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.

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    • Tommie Lee Aaron     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Mobile (Alabama) on Saturday August 5, 1939 and died on Thursday August 16, 1984 at the age of 45. He is buried at Catholic Cemetery (Mobile County, Alabama).
      • Mobile is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east of Scenic Hills.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tommie Lee Aaron<4>
    • Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Mobile (Alabama) on Monday April 2, 1860 and died in Syracuse (New York) on Sunday August 2, 1936 at the age of 76. She is buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Onondaga County, New York).
      • Mobile is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east of Scenic Hills.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews<4>
    • Billy Bang     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Mobile (Alabama) on Saturday September 20, 1947 and died in Bronx (New York) on Monday April 11, 2011 at the age of 63. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Mobile is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east of Scenic Hills.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Bang<4>
    • Alva Erskine Stirling Smith Belmont     (Suffragette)
      • Suffragette. She was born in Mobile (Alabama) on Monday January 17, 1853 and died in Paris (France) on Thursday January 26, 1933 at the age of 80. She is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Mobile is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east of Scenic Hills.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alva Erskine Stirling Smith Belmont<4>
    • Jean Byron     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Paducah (Kentucky) on Thursday December 10, 1925 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Friday February 3, 2006 at the age of 80. She is buried at Mobile Memorial Gardens (Mobile County, Alabama).
      • Mobile is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east of Scenic Hills.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jean Byron<4>
    • Thomas Cooper De Leon     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Columbia (South Carolina) on Tueday May 21, 1839 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Thursday March 19, 1914 at the age of 74. He is buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Mobile County, Alabama).
      • Mobile is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east of Scenic Hills.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas Cooper De Leon<4>
    • John Lewis Dodge, Jr.     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Bolivar (Tennessee) on Saturday April 27, 1889 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Monday June 19, 1916 at the age of 27. He is buried at Cave Hill Cemetery (Jefferson County, Kentucky).
      • Mobile is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east of Scenic Hills.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Lewis Dodge, Jr.<4>
    • Calvin Robert 'Cal' Ellison     (Actor)
    • Harry Curtis 'Harry Love' Galbreath     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Clarksville (Tennessee) on Friday January 1, 1965 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Tueday July 27, 2010 at the age of 45.
      • Mobile is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east of Scenic Hills.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Curtis 'Harry Love' Galbreath<4>
    • Lil Greenwood     (Singer)
      • Singer. She was born in Prichard (Alabama) on Tueday November 18, 1924 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Tueday July 19, 2011 at the age of 86. She is buried at Catholic Cemetery (Mobile County, Alabama).
      • Prichard is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of Scenic Hills.
      • Mobile is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east of Scenic Hills.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lil Greenwood<4>
    • Vivian Malone Jones     (Social reformer)
      • Social reformer. She was born in Mobile (Alabama) on Wednesday July 15, 1942 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Thursday October 13, 2005 at the age of 63. She is buried at Westview Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Mobile is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east of Scenic Hills.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Vivian Malone Jones<4>
    • William March     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Mobile (Alabama) on Tueday September 18, 1894 and died in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Saturday May 15, 1954 at the age of 59.
      • Mobile is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east of Scenic Hills.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William March<4>
    • Satchel Paige     (Major League and Negro League Baseball)
      • Major League and Negro League Baseball. He was born in Mobile (Alabama) on Saturday July 7, 1906 and died in Kansas City (Missouri) on Tueday June 8, 1982 at the age of 75. He is buried at Forest Hill & Calvary Cemetery (Jackson County, Missouri).
      • Mobile is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east of Scenic Hills.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Satchel Paige<4>

How Far From Scenic Hills 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 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 ...
    • Mobile, which is the Seat of Mobile County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Scenic Hills to Mobile, with an average speed<5> 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 162 miles [260.7 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 849 miles [1,366.3 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 49 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,747 miles [10,858.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,449 miles [11,988 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,327 miles [8,573 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Mobile County

About Alabama

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 Mobile County: www.mobilecounty.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' (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- 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: 30.7363, Longitude: -88.2714       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 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 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>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 Hills 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 314.332 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.667 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.405 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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