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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 View, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Scenic View 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 View:
    • 34.762869, -86.621105
    • 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 View
  • 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 View ...

We have found two communities that share the name Scenic View.

Within Alabama, the name Scenic View is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Tuolumne County
      • This Scenic View is located in Tuolumne County and lies 1,877 miles [3,020.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Scenic View that is located in Madison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scenic View
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tuolumne County community of Scenic View.
    • Maryland
      • Harford County
      • This Scenic View is located in Harford County and lies 656 miles [1,055.7 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Scenic View that is located in Madison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scenic View
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harford County community of Scenic View.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Scenic View ...

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.

  • Cavalry Hill [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cavalry Hill
    • Cavalry Hill [Madison County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Scenic View
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cavalry Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cavalry Hill
  • Cherokee Hills [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherokee Hills
    • Cherokee Hills [Madison County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Scenic View
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherokee Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherokee Hills
  • Cherry Creek [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Creek
    • Cherry Creek [Madison County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Scenic View
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherry Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry Creek
  • Glen Park [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Park
    • Glen Park [Madison County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Scenic View
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Park
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    • Green Acres [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Acres
      • Green Acres [Madison County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Scenic View
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Acres
    • Greenhill [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenhill
      • Greenhill [Madison County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Scenic View
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenhill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenhill
    • Grove Park [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grove Park
      • Grove Park [Madison County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Scenic View
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grove Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grove Park
    • Hillandale [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillandale
      • Hillandale [Madison County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Scenic View
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillandale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillandale
    • Huntsville [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntsville
      • Huntsville [Madison County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Scenic View
      • Estimated population in 2019: 200,574 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huntsville<3>
    • Lincoln [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln
      • Lincoln [Madison County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Scenic View
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln
    • Rideout Village [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rideout Village
      • Rideout Village [Madison County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Scenic View
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rideout Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rideout Village
    • Rolling Meadows [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Meadows
      • Rolling Meadows [Madison County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Scenic View
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolling Meadows have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Meadows
    • Shady Lane [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Lane
      • Shady Lane [Madison County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Scenic View
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Lane have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Lane
    • Stag Run [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stag Run
      • Stag Run [Madison County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Scenic View
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stag Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stag Run
    • Summit Place [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summit Place
      • Summit Place [Madison County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Scenic View
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summit Place have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summit Place
    • Terry Heights [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terry Heights
      • Terry Heights [Madison County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Scenic View
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terry Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terry Heights
    • Union Park [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Park
      • Union Park [Madison County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Scenic View
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Park
    • University Park [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for University Park
      • University Park [Madison County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Scenic View
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for University Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on University Park
    • Valley Park [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Park
      • Valley Park [Madison County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Scenic View
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Park

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 View. 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 2 miles [3.2 km] to the southeast of Scenic View.
      • 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 2 miles [3.2 km] to the southeast of Scenic View.
      • 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 5 miles [8 km] to the south of Scenic View.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Norman Glen 'Norm' Ezell<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 2 miles [3.2 km] to the southeast of Scenic View.
      • Huntsville is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the southeast of Scenic View.
      • 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 2 miles [3.2 km] to the southeast of Scenic View.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Neighbors<4>
    • Truett Banks 'Rip' Sewell     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Decatur (Alabama) on Saturday May 11, 1907 and died in Plant City (Florida) on Sunday September 3, 1989 at the age of 82. He is buried at Oaklawn Cemetery (Hillsborough County, Florida).
      • Decatur is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southwest of Scenic View.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Truett Banks 'Rip' Sewell<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 2 miles [3.2 km] to the southeast of Scenic View.
      • Huntsville is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the southeast of Scenic View.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Rhett Townes<4>
    • Edward Benjamin Townsend     (Musician, composer)
    • 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 2 miles [3.2 km] to the southeast of Scenic View.
      • Huntsville is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the southeast of Scenic View.
      • 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 2 miles [3.2 km] to the southeast of Scenic View.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jessup Joseph Whitehead<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Huntsville, which is the Seat of Madison County and lies just to the South Southeast.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 165 miles [265.5 km]<1> to the south (S). If you could drive a straight line from Scenic View to Montgomery, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 601 miles [967.2 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 6,484 miles [10,435 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,198 miles [11,584.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,073 miles [8,164.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Madison County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Madison County: www.co.madison.al.us/

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- Scenic View) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Scenic View. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7629, Longitude: -86.6211       In this case, the coordinates for Scenic View 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 Scenic View 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 313.636 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.413 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.949 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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