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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 Scott Ford, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Scott Ford 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 Scott Ford:
    • 34.370931, -87.919479
    • 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 Scott Ford
  • 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 Scott Ford ...

We have found two communities that share the name Scott Ford.

Within Alabama, the name Scott Ford is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Missouri
      • Crawford County
      • This Scott Ford is located in Crawford County and lies 317 miles [510.2 km]<1> to the northwest of the Scott Ford that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scott Ford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Crawford County community of Scott Ford.
    • Virginia
      • Washington County
      • This Scott Ford is located in Washington County and lies 365 miles [587.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Scott Ford that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scott Ford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Scott Ford.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Scott Ford ...

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.

  • Glasgow Corner [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasgow Corner
    • Glasgow Corner [Franklin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Scott Ford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glasgow Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glasgow Corner
  • Halltown [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halltown
    • Halltown [Franklin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Scott Ford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halltown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halltown
  • Jim Williams Ford [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jim Williams Ford
    • Jim Williams Ford [Franklin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Scott Ford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jim Williams Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jim Williams Ford
  • Jordans Mill [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jordans Mill
    • Jordans Mill [Franklin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Scott Ford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jordans Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jordans Mill
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    • Liberty Hill [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty Hill
      • Liberty Hill [Franklin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Scott Ford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty Hill
    • Nix [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nix
      • Nix [Franklin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Scott Ford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nix have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nix
    • Nix Mill [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nix Mill
      • Nix Mill [Franklin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Scott Ford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nix Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nix Mill
    • Pigeye [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pigeye
      • Pigeye [Marion County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Scott Ford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pigeye have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pigeye
    • Piney Bend [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piney Bend
      • Piney Bend [Franklin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Scott Ford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piney Bend have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piney Bend
    • Rockwood [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockwood
      • Rockwood [Franklin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Scott Ford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockwood

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 Scott Ford. 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 ...
    • Kandi Barbour     (Actress, model)
      • Actress, model. She was born in Russellville (Alabama) on Sunday February 15, 1959 and died in San Francisco (California) on Wednesday January 18, 2012 at the age of 52. She is buried at Tulocay Cemetery (Napa County, California).
      • Russellville is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of Scott Ford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kandi Barbour<3>
    • Helen Keller     (Activist)
      • Activist. She was born in Tuscumbia (Alabama) on Sunday June 27, 1880 and died in Easton (Connecticut) on Saturday June 1, 1968 at the age of 88.
      • Tuscumbia is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of Scott Ford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Helen Keller<3>
    • Anderson Lawler     (Actor, producer)
      • Actor, producer. He was born in Russellville (Alabama) on Monday May 5, 1902 and died in New York (New York) on Monday April 6, 1959 at the age of 56. He is buried at Spring Hill Cemetery (Lynchburg City, Virginia).
      • Russellville is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of Scott Ford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Anderson Lawler<3>

How Far From Scott Ford to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Scott Ford to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Russellville, which is the Seat of Franklin County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Scott Ford to Russellville, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day 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 166 miles [267.2 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 678 miles [1,091.1 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,556 miles [10,550.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,272 miles [11,703.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,147 miles [8,283.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Franklin County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Scott Ford) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Scott Ford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3709, Longitude: -87.9195       In this case, the coordinates for Scott Ford 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>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Scott Ford to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 314.408 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.251 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.573 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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