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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 Scottsboro, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Scottsboro 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 Scottsboro:
    • 34.643625, -86.049375
    • 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 Scottsboro
  • 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 Scottsboro ...

We have found two communities that share the name Scottsboro.

Within Alabama, the name Scottsboro is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Georgia
      • Baldwin County
      • This Scottsboro is located in Baldwin County and lies 196 miles [315.4 km]<1> to the southeast of the Scottsboro that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scottsboro
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baldwin County community of Scottsboro.
    • Tennessee
      • Davidson County
      • This Scottsboro is located in Davidson County and lies 118 miles [189.9 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Scottsboro that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scottsboro
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Davidson County community of Scottsboro.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Scottsboro ...

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.

  • Berrys [Jackson County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berrys
    • Berrys [Jackson County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Scottsboro
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berrys have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Dry Cove [Jackson County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dry Cove
    • Dry Cove [Jackson County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Scottsboro
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dry Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Ferncliff [Jackson County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferncliff
    • Ferncliff [Jackson County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Scottsboro
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ferncliff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Hodge [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hodge
    • Hodge [Jackson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Scottsboro
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hodge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hodge
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    • Lakeview Beach [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview Beach
      • Lakeview Beach [Jackson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Scottsboro
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview Beach
    • Lakeview Shores [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview Shores
      • Lakeview Shores [Jackson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Scottsboro
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview Shores have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview Shores
    • Pikeville [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pikeville
      • Pikeville [Jackson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Scottsboro
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pikeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pikeville
    • Roseberry [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roseberry
      • Roseberry [Jackson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Scottsboro
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roseberry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roseberry
    • Section [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Section
      • Section [Jackson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Scottsboro
      • Estimated population in 2019: 740 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Section
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Section<3>
    • Section Ferry [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Section Ferry
      • Section Ferry [Jackson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Scottsboro
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Section Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Section Ferry
    • Skyline Shores [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skyline Shores
      • Skyline Shores [Jackson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Scottsboro
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skyline Shores have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skyline Shores

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 Scottsboro. 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 ...
    • Charlie Louvin     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. He was born in Henagar (Alabama) on Thursday July 7, 1927 and died in Wartrace (Tennessee) on Wednesday January 26, 2011 at the age of 83. He is buried at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens (Davidson County, Tennessee).
      • Henagar is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the east of Scottsboro.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charlie Louvin<4>
    • Ira Lonnie Louvin     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. He was born in Section (Alabama) on Monday April 21, 1924 and died in Williamsburg (Missouri) on Sunday June 20, 1965 at the age of 41. He is buried at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens (Davidson County, Tennessee).
      • Section is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southeast of Scottsboro.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ira Lonnie Louvin<4>
    • Philip Ober     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Fort Payne (Alabama) on Sunday March 23, 1902 and died in Mexico City (Mexico) on Monday September 13, 1982 at the age of 80.
      • Fort Payne is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Scottsboro.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Philip Ober<4>
    • Katherine Stinson     (Aviation pioneer)
      • Aviation pioneer. She was born in Fort Payne (Alabama) on Saturday February 14, 1891 and died in Santa Fe (New Mexico) on Friday July 8, 1977 at the age of 86. She is buried at Santa Fe National Cemetery (Santa Fe County, New Mexico).
      • Fort Payne is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Scottsboro.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Katherine Stinson<4>

How Far From Scottsboro 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 city such as Scottsboro to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 157 miles [252.7 km]<1> to the south (S). If you could drive a straight line from Scottsboro to Montgomery, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 578 miles [930.2 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 33 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,467 miles [10,407.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,178 miles [11,551.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,054 miles [8,133.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Jackson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Scottsboro. 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 'straight-line' (or 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- Scottsboro) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Scottsboro. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Scottsboro

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Scottsboro. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6436, Longitude: -86.0494       In this case, the coordinates for Scottsboro 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 Scottsboro 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 313.283 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.99 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.741 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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