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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 Scranton, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Scranton 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 Scranton:
    • 31.192934, -85.842070
    • 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 Scranton
  • 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 Scranton ...

We have found eighteen communities that share the name Scranton.

Within Alabama, the name Scranton is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Logan County
      • This Scranton is located in Logan County and lies 529 miles [851.3 km]<1> to the northwest of the Scranton that is located in Geneva County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scranton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Logan County community of Scranton.
    • California
      • Inyo County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Scranton [Inyo County].
    • Colorado
      • Arapahoe County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Scranton [Arapahoe County].
    • Iowa
      • Greene County
      • This Scranton is located in Greene County and lies 888 miles [1,429.1 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Scranton that is located in Geneva County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scranton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greene County community of Scranton.
    • Kansas
      • Osage County
      • This Scranton is located in Osage County and lies 765 miles [1,231.1 km]<1> to the northwest of the Scranton that is located in Geneva County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scranton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Osage County community of Scranton.
    • Kentucky
      • Menifee County
      • This Scranton is located in Menifee County and lies 487 miles [783.8 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Scranton that is located in Geneva County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scranton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Menifee County community of Scranton.
    • Michigan
      • Sanilac County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Scranton [Sanilac County].
    • Minnesota
      • Saint Louis County
      • This Scranton is located in Saint Louis County and lies 1,182 miles [1,902.2 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Scranton that is located in Geneva County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scranton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Louis County community of Scranton.
    • Mississippi
      • Jackson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Mississippi community of Scranton [Jackson County].
    • New York
      • Erie County
      • This Scranton is located in Erie County and lies 885 miles [1,424.3 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Scranton that is located in Geneva County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scranton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Erie County community of Scranton.
    • North Carolina
      • Hyde County
      • This Scranton is located in Hyde County and lies 617 miles [993 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Scranton that is located in Geneva County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scranton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hyde County community of Scranton.
    • North Dakota
      • Bowman County
      • This Scranton is located in Bowman County and lies 1,385 miles [2,228.9 km]<1> to the northwest of the Scranton that is located in Geneva County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scranton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bowman County community of Scranton.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Lackawanna County
      • This Scranton is located in Lackawanna County and lies 903 miles [1,453.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the Scranton that is located in Geneva County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scranton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lackawanna County community of Scranton.
    • South Carolina
      • Florence County
      • This Scranton is located in Florence County and lies 401 miles [645.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Scranton that is located in Geneva County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scranton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Florence County community of Scranton.
    • South Dakota
      • Walworth County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Dakota community of Scranton [Walworth County].
    • Texas
      • Eastland County
      • This Scranton is located in Eastland County and lies 782 miles [1,258.5 km]<1> to the west of the Scranton that is located in Geneva County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scranton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Eastland County community of Scranton.
    • Utah
      • Salt Lake County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Salt Lake County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Salt Lake County community of Scranton.
    • Wisconsin
      • Wood County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Wisconsin community of Scranton [Wood County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Scranton ...

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.

  • Chancellor [Geneva County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chancellor
    • Chancellor [Geneva County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Scranton
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chancellor
  • Clayhatchee [Dale County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clayhatchee
    • Clayhatchee [Dale County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Scranton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clayhatchee have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 585 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clayhatchee
  • Coffee Springs [Geneva County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coffee Springs
    • Coffee Springs [Geneva County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Scranton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coffee Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 214 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coffee Springs
  • Enterprise [Coffee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enterprise
    • Enterprise [Coffee County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Scranton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enterprise have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 28,376 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enterprise
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Enterprise<5>
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    • Forest Park [Coffee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Park
      • Forest Park [Coffee County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Scranton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Park
    • Green Acres [Coffee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Acres
      • Green Acres [Coffee County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Scranton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Acres
    • Griffin Heights [Coffee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Griffin Heights
      • Griffin Heights [Coffee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Scranton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Griffin Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Griffin Heights
    • Heritage Heights [Coffee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heritage Heights
      • Heritage Heights [Coffee County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Scranton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heritage Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heritage Heights
    • High Bluff [Geneva County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for High Bluff
      • High Bluff [Geneva County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Scranton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for High Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Bluff
    • Highfalls [Geneva County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highfalls
      • Highfalls [Geneva County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Scranton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highfalls have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highfalls
    • Hillcrest [Coffee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillcrest
      • Hillcrest [Coffee County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Scranton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillcrest have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillcrest
    • Indian Lakes [Coffee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Lakes
      • Indian Lakes [Coffee County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Scranton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Lakes
    • Indian Springs [Coffee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Springs
      • Indian Springs [Coffee County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Scranton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Springs
    • Level Plains [Dale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Level Plains
      • Level Plains [Dale County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Scranton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Level Plains have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,002 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Level Plains
    • Oak Grove [Geneva County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Geneva County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Scranton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Regency Heights [Coffee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Regency Heights
      • Regency Heights [Coffee County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Scranton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Regency Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Regency Heights
    • Singing Brook [Coffee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Singing Brook
      • Singing Brook [Coffee County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Scranton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Singing Brook have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Singing Brook
    • Spears [Geneva County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spears
      • Spears [Geneva County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Scranton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spears have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spears

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 Scranton. 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 ...
    • Herman Hodges     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Ozark (Alabama) on Sunday November 22, 1914 and died in San Marcos (California) on Thursday April 6, 2000 at the age of 85. He is buried at Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery (San Diego County, California).
      • Ozark is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of Scranton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Herman Hodges<6>
    • Early Wynn     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Hartford (Alabama) on Tueday January 6, 1920 and died in Venice (Florida) on Sunday April 4, 1999 at the age of 79.
      • Hartford is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast of Scranton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Early Wynn<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Geneva, which is the Seat of Geneva County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Scranton to Geneva, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 86 miles [138.4 km] to the north northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 727 miles [1,170 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,621 miles [10,655.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,317 miles [11,775.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,198 miles [8,365.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Geneva County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Scranton. 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Scranton) 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 Scranton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Scranton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Scranton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1929, Longitude: -85.8421    
<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Scranton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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 Scranton 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.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Scranton to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 312.95 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.127 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.405 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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