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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 Screamer, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Screamer 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 Screamer:
    • 31.726589, -85.175004
    • 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 Screamer
  • 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 Screamer ...

We have found one communities that share the name Screamer.

Within Alabama, the name Screamer is unique.

Beyond Alabama, there is another community also named Screamer in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Tennessee
      • Maury County
      • This Screamer is located in Maury County and lies 280 miles [450.6 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Screamer that is located in Henry County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Screamer
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Maury County community of Screamer.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Screamer ...

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.

  • Cotton Hill [Barbour County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cotton Hill
    • Cotton Hill [Barbour County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Screamer
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cotton Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cotton Hill
  • Days Crossroads [Clay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Days Crossroads
    • Days Crossroads [Clay County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Screamer
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Days Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Days Crossroads
  • Edgefield [Barbour County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgefield
    • Edgefield [Barbour County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Screamer
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgefield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgefield
  • Georgetown [Quitman County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
    • Georgetown [Quitman County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Screamer
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Graball [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graball
      • Graball [Henry County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Screamer
      • Former names for Graball: Hart's Crossroads and Hudspeth's Crossroads
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graball
    • Hatcher [Quitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatcher
      • Hatcher [Quitman County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Screamer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hatcher have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatcher
    • Pecan [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pecan
      • Pecan [Clay County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Screamer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pecan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pecan
    • Pleasant Hill [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
      • Pleasant Hill [Barbour County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Screamer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill
    • Richards Crossroads [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richards Crossroads
      • Richards Crossroads [Barbour County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Screamer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richards Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richards Crossroads
    • Sandy Point [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Point
      • Sandy Point [Barbour County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Screamer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Point
    • Shorterville [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shorterville
      • Shorterville [Henry County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Screamer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shorterville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shorterville

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 Screamer. 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 ...
    • Fletcher 'Smack' Henderson     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Cuthbert (Georgia) on Saturday December 18, 1897 and died in New York (New York) on Monday December 29, 1952 at the age of 55. He is buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Randolph County, Georgia).
      • Cuthbert is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of Screamer.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Fletcher 'Smack' Henderson<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Abbeville, which is the Seat of Henry County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Screamer to Abbeville, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 79 miles [127.1 km] to the northwest (NW). 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 674 miles [1,084.7 km] to the northeast (NE). 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 6,567 miles [10,568.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,263 miles [11,688.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,144 miles [8,278.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Henry County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Screamer. 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- Screamer) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Screamer. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Screamer

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Screamer. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7266, Longitude: -85.1750    
<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 Screamer 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 312.603 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.798 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.046 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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