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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 Scrougeout, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Scrougeout 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 Scrougeout:
    • 34.180928, -85.869136
    • 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 Scrougeout
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Scrougeout ...

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.

  • Bath Springs [Etowah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bath Springs
    • Bath Springs [Etowah County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Scrougeout
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bath Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bath Springs
  • Dixon Shop [Cherokee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dixon Shop
    • Dixon Shop [Cherokee County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Scrougeout
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dixon Shop have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixon Shop
  • Flanders [DeKalb County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flanders
    • Flanders [DeKalb County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Scrougeout
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flanders have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flanders
  • Greenwood [Etowah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
    • Greenwood [Etowah County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Scrougeout
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
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    • Homer [DeKalb County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homer
      • Homer [DeKalb County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Scrougeout
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Kings Hill [Cherokee County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Hill
      • Kings Hill [Cherokee County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Scrougeout
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kings Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lay Springs [Etowah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lay Springs
      • Lay Springs [Etowah County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Scrougeout
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lay Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lay Springs
    • Leesburg [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leesburg
      • Leesburg [Cherokee County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Scrougeout
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,013 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leesburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leesburg<3>
    • Leonard [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leonard
      • Leonard [Cherokee County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Scrougeout
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leonard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leonard
    • Marcus [DeKalb County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marcus
      • Marcus [DeKalb County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Scrougeout
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marcus have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Slackland [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slackland
      • Slackland [Cherokee County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Scrougeout
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slackland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slackland
    • Turkeytown [Etowah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turkeytown
      • Turkeytown [Etowah County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Scrougeout
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turkeytown
    • Yancy [Etowah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yancy
      • Yancy [Etowah County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Scrougeout
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yancy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yancy

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 Scrougeout. 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 ...
    • M.L. Brackett     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Attalla (Alabama) on Tueday July 4, 1933 and died in Gadsden (Alabama) on Tueday June 30, 2015 at the age of 81. He is buried at Crestwood Memorial Cemetery (Etowah County, Alabama).
      • Attalla is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest of Scrougeout.
      • Gadsden is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest of Scrougeout.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: M.L. Brackett<4>
    • Hershell Baskin Freeman, Jr.     (Professional baseball)
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Scrougeout.
      • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Scrougeout.
      • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Scrougeout.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Katherine Stinson<4>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<5> community of Scrougeout once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Scrougeout and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Gadsden, which is the Seat of Etowah County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Scrougeout to Gadsden, with an average speed<6> 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 126 miles [202.8 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 587 miles [944.7 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 34 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,481 miles [10,430.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,190 miles [11,571.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,066 miles [8,152.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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About Etowah County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Etowah County: www.etowahcounty.org/

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Scrougeout) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Scrougeout. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1809, Longitude: -85.8691       In this case, the coordinates for Scrougeout 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>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 Scrougeout, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<6>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.
<7>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 Scrougeout to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 313.153 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.775 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.774 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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