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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 Scyrene, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Scyrene and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Scyrene:
    • 31.755710, -87.647775
    • 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 Scyrene
  • 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 Scyrene ...

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.

  • Chance [Clarke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chance
    • Chance [Clarke County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Scyrene
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chance have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chance
  • Greenwood [Clarke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
    • Greenwood [Clarke County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Scyrene
    • 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
  • Grove Hill [Clarke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grove Hill
    • Grove Hill [Clarke County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Scyrene
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grove Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,738 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grove Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grove Hill<3>
  • Lower Peach Tree [Wilcox County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lower Peach Tree
    • Lower Peach Tree [Wilcox County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Scyrene
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lower Peach Tree have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lower Peach Tree
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    • Marshall Upper Landing [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshall Upper Landing
      • Marshall Upper Landing [Clarke County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Scyrene
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marshall Upper Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marshall Upper Landing
    • Packards Bend [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Packards Bend
      • Packards Bend [Monroe County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Scyrene
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Packards Bend have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Packards Bend
    • Peacock [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peacock
      • Peacock [Clarke County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Scyrene
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peacock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peacock
    • Pleasant Hill [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
      • Pleasant Hill [Clarke County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Scyrene
      • 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
    • Roundhill [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roundhill
      • Roundhill [Clarke County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Scyrene
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roundhill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roundhill
    • Rural [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rural
      • Rural [Clarke County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Scyrene
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rural have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rural

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 Scyrene. 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.

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    • Tommie Lee Agree     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Magnolia (Alabama) on Sunday August 9, 1942 and died in New York (New York) on Monday January 22, 2001 at the age of 58.
      • Magnolia is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Scyrene.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tommie Lee Agree<4>

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

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

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    • Grove Hill, which is the Seat of Clarke County and lies just to the West Southwest.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 89 miles [143.2 km]<1> to the east northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Scyrene to Montgomery, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 773 miles [1,244 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 44 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,671 miles [10,735.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,375 miles [11,868.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,253 miles [8,453.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Clarke County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Scyrene. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Scyrene) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Scyrene. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7557, Longitude: -87.6478       In this case, the coordinates for Scyrene 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 Scyrene 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 314.054 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.483 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.983 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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