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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 Seaboard, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Seaboard 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 Seaboard:
    • 31.321281, -88.188619
    • 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 Seaboard
  • 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 Seaboard ...

We have found three communities that share the name Seaboard.

Within Alabama, the name Seaboard is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • New Jersey
      • Hudson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Jersey community of Seaboard [Hudson County].
    • North Carolina
      • Northampton County
      • This Seaboard is located in Northampton County and lies 711 miles [1,144.2 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Seaboard that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seaboard
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Northampton County community of Seaboard.
    • Virginia
      • Tazewell County
      • This Seaboard is located in Tazewell County and lies 543 miles [873.9 km]<2> to the northeast of the Seaboard that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seaboard
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tazewell County community of Seaboard.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Seaboard ...

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.

  • Deer Park [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Park
    • Deer Park [Washington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Seaboard
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deer Park
  • Dwight [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dwight
    • Dwight [Washington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the south of Seaboard
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dwight have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dwight
  • Four Point [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Four Point
    • Four Point [Washington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the west of Seaboard
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Four Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Four Point
  • Fruitdale [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fruitdale
    • Fruitdale [Washington County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the west of Seaboard
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fruitdale
  • Continue List   (9 more) ...
    • German Ford [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for German Ford
      • German Ford [Washington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the east of Seaboard
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for German Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on German Ford
    • Happy Hill [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Happy Hill
      • Happy Hill [Washington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Seaboard
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Happy Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Happy Hill
    • Jordan [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jordan
      • Jordan [Washington County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the north of Seaboard
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jordan have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jordan
    • Laurel Shanty Landing [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel Shanty Landing
      • Laurel Shanty Landing [Washington County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Seaboard
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel Shanty Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel Shanty Landing
    • Malcolm [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Malcolm
      • Malcolm [Washington County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Seaboard
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Malcolm
    • Manns Ferry [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manns Ferry
      • Manns Ferry [Choctaw County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Seaboard
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manns Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manns Ferry
    • Sunflower [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunflower
      • Sunflower [Washington County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the east of Seaboard
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunflower
    • Uniform [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Uniform
      • Uniform [Washington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Seaboard
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Uniform have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Uniform
    • Vinegar Bend [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vinegar Bend
      • Vinegar Bend [Washington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Seaboard
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vinegar Bend

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 Seaboard. 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 ...
    • Wilmer David 'Vinegar Bend' Mizell     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Vinegar Bend (Alabama) on Wednesday August 13, 1930 and died in Kerrville (Texas) on Sunday February 21, 1999 at the age of 68.
      • Vinegar Bend is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of Seaboard.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wilmer David 'Vinegar Bend' Mizell<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Chatom, which is the Seat of Washington County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the north northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Seaboard to Chatom, with an average speed<5> 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 132 miles [212.4 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 817 miles [1,314.8 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 47 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,715 miles [10,806.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,419 miles [11,939.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,297 miles [8,524.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Washington County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Seaboard. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Washington County: www.washingtoncountyalgov.com

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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 Seaboard 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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Seaboard) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Seaboard. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3213, Longitude: -88.1886       In this case, the coordinates for Seaboard have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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.
<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 Seaboard 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 314.338 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.753 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.272 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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