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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 Searcy, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Searcy 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 Searcy:
    • 31.915428, -86.605252
    • 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 Searcy
  • 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 Searcy ...

We have found three communities that share the name Searcy.

Within Alabama, the name Searcy is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • White County
      • This Searcy is located in White County and lies 373 miles [600.3 km]<1> to the northwest of the Searcy that is located in Butler County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Searcy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the White County community of Searcy.
    • Louisiana
      • La Salle Parish
      • This Searcy is located in La Salle Parish and lies 330 miles [531.1 km]<1> to the west of the Searcy that is located in Butler County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Searcy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the La Salle Parish community of Searcy.
    • Texas
      • Madison County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Searcy [Madison County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Searcy ...

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.

  • Clover Hill [Lowndes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clover Hill
    • Clover Hill [Lowndes County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Searcy
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clover Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clover Hill
  • Daisy [Butler County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daisy
    • Daisy [Butler County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Searcy
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daisy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daisy
  • Danielsville [Crenshaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danielsville
    • Danielsville [Crenshaw County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Searcy
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Danielsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danielsville
  • Flatwoods [Lowndes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flatwoods
    • Flatwoods [Lowndes County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Searcy
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flatwoods have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flatwoods
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    • Fort Deposit [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Deposit
      • Fort Deposit [Lowndes County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Searcy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,155 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Deposit have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Deposit
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Deposit<4>
    • Glasgow [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasgow
      • Glasgow [Butler County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Searcy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glasgow have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glasgow
    • Greenville [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenville
      • Greenville [Butler County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Searcy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,395 people
      • Former name for Greenville:
      • Buttsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenville<4>
    • Herbert [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herbert
      • Herbert [Conecuh County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Searcy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Herbert have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herbert
    • Liberty [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
      • Liberty [Butler County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Searcy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
    • Mashville [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mashville
      • Mashville [Butler County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Searcy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mashville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mashville
    • Mount Willing [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Willing
      • Mount Willing [Lowndes County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Searcy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Willing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Willing
    • Sand Cut [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Cut
      • Sand Cut [Butler County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Searcy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Cut have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Cut
    • Sandy Ridge [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Ridge
      • Sandy Ridge [Lowndes County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Searcy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Ridge

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 Searcy. 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 ...
    • Oscar Gamble     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Ramer (Alabama) on Tueday December 20, 1949 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday January 31, 2018 at the age of 68.
      • Ramer is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast of Searcy.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Gamble<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Greenville, which is the Seat of Butler County and lies just to the South Southwest.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north northeast (NNE). If you could walk a straight line from Searcy to Montgomery, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 722 miles [1,161.9 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 41 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,619 miles [10,652.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,321 miles [11,782 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,200 miles [8,368.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Butler County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Searcy. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9154, Longitude: -86.6053       In this case, the coordinates for Searcy have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Searcy 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.
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<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 Searcy 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 313.45 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.804 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.55 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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