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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 Self Creek, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Self Creek 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 Self Creek:
    • 33.782045, -86.750549
    • 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 Self Creek
  • 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 Self Creek ...

We have found one communities that share the name Self Creek.

Within Alabama, the name Self Creek is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Mississippi
      • Oktibbeha County
      • This Self Creek is located in Oktibbeha County and lies 131 miles [210.8 km]<1> to the west of the Self Creek that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Self Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oktibbeha County community of Self Creek.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Self Creek ...

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.

  • Brake Ferry [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brake Ferry
    • Brake Ferry [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Self Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brake Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brake Ferry
  • Coaldale [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coaldale
    • Coaldale [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Self Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coaldale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coaldale
  • Columbus [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbus
    • Columbus [Jefferson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Self Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbus have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbus
  • County Line [Blount County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for County Line
    • County Line [Blount County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Self Creek
    • Estimated population in 2019: 265 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on County Line
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Kiowa [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kiowa
      • Kiowa [Blount County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Self Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kiowa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kiowa
    • Majestic [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Majestic
      • Majestic [Jefferson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Self Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Majestic have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Majestic
    • Selfville [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Selfville
      • Selfville [Blount County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Self Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Selfville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selfville
    • Sueann [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sueann
      • Sueann [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Self Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sueann have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sueann
    • Thermal [Jefferson County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thermal
      • Thermal [Jefferson County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Self Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thermal have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Warrior [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warrior
      • Warrior [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Self Creek
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,210 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warrior have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warrior
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warrior<3>

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 Self Creek. 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 ...
    • Mary Anderson     (Actress)
    • Inez McConico Andrews     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday April 14, 1929 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Wednesday December 19, 2012 at the age of 83. She is buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Birmingham is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the south of Self Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Inez McConico Andrews<4>
    • Mary Badham     (Oscar nominated actress)
      • Oscar nominated actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Tueday October 7, 1952
      • Birmingham is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the south of Self Creek.
    • Daniel Robert 'Dan' Bankhead     (Major League Baseball)
    • Frances Westerman Bergen     (Actress)
    • Neil Bonnett     (Race car driver)
      • Race car driver. He was born in Hueytown (Alabama) on Tueday July 30, 1946 and died in Daytona Beach (Florida) on Friday February 11, 1994 at the age of 47. He is buried at Forest Grove Memorial Gardens (Jefferson County, Alabama).
      • Hueytown is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Self Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Neil Bonnett<4>
    • Lyman Wesley Bostock, Jr.     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday November 22, 1950 and died in Gary (Indiana) on Saturday September 23, 1978 at the age of 27. He is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Birmingham is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the south of Self Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lyman Wesley Bostock, Jr.<4>
    • Robert Randall 'Bobby' Bragan     (Major League Baseball)
    • Nell Carter     (Singer, actress)
      • Singer, actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Monday September 13, 1948 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Thursday January 23, 2003 at the age of 54. She is buried at Hillside Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Birmingham is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the south of Self Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nell Carter<4>
    • William Joseph 'Bill' Cartridge     (Actor)
    • William Benjamin 'Ben' Chapman     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday December 25, 1908 and died in Hoover (Alabama) on Wednesday July 7, 1993 at the age of 84. He is buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama).
      • Hoover is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Self Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Benjamin 'Ben' Chapman<4>
    • Joseph John Domnanovich     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in South Bend (Indiana) on Tueday March 18, 1919 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Tueday January 20, 2009 at the age of 89. He is buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama).
      • Birmingham is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the south of Self Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph John Domnanovich<4>
    • Dee Edwards     (Singer)
      • Singer. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Tueday June 19, 1945 and died in Detroit (Michigan) on Wednesday January 25, 2006 at the age of 60. She is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Wayne County, Michigan).
      • Birmingham is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the south of Self Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dee Edwards<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Birmingham, which is the Seat of Jefferson County and lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Self Creek to Birmingham, with an average speed<5> 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 five to six hours.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 100 miles [160.9 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 644 miles [1,036.4 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,537 miles [10,520.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,246 miles [11,661.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,123 miles [8,244.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Self Creek) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Self Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7820, Longitude: -86.7505       In this case, the coordinates for Self Creek 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 Self Creek 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 313.661 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.306 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.219 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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