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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 Selfville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Selfville 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 Selfville:
    • 33.830378, -86.668047
    • 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 Selfville
  • 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 Selfville ...

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.

  • Bent Tree [Blount County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bent Tree
    • Bent Tree [Blount County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Selfville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bent Tree have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bent Tree
  • Cedar Springs [Blount County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Springs
    • Cedar Springs [Blount County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Selfville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Springs
  • Columbus [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbus
    • Columbus [Jefferson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Selfville
    • 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 west of Selfville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 265 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on County Line
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    • Inland Junction [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inland Junction
      • Inland Junction [Blount County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Selfville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Inland Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inland Junction
    • Kiowa [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kiowa
      • Kiowa [Blount County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Selfville
      • 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
    • Little Shenandoah [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Shenandoah
      • Little Shenandoah [Blount County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Selfville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Shenandoah have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Shenandoah
    • Little Warrior [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Warrior
      • Little Warrior [Blount County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Selfville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Warrior have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Warrior
    • Locust Fork [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Locust Fork
      • Locust Fork [Blount County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Selfville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,197 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Locust Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Locust Fork
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Locust Fork<3>
    • Pine Mountain [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Mountain
      • Pine Mountain [Blount County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Selfville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Mountain
    • Self Creek [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Self Creek
      • Self Creek [Jefferson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Selfville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Self Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Self Creek
    • Sueann [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sueann
      • Sueann [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Selfville
      • 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 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Selfville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thermal have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Village Springs [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Village Springs
      • Village Springs [Jefferson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Selfville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Village Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Village Springs

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 Selfville. 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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    • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the south of Selfville.
      • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the south of Selfville.
    • Daniel Robert 'Dan' Bankhead     (Major League Baseball)
    • Frances Westerman Bergen     (Actress)
    • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the south of Selfville.
      • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the south of Selfville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nell Carter<4>
    • William Joseph 'Bill' Cartridge     (Actor)
    • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the south of Selfville.
      • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the south of Selfville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dee Edwards<4>
    • Dennis Edwards     (Musician - a member of 'The Temptations')
      • Musician - a member of 'The Temptations'. He was born in Fairfield (Alabama) on Wednesday February 3, 1943 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Friday February 2, 2018 at the age of 75.
      • Fairfield is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Selfville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dennis Edwards<4>
    • Louise Fletcher     (Oscar winning actress)
      • Oscar winning actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday July 22, 1934
      • Birmingham is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the south of Selfville.

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Oneonta, which is the Seat of Blount County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Selfville to Oneonta, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours 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 102 miles [164.2 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 639 miles [1,028.4 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 37 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,531 miles [10,510.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,241 miles [11,653.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,117 miles [8,235 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Blount County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Blount County: www.co.blount.al.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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- Selfville) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Selfville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Selfville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Selfville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8304, Longitude: -86.6680       In this case, the coordinates for Selfville 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 Selfville 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 313.614 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.259 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.175 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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