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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 Seman, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Seman 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 Seman:
    • 32.732628, -86.112189
    • 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 Seman
  • 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 Seman ...

We have found one communities that share the name Seman.

Within Alabama, the name Seman is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Ohio
      • Adams 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 Ohio community of Seman [Adams County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Seman ...

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.

  • Central [Elmore County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central
    • Central [Elmore County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Seman
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central
  • Cottage Grove [Coosa County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottage Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottage Grove
    • Cottage Grove [Coosa County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north of Seman
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottage Grove
  • Cotton [Elmore County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cotton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cotton
    • Cotton [Elmore County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Seman
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cotton
  • Eclectic [Elmore County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eclectic
    • Eclectic [Elmore County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Seman
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,013 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eclectic
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eclectic<4>
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    • Equality [Coosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Equality
      • Equality [Coosa County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of Seman
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Equality
    • Falkner [Elmore County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falkner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falkner
      • Falkner [Elmore County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Seman
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falkner
    • Jordan [Elmore County]
      • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Jordan
      • Jordan [Elmore County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Seman
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jordan
    • Kid [Elmore County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kid have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kid
      • Kid [Elmore County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east of Seman
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kid
    • Nixburg [Coosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nixburg
      • Nixburg [Coosa County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Seman
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nixburg
    • Speed [Coosa County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Speed have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Speed
      • Speed [Coosa County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Seman
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Speed

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 Seman. 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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    • James Anderson     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Wetumpka (Alabama) on Wednesday July 13, 1921 and died in Billings (Montana) on Sunday September 14, 1969 at the age of 48. He is buried at Valhalla Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Wetumpka is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest of Seman.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Anderson<5>
    • Richard L. Blandon     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Montgomery (Alabama) on Sunday September 16, 1934 and died in New York (New York) on Monday December 30, 1991 at the age of 57. He is buried at Calverton National Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York).
      • Montgomery is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Seman.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Richard L. Blandon<5>
    • George Addison Grant     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born on Tueday January 6, 1903 and died in Montgomery (Alabama) on Tueday March 25, 1986 at the age of 83. He is buried at Oak Hill Cemetery (Autauga County, Alabama).
      • Montgomery is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Seman.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Addison Grant<5>
    • Joe Sewell     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Titus (Alabama) on Sunday October 9, 1898 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Tueday March 6, 1990 at the age of 91. He is buried at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park (Tuscaloosa County, Alabama).
      • Titus is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the west of Seman.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Sewell<5>
    • Willie Mae 'Big Mama' Thornton     (Musician)
    • Kevin Turner     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Prattville (Alabama) on Thursday June 12, 1969 and died in Vestavia Hills (Alabama) on Thursday March 24, 2016 at the age of 46. He is buried at Prattville Memorial Gardens (Autauga County, Alabama).
      • Prattville is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Seman.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kevin Turner<5>
    • Elizabeth Priscilla Tyler     (Daughter-in-law of John Tyler - after his wife Letitia died, Priscilla served as the de facto First Lady for the Harrison Presidency (March 1841 - April 1841))
      • Daughter-in-law of John Tyler - after his wife Letitia died, Priscilla served as the de facto First Lady for the Harrison Presidency (March 1841 - April 1841). She was born in New York (New York) on Friday June 14, 1816 and died in Montgomery (Alabama) on Sunday December 29, 1889 at the age of 73. She is buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Montgomery County, Alabama).
      • Montgomery is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Seman.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elizabeth Priscilla Tyler<5>
    • William 'Lum' York     (Musician, comedian)
      • Musician, comedian. He was born in Elmore (Alabama) on Saturday November 16, 1918 and died in Baton Rouge (Louisiana) on Sunday August 15, 2004 at the age of 85. He is buried at Greenoaks Memorial Park (East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana).
      • Elmore is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest of Seman.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William 'Lum' York<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Wetumpka, which is the Seat of Elmore County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the south southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Seman to Wetumpka, with an average speed<6> 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 four to five hours.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south southwest (SSW). The buggy would take just over a day and walking would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 662 miles [1,065.4 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 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,560 miles [10,557.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,263 miles [11,688.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,141 miles [8,273.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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About Elmore County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Elmore County: www.elmoreco.org/

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 Seman 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Seman) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Seman. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7326, Longitude: -86.1122       In this case, the coordinates for Seman 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>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 Seman 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 313.215 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.646 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.191 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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