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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 Semmes, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Semmes 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 Semmes:
    • 30.778658, -88.258883
    • 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 Semmes
  • 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 Semmes ...

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.

  • Deerwood [Mobile County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deerwood
    • Deerwood [Mobile County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Semmes
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deerwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deerwood
  • Eight Mile [Mobile County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eight Mile
    • Eight Mile [Mobile County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Semmes
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eight Mile have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eight Mile
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eight Mile<3>
  • Georgetown [Mobile County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
    • Georgetown [Mobile County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Semmes
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgetown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
  • Indian Hills [Mobile County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Hills
    • Indian Hills [Mobile County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Semmes
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Hills
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    • Indian Springs [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Springs
      • Indian Springs [Mobile County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Semmes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Springs
    • Oak Grove [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Mobile County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Semmes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Orchard [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orchard
      • Orchard [Mobile County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Semmes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orchard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orchard
    • Park Forest [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park Forest
      • Park Forest [Mobile County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Semmes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park Forest
    • Pine Run [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Run
      • Pine Run [Mobile County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Semmes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Run
    • Ponderosa [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ponderosa
      • Ponderosa [Mobile County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Semmes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ponderosa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ponderosa
    • Scenic Hills [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scenic Hills
      • Scenic Hills [Mobile County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Semmes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scenic Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scenic Hills
    • Seven Hills [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seven Hills
      • Seven Hills [Mobile County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Semmes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seven Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seven Hills
    • Spanish Trace [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spanish Trace
      • Spanish Trace [Mobile County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Semmes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spanish Trace have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spanish Trace
    • Sugar Creek [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Creek
      • Sugar Creek [Mobile County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Semmes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugar Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Creek
    • Tanner Williams [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tanner Williams
      • Tanner Williams [Mobile County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Semmes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tanner Williams have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tanner Williams
    • Timbers [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timbers
      • Timbers [Mobile County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Semmes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Timbers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timbers

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 Semmes. 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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    • Tommie Lee Aaron     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Mobile (Alabama) on Saturday August 5, 1939 and died on Thursday August 16, 1984 at the age of 45. He is buried at Catholic Cemetery (Mobile County, Alabama).
      • Mobile is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast of Semmes.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tommie Lee Aaron<4>
    • Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Mobile (Alabama) on Monday April 2, 1860 and died in Syracuse (New York) on Sunday August 2, 1936 at the age of 76. She is buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Onondaga County, New York).
      • Mobile is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast of Semmes.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews<4>
    • Billy Bang     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Mobile (Alabama) on Saturday September 20, 1947 and died in Bronx (New York) on Monday April 11, 2011 at the age of 63. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Mobile is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast of Semmes.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Bang<4>
    • Alva Erskine Stirling Smith Belmont     (Suffragette)
      • Suffragette. She was born in Mobile (Alabama) on Monday January 17, 1853 and died in Paris (France) on Thursday January 26, 1933 at the age of 80. She is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Mobile is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast of Semmes.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alva Erskine Stirling Smith Belmont<4>
    • Jean Byron     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Paducah (Kentucky) on Thursday December 10, 1925 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Friday February 3, 2006 at the age of 80. She is buried at Mobile Memorial Gardens (Mobile County, Alabama).
      • Mobile is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast of Semmes.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jean Byron<4>
    • Thomas Cooper De Leon     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Columbia (South Carolina) on Tueday May 21, 1839 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Thursday March 19, 1914 at the age of 74. He is buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Mobile County, Alabama).
      • Mobile is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast of Semmes.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas Cooper De Leon<4>
    • John Lewis Dodge, Jr.     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Bolivar (Tennessee) on Saturday April 27, 1889 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Monday June 19, 1916 at the age of 27. He is buried at Cave Hill Cemetery (Jefferson County, Kentucky).
      • Mobile is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast of Semmes.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Lewis Dodge, Jr.<4>
    • Calvin Robert 'Cal' Ellison     (Actor)
    • Harry Curtis 'Harry Love' Galbreath     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Clarksville (Tennessee) on Friday January 1, 1965 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Tueday July 27, 2010 at the age of 45.
      • Mobile is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast of Semmes.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Curtis 'Harry Love' Galbreath<4>
    • Lil Greenwood     (Singer)
      • Singer. She was born in Prichard (Alabama) on Tueday November 18, 1924 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Tueday July 19, 2011 at the age of 86. She is buried at Catholic Cemetery (Mobile County, Alabama).
      • Prichard is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of Semmes.
      • Mobile is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast of Semmes.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lil Greenwood<4>
    • Vivian Malone Jones     (Social reformer)
      • Social reformer. She was born in Mobile (Alabama) on Wednesday July 15, 1942 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Thursday October 13, 2005 at the age of 63. She is buried at Westview Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Mobile is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast of Semmes.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Vivian Malone Jones<4>
    • William March     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Mobile (Alabama) on Tueday September 18, 1894 and died in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Saturday May 15, 1954 at the age of 59.
      • Mobile is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast of Semmes.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William March<4>
    • Satchel Paige     (Major League and Negro League Baseball)
      • Major League and Negro League Baseball. He was born in Mobile (Alabama) on Saturday July 7, 1906 and died in Kansas City (Missouri) on Tueday June 8, 1982 at the age of 75. He is buried at Forest Hill & Calvary Cemetery (Jackson County, Missouri).
      • Mobile is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast of Semmes.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Satchel Paige<4>

How Far From Semmes to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Semmes to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Mobile, which is the Seat of Mobile County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Semmes to Mobile, 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 159 miles [255.9 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 846 miles [1,361.5 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 48 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,744 miles [10,853.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,446 miles [11,983.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,325 miles [8,569.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Mobile County: www.mobilecounty.org/

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Semmes) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Semmes. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Semmes

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Semmes. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.7787, Longitude: -88.2589    
<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 Semmes 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 314.329 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.669 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.393 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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