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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 Shacklesville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Shacklesville 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 Shacklesville:
    • 31.778765, -86.815534
    • 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 Shacklesville
  • 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 Shacklesville ...

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.

  • Butler Springs [Butler County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butler Springs
    • Butler Springs [Butler County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Shacklesville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butler Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butler Springs
  • Forest Home [Butler County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Home
    • Forest Home [Butler County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Shacklesville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Home have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Home
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest Home<3>
  • Harmony [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harmony
    • Harmony [Pike County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Shacklesville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harmony have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harmony
  • Herbert [Conecuh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herbert
    • Herbert [Conecuh County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Shacklesville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Herbert have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herbert
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    • Liberty [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
      • Liberty [Butler County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Shacklesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
    • Providence [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
      • Providence [Butler County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Shacklesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence
    • Sand Cut [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Cut
      • Sand Cut [Butler County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Shacklesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Cut have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Cut
    • Saucer [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saucer
      • Saucer [Butler County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Shacklesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saucer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saucer

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Greenville, which is the Seat of Butler County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Shacklesville to Greenville, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 51 miles [82.1 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 737 miles [1,186.1 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,635 miles [10,678 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,337 miles [11,807.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,215 miles [8,392.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shacklesville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7788, Longitude: -86.8155       In this case, the coordinates for Shacklesville 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>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.
<5>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 Shacklesville to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 313.563 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.917 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.657 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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