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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 Shady Heights, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Shady Heights 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 Shady Heights:
    • 31.212121, -85.381878
    • 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 Shady Heights
  • 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 Shady Heights ...

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.

  • Chickasaw Heights [Houston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chickasaw Heights
    • Chickasaw Heights [Houston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Shady Heights
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chickasaw Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chickasaw Heights
  • Cottondale [Houston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottondale
    • Cottondale [Houston County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Shady Heights
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottondale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottondale
  • Forest Park [Houston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Park
    • Forest Park [Houston County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Shady Heights
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Park
  • Griffin Heights [Houston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Griffin Heights
    • Griffin Heights [Houston County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Shady Heights
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Griffin Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Griffin Heights
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    • Melody Heights [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melody Heights
      • Melody Heights [Houston County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Shady Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Melody Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melody Heights
    • Parish [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parish
      • Parish [Houston County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Shady Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parish have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parish
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parish<3>
    • Rock Creek Park [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Creek Park
      • Rock Creek Park [Houston County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Shady Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Creek Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Creek Park
    • Silver Meadows [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Meadows
      • Silver Meadows [Houston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Shady Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Meadows have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Meadows
    • Stadium Place [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stadium Place
      • Stadium Place [Houston County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Shady Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stadium Place have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stadium Place
    • Wiregrass Hills [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wiregrass Hills
      • Wiregrass Hills [Houston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Shady Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wiregrass Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wiregrass Hills
    • Young America [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Young America
      • Young America [Houston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Shady Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Young America have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Young America

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 Shady Heights. 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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    • Faye Dunaway     (Oscar winning actress)
      • Oscar winning actress. She was born in Bascom (Florida) on Tueday January 14, 1941
      • Bascom is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Shady Heights.
    • Dave Monroe Edwards     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Columbia (Alabama) on Thursday December 14, 1939 and died in Laguna Park (Texas) on Tueday December 6, 2016 at the age of 77.
      • Columbia is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the east of Shady Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dave Monroe Edwards<4>
    • Herman Hodges     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Ozark (Alabama) on Sunday November 22, 1914 and died in San Marcos (California) on Thursday April 6, 2000 at the age of 85. He is buried at Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery (San Diego County, California).
      • Ozark is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest of Shady Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Herman Hodges<4>
    • Early Wynn     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Hartford (Alabama) on Tueday January 6, 1920 and died in Venice (Florida) on Sunday April 4, 1999 at the age of 79.
      • Hartford is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest of Shady Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Early Wynn<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Dothan, which is the Seat of Houston County and lies just to the Northwest.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 96 miles [154.5 km]<1> to the north northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Shady Heights to Montgomery, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 709 miles [1,141 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,600 miles [10,621.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,295 miles [11,740.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,176 miles [8,330 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Houston County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Houston County: www.houstoncounty.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 '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- Shady Heights) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shady Heights. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2121, Longitude: -85.3819       In this case, the coordinates for Shady Heights 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 Shady Heights 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 312.686 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.824 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.231 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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