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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 Sharps Mill, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Sharps Mill 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 Sharps Mill:
    • 34.908141, -87.705584
    • 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 Sharps Mill
  • 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 Sharps Mill ...

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.

  • Cloverdale [Lauderdale County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloverdale
    • Cloverdale [Lauderdale County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Sharps Mill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cloverdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cloverdale
  • Cypress Forest [Lauderdale County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cypress Forest
    • Cypress Forest [Lauderdale County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Sharps Mill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cypress Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cypress Forest
  • Cypress Heights [Lauderdale County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cypress Heights
    • Cypress Heights [Lauderdale County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Sharps Mill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cypress Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cypress Heights
  • Keys Chapel [Lauderdale County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keys Chapel
    • Keys Chapel [Lauderdale County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Sharps Mill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keys Chapel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lovelace Crossroads [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lovelace Crossroads
      • Lovelace Crossroads [Lauderdale County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Sharps Mill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lovelace Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lovelace Crossroads
    • Mansion View [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mansion View
      • Mansion View [Lauderdale County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Sharps Mill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mansion View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mansion View
    • Mars Hill [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mars Hill
      • Mars Hill [Lauderdale County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Sharps Mill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mars Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mars Hill
    • Petersville [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petersville
      • Petersville [Lauderdale County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Sharps Mill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Petersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petersville
    • Stoney Point [Lauderdale County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stoney Point
      • Stoney Point [Lauderdale County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Sharps Mill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stoney Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Terrace View [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terrace View
      • Terrace View [Lauderdale County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Sharps Mill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terrace View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terrace View
    • Twin Brooks [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Brooks
      • Twin Brooks [Lauderdale County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Sharps Mill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Brooks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Brooks
    • Twin Oaks [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Oaks
      • Twin Oaks [Lauderdale County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Sharps Mill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Oaks
    • Zip City [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zip City
      • Zip City [Lauderdale County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Sharps Mill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zip City

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 Sharps Mill. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Kandi Barbour     (Actress, model)
      • Actress, model. She was born in Russellville (Alabama) on Sunday February 15, 1959 and died in San Francisco (California) on Wednesday January 18, 2012 at the age of 52. She is buried at Tulocay Cemetery (Napa County, California).
      • Russellville is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Sharps Mill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kandi Barbour<3>
    • W.C. Handy     (Musician, composer)
      • Musician, composer. He was born in Florence (Alabama) on Sunday November 16, 1873 and died in New York (New York) on Friday March 28, 1958 at the age of 84. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Florence is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the south of Sharps Mill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: W.C. Handy<3>
    • William Bruce 'Billy' Hardwick     (Professional bowler)
      • Professional bowler. He was born in Florence (Alabama) on Friday July 25, 1941 and died in Bradenton (Florida) on Saturday November 16, 2013 at the age of 72.
      • Florence is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the south of Sharps Mill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Bruce 'Billy' Hardwick<3>
    • Helen Keller     (Activist)
      • Activist. She was born in Tuscumbia (Alabama) on Sunday June 27, 1880 and died in Easton (Connecticut) on Saturday June 1, 1968 at the age of 88.
      • Tuscumbia is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the south of Sharps Mill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Helen Keller<3>
    • Anderson Lawler     (Actor, producer)
      • Actor, producer. He was born in Russellville (Alabama) on Monday May 5, 1902 and died in New York (New York) on Monday April 6, 1959 at the age of 56. He is buried at Spring Hill Cemetery (Lynchburg City, Virginia).
      • Russellville is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Sharps Mill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Anderson Lawler<3>

How Far From Sharps Mill 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 community such as Sharps Mill to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Florence, which is the Seat of Lauderdale County and lies just to the South Southeast.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 192 miles [309 km]<1> to the south southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Sharps Mill to Montgomery, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 649 miles [1,044.5 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,522 miles [10,496.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,238 miles [11,648.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,114 miles [8,230.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Lauderdale County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sharps Mill. 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 '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- Sharps Mill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sharps Mill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9081, Longitude: -87.7056       In this case, the coordinates for Sharps Mill 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>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.
<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 Sharps Mill 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 314.308 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.21 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.369 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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