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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 Shores, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Sharps Shores 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 Shores:
    • 34.780643, -87.311131
    • 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 Shores
  • 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 Shores ...

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.

  • Brickhouse Ford [Lawrence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brickhouse Ford
    • Brickhouse Ford [Lawrence County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Sharps Shores
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brickhouse Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brickhouse Ford
  • Egypt Ford [Lawrence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Egypt Ford
    • Egypt Ford [Lawrence County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Sharps Shores
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Egypt Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Egypt Ford
  • Elk Shores [Lauderdale County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Shores
    • Elk Shores [Lauderdale County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Sharps Shores
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Shores have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Shores
  • Ferry Shores [Lauderdale County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferry Shores
    • Ferry Shores [Lauderdale County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Sharps Shores
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ferry Shores have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ferry Shores
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    • Fishermans Resort [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fishermans Resort
      • Fishermans Resort [Lawrence County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Sharps Shores
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fishermans Resort have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fishermans Resort
    • Lambs Ferry [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lambs Ferry
      • Lambs Ferry [Lauderdale County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Sharps Shores
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lambs Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lambs Ferry
    • Oliver [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oliver
      • Oliver [Lauderdale County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Sharps Shores
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oliver have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oliver
    • Red Bank [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Bank
      • Red Bank [Lawrence County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Sharps Shores
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Bank
    • Rogersville [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rogersville
      • Rogersville [Lauderdale County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Sharps Shores
      • Former name for Rogersville: Rodgersville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,251 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rogersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rogersville<3>

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 Shores. 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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    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the west of Sharps Shores.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: W.C. Handy<4>
    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the west of Sharps Shores.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Bruce 'Billy' Hardwick<4>
    • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Sharps Shores.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Helen Keller<4>
    • Jesse Owens     (Olympic Gold Medalist, civil rights activist)
      • Olympic Gold Medalist, civil rights activist. He was born in Danville (Alabama) on Friday September 12, 1913 and died in Tucson (Arizona) on Saturday May 31, 1980 at the age of 66. He is buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Danville is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Sharps Shores.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jesse Owens<4>
    • Truett Banks 'Rip' Sewell     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Decatur (Alabama) on Saturday May 11, 1907 and died in Plant City (Florida) on Sunday September 3, 1989 at the age of 82. He is buried at Oaklawn Cemetery (Hillsborough County, Florida).
      • Decatur is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of Sharps Shores.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Truett Banks 'Rip' Sewell<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Florence, which is the Seat of Lauderdale County and lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west. If you could walk a straight line from Sharps Shores to Florence, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 175 miles [281.6 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 634 miles [1,020.3 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,512 miles [10,480 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,227 miles [11,630.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,102 miles [8,210.9 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 Sharps Shores. 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' (or 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 Shores) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sharps Shores. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7806, Longitude: -87.3111       In this case, the coordinates for Sharps Shores 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 Sharps Shores 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 314.059 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.904 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.231 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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