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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 Sheffield Ferry, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Sheffield Ferry 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 Sheffield Ferry:
    • 34.772866, -87.706974
    • 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 Sheffield Ferry
  • 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 Sheffield Ferry ...

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.

  • Cypress Creek [Lauderdale County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cypress Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cypress Creek
    • Cypress Creek [Lauderdale County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Sheffield Ferry
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cypress Creek
  • Cypress Forest [Lauderdale County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cypress Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cypress Forest
    • Cypress Forest [Lauderdale County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Sheffield Ferry
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cypress Forest
  • Cypress Heights [Lauderdale County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cypress Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cypress Heights
    • Cypress Heights [Lauderdale County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Sheffield Ferry
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cypress Heights
  • Florence [Lauderdale County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
    • Florence [Lauderdale County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Sheffield Ferry
    • Estimated population in 2019: 40,797 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Florence<3>
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    • Florence Ferry [Colbert County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Florence Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence Ferry
      • Florence Ferry [Colbert County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east of Sheffield Ferry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence Ferry
    • Furnace Hill [Colbert County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Furnace Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Furnace Hill
      • Furnace Hill [Colbert County] was located less than 2 miles<2> to the south of Sheffield Ferry
    • Manor Haven [Colbert County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manor Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manor Haven
      • Manor Haven [Colbert County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Sheffield Ferry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manor Haven
    • Muscle Shoals [Colbert County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Muscle Shoals have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muscle Shoals
      • Muscle Shoals [Colbert County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Sheffield Ferry
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,575 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muscle Shoals
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Muscle Shoals<3>
    • Three Forks [Lauderdale County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Three Forks have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Three Forks
      • Three Forks [Lauderdale County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of Sheffield Ferry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Three Forks
    • Woodlawn Heights [Colbert County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodlawn Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodlawn Heights
      • Woodlawn Heights [Colbert County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Sheffield Ferry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodlawn Heights

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 Sheffield Ferry. 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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    • 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 18 miles [29 km] to the south of Sheffield Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kandi Barbour<4>
    • 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 2 miles [3.2 km] to the northeast of Sheffield Ferry.
      • 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 2 miles [3.2 km] to the northeast of Sheffield Ferry.
      • 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 2 miles [3.2 km] to the south of Sheffield Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Helen Keller<4>
    • 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 18 miles [29 km] to the south of Sheffield Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Anderson Lawler<4>

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

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

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    • Tuscumbia, which is the Seat of Colbert County and lies just to the South.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 184 miles [296.1 km]<2> to the south southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Sheffield Ferry to Montgomery, with an average speed<5>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 654 miles [1,052.5 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,528 miles [10,505.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,245 miles [11,659.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,120 miles [8,239.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Colbert County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Colbert County: www.colbertcounty.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sheffield Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sheffield Ferry. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7729, Longitude: -87.7070       In this case, the coordinates for Sheffield Ferry have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Sheffield Ferry 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 314.302 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.183 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.399 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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