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Smoke Rise, Alabama
(Blount County)

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Smoke Rise.

This page contains four sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Smoke Rise to:

  • Oneonta [Map], which is the Seat of Blount County, lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Smoke Rise to Oneonta, with an average speed<2> 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 [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 111 miles [178.6 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 643 miles [1,034.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,534 miles [10,515.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,245 miles [11,659.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,121 miles [8,241.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Smoke Rise ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Smoke Rise.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Smoke Rise. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 5 communities in the United States - with 6 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Alabama

Communities outside of Alabama


Communities Outside of Alabama

Georgia

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Smoke Rise, DeKalb County   [Map]
Distance: About 152 miles [244.6 km] to the East

Troup County

Our profile page for Smoke Rise, Troup County   [Map]
Distance: About 118 miles [189.9 km] to the East Southeast

New Jersey

Morris County

Our profile page for Smoke Rise, Morris County   [Map]
Distance: About 837 miles [1,347 km] to the Northeast

South Carolina

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Smoke Rise, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 351 miles [564.9 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Roane County

Our profile page for Smoke Rise, Roane County   [Map]
Distance: About 179 miles [288.1 km] to the Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Smoke Rise ...

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Bent Tree   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East of Smoke Rise   [Map]
Black Bottom   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Coaldale   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Colony   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
County Line   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Damascus   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Little Shenandoah   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Red Hill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Sulpher Springs   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Thermal (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Warrior   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

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 Smoke Rise. 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.

Mary Badham
  Oscar nominated actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Tueday October 7, 1952

Birmingham [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the south of Smoke Rise
 
Nell Carter     (Born as Nell Ruth Hardy)
  Singer, actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Monday September 13, 1948 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Thursday January 23, 2003 at an age of 54. She was buried at Hillside Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the south of Smoke Rise

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nell Carter<7>
 
Dennis Edwards
  Musician - a member of 'The Temptations'. He was born in Fairfield (Alabama) on Wednesday February 3, 1943 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Friday February 2, 2018 at an age of 75.

Fairfield [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Smoke Rise

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dennis Edwards
 
Louise Fletcher     (Estelle Louise Fletcher)
  Oscar winning actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday July 22, 1934

Birmingham [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the south of Smoke Rise
 
Oscar Gamble
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Ramer (Alabama) on Tueday December 20, 1949 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday January 31, 2018 at an age of 68.

Birmingham [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the south of Smoke Rise

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Gamble
 
Tod Griffin     (Born as Arthur Griffin)
  Actor. He was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday January 15, 1919 and died in Bishop (California) on Tueday April 23, 2002 at an age of 83.

Birmingham [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the south of Smoke Rise
 
Wayne Rogers
  Actor. He was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Friday April 7, 1933 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday December 31, 2015 at an age of 82. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the south of Smoke Rise

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wayne Rogers
 
Harry William 'Harry the Hat' Walker
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Pascagoula (Mississippi) on Sunday September 22, 1918 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday August 8, 1999 at an age of 80. He was buried at Cedar Grove Cemetery (Saint Clair County, Alabama) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the south of Smoke Rise

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry William 'Harry the Hat' Walker

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About Blount County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Blount County: www.co.blount.al.us/

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



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Smoke Rise. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Smoke Rise) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Smoke Rise. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Smoke Rise

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smoke Rise. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8918, Longitude: -86.8203     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Smoke Rise have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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.

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<3>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 Smoke Rise to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 313.71 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.378 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.224 degrees.

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<7>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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Smoke Rise.



 
 
 

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