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(Tuscaloosa 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 & Directories 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:

  • Tuscaloosa [Map], which is the Seat of Tuscaloosa County, lies just to the South.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 98 miles [157.7 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Smoke Rise to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>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 [Map]) is 702 miles [1,129.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,593 miles [10,610.4 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 7,303 miles [11,753 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,179 miles [8,334.8 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 199 miles [320.3 km] to the East

Troup County

Our profile page for Smoke Rise, Troup County   [Map]
Distance: About 145 miles [233.4 km] to the East

New Jersey

Morris County

Our profile page for Smoke Rise, Morris County   [Map]
Distance: About 896 miles [1,442 km] to the Northeast

South Carolina

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Smoke Rise, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 402 miles [647 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Roane County

Our profile page for Smoke Rise, Roane County   [Map]
Distance: About 238 miles [383 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.

Bridgeview   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest of Smoke Rise   [Map]
Burnt Pine   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Cherokee Shores   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Chestnut Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Cove Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Edwardian Place   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Flatwoods   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Four Winds   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
High Cliff   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Hightown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Highview   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Indian Lake   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Lake Cove   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Mariners Cove   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Vista Granda   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Willow Point   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Yacht Club Bay   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [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.

Ollie 'Downtown' Brown     (Ollie Lee Brown)
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Tuscaloosa (Alabama) on Friday February 11, 1944 and died in Buena Park (California) on Thursday April 16, 2015 at an age of 71.

Tuscaloosa [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the south of Smoke Rise

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ollie 'Downtown' Brown<7>
 
Jimmie Lee Sudduth
  Artist. He was born in Fayette (Alabama) on Thursday March 10, 1910 and died in Fayette (Alabama) on Sunday September 2, 2007 at an age of 97. He was buried at Fayette Memorial Gardens (Fayette County, Alabama) [Map].

Fayette [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Smoke Rise

Fayette [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Smoke Rise

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jimmie Lee Sudduth
 
George 'Mule' Suttles
  Negro League Baseball. He was born in Blockton Junc (Alabama) on Saturday March 31, 1900 and died in Newark (New Jersey) on Saturday July 9, 1966 at an age of 66. He was buried at Glendale Cemetery (Essex County, New Jersey) [Map].

Blockton Junc [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Smoke Rise

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George 'Mule' Suttles

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About Tuscaloosa 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 Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.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 from Smoke Rise. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Smoke Rise) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smoke Rise. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3135, Longitude: -87.5708     [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 314.127 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.78 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.649 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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