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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 Stansel, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Stansel and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Stansel:
    • 33.319437, -88.045837
    • 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 Stansel
  • 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 Stansel ...

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.

  • Archer [Pickens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Archer
    • Archer [Pickens County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Stansel
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Archer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Archer
  • Bell [Pickens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bell
    • Bell [Pickens County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Stansel
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bell
  • Coal Fire [Pickens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coal Fire
    • Coal Fire [Pickens County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Stansel
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coal Fire have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coal Fire
  • Dillburg [Pickens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dillburg
    • Dillburg [Pickens County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Stansel
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dillburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dillburg
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    • Ethelsville [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ethelsville
      • Ethelsville [Pickens County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Stansel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 73 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ethelsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ethelsville
    • Gordo [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordo
      • Gordo [Pickens County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Stansel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,614 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gordo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gordo<3>
    • Hickory [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory
      • Hickory [Pickens County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Stansel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory
    • Liberty [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
      • Liberty [Pickens County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Stansel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
    • Reform [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reform
      • Reform [Pickens County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Stansel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,552 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reform have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reform
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reform<3>
    • Zion [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zion
      • Zion [Pickens County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Stansel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Zion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zion

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 Stansel. 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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    • Henry 'Hurricane Hank' Armstrong     (Professional boxer)
    • Isaac Morgan 'Ike' Boone     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Samantha (Alabama) on Wednesday February 17, 1897 and died in Northport (Alabama) on Friday August 1, 1958 at the age of 61. He is buried at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park (Tuscaloosa County, Alabama).
      • Samantha is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Stansel.
      • Northport is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Stansel.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Isaac Morgan 'Ike' Boone<4>
    • Ollie 'Downtown' Brown     (Major League Baseball)
      • 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 the age of 71.
      • Tuscaloosa is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Stansel.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ollie 'Downtown' Brown<4>
    • Frank Lary     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Northport (Alabama) on Thursday April 10, 1930 and died in Tuscaloosa (Alabama) on Wednesday December 13, 2017 at the age of 87. He is buried at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park (Tuscaloosa County, Alabama).
      • Northport is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Stansel.
      • Tuscaloosa is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Stansel.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Lary<4>
    • Lee Maye     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Tuscaloosa (Alabama) on Tueday December 11, 1934 and died in Riverside (California) on Wednesday July 17, 2002 at the age of 67. He is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Tuscaloosa is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Stansel.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lee Maye<4>
    • Billy Neighbors     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Tuscaloosa (Alabama) on Sunday February 4, 1940 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Monday April 30, 2012 at the age of 72. He is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama).
      • Tuscaloosa is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Stansel.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Neighbors<4>
    • Riggs 'Old Hoss' Stephenson     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Akron (Alabama) on Wednesday January 5, 1898 and died in Tuscaloosa (Alabama) on Friday November 15, 1985 at the age of 87. He is buried at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park (Tuscaloosa County, Alabama).
      • Akron is located 35 miles [56.3 km] to the southeast of Stansel.
      • Tuscaloosa is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Stansel.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Riggs 'Old Hoss' Stephenson<4>
    • Jimmie Lee Sudduth     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Fayette (Alabama) on Thursday March 10, 1910 and died in Fayette (Alabama) on Sunday September 2, 2007 at the age of 97. He is buried at Fayette Memorial Gardens (Fayette County, Alabama).
      • Fayette is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Stansel.
      • Fayette is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Stansel.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jimmie Lee Sudduth<4>
    • Andrew Patrick Wood     (Musician)

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

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

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    • Carrollton, which is the Seat of Pickens County and lies just to the Southwest.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 120 miles [193.1 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Stansel to Montgomery, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 724 miles [1,165.2 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,612 miles [10,641 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,324 miles [11,786.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,200 miles [8,368.6 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 Stansel. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Stansel) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stansel. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3194, Longitude: -88.0458    
<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 Stansel 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 314.415 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.115 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.84 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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