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Summerdale, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Summerdale to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a town such as Summerdale to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Bay Minette [Map], which is the Seat of Baldwin County, lies 28 miles [45.1 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Summerdale to Bay Minette, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 153 miles [246.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 837 miles [1,347 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 48 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,734 miles [10,837.3 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 7,433 miles [11,962.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,313 miles [8,550.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Summerdale ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Summerdale.

While the name Summerdale is unique within Alabama, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alabama


Cook County

Our profile page for Summerdale, Cook County   [Map]
Distance: About 793 miles [1,276.2 km] to the North

New York

Chautauqua County

Our profile page for Summerdale, Chautauqua County   [Map]
Distance: About 926 miles [1,490.3 km] to the North Northeast


Cumberland County

Our profile page for Summerdale, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 908 miles [1,461.3 km] to the Northeast

Philadelphia County

Our profile page for Summerdale, Philadelphia County   [Map]
Distance: About 967 miles [1,556.2 km] to the Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Summerdale ...

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.

Clay City   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West of Summerdale   [Map]
Fobbs Ferry   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Houstonville   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Lees Ferry   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Magnolia Springs   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
River Park   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Seacliff   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Silverhill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Swift   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Turkey Branch   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Yelling Settlement   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest   [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 Summerdale. 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.

Harry Curtis 'Harry Love' Galbreath
  Professional football. He was born in Clarksville (Tennessee) on Friday January 1, 1965 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Tueday July 27, 2010 at an age of 45.

Mobile [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest of Summerdale

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Curtis 'Harry Love' Galbreath<7>
Theodore Roosevelt Radcliffe
  Negro League Baseball. He was born in Mobile (Alabama) on Monday July 7, 1902 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Thursday August 11, 2005 at an age of 103. He was buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois) [Map].

Mobile [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest of Summerdale

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Theodore Roosevelt Radcliffe

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Summerdale. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Summerdale) 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 Summerdale. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Summerdale

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Summerdale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.4819, Longitude: -87.6977     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Summerdale 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 Summerdale 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 313.97 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.211 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.232 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:

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Summerdale.


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