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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 Toxey, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Toxey 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 Toxey:
    • 31.910700, -88.309152
    • 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 Toxey
  • 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 Toxey ...

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.

  • Flatwood [Choctaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flatwood
    • Flatwood [Choctaw County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Toxey
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flatwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flatwood
  • Gilbertown [Choctaw County]
  • Land [Choctaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Land
    • Land [Choctaw County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Toxey
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Land have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Land
  • Lou [Choctaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lou
    • Lou [Choctaw County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Toxey
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lou have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lou
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    • Melvin [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melvin
      • Melvin [Choctaw County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Toxey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Melvin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melvin
    • Pleasant Hill [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
      • Pleasant Hill [Choctaw County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Toxey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill
    • Red Springs [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Springs
      • Red Springs [Choctaw County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Toxey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Springs
    • Water Valley [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Water Valley
      • Water Valley [Choctaw County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Toxey
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Water Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Water Valley

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 Toxey. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • William Havon 'Bill' Bruton     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Lisman (Alabama) on Tueday December 22, 1925 and died in Marshallton (Delaware) on Tueday December 5, 1995 at the age of 70. He is buried at Gracelawn Memorial Park (New Castle County, Delaware).
      • Lisman is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Toxey.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Havon 'Bill' Bruton<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Butler, which is the Seat of Choctaw County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Toxey to Butler, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 121 miles [194.7 km] to the east northeast (ENE). 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) is 795 miles [1,279.4 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 46 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,691 miles [10,768.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,398 miles [11,905.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,275 miles [8,489.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Choctaw County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Toxey. 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Toxey) 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 Toxey. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Toxey

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Toxey. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9107, Longitude: -88.3092       In this case, the coordinates for Toxey have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Toxey 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 314.463 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.978 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.213 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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