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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Wetumpka [Map], which is the Seat of Elmore County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Tysonville Ferry to Wetumpka, with an average speed<2> 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 [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). The buggy would take five to six hours and walking would take most of a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 672 miles [1,081.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,570 miles [10,573.4 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 7,272 miles [11,703.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,150 miles [8,288.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Tysonville Ferry ...

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.

Arrowhead   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest of Tysonville Ferry   [Map]
Butts Mill   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Cecil   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Cooks   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Cross Keys   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Foxchase   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Foxwood Trace   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Freeport   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Friendship   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Hidden Forest   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Jordanville   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Liberty   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Merry   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Shorter   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [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 Tysonville Ferry. 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.

James Anderson
  Actor. He was born in Wetumpka (Alabama) on Wednesday July 13, 1921 and died in Billings (Montana) on Sunday September 14, 1969 at an age of 48. He was buried at Valhalla Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Wetumpka [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest of Tysonville Ferry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Anderson<7>
 
George Washington Carver
  Scientist, inventor. He was born in Diamond (Missouri) on Tueday July 12, 1864 and died in Tuskegee (Alabama) on Tueday January 5, 1943 at an age of 78.

Tuskegee [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Tysonville Ferry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Washington Carver
 
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.

Ramer [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Tysonville Ferry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Gamble
 
Elizabeth Priscilla Tyler
  Daughter-in-law of John Tyler - after his wife Letitia died, Priscilla served as the de facto First Lady for the Harrison Presidency. She was born in New York (New York) on Friday June 14, 1816 and died in Montgomery (Alabama) on Sunday December 29, 1889 at an age of 73. She was buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Montgomery County, Alabama) [Map].

Montgomery [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Tysonville Ferry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elizabeth Priscilla Tyler

Other Roadside Stops ...



Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Elmore County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Elmore County: www.elmoreco.org/

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 in Tysonville Ferry. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Tysonville Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tysonville Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4285, Longitude: -86.0088     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tysonville Ferry 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 Tysonville Ferry 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 313.135 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.511 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.215 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 Tysonville Ferry.



 
 
 

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