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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Tysonville 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 Tysonville 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 to:

  • Tuskegee [Map], which is the Seat of Macon County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Tysonville to Tuskegee, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W). The buggy would take five to six hours and walking would take most of a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 673 miles [1,083.1 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 6,571 miles [10,575 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 5,151 miles [8,289.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Tysonville ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Tysonville.

While the name Tysonville is unique within Alabama, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alabama

North Carolina

Wake County

Our profile page for Tysonville, Wake County   [Map]
Distance: About 479 miles [770.9 km] to the East Northeast

Tennessee

Gibson County

Our profile page for Tysonville, Gibson County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 313 miles [503.7 km] to the North Northwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Tysonville ...

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   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West of Tysonville   [Map]
Cecil   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Cooks   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Cross Keys   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Foxchase   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Foxwood   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Foxwood Trace   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Freeport   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Friendship   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Hidden Forest   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Liberty   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
London   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Merry   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Shorter   -   3 miles [4.8 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 Tysonville. 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest of Tysonville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Anderson<8>
 
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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the east of Tysonville

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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Tysonville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Gamble
 
Kevin Turner
  Professional football. He was born in Prattville (Alabama) on Thursday June 12, 1969 and died in Vestavia Hills (Alabama) on Thursday March 24, 2016 at an age of 46. He was buried at Prattville Memorial Gardens (Autauga County, Alabama) [Map].

Prattville [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Tysonville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kevin Turner
 
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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the west of Tysonville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elizabeth Priscilla Tyler

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The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Tysonville. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Tysonville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tysonville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4004, Longitude: -85.9986     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tysonville 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 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 313.127 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.498 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.217 degrees.

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<7>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Tysonville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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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