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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Columbiana [Map], which is the Seat of Shelby County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Underwood to Columbiana, 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 four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 62 miles [99.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 676 miles [1,087.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving 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 7,279 miles [11,714.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,156 miles [8,297.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Underwood ...

We have found 20 communities that share the name Underwood.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Underwood. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 19 communities in the United States and Canada - with 19 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Alabama

Communities outside of Alabama


Communities Outside of Alabama

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 IndianaMichiganNorth DakotaTexas
 IowaMinnesotaOntarioWashington

Arkansas

Independence County

Our profile page for Underwood, Independence County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 311 miles [500.5 km] to the Northwest

Georgia

Baldwin County

Our profile page for Underwood, Baldwin County   [Map]
Distance: About 216 miles [347.6 km] to the East

Indiana

Clark County

Our profile page for Underwood, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 381 miles [613.2 km] to the North

Iowa

Pottawattamie County

Our profile page for Underwood, Pottawattamie County   [Map]
Distance: About 746 miles [1,200.6 km] to the Northwest

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Kansas

Doniphan County

Our profile page for Underwood, Doniphan County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Doniphan County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Greeley County

Our profile page for Underwood, Greeley County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Greeley County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Maryland

Saint Mary's County

Our profile page for Underwood, Saint Mary's County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 675 miles [1,086.3 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Alger County

Our profile page for Underwood, Alger County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Alger County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Ingham County

Our profile page for Underwood, Ingham County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Ingham County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Minnesota

Otter Tail County

Our profile page for Underwood, Otter Tail County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,023 miles [1,646.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Nebraska

Hall County

Our profile page for Underwood, Hall County
This community is historic.
Although located in Hall County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New York

Essex County

Our profile page for Underwood, Essex County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,034 miles [1,664.1 km] to the Northeast

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North Dakota

McLean County

Our profile page for Underwood, McLean County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,237 miles [1,990.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Underwood
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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South Dakota

Pennington County

Our profile page for Underwood, Pennington County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Pennington County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Tennessee

Macon County

Our profile page for Underwood, Macon County   [Map]
Distance: About 244 miles [392.7 km] to the North

Sevier County

Our profile page for Underwood, Sevier County   [Map]
Distance: About 268 miles [431.3 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Hale County

Our profile page for Underwood, Hale County   [Map]
Distance: About 863 miles [1,388.9 km] to the West

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Washington

Skamania County

Our profile page for Underwood, Skamania County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,021 miles [3,252.5 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Underwood ...

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.

Alabaster   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North of Underwood   [Map]
Dry Valley   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Elliotsville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Glen Carbon   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Glen Forest   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Ivanhoe   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Longview   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Meadow Green   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Mission Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pea Ridge   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Roberta   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Sawmill Town   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Stems   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Superior   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Valley Junction   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Willow Glen   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [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 Underwood. 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.

Mary Anderson
  Actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday April 3, 1918 and died in Burbank (California) on Sunday April 6, 2014 at an age of 96. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Underwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Anderson<9>
 
Mary Badham
  Oscar nominated actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Tueday October 7, 1952

Birmingham [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Underwood
 
Frances Westerman Bergen
  Actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Thursday September 14, 1922 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday October 2, 2006 at an age of 84. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Underwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frances Westerman Bergen
 
Nell Carter     (Born as Nell Ruth Hardy)
  Singer, actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Monday September 13, 1948 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Thursday January 23, 2003 at an age of 54. She was buried at Hillside Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Underwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nell Carter
 
William Joseph 'Bill' Cartridge
  Actor. He was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday October 4, 1914 and died in Santa Barbara (California) on Friday July 11, 1975 at an age of 60. He was buried at Santa Barbara Cemetery (Santa Barbara County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Underwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Joseph 'Bill' Cartridge
 
Dennis Edwards
  Musician - a member of 'The Temptations'. He was born in Fairfield (Alabama) on Wednesday February 3, 1943 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Friday February 2, 2018 at an age of 75.

Fairfield [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the north of Underwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dennis Edwards
 
Louise Fletcher     (Estelle Louise Fletcher)
  Oscar winning actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday July 22, 1934

Birmingham [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Underwood
 
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.

Birmingham [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Underwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Gamble
 
Tod Griffin     (Born as Arthur Griffin)
  Actor. He was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday January 15, 1919 and died in Bishop (California) on Tueday April 23, 2002 at an age of 83.

Birmingham [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Underwood
 
Wayne Rogers
  Actor. He was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Friday April 7, 1933 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday December 31, 2015 at an age of 82. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Underwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wayne Rogers
 
George 'Mule' Suttles
  Negro League Baseball. He was born in Blockton Junc (Alabama) on Saturday March 31, 1900 and died in Newark (New Jersey) on Saturday July 9, 1966 at an age of 66. He was buried at Glendale Cemetery (Essex County, New Jersey) [Map].

Blockton Junc [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Underwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George 'Mule' Suttles
 
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].

Vestavia Hills [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the north of Underwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kevin Turner
 
Harry William 'Harry the Hat' Walker
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Pascagoula (Mississippi) on Sunday September 22, 1918 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday August 8, 1999 at an age of 80. He was buried at Cedar Grove Cemetery (Saint Clair County, Alabama) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Underwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry William 'Harry the Hat' Walker

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Shelby County: www.shelbycountyalabama.com/

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 that stretches from Underwood. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Underwood) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Underwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1501, Longitude: -86.8625     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Underwood 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 Underwood 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 313.689 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.251 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.398 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 Underwood, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Underwood could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<9>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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