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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Walker Ferry 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 Walker 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 Walker Ferry to:

  • Dadeville [Map], which is the Seat of Tallapoosa County, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 40 miles [64.4 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could walk a straight line from Walker Ferry to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 647 miles [1,041.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,545 miles [10,533.2 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 7,248 miles [11,664.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,126 miles [8,249.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Walker 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.

Fishpond   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West of Walker Ferry   [Map]
Flint Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Fuller   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Indian Hills   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Island Home   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Jon   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Our Town   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Parish Hills   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Piney Point   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
River Bend (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Robinson Ferry   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Rover   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Sunny Level   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [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 Walker 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Walker Ferry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Anderson<7>
 
Jim Nabors
  Actor, singer. He was born in Sylacauga (Alabama) on Thursday June 12, 1930 and died in Honolulu (Hawaii) on Thursday November 30, 2017 at an age of 87.

Sylacauga [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Walker Ferry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jim Nabors

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Walker Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8607, Longitude: -85.9055     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Walker 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 Walker 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 313.101 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.532 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.083 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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