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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 Alligator, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Alligator and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • 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 Alligator:
    • 35.910082, -76.110842
    • 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 Alligator
  • 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

Communities Also Named Alligator ...

We have found three communities that share the name Alligator.

Within North Carolina, the name Alligator is unique.

Beyond North Carolina, we know of another three communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Georgia
      • Telfair County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Alligator [Telfair County].
    • Louisiana
      • Tangipahoa Parish
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Alligator [Tangipahoa Parish].
    • Mississippi
      • Bolivar County
      • This Alligator is located in Bolivar County and lies 835 miles [1,343.8 km]<2> to the west of the Alligator that is located in Tyrrell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alligator
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bolivar County community of Alligator.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Alligator ...

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.

  • Fort Landing [Tyrrell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Landing
    • Fort Landing [Tyrrell County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Alligator
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Landing
  • Frying Pan [Tyrrell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frying Pan
    • Frying Pan [Tyrrell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Alligator
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frying Pan have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frying Pan
  • Goat Neck [Tyrrell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goat Neck
    • Goat Neck [Tyrrell County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Alligator
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goat Neck have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goat Neck
  • Jerry [Tyrrell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jerry
    • Jerry [Tyrrell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Alligator
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jerry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jerry
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Lake Neighborhood [Dare County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Neighborhood
      • Lake Neighborhood [Dare County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east of Alligator
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Neighborhood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Neighborhood
    • Lewis Point [Tyrrell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewis Point
      • Lewis Point [Tyrrell County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Alligator
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewis Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewis Point
    • Pleasant View [Tyrrell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant View
      • Pleasant View [Tyrrell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Alligator
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant View have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant View
    • River Neck [Tyrrell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for River Neck
      • River Neck [Tyrrell County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west of Alligator
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for River Neck have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Neck
    • Soundside [Tyrrell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Soundside
      • Soundside [Tyrrell County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Alligator
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Soundside have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Soundside

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 Alligator. 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 ...
    • Harriet Ann Jacobs     (Writer, activist)
      • Writer, activist. She was born in Edenton (North Carolina) on Saturday February 11, 1815 and died in Cambridge (Massachusetts) on Sunday March 7, 1897 at the age of 82. She is buried at Mt. Auburn Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts).
      • Edenton is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Alligator.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harriet Ann Jacobs<4>
    • Max Roach     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in New Lands (North Carolina) on Thursday January 10, 1924 and died in New York (New York) on Thursday August 16, 2007 at the age of 83. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • New Lands is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of Alligator.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Max Roach<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Columbia, which is the Seat of Tyrrell County and lies just to the West.
    • Raleigh, which is the State Capital of North Carolina, lies 141 miles [226.9 km]<2> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Alligator to Raleigh, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 212 miles [341.2 km] to the north northwest (NNW). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 12 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,983 miles [9,628.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,672 miles [10,737.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,556 miles [7,332.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in North Carolina

About Tyrrell County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Alligator 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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alligator) 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 Alligator. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AlligatorOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alligator. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9101, Longitude: -76.1108    
<3>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.
<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 Alligator 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 307.522 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 302.564 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.462 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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