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Welcome to Fort Rucker ...

Although we found mention of Fort Rucker during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Fort Rucker was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it's a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists.

We've added Fort Rucker to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Fort Rucker, please Contact Us.




A typical abbreviation for Fort Rucker: Ft. Rucker

The community of Fort Rucker was named Camp Rucker before it was changed to Fort Rucker.

Time Zone: The area where we believe that Fort Rucker might be (or was) located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Fort Rucker (for example, toward Blakely (GA)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

We believe that Fort Rucker would be found within the (334) area code.

The ZIP code for Fort Rucker: 36362<2>

Communities near Fort Rucker ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Fort Rucker and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<3>.

Community   2015<4>
Population
DirectionDistance
Daleville   [Map]   5,141   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
Dothan   [Map]   68,567   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Enterprise   [Map]   27,978   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Hartford   [Map]   2,647   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Level Plains   [Map]   2,023   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Midland City   [Map]   2,386   E   13 miles [20.9 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Fort Rucker.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Fort Rucker. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Fort Rucker. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Fort Rucker.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Fort Rucker:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fort Rucker ...

Looking for more information about Fort Rucker? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Fort Rucker, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Fort Rucker.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Fort Rucker. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went north past Fort Rucker and then turned west". While Fort Rucker could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Fort Rucker as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that Fort Rucker 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.

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<2>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Fort Rucker). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Fort Rucker or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Fort Rucker. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Fort Rucker) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Fort Rucker. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fort Rucker

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort Rucker. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3422, Longitude: -85.7134     [Map].

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<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Fort Rucker.

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Fort Rucker.



 
 
 

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