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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Tuscaloosa [Map], which is the Seat of Tuscaloosa County, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Ralph to Tuscaloosa, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 99 miles [159.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 722 miles [1,161.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,614 miles [10,644.2 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 7,324 miles [11,786.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,200 miles [8,368.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Ralph ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Ralph.

While the name Ralph is unique within Alabama, we know of another 14 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Izard County

Our profile page for Ralph, Izard County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Izard County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Marion County

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Distance: About 352 miles [566.5 km] to the Northwest

California

Tuolumne County

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Distance: About 1,848 miles [2,974.1 km] to the West Northwest

Georgia

Douglas County

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We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Douglas County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kentucky

Ohio County

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Distance: About 320 miles [515 km] to the North

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Maryland

Dorchester County

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Distance: About 767 miles [1,234.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Dickinson County

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Distance: About 902 miles [1,451.6 km] to the North

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North Carolina

Randolph County

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

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Ohio

Delaware County

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This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 561 miles [902.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Oklahoma

Custer County

Our profile page for Ralph, Custer County   [Map]
Distance: About 663 miles [1,067 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Fayette County

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Distance: About 645 miles [1,038 km] to the Northeast

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Saskatchewan

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Distance: About 1,402 miles [2,256.3 km] to the North Northwest

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South Dakota

Harding County

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Distance: About 1,195 miles [1,923.2 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Webster County

Our profile page for Ralph, Webster County   [Map]
Distance: About 558 miles [898 km] to the Northeast

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.al.us/

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' distance starting in Ralph. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ralph) 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 Ralph. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ralph

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ralph. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0423, Longitude: -87.7691     [Map].

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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 Ralph 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 the angle) to Jerusalem is 314.227 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.859 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.783 degrees.

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<7>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 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 the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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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<8>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 Ralph, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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