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Rice, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Rice to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Rice to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Rice to Birmingham, 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 81 miles [130.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 672 miles [1,081.5 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 6,565 miles [10,565.3 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 7,274 miles [11,706.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,151 miles [8,289.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Rice ...

We have found 17 communities that share the name Rice.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Rice. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 16 communities in the United States - with 17 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arizona

Gila County

Our profile page for Rice, Gila County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Gila County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

California

San Bernardino County

Our profile page for Rice, San Bernardino County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,596 miles [2,568.5 km] to the West

Illinois

Jo Daviess County

Our profile page for Rice, Jo Daviess County   [Map]
Distance: About 646 miles [1,039.6 km] to the North Northwest

Perry County

Our profile page for Rice, Perry County   [Map]
Distance: About 359 miles [577.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Cloud County

Our profile page for Rice, Cloud County   [Map]
Distance: About 726 miles [1,168.4 km] to the Northwest

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Kentucky

Estill County

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

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Maryland

Frederick County

Our profile page for Rice, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 662 miles [1,065.4 km] to the Northeast

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Minnesota

Benton County

Our profile page for Rice, Benton County   [Map]
Distance: About 937 miles [1,508 km] to the North Northwest

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Ohio

Putnam County

Our profile page for Rice, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 556 miles [894.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Wasco County

Our profile page for Rice, Wasco County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,981 miles [3,188.1 km] to the Northwest

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South Carolina

Spartanburg County

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

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Texas

Navarro County

Our profile page for Rice, Navarro County   [Map]
Distance: About 557 miles [896.4 km] to the West

Smith County

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

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Virginia

Prince Edward County

Our profile page for Rice, Prince Edward County   [Map]
Distance: About 558 miles [898 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington

Stevens County

Our profile page for Rice, Stevens County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,911 miles [3,075.5 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Wayne County

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

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rice. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3734, Longitude: -86.9747     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rice 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 Rice 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 313.771 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.377 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.396 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 Rice, 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 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Rice.



 
 
 

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