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Richardson, Alabama
(Cherokee County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Richardson to ...

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

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

  • Centre [Map], which is the Seat of Cherokee County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 131 miles [210.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Richardson to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>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 [Map]) is 581 miles [935 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 33 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,475 miles [10,420.5 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 7,183 miles [11,559.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,060 miles [8,143.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Richardson ...

We have found 30 communities that share the name Richardson.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Richardson. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 29 communities in the United States and Canada - with 27 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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Alaska

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

Arkansas

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Richardson, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 342 miles [550.4 km] to the West

Georgia

Rockdale County

Our profile page for Richardson, Rockdale County   [Map]
Distance: About 101 miles [162.5 km] to the East Southeast

Illinois

Kane County

Our profile page for Richardson, Kane County   [Map]
Distance: About 557 miles [896.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Leavenworth County

Our profile page for Richardson, Leavenworth County   [Map]
Distance: About 615 miles [989.7 km] to the Northwest

Osage County

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

Shawnee County

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

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Kentucky

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Richardson, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 310 miles [498.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Louisiana

Washington Parish

Our profile page for Richardson, Washington Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 347 miles [558.4 km] to the Southwest

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Michigan

Schoolcraft County

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

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Mississippi

Hancock County

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

Pearl River County

Our profile page for Richardson, Pearl River County   [Map]
Distance: About 339 miles [545.6 km] to the Southwest

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Richardson   [Map]
Distance: About 1,242 miles [1,998.8 km] to the Northeast

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New Hampshire

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Richardson, Hillsborough County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 963 miles [1,549.8 km] to the Northeast

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New Mexico

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Richardson, Lincoln County
This community is historic.
Although located in Lincoln County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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North Carolina

Bladen County

Our profile page for Richardson, Bladen County   [Map]
Distance: About 394 miles [634.1 km] to the East

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Ontario

Our profile page for Richardson   [Map]
Distance: About 597 miles [960.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Lane County

Our profile page for Richardson, Lane County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,122 miles [3,415 km] to the West Northwest

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Saskatchewan

Our profile page for Richardson   [Map]
Distance: About 1,461 miles [2,351.3 km] to the Northwest

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Tennessee

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Richardson, Lawrence County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 112 miles [180.2 km] to the Northwest

Tipton County

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

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Texas

Dallas County

Our profile page for Richardson, Dallas County   [Map]
Distance: About 636 miles [1,023.5 km] to the West

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Utah

Grand County

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

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Virginia

Carroll County

Our profile page for Richardson, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 332 miles [534.3 km] to the Northeast

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Richardson, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 441 miles [709.7 km] to the East Northeast

New Kent County

Our profile page for Richardson, New Kent County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 534 miles [859.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington

San Juan County

Our profile page for Richardson, San Juan County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,135 miles [3,435.9 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Richardson, Calhoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 407 miles [655 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Polk County

Our profile page for Richardson, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 840 miles [1,351.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Cherokee County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 stretches from Richardson. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Richardson) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Richardson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2007, Longitude: -85.7425     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Richardson 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 Richardson 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 313.078 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.691 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.719 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 Richardson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Richardson.



 
 
 

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