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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Troy [Map], which is the Seat of Pike County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Richland to Troy, 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 52 miles [83.7 km] to the Northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 695 miles [1,118.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,590 miles [10,605.6 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 7,289 miles [11,730.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,169 miles [8,318.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Richland ...

We have found 54 communities that share the name Richland.

While the name Richland is unique within Alabama, we know of another 54 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Pulaski County

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

California

Butte County

Our profile page for Richland, Butte County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 2,070 miles [3,331.3 km] to the West Northwest

San Diego County

Our profile page for Richland, San Diego County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,826 miles [2,938.7 km] to the West Northwest

Florida

Pasco County

Our profile page for Richland, Pasco County   [Map]
Distance: About 320 miles [515 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Stewart County

Our profile page for Richland, Stewart County   [Map]
Distance: About 66 miles [106.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Illinois

Cook County

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

Sangamon County

Our profile page for Richland, Sangamon County   [Map]
Distance: About 605 miles [973.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Rush County

Our profile page for Richland, Rush County   [Map]
Distance: About 536 miles [862.6 km] to the North

Spencer County

Our profile page for Richland, Spencer County
Although located in Spencer County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Iowa

Keokuk County

Our profile page for Richland, Keokuk County   [Map]
Distance: About 739 miles [1,189.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Kingman County

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

Miami County

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

Nemaha County

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

Shawnee County

Our profile page for Richland, Shawnee County   [Map]
Distance: About 740 miles [1,190.9 km] to the Northwest

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Kentucky

Hopkins County

Our profile page for Richland, Hopkins County   [Map]
Distance: About 397 miles [638.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Louisiana

Iberville Parish

Our profile page for Richland, Iberville Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 340 miles [547.2 km] to the West Southwest

Rapides Parish

Our profile page for Richland, Rapides Parish   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 389 miles [626 km] to the West

Saint Mary Parish

Our profile page for Richland, Saint Mary Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 378 miles [608.3 km] to the West Southwest

Tensas Parish

Our profile page for Richland, Tensas Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 335 miles [539.1 km] to the West

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Michigan

Kalamazoo County

Our profile page for Richland, Kalamazoo County   [Map]
Distance: About 735 miles [1,182.9 km] to the North

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Minnesota

Otter Tail County

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

Rice County

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

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Mississippi

Holmes County

Our profile page for Richland, Holmes County   [Map]
Distance: About 262 miles [421.6 km] to the West Northwest

Humphreys County

Our profile page for Richland, Humphreys County   [Map]
Distance: About 292 miles [469.9 km] to the West Northwest

Rankin County

Our profile page for Richland, Rankin County   [Map]
Distance: About 261 miles [420 km] to the West

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Missouri

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Richland, Pulaski County   [Map]
Distance: About 567 miles [912.5 km] to the Northwest

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Montana

Valley County

Our profile page for Richland, Valley County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,583 miles [2,547.6 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Colfax County

Our profile page for Richland, Colfax County   [Map]
Distance: About 922 miles [1,483.8 km] to the Northwest

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New Jersey

Atlantic County

Our profile page for Richland, Atlantic County   [Map]
Distance: About 810 miles [1,303.6 km] to the Northeast

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New Mexico

Roosevelt County

Our profile page for Richland, Roosevelt County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,027 miles [1,652.8 km] to the West Northwest

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New York

Oswego County

Our profile page for Richland, Oswego County   [Map]
Distance: About 972 miles [1,564.3 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Caldwell County

Our profile page for Richland, Caldwell County   [Map]
Distance: About 382 miles [614.8 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Clinton County

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

Fairfield County

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

Logan County

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

Richland County

Our profile page for Richland, Richland County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 649 miles [1,044.5 km] to the North Northeast

Vinton County

Our profile page for Richland, Vinton County   [Map]
Distance: About 543 miles [873.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Oklahoma

Canadian County

Our profile page for Richland, Canadian County   [Map]
Distance: About 742 miles [1,194.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Oregon

Baker County

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

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Pennsylvania

Cambria County

Our profile page for Richland, Cambria County   [Map]
Distance: About 732 miles [1,178 km] to the North Northeast

Delaware County

Our profile page for Richland, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 812 miles [1,306.8 km] to the Northeast

Lebanon County

Our profile page for Richland, Lebanon County   [Map]
Distance: About 795 miles [1,279.4 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Oconee County

Our profile page for Richland, Oconee County   [Map]
Distance: About 256 miles [412 km] to the Northeast

Richland County

Our profile page for Richland, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 317 miles [510.2 km] to the East Northeast

Saluda County

Our profile page for Richland, Saluda County   [Map]
Distance: About 279 miles [449 km] to the Northeast

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South Dakota

Union County

Our profile page for Richland, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 967 miles [1,556.2 km] to the Northwest

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Tennessee

Davidson County

Our profile page for Richland, Davidson County   [Map]
Distance: About 312 miles [502.1 km] to the North

Giles County

Our profile page for Richland, Giles County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 256 miles [412 km] to the North Northwest

Grainger County

Our profile page for Richland, Grainger County   [Map]
Distance: About 326 miles [524.6 km] to the North Northeast

Knox County

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

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Texas

Navarro County

Our profile page for Richland, Navarro County   [Map]
Distance: About 627 miles [1,009.1 km] to the West

Rains County

Our profile page for Richland, Rains County   [Map]
Distance: About 594 miles [956 km] to the West

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Richland, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,576 miles [2,536.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Washington

Benton County

Our profile page for Richland, Benton County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,040 miles [3,283.1 km] to the Northwest

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Richland. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Richland) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Richland. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7329, Longitude: -85.7277     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Richland 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 Richland 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 312.923 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.17 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.253 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 Richland, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Richland.



 
 
 

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