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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Athens [Map], which is the Seat of Limestone County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Ripley to Athens, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 173 miles [278.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 625 miles [1,005.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,505 miles [10,468.8 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 7,220 miles [11,619.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,095 miles [8,199.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Ripley ...

We have found 21 communities that share the name Ripley.

While the name Ripley is unique within Alabama, we know of another 21 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Cleveland County

Our profile page for Ripley, Cleveland County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 290 miles [466.7 km] to the West

California

Riverside County

Our profile page for Ripley, Riverside County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,570 miles [2,526.7 km] to the West

Georgia

Twiggs County

Our profile page for Ripley, Twiggs County   [Map]
Distance: About 254 miles [408.8 km] to the East Southeast

Illinois

Brown County

Our profile page for Ripley, Brown County   [Map]
Distance: About 411 miles [661.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Noble County

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

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Ripley, Pulaski County   [Map]
Distance: About 438 miles [704.9 km] to the North

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Maine

Somerset County

Our profile page for Ripley, Somerset County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,171 miles [1,884.5 km] to the Northeast

Washington County

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Distance: About 1,223 miles [1,968.2 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Charles County

Our profile page for Ripley, Charles County   [Map]
Distance: About 614 miles [988.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Houghton County

Our profile page for Ripley, Houghton County   [Map]
Distance: About 856 miles [1,377.6 km] to the North

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Mississippi

Tippah County

Our profile page for Ripley, Tippah County   [Map]
Distance: About 103 miles [165.8 km] to the West

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Missouri

Jackson County

Our profile page for Ripley, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 498 miles [801.5 km] to the Northwest

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Montana

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Ripley, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,724 miles [2,774.5 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

Clark County

Our profile page for Ripley, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,601 miles [2,576.6 km] to the West

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New York

Chautauqua County

Our profile page for Ripley, Chautauqua County   [Map]
Distance: About 654 miles [1,052.5 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Brown County

Our profile page for Ripley, Brown County   [Map]
Distance: About 329 miles [529.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Oklahoma

Payne County

Our profile page for Ripley, Payne County   [Map]
Distance: About 557 miles [896.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Ripley   [Map]
Distance: About 707 miles [1,137.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Tennessee

Lauderdale County

Our profile page for Ripley, Lauderdale County   [Map]
Distance: About 151 miles [243 km] to the West Northwest

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Texas

Titus County

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

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West Virginia

Jackson County

Our profile page for Ripley, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 409 miles [658.2 km] to the Northeast

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Limestone County: www.co.limestone.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 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Ripley. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ripley) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ripley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7620, Longitude: -87.1208     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ripley 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 Ripley 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 313.941 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.765 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.156 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 Ripley, 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 Ripley.



 
 
 

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