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River Bend, Alabama
(Tallapoosa County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of River Bend once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in River Bend to:

  • Dadeville [Map], which is the Seat of Tallapoosa County, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 38 miles [61.2 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could walk a straight line from River Bend to Montgomery, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 648 miles [1,042.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,546 miles [10,534.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,249 miles [11,666.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,127 miles [8,251.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named River Bend ...

We have found 15 communities that share the name River Bend.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named River Bend. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 13 communities in the United States - with 15 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Other Communities Located In Alabama

Bibb County

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

Cullman County

Our profile page for River Bend, Cullman County   [Map]
Distance: About 98 miles [157.7 km] to the North Northwest


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Colorado

Elbert County

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

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for River Bend, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 408 miles [656.6 km] to the South Southeast

Georgia

Dougherty County

Our profile page for River Bend, Dougherty County   [Map]
Distance: About 138 miles [222.1 km] to the Southeast

Louisiana

Bossier Parish

Our profile page for River Bend, Bossier Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 453 miles [729 km] to the West

Saint Bernard Parish

Our profile page for River Bend, Saint Bernard Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 311 miles [500.5 km] to the Southwest

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Maryland

Prince George's County

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

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Michigan

Clinton County

Our profile page for River Bend, 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.

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Missouri

Jackson County

Our profile page for River Bend, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 648 miles [1,042.9 km] to the Northwest

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North Carolina

Craven County

Our profile page for River Bend, Craven County   [Map]
Distance: About 523 miles [841.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Texas

Hidalgo County

Our profile page for River Bend, Hidalgo County   [Map]
Distance: About 862 miles [1,387.3 km] to the West Southwest

Newton County

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

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Virginia

Stafford County

Our profile page for River Bend, Stafford County   [Map]
Distance: About 608 miles [978.5 km] to the Northeast

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West Virginia

Kanawha County

Our profile page for River Bend, Kanawha County   [Map]
Distance: About 444 miles [714.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 River Bend, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from River Bend. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- River Bend) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in River Bend. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8015, Longitude: -85.8727     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for River Bend have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 River Bend to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 313.078 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.497 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.083 degrees.

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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 River Bend.



 
 
 

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