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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Tuscumbia [Map], which is the Seat of Colbert County, lies 23 miles [37 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Riverton to Tuscumbia, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 203 miles [326.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 669 miles [1,076.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,538 miles [10,521.9 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 7,256 miles [11,677.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,131 miles [8,257.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Riverton ...

We have found 40 communities that share the name Riverton.

While the name Riverton is unique within Alabama, we know of another 40 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

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

California

El Dorado County

Our profile page for Riverton, El Dorado County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,799 miles [2,895.2 km] to the West Northwest

Connecticut

Litchfield County

Our profile page for Riverton, Litchfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 948 miles [1,525.7 km] to the Northeast

Illinois

Sangamon County

Our profile page for Riverton, Sangamon County   [Map]
Distance: About 352 miles [566.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Riverton, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 287 miles [461.9 km] to the North

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Iowa

Fremont County

Our profile page for Riverton, Fremont County   [Map]
Distance: About 572 miles [920.5 km] to the Northwest

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Kansas

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Riverton, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 400 miles [643.7 km] to the West Northwest

Reno County

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

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Kentucky

Greenup County

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

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Louisiana

Caldwell Parish

Our profile page for Riverton, Caldwell Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 297 miles [478 km] to the Southwest

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Maine

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Riverton, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,124 miles [1,808.9 km] to the Northeast

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Riverton   [Map]
Distance: About 1,198 miles [1,928 km] to the North Northwest

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Maryland

Dorchester County

Our profile page for Riverton, Dorchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 701 miles [1,128.2 km] to the East Northeast

Wicomico County

Our profile page for Riverton, Wicomico County   [Map]
Distance: About 726 miles [1,168.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Mason County

Our profile page for Riverton, Mason County   [Map]
Distance: About 629 miles [1,012.3 km] to the North

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Minnesota

Crow Wing County

Our profile page for Riverton, Crow Wing County   [Map]
Distance: About 857 miles [1,379.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Bolivar County

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

Coahoma County

Our profile page for Riverton, Coahoma County   [Map]
Distance: About 150 miles [241.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Buchanan County

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

Lafayette County

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

Oregon County

Our profile page for Riverton, Oregon County   [Map]
Distance: About 213 miles [342.8 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Franklin County

Our profile page for Riverton, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 686 miles [1,104 km] to the Northwest

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New Hampshire

Coos County

Our profile page for Riverton, Coos County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,096 miles [1,763.8 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Burlington County

Our profile page for Riverton, Burlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 798 miles [1,284.3 km] to the East Northeast

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North Carolina

Pitt County

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

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Riverton   [Map]
Distance: About 1,518 miles [2,443 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Jackson County

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

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Oregon

Coos County

Our profile page for Riverton, Coos County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,006 miles [3,228.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Riverton, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 587 miles [944.7 km] to the Northeast

Cumberland County

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

Northampton County

Our profile page for Riverton, Northampton County   [Map]
Distance: About 817 miles [1,314.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Riverton   [Map]
Distance: About 1,537 miles [2,473.6 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Fentress County

Our profile page for Riverton, Fentress County   [Map]
Distance: About 199 miles [320.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Texas

Reeves County

Our profile page for Riverton, Reeves County   [Map]
Distance: About 929 miles [1,495.1 km] to the West

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Riverton, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,355 miles [2,180.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Vermont

Washington County

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

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Virginia

Warren County

Our profile page for Riverton, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 612 miles [984.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington

King County

Our profile page for Riverton, King County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,958 miles [3,151.1 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Pendleton County

Our profile page for Riverton, Pendleton County   [Map]
Distance: About 546 miles [878.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Wyoming

Fremont County

Our profile page for Riverton, Fremont County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,222 miles [1,966.6 km] to the Northwest

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Colbert County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Colbert County: www.colbertcounty.org/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Riverton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8806, Longitude: -88.0767     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Riverton 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 Riverton 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 314.536 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.469 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.531 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 Riverton, 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 Riverton.



 
 
 

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