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Riverwood, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Riverwood to ...

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

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

  • Columbiana [Map], which is the Seat of Shelby County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Riverwood to Columbiana, 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 five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 78 miles [125.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 659 miles [1,060.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 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 6,554 miles [10,547.6 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 7,262 miles [11,687.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,138 miles [8,268.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Riverwood ...

We have found 17 communities that share the name Riverwood.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Riverwood. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 16 communities in the United States - with 17 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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Georgia

Cobb County

Our profile page for Riverwood, Cobb County   [Map]
Distance: About 134 miles [215.7 km] to the East Northeast

Newton County

Our profile page for Riverwood, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 161 miles [259.1 km] to the East

Troup County

Our profile page for Riverwood, Troup County   [Map]
Distance: About 98 miles [157.7 km] to the East Southeast

Indiana

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Riverwood, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 463 miles [745.1 km] to the North

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Kentucky

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Riverwood, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 341 miles [548.8 km] to the North

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Louisiana

Saint Tammany Parish

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

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Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Riverwood, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 677 miles [1,089.5 km] to the Northeast

Frederick County

Our profile page for Riverwood, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 662 miles [1,065.4 km] to the Northeast

Montgomery County

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

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Michigan

Eaton County

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

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Oregon

Multnomah County

Our profile page for Riverwood, Multnomah County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,066 miles [3,324.9 km] to the Northwest

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Tennessee

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Riverwood, Rutherford County   [Map]
Distance: About 175 miles [281.6 km] to the North

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Texas

Montgomery County

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

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Riverwood, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,464 miles [2,356.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Arlington County

Our profile page for Riverwood, Arlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 656 miles [1,055.7 km] to the Northeast

Fairfax County

Our profile page for Riverwood, Fairfax County   [Map]
Distance: About 649 miles [1,044.5 km] to the Northeast

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

The official website for Shelby County: www.shelbycountyalabama.com/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Riverwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4132, Longitude: -86.7380     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Riverwood 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 Riverwood 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 313.631 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.221 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.293 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Riverwood.



 
 
 

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