RoadsideThoughs depends on cookies for its operation. Please refer to our Privacy page for details. By closing this banner or continuing to browse RoadsideThoughts, you agree to the use of cookies.

  RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
  Sitemap
     
>> >> >> >>
 
   
 

Ruth, Alabama

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Wish
List
Other AL
Communities

 The location of Ruth 

Click for Interactive Map

Click for Interactive Map
(Location provided by the GNIS)
 
Click here for an interactive map for Ruth
and the surrounding area.
 
 
 
 
Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
Alabama
 
The Commemorative Quarter for Alabama

Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Guntersville [Map], which is the Seat of Marshall County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Ruth to Guntersville, 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 140 miles [225.3 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 612 miles [984.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,501 miles [10,462.3 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 7,212 miles [11,606.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,088 miles [8,188.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Ruth ...

We have found 26 communities that share the name Ruth.

While the name Ruth is unique within Alabama, we know of another 26 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Jump ahead to ...

 ArkansasKentuckyNevadaTennessee
 CaliforniaLouisianaNew MexicoTexas
 GeorgiaMichiganNorth CarolinaVirginia
 IndianaMississippiOhioWashington
 KansasMissouriSouth CarolinaWest Virginia

Arkansas

Fulton County

Our profile page for Ruth, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 343 miles [552 km] to the West Northwest

California

Trinity County

Our profile page for Ruth, Trinity County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,044 miles [3,289.5 km] to the West Northwest

Georgia

Greene County

Our profile page for Ruth, Greene County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 206 miles [331.5 km] to the East Southeast

Indiana

Wells County

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

- Return to top

Kansas

Decatur County

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

- Return to top

Kentucky

Breckinridge County

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

Caldwell County

Our profile page for Ruth, Caldwell County   [Map]
Distance: About 200 miles [321.9 km] to the North Northwest

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Ruth, Pulaski County   [Map]
Distance: About 219 miles [352.4 km] to the North Northeast

- Return to top

Louisiana

Saint Martin Parish

Our profile page for Ruth, Saint Martin Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 421 miles [677.5 km] to the Southwest

- Return to top

Michigan

Huron County

Our profile page for Ruth, Huron County   [Map]
Distance: About 677 miles [1,089.5 km] to the North Northeast

- Return to top

Mississippi

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Ruth, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 299 miles [481.2 km] to the Southwest

- Return to top

Missouri

Jasper County

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

Stone County

Our profile page for Ruth, Stone County   [Map]
Distance: About 413 miles [664.7 km] to the West Northwest

- Return to top

Nevada

White Pine County

Our profile page for Ruth, White Pine County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,600 miles [2,575 km] to the West Northwest

- Return to top

New Mexico

Guadalupe County

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

- Return to top

North Carolina

Forsyth County

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

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Ruth, Rutherford County   [Map]
Distance: About 270 miles [434.5 km] to the East Northeast

- Return to top

Ohio

Marion County

Our profile page for Ruth, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 469 miles [754.8 km] to the North Northeast

- Return to top

South Carolina

Horry County

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

- Return to top

Tennessee

Hardin County

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

- Return to top

Texas

Coryell County

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

- Return to top

Virginia

Madison County

Our profile page for Ruth, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 535 miles [861 km] to the East Northeast

- Return to top

Washington

Benton County

Our profile page for Ruth, Benton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,905 miles [3,065.8 km] to the Northwest

Lewis County

Our profile page for Ruth, Lewis County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,074 miles [3,337.8 km] to the Northwest

- Return to top

West Virginia

Kanawha County

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

Mercer County

Our profile page for Ruth, Mercer County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 356 miles [572.9 km] to the Northeast

- Return to top

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Alabama Community

About Marshall County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marshall County: www.marshallco.org/www/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ruth. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3643, Longitude: -86.5567     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ruth have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<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 Ruth to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

- Return to Citation

<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 313.577 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.289 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.012 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<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 Ruth, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation


For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Ruth.



 
 
 

Community
Profile
Nearby
 
Census
 
Genealogy
Helper
Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
Interactive
Map
Wish
List
Summarized
 
Misc
 
Other   AL
Communities
 
 
 

Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 
 

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

Copyright 2016
All Rights Reserved
This page was last modified: 26 Nov 2016
By John Hall