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Rutherford, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Phenix City [Map], which is the Seat of Russell County, lies 25 miles [40.2 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Rutherford to Phenix City, 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 56 miles [90.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 655 miles [1,054.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, 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 6,551 miles [10,542.8 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 7,250 miles [11,667.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,130 miles [8,255.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Rutherford ...

We have found 15 communities that share the name Rutherford.

While the name Rutherford is unique within Alabama, we know of another 15 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arizona

Yavapai County

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

Arkansas

Independence County

Our profile page for Rutherford, Independence County   [Map]
Distance: About 431 miles [693.6 km] to the Northwest

California

Napa County

Our profile page for Rutherford, Napa County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,119 miles [3,410.2 km] to the West Northwest

Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Rutherford, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 746 miles [1,200.6 km] to the Northeast

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Georgia

Oconee County

Our profile page for Rutherford, Oconee County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 163 miles [262.3 km] to the Northeast

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Illinois

Champaign County

Our profile page for Rutherford, Champaign County   [Map]
Distance: About 562 miles [904.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Kentucky

Harlan County

Our profile page for Rutherford, Harlan County   [Map]
Distance: About 349 miles [561.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Mississippi

Attala County

Our profile page for Rutherford, Attala County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 262 miles [421.6 km] to the West Northwest

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New Jersey

Bergen County

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

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Ontario

Our profile page for Rutherford   [Map]
Distance: About 743 miles [1,195.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Dauphin County

Our profile page for Rutherford, Dauphin County   [Map]
Distance: About 732 miles [1,178 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Gibson County

Our profile page for Rutherford, Gibson County   [Map]
Distance: About 343 miles [552 km] to the Northwest

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Virginia

Fairfax County

Our profile page for Rutherford, Fairfax County   [Map]
Distance: About 643 miles [1,034.8 km] to the Northeast

Rockingham County

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

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West Virginia

Ritchie County

Our profile page for Rutherford, Ritchie County   [Map]
Distance: About 533 miles [857.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rutherford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1890, Longitude: -85.3180     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rutherford 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 Rutherford 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 312.715 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 307.993 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.001 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 Rutherford, 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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