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Ranchette Estates, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Ranchette Estates and extending to:

  • Montgomery [Map], which is the Seat of Montgomery County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Ranchette Estates to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). The buggy would take a little over three hours and walking would take four to five hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 681 miles [1,096 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,579 miles [10,587.9 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 7,281 miles [11,717.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,159 miles [8,302.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Ranchette Estates ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Ranchette Estates.

While the name Ranchette Estates is unique within Alabama, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alabama


Hidalgo County

Our profile page for Ranchette Estates, Hidalgo County   [Map]

Distance: About 838 miles [1,348.6 km] to the West Southwest.

Willacy County

Our profile page for Ranchette Estates, Willacy County   [Map]

Distance: About 810 miles [1,303.6 km] to the West Southwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ranchette Estates ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Arrowhead   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest of Ranchette Estates   [Map]

Cooks   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Foxchase   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Foxwood   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Foxwood Trace   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Freeport   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Halcyon   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

Landmarks   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Merry   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Perry's Mill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Ranchette Estates. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

James Anderson

Actor. He was born in Wetumpka (Alabama) on Wednesday July 13, 1921 and died in Billings (Montana) on Sunday September 14, 1969 at an age of 48. He was buried at Valhalla Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Wetumpka [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Ranchette Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Anderson<7>

George Washington Carver

Scientist, inventor. He was born in Diamond (Missouri) on Tueday July 12, 1864 and died in Tuskegee (Alabama) on Tueday January 5, 1943 at an age of 78.

Tuskegee [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Ranchette Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Washington Carver

Oscar Gamble

Major League Baseball. He was born in Ramer (Alabama) on Tueday December 20, 1949 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday January 31, 2018 at an age of 68.

Ramer [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Ranchette Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Gamble

George Addison Grant

Major League Baseball. He was born on Tueday January 6, 1903 and died in Montgomery (Alabama) on Tueday March 25, 1986 at an age of 83. He was buried at Oak Hill Cemetery (Autauga County, Alabama) [Map].

Montgomery [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the west of Ranchette Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Addison Grant

Kevin Turner

Professional football. He was born in Prattville (Alabama) on Thursday June 12, 1969 and died in Vestavia Hills (Alabama) on Thursday March 24, 2016 at an age of 46. He was buried at Prattville Memorial Gardens (Autauga County, Alabama) [Map].

Prattville [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the west of Ranchette Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kevin Turner

Elizabeth Priscilla Tyler

Daughter-in-law of John Tyler - after his wife Letitia died, Priscilla served as the de facto First Lady for the Harrison Presidency. She was born in New York (New York) on Friday June 14, 1816 and died in Montgomery (Alabama) on Sunday December 29, 1889 at an age of 73. She was buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Montgomery County, Alabama) [Map].

Montgomery [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the west of Ranchette Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elizabeth Priscilla Tyler

William 'Lum' York

Musician, comedian. He was born in Elmore (Alabama) on Saturday November 16, 1918 and died in Baton Rouge (Louisiana) on Sunday August 15, 2004 at an age of 85. He was buried at Greenoaks Memorial Park (East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Elmore [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest of Ranchette Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William 'Lum' York

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ranchette Estates. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3432, Longitude: -86.1300     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ranchette Estates 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 Ranchette Estates 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 angle) to Jerusalem is 313.20 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.575 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.279 degrees.

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<7>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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