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

Renfroe, Alabama

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













Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Renfroe, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Renfroe and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Renfroe:
    • 33.431219, -86.201641
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Renfroe
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Renfroe ...

We have found two communities that share the name Renfroe.

Within Alabama, the name Renfroe is unique.

Beyond Alabama, we know of another two communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Georgia
      • Chattahoochee County
      • This Renfroe is located in Chattahoochee County and lies 119 miles [191.5 km]<1> to the southeast of the Renfroe that is located in Talladega County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Renfroe
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chattahoochee County community of Renfroe.
    • Mississippi
      • Leake County
      • This Renfroe is located in Leake County and lies 191 miles [307.4 km]<1> to the west of the Renfroe that is located in Talladega County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Renfroe
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Leake County community of Renfroe.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Renfroe ...

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Alpine [Talladega County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alpine
    • Alpine [Talladega County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Renfroe
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alpine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpine
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alpine<3>
  • Enchanted Hills [Saint Clair County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enchanted Hills
    • Enchanted Hills [Saint Clair County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Renfroe
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enchanted Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enchanted Hills
  • Fair Park [Talladega County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fair Park
    • Fair Park [Talladega County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Renfroe
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fair Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fair Park
  • Fishtrap [Talladega County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fishtrap
    • Fishtrap [Talladega County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Renfroe
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fishtrap have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fishtrap
  • Continue List   (11 more) ...
    • Jonesview [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonesview
      • Jonesview [Talladega County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Renfroe
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jonesview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonesview
    • Jonesville [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonesville
      • Jonesville [Talladega County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Renfroe
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jonesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonesville
    • Kings Chapel [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Chapel
      • Kings Chapel [Talladega County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Renfroe
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kings Chapel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings Chapel
    • Mays Bend [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mays Bend
      • Mays Bend [Saint Clair County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Renfroe
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mays Bend have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mays Bend
    • Plantersville [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plantersville
      • Plantersville [Talladega County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Renfroe
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plantersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plantersville
    • Pleasant Grove [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Grove
      • Pleasant Grove [Talladega County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Renfroe
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Grove
    • Rocky Ridge [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Ridge
      • Rocky Ridge [Talladega County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Renfroe
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Ridge
    • Thornhill [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thornhill
      • Thornhill [Talladega County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Renfroe
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thornhill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thornhill
    • Tucktown [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tucktown
      • Tucktown [Talladega County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Renfroe
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tucktown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tucktown
    • Windsong Island [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windsong Island
      • Windsong Island [Talladega County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Renfroe
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windsong Island
    • Winterboro [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winterboro
      • Winterboro [Talladega County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Renfroe
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winterboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winterboro

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 Renfroe. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Ethlyne Clair     (Actress)
    • Chalmer Luman 'Lum' Harris     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in New Castle (Alabama) on Sunday January 17, 1915 and died in Pell City (Alabama) on Monday November 11, 1996 at the age of 81. He is buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama).
      • Pell City is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest of Renfroe.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chalmer Luman 'Lum' Harris<4>
    • Jim Nabors     (Actor, singer)
      • Actor, singer. He was born in Sylacauga (Alabama) on Thursday June 12, 1930 and died in Honolulu (Hawaii) on Thursday November 30, 2017 at the age of 87.
      • Sylacauga is located 18 miles [29 km] to the south of Renfroe.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jim Nabors<4>
    • Dave Pope     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Talladega (Alabama) on Friday June 17, 1921 and died in Cleveland (Ohio) on Saturday August 28, 1999 at the age of 78. He is buried at Lake View Cemetery (Cuyahoga County, Ohio).
      • Talladega is located 5 miles [8 km] to the east of Renfroe.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dave Pope<4>
    • Willie Smith     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Anniston (Alabama) on Saturday February 11, 1939 and died in Anniston (Alabama) on Wednesday January 18, 2006 at the age of 66.
      • Anniston is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Renfroe.
      • Anniston is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Renfroe.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Willie Smith<4>
    • Artie Wilson     (Negro League Baseball)
      • Negro League Baseball. He was born in Springville (Alabama) on Thursday October 28, 1920 and died in Portland (Oregon) on Sunday October 31, 2010 at the age of 90. He is buried at Rose City Cemetery (Multnomah County, Oregon).
      • Springville is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Renfroe.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Artie Wilson<4>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Renfroe and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Talladega, which is the Seat of Talladega County and lies just to the East.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 72 miles [115.9 km]<1> to the south (S). If you could drive a straight line from Renfroe to Montgomery, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 4 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 634 miles [1,020.3 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,530 miles [10,509 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,237 miles [11,646.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,114 miles [8,230.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Talladega County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

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- Renfroe) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Renfroe. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4312, Longitude: -86.2016       In this case, the coordinates for Renfroe have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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: findagrave.com.
<5>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.
<6>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 Renfroe to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 313.311 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.854 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.075 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2020
All Rights Reserved

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.

This page was last modified: 19 Oct 2020