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Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Renson, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Renson 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 Renson:
    • 31.554050, -87.283874
    • 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 Renson
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Renson ...

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.

  • Axle [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Axle
    • Axle [Monroe County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Renson
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Axle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Axle
  • Bermuda [Conecuh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bermuda
    • Bermuda [Conecuh County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Renson
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bermuda
  • Burnt Corn [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnt Corn
    • Burnt Corn [Monroe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Renson
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnt Corn
  • Excel [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Excel
    • Excel [Monroe County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Renson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 632 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Excel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Excel
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    • Fountain [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fountain
      • Fountain [Monroe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Renson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fountain
    • Green Street [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Street
      • Green Street [Conecuh County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Renson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Street have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Street
    • Halls Crossroads [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halls Crossroads
      • Halls Crossroads [Monroe County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Renson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halls Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halls Crossroads
    • Harpers Store [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harpers Store
      • Harpers Store [Conecuh County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Renson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harpers Store have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harpers Store
    • Keith [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keith
      • Keith [Monroe County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Renson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keith have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keith
    • Peterman [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peterman
      • Peterman [Monroe County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Renson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peterman
    • Pine Orchard [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Orchard
      • Pine Orchard [Monroe County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Renson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Orchard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Orchard
    • Scotland [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotland
      • Scotland [Monroe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Renson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotland
    • Tunnel Springs [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tunnel Springs
      • Tunnel Springs [Monroe County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Renson
      • Former name for Tunnel Springs:
      • Kempsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tunnel Springs

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Monroeville, which is the Seat of Monroe County and lies just to the Southwest.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 80 miles [128.7 km]<1> to the northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Renson to Montgomery, with an average speed<3>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 5 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 767 miles [1,234.4 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 44 days.
    • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,665 miles [10,726.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<5>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,368 miles [11,857.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,246 miles [8,442.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Renson. 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Renson) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Renson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5541, Longitude: -87.2839       In this case, the coordinates for Renson 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 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.
<4>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 Renson to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 313.822 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.186 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.88 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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