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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 Rentz Ferry, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Rentz Ferry and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • 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 Rentz Ferry:
    • 32.280976, -87.942515
    • 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 Rentz Ferry
  • 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 Rentz Ferry ...

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.

  • Blue Lock [Marengo County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Lock
    • Blue Lock [Marengo County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Rentz Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Lock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Campground [Marengo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Campground
    • Campground [Marengo County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Rentz Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Campground have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Campground
  • Edna [Choctaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edna
    • Edna [Choctaw County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Rentz Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edna have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edna
  • Geneva [Marengo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Geneva
    • Geneva [Marengo County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Rentz Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Geneva have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geneva
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    • Griffins [Marengo County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Griffins
      • Griffins [Marengo County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Rentz Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Griffins have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Half Acre [Marengo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Half Acre
      • Half Acre [Marengo County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Rentz Ferry
      • Former names for Half Acre:
      • Hell's Half Acre
      • Luther's Store
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Half Acre
    • Hill Top [Marengo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hill Top
      • Hill Top [Marengo County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Rentz Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hill Top have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hill Top
    • Murphys Ferry [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murphys Ferry
      • Murphys Ferry [Choctaw County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Rentz Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murphys Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murphys Ferry
    • Persimmon Grove [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Persimmon Grove
      • Persimmon Grove [Sumter County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Rentz Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Persimmon Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Persimmon Grove
    • Pin Hook [Marengo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pin Hook
      • Pin Hook [Marengo County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Rentz Ferry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pin Hook

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 Rentz Ferry. 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.

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    • Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, Sr.     (Social reformer)
      • Social reformer. He was born in Linden (Alabama) on Thursday March 11, 1926 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Tueday April 17, 1990 at the age of 64. He is buried at Lincoln Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Linden is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the east of Rentz Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, Sr.<3>
    • Tommie Lee Agree     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Magnolia (Alabama) on Sunday August 9, 1942 and died in New York (New York) on Monday January 22, 2001 at the age of 58.
      • Magnolia is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Rentz Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tommie Lee Agree<3>
    • William Havon 'Bill' Bruton     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Lisman (Alabama) on Tueday December 22, 1925 and died in Marshallton (Delaware) on Tueday December 5, 1995 at the age of 70. He is buried at Gracelawn Memorial Park (New Castle County, Delaware).
      • Lisman is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Rentz Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Havon 'Bill' Bruton<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Butler, which is the Seat of Choctaw County and lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Rentz Ferry to Butler, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 96 miles [154.5 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 763 miles [1,227.9 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<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,658 miles [10,715 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,366 miles [11,854.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,242 miles [8,436.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rentz Ferry. 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rentz Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rentz Ferry. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2810, Longitude: -87.9425       In this case, the coordinates for Rentz Ferry 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>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Rentz Ferry to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 314.273 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.809 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.00 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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