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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Rice to Birmingham, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 79 miles [127.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 672 miles [1,081.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving 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 6,565 miles [10,565.3 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 7,274 miles [11,706.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,151 miles [8,289.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Rice ...

We have found 17 communities that share the name Rice.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Rice. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 16 communities in the United States - with 17 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Alabama

Communities outside of Alabama


Communities Outside of Alabama

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Arizona

Gila County

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

California

San Bernardino County

Our profile page for Rice, San Bernardino County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,596 miles [2,568.5 km] to the West

Illinois

Jo Daviess County

Our profile page for Rice, Jo Daviess County   [Map]
Distance: About 646 miles [1,039.6 km] to the North Northwest

Perry County

Our profile page for Rice, Perry County   [Map]
Distance: About 359 miles [577.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Cloud County

Our profile page for Rice, Cloud County   [Map]
Distance: About 726 miles [1,168.4 km] to the Northwest

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Kentucky

Estill County

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

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Maryland

Frederick County

Our profile page for Rice, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 662 miles [1,065.4 km] to the Northeast

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Minnesota

Benton County

Our profile page for Rice, Benton County   [Map]
Distance: About 937 miles [1,508 km] to the North Northwest

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Ohio

Putnam County

Our profile page for Rice, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 556 miles [894.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Wasco County

Our profile page for Rice, Wasco County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,981 miles [3,188.1 km] to the Northwest

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South Carolina

Spartanburg County

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

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Texas

Navarro County

Our profile page for Rice, Navarro County   [Map]
Distance: About 557 miles [896.4 km] to the West

Smith County

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

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Virginia

Prince Edward County

Our profile page for Rice, Prince Edward County   [Map]
Distance: About 558 miles [898 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington

Stevens County

Our profile page for Rice, Stevens County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,911 miles [3,075.5 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Wayne County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Rice ...

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.

Cloverdale   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast of Rice   [Map]
Flint Hill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Glen Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Greenwood   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hickory Grove   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hilltop   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hopewell   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Laceys Chapel   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Loveless Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Pauls Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pine Crest   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Pleasant Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Red Hill Heights   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rockdale   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Shady Brook   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Skyview   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [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 Rice. 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.

Mary Anderson
  Actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday April 3, 1918 and died in Burbank (California) on Sunday April 6, 2014 at an age of 96. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of Rice

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Anderson<9>
 
Mary Badham
  Oscar nominated actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Tueday October 7, 1952

Birmingham [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of Rice
 
Frances Westerman Bergen
  Actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Thursday September 14, 1922 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday October 2, 2006 at an age of 84. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of Rice

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frances Westerman Bergen
 
Nell Carter     (Born as Nell Ruth Hardy)
  Singer, actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Monday September 13, 1948 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Thursday January 23, 2003 at an age of 54. She was buried at Hillside Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of Rice

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nell Carter
 
William Joseph 'Bill' Cartridge
  Actor. He was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday October 4, 1914 and died in Santa Barbara (California) on Friday July 11, 1975 at an age of 60. He was buried at Santa Barbara Cemetery (Santa Barbara County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of Rice

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Joseph 'Bill' Cartridge
 
Dennis Edwards
  Musician - a member of 'The Temptations'. He was born in Fairfield (Alabama) on Wednesday February 3, 1943 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Friday February 2, 2018 at an age of 75.

Fairfield [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast of Rice

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dennis Edwards
 
Louise Fletcher     (Estelle Louise Fletcher)
  Oscar winning actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday July 22, 1934

Birmingham [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of Rice
 
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.

Birmingham [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of Rice

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Gamble
 
Tod Griffin     (Born as Arthur Griffin)
  Actor. He was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday January 15, 1919 and died in Bishop (California) on Tueday April 23, 2002 at an age of 83.

Birmingham [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of Rice
 
Wayne Rogers
  Actor. He was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Friday April 7, 1933 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday December 31, 2015 at an age of 82. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of Rice

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wayne Rogers
 
George 'Mule' Suttles
  Negro League Baseball. He was born in Blockton Junc (Alabama) on Saturday March 31, 1900 and died in Newark (New Jersey) on Saturday July 9, 1966 at an age of 66. He was buried at Glendale Cemetery (Essex County, New Jersey) [Map].

Blockton Junc [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest of Rice

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George 'Mule' Suttles
 
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].

Vestavia Hills [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of Rice

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kevin Turner
 
Harry William 'Harry the Hat' Walker
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Pascagoula (Mississippi) on Sunday September 22, 1918 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday August 8, 1999 at an age of 80. He was buried at Cedar Grove Cemetery (Saint Clair County, Alabama) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of Rice

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry William 'Harry the Hat' Walker

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Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Jefferson County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

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



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rice. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3734, Longitude: -86.9747     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rice 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 Rice 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 313.771 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.377 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.396 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 Rice, 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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Rice could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<9>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.

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