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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 Rice, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Rice 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 Rice:
    • 33.373444, -86.974715
    • 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 Rice
  • 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 Rice ...

We have found seventeen communities that share the name Rice.

There is one other community in Alabama which is also named Rice.

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

  • Communities Located In Alabama ...
    • Marshall County
      • This Rice is located in Marshall County and lies 69 miles [111 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Rice that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rice
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marshall County community of Rice.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arizona
      • Gila County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Gila County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gila County community of Rice.
    • California
      • San Bernardino County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Rice [San Bernardino County].
    • Illinois
      • Jo Daviess County
      • This Rice is located in Jo Daviess County and lies 646 miles [1,039.6 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Rice that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rice
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jo Daviess County community of Rice.
      • Perry County
      • This Rice is located in Perry County and lies 359 miles [577.8 km] to the north northwest of the Rice that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rice
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Perry County community of Rice.
    • Kansas
      • Cloud County
      • This Rice is located in Cloud County and lies 726 miles [1,168.4 km]<1> to the northwest of the Rice that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rice
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cloud County community of Rice.
    • Kentucky
      • Estill County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Rice [Estill County].
    • Maryland
      • Frederick County
      • This Rice is located in Frederick County and lies 662 miles [1,065.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Rice that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rice
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Frederick County community of Rice.
    • Minnesota
      • Benton County
      • This Rice is located in Benton County and lies 937 miles [1,508 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Rice that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rice
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Benton County community of Rice.
    • Ohio
      • Putnam County
      • This Rice is located in Putnam County and lies 556 miles [894.8 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Rice that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rice
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Putnam County community of Rice.
    • Oregon
      • Wasco County
      • This Rice is located in Wasco County and lies 1,981 miles [3,188.1 km]<1> to the northwest of the Rice that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rice
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wasco County community of Rice.
    • South Carolina
      • Spartanburg County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of Rice [Spartanburg County].
    • Texas
      • Navarro County
      • This Rice is located in Navarro County and lies 557 miles [896.4 km]<1> to the west of the Rice that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rice
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Navarro County community of Rice.
      • Smith County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Rice [Smith County].
    • Virginia
      • Prince Edward County
      • This Rice is located in Prince Edward County and lies 558 miles [898 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Rice that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rice
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Prince Edward County community of Rice.
    • Washington
      • Stevens County
      • This Rice is located in Stevens County and lies 1,911 miles [3,075.5 km]<1> to the northwest of the Rice that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rice
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stevens County community of Rice.
    • West Virginia
      • Wayne County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Rice [Wayne County].

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

  • Cloverdale [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloverdale
    • Cloverdale [Jefferson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Rice
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cloverdale have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cloverdale
  • Flint Hill [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flint Hill
    • Flint Hill [Jefferson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Rice
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flint Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flint Hill
  • Glen Hills [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Hills
    • Glen Hills [Jefferson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Rice
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Hills
  • Greenwood [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
    • Greenwood [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Rice
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
  • Continue List   (12 more) ...
    • Hickory Grove [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Grove
      • Hickory Grove [Jefferson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Rice
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Grove
    • Hilltop [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hilltop
      • Hilltop [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Rice
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hilltop have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hilltop
    • Hopewell [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell
      • Hopewell [Jefferson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Rice
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopewell have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopewell
    • Laceys Chapel [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laceys Chapel
      • Laceys Chapel [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Rice
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laceys Chapel have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laceys Chapel
    • Loveless Park [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loveless Park
      • Loveless Park [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Rice
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loveless Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loveless Park
    • Pauls Hill [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pauls Hill
      • Pauls Hill [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Rice
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pauls Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pauls Hill
    • Pine Crest [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Crest
      • Pine Crest [Jefferson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Rice
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Crest have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Crest
    • Pleasant Hill [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
      • Pleasant Hill [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Rice
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill
    • Red Hill Heights [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Hill Heights
      • Red Hill Heights [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Rice
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Hill Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Hill Heights
    • Rockdale [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockdale
      • Rockdale [Jefferson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Rice
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockdale have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockdale
    • Shady Brook [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Brook
      • Shady Brook [Jefferson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Rice
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Brook have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Brook
    • Skyview [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skyview
      • Skyview [Jefferson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Rice
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skyview have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skyview

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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Mary Anderson     (Actress)
    • Inez McConico Andrews     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday April 14, 1929 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Wednesday December 19, 2012 at the age of 83. She is buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Birmingham is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of Rice.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Inez McConico Andrews<5>
    • Mary Badham     (Oscar nominated actress)
      • Oscar nominated actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Tueday October 7, 1952
      • Birmingham is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of Rice.
    • Frances Westerman Bergen     (Actress)
    • Neil Bonnett     (Race car driver)
      • Race car driver. He was born in Hueytown (Alabama) on Tueday July 30, 1946 and died in Daytona Beach (Florida) on Friday February 11, 1994 at the age of 47. He is buried at Forest Grove Memorial Gardens (Jefferson County, Alabama).
      • Hueytown is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest of Rice.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Neil Bonnett<5>
    • Lyman Wesley Bostock, Jr.     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday November 22, 1950 and died in Gary (Indiana) on Saturday September 23, 1978 at the age of 27. He is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Birmingham is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of Rice.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lyman Wesley Bostock, Jr.<5>
    • Robert Randall 'Bobby' Bragan     (Major League Baseball)
    • Nell Carter     (Singer, actress)
      • 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 the age of 54. She is buried at Hillside Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Birmingham is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of Rice.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nell Carter<5>
    • William Joseph 'Bill' Cartridge     (Actor)
    • William Benjamin 'Ben' Chapman     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday December 25, 1908 and died in Hoover (Alabama) on Wednesday July 7, 1993 at the age of 84. He is buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama).
      • Hoover is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of Rice.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Benjamin 'Ben' Chapman<5>
    • Joseph John Domnanovich     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in South Bend (Indiana) on Tueday March 18, 1919 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Tueday January 20, 2009 at the age of 89. He is buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama).
      • Birmingham is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of Rice.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph John Domnanovich<5>
    • Dee Edwards     (Singer)
      • Singer. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Tueday June 19, 1945 and died in Detroit (Michigan) on Wednesday January 25, 2006 at the age of 60. She is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Wayne County, Michigan).
      • Birmingham is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of Rice.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dee Edwards<5>
    • Dennis Edwards     (Musician - a member of 'The Temptations')
      • 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 the age of 75.
      • Fairfield is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast of Rice.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dennis Edwards<5>

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 beginning in Rice and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Birmingham, which is the Seat of Jefferson County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Rice to Birmingham, with an average speed<6> 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, 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) 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<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,565 miles [10,565.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,274 miles [11,706.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,151 miles [8,289.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

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: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Rice) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rice. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3734, Longitude: -86.9747       In this case, the coordinates for Rice have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 313.771 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.377 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.396 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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