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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:
    • 34.318428, -86.533601
    • 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 ...
    • Jefferson County
      • This Rice is located in Jefferson County and lies 69 miles [111 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Rice that is located in Marshall County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rice
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson 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 591 miles [951.1 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Rice that is located in Marshall 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 311 miles [500.5 km] to the north northwest of the Rice that is located in Marshall 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 707 miles [1,137.8 km]<1> to the northwest of the Rice that is located in Marshall 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 601 miles [967.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the Rice that is located in Marshall 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 887 miles [1,427.5 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Rice that is located in Marshall 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 487 miles [783.8 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Rice that is located in Marshall 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 1,965 miles [3,162.4 km]<1> to the northwest of the Rice that is located in Marshall 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 592 miles [952.7 km]<1> to the west of the Rice that is located in Marshall 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 504 miles [811.1 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Rice that is located in Marshall 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 1,887 miles [3,036.8 km]<1> to the northwest of the Rice that is located in Marshall 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.

  • Egypt [Marshall County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Egypt
    • Egypt [Marshall County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Rice
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Egypt have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Egypt
  • Friendship [Marshall County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendship
    • Friendship [Marshall County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Rice
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendship have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendship
  • Grassy [Marshall County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grassy
    • Grassy [Marshall County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Rice
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grassy have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grassy
  • Hog Jaw [Marshall County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hog Jaw
    • Hog Jaw [Marshall County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Rice
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hog Jaw
  • Continue List   (9 more) ...
    • Hopewell [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell
      • Hopewell [Blount County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast 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
    • Joppa [Cullman County]
    • May Apple [Marshall County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for May Apple
      • May Apple [Marshall County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Rice
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for May Apple have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • New Harmony [Cullman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Harmony
      • New Harmony [Cullman County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Rice
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Harmony have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Harmony
    • Oleander [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oleander
      • Oleander [Marshall County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Rice
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oleander have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oleander
    • Scant City [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scant City
      • Scant City [Marshall County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Rice
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scant City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scant City
    • Strawberry [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strawberry
      • Strawberry [Blount County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Rice
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Strawberry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strawberry
    • Thrasher Crossroads [Cullman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thrasher Crossroads
      • Thrasher Crossroads [Cullman County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Rice
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thrasher Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thrasher Crossroads
    • Union Hill [Cullman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Hill
      • Union Hill [Cullman County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Rice
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Hill

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.

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    • Tallulah Bankhead     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Huntsville (Alabama) on Friday January 31, 1902 and died in New York (New York) on Thursday December 12, 1968 at the age of 66.
      • Huntsville is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Rice.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tallulah Bankhead<6>
    • Anne Bradshaw Clopton     (Artist)
      • Artist. She was born in Shelbyville (Tennessee) on Monday July 22, 1878 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Saturday February 4, 1956 at the age of 77. She is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama).
      • Huntsville is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Rice.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Anne Bradshaw Clopton<6>
    • Norman Glen 'Norm' Ezell     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Chelsea (Alabama) on Tueday October 7, 1941 and died in Lodi (California) on Saturday May 8, 2010 at the age of 68.
      • Chelsea is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Rice.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Norman Glen 'Norm' Ezell<6>
    • Don Mincher     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Huntsville (Alabama) on Friday June 24, 1938 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Sunday March 4, 2012 at the age of 73. He is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama).
      • Huntsville is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Rice.
      • Huntsville is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Rice.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Mincher<6>
    • Billy Neighbors     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Tuscaloosa (Alabama) on Sunday February 4, 1940 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Monday April 30, 2012 at the age of 72. He is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama).
      • Huntsville is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Rice.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Neighbors<6>
    • Harry Rhett Townes     (Actor, Episcopal priest)
      • Actor, Episcopal priest. He was born in Huntsville (Alabama) on Friday September 18, 1914 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Wednesday May 23, 2001 at the age of 86. He is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama).
      • Huntsville is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Rice.
      • Huntsville is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Rice.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Rhett Townes<6>
    • Maria Howard Weeden     (Artist, author)
      • Artist, author. She was born in Huntsville (Alabama) on Monday July 6, 1846 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Wednesday April 12, 1905 at the age of 58. She is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama).
      • Huntsville is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Rice.
      • Huntsville is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Rice.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Maria Howard Weeden<6>
    • Jessup Joseph Whitehead     (Author, chef)
      • Author, chef. He was born in London (England) on Thursday August 1, 1833 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Sunday May 12, 1889 at the age of 55. He is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama).
      • Huntsville is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Rice.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jessup Joseph Whitehead<6>

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 ...
    • Guntersville, which is the Seat of Marshall County and lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Rice to Guntersville, with an average speed<7> 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 134 miles [215.7 km] to the south (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 613 miles [986.5 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,502 miles [10,464 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,213 miles [11,608.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,089 miles [8,190 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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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 Marshall County: www.marshallco.org/www/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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: 34.3184, Longitude: -86.5336       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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 313.56 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.264 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.013 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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