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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 Richards Crossroads, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Richards Crossroads 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 Richards Crossroads:
    • 31.737109, -85.264379
    • 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 Richards Crossroads
  • 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 Richards Crossroads ...

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.

  • Cotton Hill [Barbour County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cotton Hill
    • Cotton Hill [Barbour County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Richards Crossroads
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cotton Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cotton Hill
  • Edgefield [Barbour County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgefield
    • Edgefield [Barbour County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Richards Crossroads
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgefield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgefield
  • Graball [Henry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graball
    • Graball [Henry County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Richards Crossroads
    • Former names for Graball: Hart's Crossroads and Hudspeth's Crossroads
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graball
  • Lime Sink [Barbour County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lime Sink
    • Lime Sink [Barbour County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Richards Crossroads
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lime Sink have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lime Sink
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    • Pleasant Hill [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
      • Pleasant Hill [Barbour County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Richards Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill
    • Sandy Point [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Point
      • Sandy Point [Barbour County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Richards Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Point
    • Screamer [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Screamer
      • Screamer [Henry County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Richards Crossroads
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Screamer
    • Texasville [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Texasville
      • Texasville [Barbour County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Richards Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Texasville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Texasville

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 Richards Crossroads. 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 ...
    • Fletcher 'Smack' Henderson     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Cuthbert (Georgia) on Saturday December 18, 1897 and died in New York (New York) on Monday December 29, 1952 at the age of 55. He is buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Randolph County, Georgia).
      • Cuthbert is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Richards Crossroads.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Fletcher 'Smack' Henderson<3>
    • Herman Hodges     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Ozark (Alabama) on Sunday November 22, 1914 and died in San Marcos (California) on Thursday April 6, 2000 at the age of 85. He is buried at Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery (San Diego County, California).
      • Ozark is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Richards Crossroads.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Herman Hodges<3>

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

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

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    • Clayton, which is the Seat of Barbour County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Richards Crossroads to Clayton, with an average speed<4> 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 75 miles [120.7 km] to the northwest (NW). 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 677 miles [1,089.5 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<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,570 miles [10,573.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,267 miles [11,695.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,148 miles [8,284.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Barbour County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Richards Crossroads. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7371, Longitude: -85.2644       In this case, the coordinates for Richards Crossroads 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 Richards Crossroads 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 312.655 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.86 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.077 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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