Interactive Map for Richards ...
We are still searching for the GPS coordinates (ie- latitude/longitude) of Richards.<1> Until we can find the location of Richards, we have centered the map within Lamar County.
We have done a cursory search and haven't been able to find any evidence that Richards still exists.
If you can help with the location of Richards please contact us.
Mapping Services ...
Below are links to some different Mapping Services:
Waymark Collections ...
The following websites can be used to search for GeoCaches and Waymarks around Richards:
The Heavens-Above Website ...
If you would like to know the location of the planets, find the schedule of satellites that will pass over Richards or other astronomical happenings, then we recommend:
|<1>||If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Richards and then turned east". While Richards could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Richards as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.|
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 Richards 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.
Since confusion between counties is common, we searched and weren't able to find another Alabama community named Richards.
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