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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 Richville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Richville 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 Richville:
    • 32.815126, -86.318307
    • 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 Richville
  • 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 Richville ...

We have found fourteen communities that share the name Richville.

Within Alabama, the name Richville is unique.

Beyond Alabama, we know of another fourteen communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these fourteen communities, thirteen are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arizona
      • Apache County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arizona community of Richville [Apache County].
    • Maine
      • Cumberland County
      • This Richville is located in Cumberland County and lies 1,137 miles [1,829.8 km]<2> to the northeast of the Richville that is located in Coosa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cumberland County community of Richville.
    • Michigan
      • Tuscola County
      • This Richville is located in Tuscola County and lies 745 miles [1,199 km]<2> to the north of the Richville that is located in Coosa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tuscola County community of Richville.
    • Minnesota
      • Otter Tail County
      • This Richville is located in Otter Tail County and lies 1,065 miles [1,714 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Richville that is located in Coosa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Otter Tail County community of Richville.
    • Missouri
      • Douglas County
      • This Richville is located in Douglas County and lies 435 miles [700.1 km]<2> to the northwest of the Richville that is located in Coosa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Douglas County community of Richville.
      • Holt County
      • This Richville is located in Holt County and lies 692 miles [1,113.7 km] to the northwest of the Richville that is located in Coosa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Holt County community of Richville.
    • New York
      • Saint Lawrence County
      • This Richville is located in Saint Lawrence County and lies 992 miles [1,596.5 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Richville that is located in Coosa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Lawrence County community of Richville.
    • Ohio
      • Stark County
      • This Richville is located in Stark County and lies 609 miles [980.1 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Richville that is located in Coosa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stark County community of Richville.
    • Oklahoma
      • Pittsburg County
      • This Richville is located in Pittsburg County and lies 555 miles [893.2 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Richville that is located in Coosa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pittsburg County community of Richville.
    • Ontario
      • 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 Ontario community of Richville.
    • Tennessee
      • Clay County
      • This Richville is located in Clay County and lies 261 miles [420 km]<2> to the north of the Richville that is located in Coosa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clay County community of Richville.
    • Utah
      • Morgan County
      • This Richville is located in Morgan County and lies 1,503 miles [2,418.8 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Richville that is located in Coosa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morgan County community of Richville.
    • Vermont
      • Addison County
      • This Richville is located in Addison County and lies 1,037 miles [1,668.9 km]<2> to the northeast of the Richville that is located in Coosa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Addison County community of Richville.
      • Bennington County
      • This Richville is located in Bennington County and lies 1,013 miles [1,630.3 km] to the northeast of the Richville that is located in Coosa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bennington County community of Richville.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Richville ...

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.

  • Dollar [Coosa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dollar
    • Dollar [Coosa County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Richville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dollar have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dollar
  • Houses Ferry [Chilton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Houses Ferry
    • Houses Ferry [Chilton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of Richville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Houses Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Houses Ferry
  • Kellys Crossroads [Coosa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kellys Crossroads
    • Kellys Crossroads [Coosa County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northwest of Richville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kellys Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kellys Crossroads
  • Knights Ferry [Chilton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knights Ferry
    • Knights Ferry [Chilton County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Richville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knights Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knights Ferry
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Lightwood [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lightwood
      • Lightwood [Elmore County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Richville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lightwood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lightwood
    • Lyle [Coosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyle
      • Lyle [Coosa County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Richville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lyle have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyle
    • Nobles Ferry [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nobles Ferry
      • Nobles Ferry [Elmore County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Richville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nobles Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nobles Ferry
    • Speed [Coosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Speed
      • Speed [Coosa County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast of Richville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Speed have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Speed
    • Travelers Rest [Coosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Travelers Rest
      • Travelers Rest [Coosa County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northwest of Richville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Travelers Rest have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Travelers Rest

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 Richville. 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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    • James Anderson     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Wetumpka (Alabama) on Wednesday July 13, 1921 and died in Billings (Montana) on Sunday September 14, 1969 at the age of 48. He is buried at Valhalla Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Wetumpka is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Richville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Anderson<5>
    • Jackie Burkett     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Thorsby (Alabama) on Wednesday December 16, 1936 and died in Fort Walton Beach (Florida) on Friday September 1, 2017 at the age of 80. He is buried at Beal Memorial Cemetery (Okaloosa County, Florida).
      • Thorsby is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Richville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jackie Burkett<5>
    • Jim Nabors     (Actor, singer)
      • Actor, singer. He was born in Sylacauga (Alabama) on Thursday June 12, 1930 and died in Honolulu (Hawaii) on Thursday November 30, 2017 at the age of 87.
      • Sylacauga is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Richville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jim Nabors<5>
    • Joe Sewell     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Titus (Alabama) on Sunday October 9, 1898 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Tueday March 6, 1990 at the age of 91. He is buried at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park (Tuscaloosa County, Alabama).
      • Titus is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the south of Richville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Sewell<5>
    • Kevin Turner     (Professional football)
      • 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 the age of 46. He is buried at Prattville Memorial Gardens (Autauga County, Alabama).
      • Prattville is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the south of Richville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kevin Turner<5>
    • William 'Lum' York     (Musician, comedian)
      • Musician, comedian. He was born in Elmore (Alabama) on Saturday November 16, 1918 and died in Baton Rouge (Louisiana) on Sunday August 15, 2004 at the age of 85. He is buried at Greenoaks Memorial Park (East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana).
      • Elmore is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Richville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William 'Lum' York<5>

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

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

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    • Rockford, which is the Seat of Coosa County and lies just to the Northeast.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the south (S). If you could walk a straight line from Richville to Montgomery, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 667 miles [1,073.4 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,564 miles [10,563.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,269 miles [11,698.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,147 miles [8,283.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Coosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Richville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Richville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Richville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8151, Longitude: -86.3183       In this case, the coordinates for Richville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Richville 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 Richville 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 313.343 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.805 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.254 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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