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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Richville.

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Richville to:

  • Rockford [Map], which is the Seat of Coosa County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 30 miles [48.3 km] to the South (S). If you could walk a straight line from Richville to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> 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 [Map]) 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<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,564 miles [10,563.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,269 miles [11,698.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,147 miles [8,283.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Richville ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Richville.

While the name Richville is unique within Alabama, we know of another 14 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Apache County

Our profile page for Richville, Apache County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,326 miles [2,134 km] to the West


Cumberland County

Our profile page for Richville, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,137 miles [1,829.8 km] to the Northeast


Tuscola County

Our profile page for Richville, Tuscola County   [Map]
Distance: About 745 miles [1,199 km] to the North


Otter Tail County

Our profile page for Richville, Otter Tail County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,065 miles [1,714 km] to the North Northwest

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Douglas County

Our profile page for Richville, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 435 miles [700.1 km] to the Northwest

Holt County

Our profile page for Richville, Holt County   [Map]
Distance: About 692 miles [1,113.7 km] to the Northwest

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Saint Lawrence County

Our profile page for Richville, Saint Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 992 miles [1,596.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Stark County

Our profile page for Richville, Stark County   [Map]
Distance: About 609 miles [980.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Pittsburg County

Our profile page for Richville, Pittsburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 555 miles [893.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Our profile page for Richville
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Clay County

Our profile page for Richville, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 261 miles [420 km] to the North

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Morgan County

Our profile page for Richville, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,503 miles [2,418.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Addison County

Our profile page for Richville, Addison County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,037 miles [1,668.9 km] to the Northeast

Bennington County

Our profile page for Richville, Bennington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,013 miles [1,630.3 km] to the Northeast

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

Dollar   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest of Richville   [Map]
Houses Ferry   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Kellys Crossroads   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Knights Ferry   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Lightwood   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Lyle   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Nobles Ferry   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Speed   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Travelers Rest   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

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.

James Anderson
  Actor. He was born in Wetumpka (Alabama) on Wednesday July 13, 1921 and died in Billings (Montana) on Sunday September 14, 1969 at an age of 48. He was buried at Valhalla Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Wetumpka [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Richville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Anderson<9>
Jim Nabors
  Actor, singer. He was born in Sylacauga (Alabama) on Thursday June 12, 1930 and died in Honolulu (Hawaii) on Thursday November 30, 2017 at an age of 87.

Sylacauga [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Richville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jim Nabors
Kevin Turner
  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 an age of 46. He was buried at Prattville Memorial Gardens (Autauga County, Alabama) [Map].

Prattville [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the south of Richville

Vestavia Hills [Map] is located 50 miles [80.5 km] to the northwest of Richville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kevin Turner
William 'Lum' York
  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 an age of 85. He was buried at Greenoaks Memorial Park (East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Elmore [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the south of Richville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William 'Lum' York

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Richville. 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 that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8151, Longitude: -86.3183     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Richville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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.

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<3>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.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 313.343 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.805 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.254 degrees.

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<7>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.

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<8>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 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.

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<9>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:

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