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Around Ricks ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Gadsden. It is located about 18 miles [28 km] to the west of where Ricks would have been located. Gadsden has a population of 35,000 people.<1>.

The next largest community is Euthtilloga (GA). It is located about 40 miles [ km] to the northeast of Ricks and has a population of 29,000 people.

The following is a sample of nearby communities: Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance .<2>

  • Anderson [Cherokee County]
  • Ballplay [Etowah County]
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    • Ballplay [Etowah County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Ricks
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  • Banner [Etowah County]
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    • Banner [Etowah County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Ricks
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Banner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Cedar Bluff [Cherokee County]
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    • Cedar Bluff [Cherokee County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Ricks
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,823 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cedar Bluff<3>
  • Centre [Cherokee County]
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    • Centre [Cherokee County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Ricks
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centre have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,542 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Centre<3>
  • Coat's Bend [Etowah County]
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    • Coat's Bend [Etowah County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the west of Ricks
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    • Dailey [Calhoun County]
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      • Dailey [Calhoun County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Ricks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dailey have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hokes Bluff [Etowah County]
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      • Hokes Bluff [Etowah County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Ricks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hokes Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,257 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hokes Bluff<3>
    • Howells Crossroads [Cherokee County]
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      • Howells Crossroads [Cherokee County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Ricks
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    • Leesburg [Cherokee County]
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      • Leesburg [Cherokee County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Ricks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,013 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leesburg<3>
    • Piedmont [Calhoun County]
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      • Piedmont [Calhoun County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Ricks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piedmont have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,535 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Piedmont<3>
    • Rock Run [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Run
      • Rock Run [Cherokee County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the east of Ricks
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    • Spring Garden [Cherokee County]
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      • Spring Garden [Cherokee County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Ricks
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    • Tucker Crossroads [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tucker Crossroads
      • Tucker Crossroads [Cherokee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Ricks
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    • Turkeytown [Etowah County]
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      • Turkeytown [Etowah County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the west of Ricks
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For more communities neighboring Ricks, please visit our County-by-County Page for Ricks.

Cherokee County ...

Ricks would have been located within present day Cherokee County<5>.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cherokee County: Calhoun, Cleburne, DeKalb, Etowah, Chattooga (GA), Floyd (GA) & Polk (GA).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ricks ...

It seems like there is always a nearby community with a name that seems interesting, maybe familiar or just catches our attention in some other way. We've collected some names which strike us as being curious or interesting. Our list can be found on the Tidbits & Trivia Page for Ricks.

Airports Near Ricks ...

When a trip includes a flight, we try to find an airport that best fits our travel plans.<6> To that purpose, we've assembled a list of that are relatively close to Ricks and that information can be found on the Airports Page for Ricks.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Alabama

About Cherokee County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ricks.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Ricks) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ricks. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0590, Longitude: -85.6836       In this case, the coordinates for Ricks have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Cherokee, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<6>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Ricks), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.




 

 

 

 

 


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