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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 Riderville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Riderville 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 Riderville:
    • 32.677352, -86.931378
    • 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 Riderville
  • 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 Riderville ...

We have found two communities that share the name Riderville.

Within Alabama, the name Riderville is unique.

Beyond Alabama, we know of another two communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Pennsylvania
      • McKean County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Riderville [McKean County].
    • Texas
      • Panola County
      • This Riderville is located in Panola County and lies 435 miles [700.1 km]<2> to the west of the Riderville that is located in Chilton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riderville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Panola County community of Riderville.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Riderville ...

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.

  • Bonita [Autauga County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonita
    • Bonita [Autauga County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Riderville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bonita have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonita
  • Dixie [Chilton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dixie
    • Dixie [Chilton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Riderville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dixie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixie
  • Jones [Autauga County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones
    • Jones [Autauga County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Riderville
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones
  • Maplesville [Chilton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maplesville
    • Maplesville [Chilton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north of Riderville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 700 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maplesville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maplesville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maplesville<4>
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Panhandle [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Panhandle
      • Panhandle [Perry County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Riderville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Panhandle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Panhandle
    • Plantersville [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plantersville
      • Plantersville [Dallas County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the south of Riderville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plantersville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plantersville
    • Stonewall [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonewall
      • Stonewall [Dallas County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Riderville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonewall have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonewall
    • Valley Creek Junction [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Creek Junction
      • Valley Creek Junction [Dallas County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Riderville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley Creek Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Creek Junction
    • Vine Hill [Autauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vine Hill
      • Vine Hill [Autauga County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Riderville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vine Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vine Hill

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 Riderville. 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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    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Riderville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jackie Burkett<5>
    • Coretta Scott King     (Social activist, educator)
      • Social activist, educator. She was born in Marion (Alabama) on Wednesday April 27, 1927 and died in Rosarito (Mexico) on Monday January 30, 2006 at the age of 78.
      • Marion is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Riderville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Coretta Scott King<5>
    • John Trotwood Moore     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Marion (Alabama) on Thursday August 26, 1858 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday May 10, 1929 at the age of 70. He is buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee).
      • Marion is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Riderville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Trotwood Moore<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Clanton, which is the Seat of Chilton County and lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the east northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Riderville to Clanton, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 42 miles [67.6 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 700 miles [1,126.5 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,597 miles [10,616.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,303 miles [11,753 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,180 miles [8,336.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Chilton County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Riderville 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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Riderville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Riderville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6774, Longitude: -86.9314       In this case, the coordinates for Riderville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Riderville 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 313.698 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.197 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.523 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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