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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 Riley, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Riley and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Riley:
    • 31.726267, -87.126096
    • 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 Riley
  • 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 Riley ...

We have found 23 communities that share the name Riley.

Within Alabama, the name Riley is unique.

Beyond Alabama, we know of another 23 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 23 communities, 22 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Ashley County
      • This Riley is located in Ashley County and lies 290 miles [466.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Riley that is located in Monroe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ashley County community of Riley.
      • Yell County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Riley [Yell County].
    • British Columbia
      • This Riley lies 1,919 miles [3,088.3 km]<1> to the northwest of the Riley that is located in Monroe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riley
    • California
      • Tehama County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Riley [Tehama County].
    • Illinois
      • McHenry County
      • This Riley is located in McHenry County and lies 727 miles [1,170 km]<1> to the north of the Riley that is located in Monroe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McHenry County community of Riley.
    • Indiana
      • Hancock County
      • This Riley is located in Hancock County and lies 562 miles [904.5 km]<1> to the north of the Riley that is located in Monroe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hancock County community of Riley.
      • Vigo County
      • This Riley is located in Vigo County and lies 529 miles [851.3 km] to the north of the Riley that is located in Monroe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Vigo County community of Riley.
    • Kansas
      • Riley County
      • This Riley is located in Riley County and lies 754 miles [1,213.4 km]<1> to the northwest of the Riley that is located in Monroe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Riley County community of Riley.
    • Kentucky
      • Marion County
      • This Riley is located in Marion County and lies 418 miles [672.7 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Riley that is located in Monroe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Riley.
    • Maine
      • Franklin County
      • This Riley is located in Franklin County and lies 1,267 miles [2,039 km]<1> to the northeast of the Riley that is located in Monroe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Riley.
    • Michigan
      • Clinton County
      • This Riley is located in Clinton County and lies 784 miles [1,261.7 km]<1> to the north of the Riley that is located in Monroe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clinton County community of Riley.
    • Minnesota
      • Saint Louis County
      • This Riley is located in Saint Louis County and lies 1,122 miles [1,805.7 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Riley that is located in Monroe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Louis County community of Riley.
    • Mississippi
      • Attala County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Mississippi community of Riley [Attala County].
    • New Mexico
      • Socorro County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Mexico community of Riley [Socorro County].
    • North Carolina
      • Franklin County
      • This Riley is located in Franklin County and lies 580 miles [933.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Riley that is located in Monroe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Riley.
    • Ohio
      • Vinton County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Vinton County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Vinton County community of Riley.
    • Oklahoma
      • Riley #
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oklahoma community of Riley.
    • Oregon
      • Harney County
      • This Riley is located in Harney County and lies 1,933 miles [3,110.9 km]<1> to the northwest of the Riley that is located in Monroe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harney County community of Riley.
    • South Carolina
      • Calhoun County
      • This Riley is located in Calhoun County and lies 390 miles [627.6 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Riley that is located in Monroe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Calhoun County community of Riley.
    • Tennessee
      • Claiborne County
      • This Riley is located in Claiborne County and lies 393 miles [632.5 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Riley that is located in Monroe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Claiborne County community of Riley.
    • Utah
      • Davis County
      • This Riley is located in Davis County and lies 1,517 miles [2,441.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Riley that is located in Monroe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Davis County community of Riley.
    • West Virginia
      • Raleigh County
      • This Riley is located in Raleigh County and lies 539 miles [867.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Riley that is located in Monroe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Raleigh County community of Riley.
    • Wisconsin
      • Dane County
      • This Riley is located in Dane County and lies 791 miles [1,273 km]<1> to the north of the Riley that is located in Monroe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dane County community of Riley.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Riley ...

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.

  • Chestnut [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chestnut
    • Chestnut [Monroe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Riley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chestnut have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chestnut
  • Commerce [Conecuh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Commerce
    • Commerce [Conecuh County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Riley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Commerce have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Commerce
  • Fowler [Conecuh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fowler
    • Fowler [Conecuh County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Riley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fowler have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fowler
  • Green Street [Conecuh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Street
    • Green Street [Conecuh County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Riley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Street have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Street
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Harpers Store [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harpers Store
      • Harpers Store [Conecuh County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Riley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harpers Store have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harpers Store
    • Old Texas [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Texas
      • Old Texas [Monroe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Riley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Texas have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Texas
    • Pine Orchard [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Orchard
      • Pine Orchard [Monroe County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Riley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Orchard have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Orchard
    • Scotland [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotland
      • Scotland [Monroe County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Riley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotland
    • Tunnel Springs [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tunnel Springs
      • Tunnel Springs [Monroe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Riley
      • Former name for Tunnel Springs:
      • Kempsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tunnel Springs

How Far From Riley to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Riley to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Monroeville, which is the Seat of Monroe County and lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Riley to Monroeville, with an average speed<5> 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 five to six hours.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 66 miles [106.2 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 753 miles [1,211.8 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 43 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,650 miles [10,702.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,353 miles [11,833.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,231 miles [8,418.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Monroe County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Riley) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Riley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7263, Longitude: -87.1261       In this case, the coordinates for Riley have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Riley 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.
<3>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 Riley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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>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.
<6>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 Riley to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 313.742 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.117 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.787 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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