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Our Genealogy Helper for Ripley ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Ripley (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Ripley. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Ripley is located in Limestone County.

To see how the shape of Alabama's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Limestone County: Lauderdale, Lawrence, Madison, Morgan, Giles (TN) & Lincoln (TN).

Below are the counties that are near Ripley. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Ripley:

  • Limestone County     (The home county of Ripley)
    • Cairo [Limestone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cairo
      • Cairo [Limestone County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Ripley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cairo
    • Tanner [Limestone County]
    • Athens [Limestone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athens
      • Athens [Limestone County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Ripley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 27,366 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Athens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Athens<2>
    • Orrville [Limestone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orrville
      • Orrville [Limestone County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Ripley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orrville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orrville
    • Country Village [Limestone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Country Village
      • Country Village [Limestone County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Ripley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Country Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Country Village
    • Hay's Mill [Limestone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hay's Mill
      • Hay's Mill [Limestone County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Ripley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hay's Mill
    • Harris Station [Limestone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harris Station
      • Harris Station [Limestone County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Ripley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harris Station
    • Elkmont [Limestone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkmont
      • Elkmont [Limestone County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Ripley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 510 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkmont have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkmont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkmont<2>
    • Clifton [Limestone County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton
      • Clifton [Limestone County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Ripley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clifton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lester [Limestone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lester
      • Lester [Limestone County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Ripley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 131 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lester
    • Belle Mina [Limestone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belle Mina
      • Belle Mina [Limestone County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Ripley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belle Mina have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belle Mina
    • Mooresville [Limestone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mooresville
      • Mooresville [Limestone County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Ripley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 61 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mooresville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mooresville<2>
  • Colbert County
    • Garner [Colbert County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garner
      • Garner [Colbert County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Ripley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Ford City [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ford City
      • Ford City [Colbert County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Ripley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ford City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ford City
    • Leighton [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leighton
      • Leighton [Colbert County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Ripley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 756 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leighton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leighton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leighton<2>
    • Nitrate City [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nitrate City
      • Nitrate City [Colbert County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Ripley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nitrate City
    • Campbell Settlement [Colbert County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Campbell Settlement
      • Campbell Settlement [Colbert County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Ripley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Campbell Settlement have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Davidsons Cross Roads [Colbert County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davidsons Cross Roads
      • Davidsons Cross Roads [Colbert County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Ripley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Davidsons Cross Roads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Wilson Dam [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilson Dam
      • Wilson Dam [Colbert County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Ripley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilson Dam have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson Dam
    • Muscle Shoals [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muscle Shoals
      • Muscle Shoals [Colbert County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Ripley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,575 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Muscle Shoals have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muscle Shoals
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Muscle Shoals<2>
    • Spring Valley [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Valley
      • Spring Valley [Colbert County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Ripley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Valley
    • Sheffield [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheffield
      • Sheffield [Colbert County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Ripley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,901 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sheffield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheffield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sheffield<2>
    • Littleville [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littleville
      • Littleville [Colbert County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Ripley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 992 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Littleville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Littleville
    • Tuscumbia [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuscumbia
      • Tuscumbia [Colbert County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Ripley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,461 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuscumbia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tuscumbia<2>
  • Cullman County
    • West Point [Cullman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Point
      • West Point [Cullman County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Ripley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 609 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Point
    • Vinemont [Cullman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vinemont
      • Vinemont [Cullman County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Ripley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vinemont have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vinemont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vinemont<2>
    • South Vinemont [Cullman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Vinemont
      • South Vinemont [Cullman County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Ripley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 745 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Vinemont have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Vinemont
  • Franklin County
    • Russellville [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Russellville
      • Russellville [Franklin County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Ripley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,737 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Russellville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Russellville<2>
  • Lauderdale County
    • Dells Vista Shores [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dells Vista Shores
      • Dells Vista Shores [Lauderdale County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Ripley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dells Vista Shores
    • Estep [Lauderdale County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Estep
      • Estep [Lauderdale County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Ripley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Estep have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rogersville [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rogersville
      • Rogersville [Lauderdale County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Ripley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,251 people
      • Former name for Rogersville:
      • Rodgersville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rogersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rogersville<2>
    • Anderson [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anderson
      • Anderson [Lauderdale County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Ripley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 267 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anderson
    • Cedar Hill [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Hill
      • Cedar Hill [Lauderdale County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Ripley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Hill
    • Corum [Lauderdale County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corum
      • Corum [Lauderdale County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Ripley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corum have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Bethel [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethel
      • Bethel [Lauderdale County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Ripley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethel have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel
    • Belleview [Lauderdale County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belleview
      • Belleview [Lauderdale County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Ripley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belleview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Elgin [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elgin
      • Elgin [Lauderdale County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Ripley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
    • Comer [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Comer
      • Comer [Lauderdale County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Ripley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Comer
    • Beach Grove [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beach Grove
      • Beach Grove [Lauderdale County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Ripley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beach Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beach Grove
    • Lexington [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lexington
      • Lexington [Lauderdale County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Ripley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 709 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lexington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lexington<2>
  • Lawrence County
    • Hillsboro [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillsboro
      • Hillsboro [Lawrence County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Ripley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 521 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hillsboro<2>
    • North Courtland [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Courtland
      • North Courtland [Lawrence County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Ripley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 620 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Courtland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Courtland
    • Courtland [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Courtland
      • Courtland [Lawrence County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Ripley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 588 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Courtland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Courtland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Courtland<2>
    • Red Bank [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Bank
      • Red Bank [Lawrence County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Ripley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Bank
    • Chalybeate Springs [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chalybeate Springs
      • Chalybeate Springs [Lawrence County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Ripley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chalybeate Springs
    • Wheeler Dam Village [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheeler Dam Village
      • Wheeler Dam Village [Lawrence County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Ripley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wheeler Dam Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheeler Dam Village
    • Town Creek [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Town Creek
      • Town Creek [Lawrence County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Ripley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,039 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Town Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Town Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Town Creek<2>
    • Oakville [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakville
      • Oakville [Lawrence County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Ripley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakville
    • Hatton [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatton
      • Hatton [Lawrence County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Ripley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatton
    • Moulton [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moulton
      • Moulton [Lawrence County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Ripley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,241 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moulton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moulton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moulton<2>
    • Muck City [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muck City
      • Muck City [Lawrence County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Ripley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Muck City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muck City
    • Wren [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wren
      • Wren [Lawrence County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Ripley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wren have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wren
  • Madison County
    • Harvest [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harvest
      • Harvest [Madison County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Ripley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harvest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harvest
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harvest<2>
    • Madison [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madison
      • Madison [Madison County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Ripley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 51,593 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madison have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madison<2>
    • Toney [Madison County]
    • Triana [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Triana
      • Triana [Madison County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Ripley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 949 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Triana have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Triana
    • Rideout Village [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rideout Village
      • Rideout Village [Madison County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Ripley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rideout Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rideout Village
    • Slaughter Landing [Madison County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slaughter Landing
      • Slaughter Landing [Madison County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Ripley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slaughter Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Slaughter Landing has also been known as:
      • Slaughter Ferry
    • Huntsville [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntsville
      • Huntsville [Madison County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Ripley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 200,574 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huntsville<2>
    • Lincoln [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln
      • Lincoln [Madison County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Ripley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln
    • Meridianville [Madison County]
    • Normal [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Normal
      • Normal [Madison County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Ripley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Normal have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Normal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Normal<2>
    • Hazel Green [Madison County]
    • Ryland [Madison County]
  • Morgan County
    • Trinity [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trinity
      • Trinity [Morgan County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Ripley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,477 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trinity have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trinity
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trinity<2>
    • Moulton Heights [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moulton Heights
      • Moulton Heights [Morgan County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Ripley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moulton Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moulton Heights
    • Austinville [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Austinville
      • Austinville [Morgan County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Ripley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Austinville
    • Decatur [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Decatur
      • Decatur [Morgan County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Ripley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 54,445 people
      • Former names for Decatur:
      • Albany
      • New Decatur
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decatur
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Decatur<2>
    • Russell Village [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Russell Village
      • Russell Village [Morgan County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Ripley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Russell Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Russell Village
    • Flint City [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flint City
      • Flint City [Morgan County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Ripley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flint City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flint City
    • Burningtree Mountain [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burningtree Mountain
      • Burningtree Mountain [Morgan County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Ripley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burningtree Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burningtree Mountain
    • Priceville [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Priceville
      • Priceville [Morgan County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Ripley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,794 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Priceville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Priceville<2>
    • Danville [Morgan County]
    • Bluff City [Morgan County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluff City
      • Bluff City [Morgan County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Ripley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bluff City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hartselle [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartselle
      • Hartselle [Morgan County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Ripley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,466 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartselle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartselle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hartselle<2>
    • Somerville [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Somerville
      • Somerville [Morgan County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Ripley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 773 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Somerville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Somerville
  • Winston County
    • Addison [Winston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Addison
      • Addison [Winston County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Ripley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 718 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Addison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Addison<2>
  • Giles County (TN)
    • Prospect [Giles County]
    • Stella [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stella
      • Stella [Giles County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Ripley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stella
    • Minor Hill [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minor Hill
      • Minor Hill [Giles County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Ripley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 531 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minor Hill
    • Ardmore [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ardmore
      • Ardmore [Giles County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Ripley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,221 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ardmore have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ardmore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ardmore<2>
    • Elkmont Springs [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkmont Springs
      • Elkmont Springs [Giles County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Ripley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkmont Springs
    • Dickson Town [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dickson Town
      • Dickson Town [Giles County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Ripley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dickson Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dickson Town
    • Elkton [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkton
      • Elkton [Giles County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Ripley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 524 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkton
    • Green Field [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Field
      • Green Field [Giles County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Ripley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Field
    • Wheelerton [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheelerton
      • Wheelerton [Giles County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Ripley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheelerton
    • Aymett Town [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aymett Town
      • Aymett Town [Giles County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Ripley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aymett Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aymett Town
    • Gordon [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordon
      • Gordon [Giles County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Ripley
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,192 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gordon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordon
    • Pulaski [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pulaski
      • Pulaski [Giles County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Ripley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,597 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pulaski
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pulaski<2>
  • Lawrence County (TN)
    • Liberty Grove [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty Grove
      • Liberty Grove [Lawrence County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Ripley
      • Estimated population in 2014: 7,825 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty Grove
    • Rascal Town [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rascal Town
      • Rascal Town [Lawrence County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Ripley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rascal Town
    • Fall River [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fall River
      • Fall River [Lawrence County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Ripley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fall River
    • Loretto [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loretto
      • Loretto [Lawrence County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Ripley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,771 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loretto have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loretto
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loretto<2>
    • Saint Joseph [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Joseph
      • Saint Joseph [Lawrence County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Ripley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 829 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Joseph have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Joseph
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Joseph<2>
    • Iron City [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron City
      • Iron City [Lawrence County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Ripley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iron City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iron City
    • New Prospect [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Prospect
      • New Prospect [Lawrence County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Ripley
      • Estimated population in 2014: 6,880 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Prospect have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Prospect
    • Lawrenceburg [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawrenceburg
      • Lawrenceburg [Lawrence County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Ripley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,035 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lawrenceburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawrenceburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lawrenceburg<2>
    • Ethridge [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ethridge
      • Ethridge [Lawrence County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Ripley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 486 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ethridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ethridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ethridge<2>
  • Lincoln County (TN)
    • Cash Point [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cash Point
      • Cash Point [Lincoln County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Ripley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cash Point
    • Dellrose [Lincoln County]
    • Park City Heights [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park City Heights
      • Park City Heights [Lincoln County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Ripley
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 2,442 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park City Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park City Heights
  • Wayne County (TN)
    • Corning [Wayne County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corning
      • Corning [Wayne County] was located 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Ripley
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,210 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corning have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Ripley, see our County-by-County Page for Ripley.

Newspapers Published in Ripley ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 48 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ripley.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Ripley, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Ripley.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Ripley:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Alabama
    • Stories from Tennessee

Cemeteries Near Ripley ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ripley.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Ripley covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Ripley Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ripley Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ripley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley Cemetery
  • Gordon Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gordon Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gordon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordon Cemetery
  • Wallace Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wallace Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wallace Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wallace Cemetery
  • Riddle Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Riddle Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Riddle Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riddle Cemetery
  • Poplar Creek Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Poplar Creek Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Poplar Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar Creek Cemetery
  • Poplar Creek Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Poplar Creek Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Poplar Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar Creek Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Mason Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mason Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mason Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mason Cemetery
    • Yarbrough Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Yarbrough Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Yarbrough Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yarbrough Cemetery
    • Farrow Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Farrow Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Farrow Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farrow Cemetery
    • Brooks Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Brooks Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Brooks Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooks Cemetery
    • Hardy Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hardy Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hardy Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hardy Cemetery
    • Cox Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cox Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cox Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cox Cemetery
    • Valley View Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Valley View Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Valley View Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley View Cemetery
    • Yarbrough Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Yarbrough Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Yarbrough Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yarbrough Cemetery
    • Binford Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Binford Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Binford Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Binford Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Ripley had a post office and no railroad service.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Ripley, with the one closest to Ripley listed first.

  • Ripley [Limestone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ripley
    • Ripley [Limestone County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Ripley
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ripley had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ripley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
  • Poplar Creek [Limestone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar Creek
    • Poplar Creek [Limestone County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Ripley
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Poplar Creek had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplar Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar Creek
  • Blackburn [Limestone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackburn
    • Blackburn [Limestone County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Ripley
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Blackburn had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blackburn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackburn
  • Lentzville [Limestone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lentzville
    • Lentzville [Limestone County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Ripley
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lentzville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lentzville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lentzville
  • O'Neal [Limestone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for O'Neal
    • O'Neal [Limestone County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Ripley
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, O'Neal had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for O'Neal have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on O'Neal
  • Cartwright [Limestone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cartwright
    • Cartwright [Limestone County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Ripley
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cartwright had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cartwright have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cartwright
  • Continue List ...
    • Hillsboro [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillsboro
      • Hillsboro [Lawrence County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Ripley
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 308 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 521 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hillsboro had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hillsboro<2>
    • Athens [Limestone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athens
      • Athens [Limestone County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Ripley
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 940 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 27,366 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Athens had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Athens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Athens<2>
    • Gipsy [Limestone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gipsy
      • Gipsy [Limestone County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Ripley
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gipsy had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gipsy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gipsy
    • Rogersville [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rogersville
      • Rogersville [Lauderdale County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Ripley
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 150 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,251 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Rogersville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Former name for Rogersville:
      • Rodgersville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rogersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rogersville<2>
    • Harris Station [Limestone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harris Station
      • Harris Station [Limestone County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Ripley
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Harris Station had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harris Station
    • Hay's Mill [Limestone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hay's Mill
      • Hay's Mill [Limestone County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Ripley
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hay's Mill had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hay's Mill
    • Mount Rozell [Limestone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Rozell
      • Mount Rozell [Limestone County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Ripley
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 18 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mount Rozell had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Rozell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Rozell
    • Decatur Junction [Limestone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Decatur Junction
      • Decatur Junction [Limestone County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Ripley
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Decatur Junction had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Decatur Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decatur Junction
    • Courtland [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Courtland
      • Courtland [Lawrence County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Ripley
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 579 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 588 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Courtland had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Courtland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Courtland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Courtland<2>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Ripley. See our List of 1890's Communities around Ripley.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Ripley ...

While our initial data about Ripley came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Ripley in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Ripley.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Ripley:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Ripley. See our Misc Page for Ripley for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Limestone County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Limestone County: www.co.limestone.al.us/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ripley) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ripley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7620, Longitude: -87.1208       In this case, the coordinates for Ripley have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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>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 Ripley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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