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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 Ripley, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Ripley 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 Ripley:
    • 34.762033, -87.120847
    • 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 Ripley
  • 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 Ripley ...

We have found 21 communities that share the name Ripley.

Within Alabama, the name Ripley is unique.

Beyond Alabama, we know of another 21 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 21 communities, twenty are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Cleveland County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Ripley [Cleveland County].
    • California
      • Riverside County
      • This Ripley is located in Riverside County and lies 1,570 miles [2,526.7 km]<2> to the west of the Ripley that is located in Limestone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Riverside County community of Ripley.
    • Georgia
      • Twiggs County
      • This Ripley is located in Twiggs County and lies 254 miles [408.8 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Ripley that is located in Limestone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Twiggs County community of Ripley.
    • Illinois
      • Brown County
      • This Ripley is located in Brown County and lies 411 miles [661.4 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Ripley that is located in Limestone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Brown County community of Ripley.
    • Indiana
      • Noble County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Ripley [Noble County].
      • Pulaski County
      • This Ripley is located in Pulaski County and lies 438 miles [704.9 km]<2> to the north of the Ripley that is located in Limestone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pulaski County community of Ripley.
    • Maine
      • Somerset County
      • This Ripley is located in Somerset County and lies 1,171 miles [1,884.5 km]<2> to the northeast of the Ripley that is located in Limestone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Somerset County community of Ripley.
      • Washington County
      • This Ripley is located in Washington County and lies 1,223 miles [1,968.2 km] to the northeast of the Ripley that is located in Limestone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Ripley.
    • Maryland
      • Charles County
      • This Ripley is located in Charles County and lies 614 miles [988.1 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Ripley that is located in Limestone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Charles County community of Ripley.
    • Michigan
      • Houghton County
      • This Ripley is located in Houghton County and lies 856 miles [1,377.6 km]<2> to the north of the Ripley that is located in Limestone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Houghton County community of Ripley.
    • Mississippi
      • Tippah County
      • This Ripley is located in Tippah County and lies 103 miles [165.8 km]<2> to the west of the Ripley that is located in Limestone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tippah County community of Ripley.
    • Missouri
      • Jackson County
      • This Ripley is located in Jackson County and lies 498 miles [801.5 km]<2> to the northwest of the Ripley that is located in Limestone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Ripley.
    • Montana
      • Lincoln County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Montana community of Ripley [Lincoln County].
    • Nevada
      • Clark County
      • This Ripley is located in Clark County and lies 1,601 miles [2,576.6 km]<2> to the west of the Ripley that is located in Limestone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Ripley.
    • New York
      • Chautauqua County
      • This Ripley is located in Chautauqua County and lies 654 miles [1,052.5 km]<2> to the northeast of the Ripley that is located in Limestone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chautauqua County community of Ripley.
    • Ohio
      • Brown County
      • This Ripley is located in Brown County and lies 329 miles [529.5 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Ripley that is located in Limestone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Brown County community of Ripley.
    • Oklahoma
      • Payne County
      • This Ripley is located in Payne County and lies 557 miles [896.4 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Ripley that is located in Limestone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Payne County community of Ripley.
    • Ontario
      • This Ripley lies 707 miles [1,137.8 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Ripley that is located in Limestone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
    • Tennessee
      • Lauderdale County
      • This Ripley is located in Lauderdale County and lies 151 miles [243 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Ripley that is located in Limestone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lauderdale County community of Ripley.
    • Texas
      • Titus County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Ripley [Titus County].
    • West Virginia
      • Jackson County
      • This Ripley is located in Jackson County and lies 409 miles [658.2 km]<2> to the northeast of the Ripley that is located in Limestone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Ripley.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ripley ...

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.

  • Cave Spring [Lauderdale County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cave Spring
    • Cave Spring [Lauderdale County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Ripley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cave Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cave Spring
  • Elk Shores [Lauderdale County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Shores
    • Elk Shores [Lauderdale County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Ripley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Shores have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Shores
  • Farmview [Limestone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmview
    • Farmview [Limestone County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Ripley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmview have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmview
  • Flower Hill [Lawrence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flower Hill
    • Flower Hill [Lawrence County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Ripley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flower Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flower Hill
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    • Green Hills [Limestone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Hills
      • Green Hills [Limestone County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Ripley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Hills
    • Hickory Hills [Limestone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Hills
      • Hickory Hills [Limestone County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Ripley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Hills
    • Lakeview [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview
      • Lakeview [Lawrence County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Ripley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview
    • Lawngate [Limestone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawngate
      • Lawngate [Limestone County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Ripley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lawngate have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawngate
    • Paradise Shores [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradise Shores
      • Paradise Shores [Lawrence County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Ripley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paradise Shores have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradise Shores
    • Poplar Creek [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar Creek
      • Poplar Creek [Lawrence County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Ripley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplar Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar Creek
    • Poplar Point [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar Point
      • Poplar Point [Lawrence County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Ripley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplar Point have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar Point
    • Shanghai [Limestone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shanghai
      • Shanghai [Limestone County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Ripley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shanghai have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shanghai
    • Shoemaker Springs [Limestone County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shoemaker Springs
      • Shoemaker Springs [Limestone County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Ripley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shoemaker Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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 Ripley. 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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    • Tallulah Bankhead     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Huntsville (Alabama) on Friday January 31, 1902 and died in New York (New York) on Thursday December 12, 1968 at the age of 66.
      • Huntsville is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Ripley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tallulah Bankhead<5>
    • Anne Bradshaw Clopton     (Artist)
      • Artist. She was born in Shelbyville (Tennessee) on Monday July 22, 1878 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Saturday February 4, 1956 at the age of 77. She is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama).
      • Huntsville is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Ripley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Anne Bradshaw Clopton<5>
    • Norman Glen 'Norm' Ezell     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Chelsea (Alabama) on Tueday October 7, 1941 and died in Lodi (California) on Saturday May 8, 2010 at the age of 68.
      • Chelsea is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Ripley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Norman Glen 'Norm' Ezell<5>
    • Don Mincher     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Huntsville (Alabama) on Friday June 24, 1938 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Sunday March 4, 2012 at the age of 73. He is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama).
      • Huntsville is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Ripley.
      • Huntsville is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Ripley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Mincher<5>
    • Billy Neighbors     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Tuscaloosa (Alabama) on Sunday February 4, 1940 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Monday April 30, 2012 at the age of 72. He is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama).
      • Huntsville is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Ripley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Neighbors<5>
    • Jesse Owens     (Olympic Gold Medalist, civil rights activist)
      • Olympic Gold Medalist, civil rights activist. He was born in Danville (Alabama) on Friday September 12, 1913 and died in Tucson (Arizona) on Saturday May 31, 1980 at the age of 66. He is buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Danville is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Ripley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jesse Owens<5>
    • Truett Banks 'Rip' Sewell     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Decatur (Alabama) on Saturday May 11, 1907 and died in Plant City (Florida) on Sunday September 3, 1989 at the age of 82. He is buried at Oaklawn Cemetery (Hillsborough County, Florida).
      • Decatur is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast of Ripley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Truett Banks 'Rip' Sewell<5>
    • Harry Rhett Townes     (Actor, Episcopal priest)
      • Actor, Episcopal priest. He was born in Huntsville (Alabama) on Friday September 18, 1914 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Wednesday May 23, 2001 at the age of 86. He is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama).
      • Huntsville is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Ripley.
      • Huntsville is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Ripley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Rhett Townes<5>
    • Maria Howard Weeden     (Artist, author)
      • Artist, author. She was born in Huntsville (Alabama) on Monday July 6, 1846 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Wednesday April 12, 1905 at the age of 58. She is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama).
      • Huntsville is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Ripley.
      • Huntsville is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Ripley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Maria Howard Weeden<5>
    • Jessup Joseph Whitehead     (Author, chef)
      • Author, chef. He was born in London (England) on Thursday August 1, 1833 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Sunday May 12, 1889 at the age of 55. He is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama).
      • Huntsville is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Ripley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jessup Joseph Whitehead<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Athens, which is the Seat of Limestone County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Ripley to Athens, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 171 miles [275.2 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 625 miles [1,005.8 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,505 miles [10,468.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,220 miles [11,619.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,095 miles [8,199.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Limestone County

About Alabama

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>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.
<2>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 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).
<3>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 Ripley 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.
<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>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 Ripley 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 313.941 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.765 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.156 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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