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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 Risers, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Risers 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 Risers:
    • 33.295946, -86.240252
    • 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 Risers
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Risers ...

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.

  • Alpine [Talladega County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alpine
    • Alpine [Talladega County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Risers
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alpine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpine
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alpine<3>
  • Erratta [Shelby County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erratta
    • Erratta [Shelby County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Risers
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erratta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erratta
  • Five Points [Talladega County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Points
    • Five Points [Talladega County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Risers
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Points have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Points
  • Grove Park [Talladega County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grove Park
    • Grove Park [Talladega County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Risers
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grove Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grove Park
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    • Indian Hill [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Hill
      • Indian Hill [Talladega County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Risers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Hill
    • Kings Chapel [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Chapel
      • Kings Chapel [Talladega County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Risers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kings Chapel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings Chapel
    • Liberty Hill [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty Hill
      • Liberty Hill [Talladega County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Risers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty Hill
    • Minor Terrace [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minor Terrace
      • Minor Terrace [Talladega County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Risers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minor Terrace have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minor Terrace
    • Oak Grove [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Talladega County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Risers
      • Estimated population in 2019: 521 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Papertown [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Papertown
      • Papertown [Talladega County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Risers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Papertown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Papertown
    • Plantersville [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plantersville
      • Plantersville [Talladega County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Risers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plantersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plantersville
    • Pleasant Hill [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
      • Pleasant Hill [Talladega County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Risers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill
    • Winterboro [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winterboro
      • Winterboro [Talladega County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Risers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winterboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winterboro

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 Risers. 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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    • Ethlyne Clair     (Actress)
    • Chalmer Luman 'Lum' Harris     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in New Castle (Alabama) on Sunday January 17, 1915 and died in Pell City (Alabama) on Monday November 11, 1996 at the age of 81. He is buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama).
      • Pell City is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Risers.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chalmer Luman 'Lum' Harris<4>
    • Jim Nabors     (Actor, singer)
      • Actor, singer. He was born in Sylacauga (Alabama) on Thursday June 12, 1930 and died in Honolulu (Hawaii) on Thursday November 30, 2017 at the age of 87.
      • Sylacauga is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the south of Risers.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jim Nabors<4>
    • Dave Pope     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Talladega (Alabama) on Friday June 17, 1921 and died in Cleveland (Ohio) on Saturday August 28, 1999 at the age of 78. He is buried at Lake View Cemetery (Cuyahoga County, Ohio).
      • Talladega is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast of Risers.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dave Pope<4>

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

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

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    • Talladega, which is the Seat of Talladega County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Risers to Talladega, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 63 miles [101.4 km] to the south (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 642 miles [1,033.2 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 37 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,538 miles [10,521.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,245 miles [11,659.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,122 miles [8,243.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Risers. 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 'straight-line' (or 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- Risers) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Risers. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2959, Longitude: -86.2403       In this case, the coordinates for Risers have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The 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.
<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 Risers 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 313.326 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.852 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.12 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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