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

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for River Bend:
    • 34.039265, -86.713607
    • 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 River Bend
  • 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 River Bend ...

We have found fifteen communities that share the name River Bend.

There are two communities within Alabama that are also named River Bend.

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

  • Communities Located In Alabama ...
    • Bibb County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of River Bend [Bibb County].
    • Tallapoosa County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of River Bend [Tallapoosa County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Colorado
      • Elbert County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of River Bend [Elbert County].
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This River Bend is located in Hillsborough County and lies 506 miles [814.3 km]<3> to the south southeast of the River Bend that is located in Cullman County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Bend
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of River Bend.
    • Georgia
      • Dougherty County
      • This River Bend is located in Dougherty County and lies 233 miles [375 km]<3> to the southeast of the River Bend that is located in Cullman County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Bend
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dougherty County community of River Bend.
    • Louisiana
      • Bossier Parish
      • This River Bend is located in Bossier Parish and lies 415 miles [667.9 km]<3> to the west southwest of the River Bend that is located in Cullman County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Bend
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bossier Parish community of River Bend.
      • Saint Bernard Parish
      • This River Bend is located in Saint Bernard Parish and lies 342 miles [550.4 km] to the southwest of the River Bend that is located in Cullman County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Bend
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Bernard Parish community of River Bend.
    • Maryland
      • Prince George's County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Maryland community of River Bend [Prince George's County].
    • Michigan
      • Clinton County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of River Bend [Clinton County].
    • Missouri
      • Jackson County
      • This River Bend is located in Jackson County and lies 554 miles [891.6 km]<3> to the northwest of the River Bend that is located in Cullman County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Bend
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of River Bend.
    • North Carolina
      • Craven County
      • This River Bend is located in Craven County and lies 548 miles [881.9 km]<3> to the east of the River Bend that is located in Cullman County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Bend
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Craven County community of River Bend.
    • Texas
      • Hidalgo County
      • This River Bend is located in Hidalgo County and lies 865 miles [1,392.1 km]<3> to the southwest of the River Bend that is located in Cullman County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Bend
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hidalgo County community of River Bend.
      • Newton County
      • Although located in Newton County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Newton County community of River Bend.
    • Virginia
      • Stafford County
      • This River Bend is located in Stafford County and lies 597 miles [960.8 km]<3> to the east northeast of the River Bend that is located in Cullman County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Bend
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stafford County community of River Bend.
    • West Virginia
      • Kanawha County
      • This River Bend is located in Kanawha County and lies 402 miles [647 km]<3> to the northeast of the River Bend that is located in Cullman County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Bend
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kanawha County community of River Bend.

Curious and Interesting Names Near River Bend ...

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.

  • Center Community [Cullman County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Center Community
    • Center Community [Cullman County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the west of River Bend
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Center Community have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center Community
  • Fowler Spring [Blount County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fowler Spring
    • Fowler Spring [Blount County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the east of River Bend
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fowler Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fowler Spring
  • Garden City [Cullman County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden City
    • Garden City [Cullman County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<3> to the southwest of River Bend
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 501 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
  • Gum Springs [Blount County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gum Springs
    • Gum Springs [Blount County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<3> to the east of River Bend
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gum Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gum Springs
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • High Rock [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for High Rock
      • High Rock [Blount County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the south of River Bend
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for High Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Rock
    • Joy [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joy
      • Joy [Blount County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the east of River Bend
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Joy have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joy
    • Mountain Grove [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Grove
      • Mountain Grove [Blount County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the northeast of River Bend
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Grove
    • Nectar [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nectar
      • Nectar [Blount County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the southeast of River Bend
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nectar have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 341 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nectar
    • Sky Ball [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sky Ball
      • Sky Ball [Blount County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the east of River Bend
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sky Ball have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sky Ball
    • Steppville [Cullman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Steppville
      • Steppville [Cullman County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<3> to the northwest of River Bend
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Steppville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Steppville
    • Sugar Creek [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Creek
      • Sugar Creek [Blount County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the south of River Bend
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugar Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Creek

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 River Bend. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Daniel Robert 'Dan' Bankhead     (Major League Baseball)
    • 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).
      • New Castle is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of River Bend.
      • Pell City is located 39 miles [62.8 km] to the southeast of River Bend.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chalmer Luman 'Lum' Harris<5>
    • Artie Wilson     (Negro League Baseball)
      • Negro League Baseball. He was born in Springville (Alabama) on Thursday October 28, 1920 and died in Portland (Oregon) on Sunday October 31, 2010 at the age of 90. He is buried at Rose City Cemetery (Multnomah County, Oregon).
      • Springville is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of River Bend.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Artie Wilson<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Cullman, which is the Seat of Cullman County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from River Bend to Cullman, with an average speed<6> 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 117 miles [188.3 km] to the south (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 632 miles [1,017.1 km] to the northeast (NE). 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 6,523 miles [10,497.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,233 miles [11,640.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,109 miles [8,222.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cullman County: www.co.cullman.al.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to 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 River Bend could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>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 River Bend, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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 drawn from Point A (ie- River Bend) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in River Bend. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0393, Longitude: -86.7136       In this case, the coordinates for River Bend have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 River Bend 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 313.654 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.333 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.148 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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