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River Bend, Alabama
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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for River Bend.

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How Far From River Bend to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories 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 and using the location of where the historic<1> community of River Bend once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in River Bend to:

  • Dadeville [Map], which is the Seat of Tallapoosa County, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 38 miles [61.2 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could walk a straight line from River Bend to Montgomery, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 648 miles [1,042.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,546 miles [10,534.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,249 miles [11,666.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,127 miles [8,251.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named River Bend ...

We have found 15 communities that share the name River Bend.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named River Bend. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 13 communities in the United States - with 15 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Alabama

Communities outside of Alabama

Other Communities Located In Alabama

Bibb County

Our profile page for River Bend, Bibb County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Bibb County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Cullman County

Our profile page for River Bend, Cullman County   [Map]
Distance: About 98 miles [157.7 km] to the North Northwest

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Elbert County

Our profile page for River Bend, Elbert County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Elbert County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Hillsborough County

Our profile page for River Bend, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 408 miles [656.6 km] to the South Southeast


Dougherty County

Our profile page for River Bend, Dougherty County   [Map]
Distance: About 138 miles [222.1 km] to the Southeast


Bossier Parish

Our profile page for River Bend, Bossier Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 453 miles [729 km] to the West

Saint Bernard Parish

Our profile page for River Bend, Saint Bernard Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 311 miles [500.5 km] to the Southwest

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Prince George's County

Our profile page for River Bend, Prince George's County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Prince George's County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Clinton County

Our profile page for River Bend, Clinton County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Clinton County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Jackson County

Our profile page for River Bend, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 648 miles [1,042.9 km] to the Northwest

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North Carolina

Craven County

Our profile page for River Bend, Craven County   [Map]
Distance: About 523 miles [841.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Hidalgo County

Our profile page for River Bend, Hidalgo County   [Map]
Distance: About 862 miles [1,387.3 km] to the West Southwest

Newton County

Our profile page for River Bend, Newton County
Although located in Newton County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Stafford County

Our profile page for River Bend, Stafford County   [Map]
Distance: About 608 miles [978.5 km] to the Northeast

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West Virginia

Kanawha County

Our profile page for River Bend, Kanawha County   [Map]
Distance: About 444 miles [714.5 km] to the North Northeast

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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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Cherokee Bluffs   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South of River Bend   [Map]
Double Bridges Ferry   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Erie (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Flint Hill   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Island Home   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Our Town   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Piney Point   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Ponders   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Robinson Ferry   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Rover   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Still Waters   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Union   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Walnut Hill   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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.

James Anderson
  Actor. He was born in Wetumpka (Alabama) on Wednesday July 13, 1921 and died in Billings (Montana) on Sunday September 14, 1969 at an age of 48. He was buried at Valhalla Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Wetumpka [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of River Bend

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Anderson<9>
George Washington Carver
  Scientist, inventor. He was born in Diamond (Missouri) on Tueday July 12, 1864 and died in Tuskegee (Alabama) on Tueday January 5, 1943 at an age of 78.

Tuskegee [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of River Bend

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Washington Carver

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Alabama

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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 River Bend, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from River Bend. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- River Bend) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in River Bend. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8015, Longitude: -85.8727     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for River Bend have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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.

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<4>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.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 313.078 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.497 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.083 degrees.

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<8>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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.

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<9>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:

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