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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:
    • 32.801516, -85.872738
    • 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].
    • Cullman County
      • This River Bend is located in Cullman County and lies 98 miles [157.7 km]<2> to the north northwest of the River Bend that is located in Tallapoosa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Bend
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cullman County community of River Bend.
  • 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 408 miles [656.6 km]<2> to the south southeast of the River Bend that is located in Tallapoosa 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 138 miles [222.1 km]<2> to the southeast of the River Bend that is located in Tallapoosa 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 453 miles [729 km]<2> to the west of the River Bend that is located in Tallapoosa 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 311 miles [500.5 km] to the southwest of the River Bend that is located in Tallapoosa 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 648 miles [1,042.9 km]<2> to the northwest of the River Bend that is located in Tallapoosa 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 523 miles [841.7 km]<2> to the east northeast of the River Bend that is located in Tallapoosa 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 862 miles [1,387.3 km]<2> to the west southwest of the River Bend that is located in Tallapoosa 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 608 miles [978.5 km]<2> to the northeast of the River Bend that is located in Tallapoosa 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 444 miles [714.5 km]<2> to the north northeast of the River Bend that is located in Tallapoosa 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.

  • Cherokee Bluffs [Tallapoosa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherokee Bluffs
    • Cherokee Bluffs [Tallapoosa County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of River Bend
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherokee Bluffs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherokee Bluffs
  • Double Bridges Ferry [Tallapoosa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Double Bridges Ferry
    • Double Bridges Ferry [Tallapoosa County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of River Bend
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Double Bridges Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Double Bridges Ferry
  • Erie [Hale County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erie
    • Erie [Hale County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of River Bend
  • Flint Hill [Tallapoosa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flint Hill
    • Flint Hill [Tallapoosa County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north of River Bend
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flint Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flint Hill
  • Continue List   (9 more) ...
    • Island Home [Tallapoosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Island Home
      • Island Home [Tallapoosa County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of River Bend
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Island Home have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Island Home
    • Our Town [Tallapoosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Our Town
      • Our Town [Tallapoosa County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of River Bend
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Our Town
    • Piney Point [Tallapoosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piney Point
      • Piney Point [Tallapoosa County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of River Bend
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piney Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piney Point
    • Ponders [Tallapoosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ponders
      • Ponders [Tallapoosa County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of River Bend
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ponders have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ponders
    • Robinson Ferry [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robinson Ferry
      • Robinson Ferry [Elmore County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of River Bend
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robinson Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robinson Ferry
    • Rover [Tallapoosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rover
      • Rover [Tallapoosa County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of River Bend
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rover have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rover
    • Still Waters [Tallapoosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Still Waters
      • Still Waters [Tallapoosa County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast of River Bend
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Still Waters have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Still Waters
    • Union [Tallapoosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Tallapoosa County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of River Bend
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
    • Walnut Hill [Tallapoosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Hill
      • Walnut Hill [Tallapoosa County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of River Bend
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Hill

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 ...
    • James Anderson     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Wetumpka (Alabama) on Wednesday July 13, 1921 and died in Billings (Montana) on Sunday September 14, 1969 at the age of 48. He is buried at Valhalla Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Wetumpka is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of River Bend.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Anderson<4>
    • George Washington Carver     (Scientist, inventor)
      • Scientist, inventor. He was born in Diamond (Missouri) on Tueday July 12, 1864 and died in Tuskegee (Alabama) on Tueday January 5, 1943 at the age of 78.
      • Tuskegee is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of River Bend.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Washington Carver<4>
    • Joe Louis     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in LaFayette (Alabama) on Wednesday May 13, 1914 and died in Paradise (Nevada) on Sunday April 12, 1981 at the age of 66. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery (Arlington County, Virginia).
      • LaFayette is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of River Bend.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Louis<4>
    • Rosa Parks     (Social activist)
      • Social activist. She was born in Tuskegee (Alabama) on Tueday February 4, 1913 and died in Detroit (Michigan) on Monday October 24, 2005 at the age of 92. She is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Wayne County, Michigan).
      • Tuskegee is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of River Bend.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rosa Parks<4>
    • Joe Sewell     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Titus (Alabama) on Sunday October 9, 1898 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Tueday March 6, 1990 at the age of 91. He is buried at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park (Tuscaloosa County, Alabama).
      • Titus is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of River Bend.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Sewell<4>

How Far From River Bend to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs 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<5> community of River Bend once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in River Bend and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Dadeville, which is the Seat of Tallapoosa County and lies just to the East Northeast.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the southwest (SW). If you could walk a straight line from River Bend to Montgomery, with an average speed<6> 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) 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<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,546 miles [10,534.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,249 miles [11,666.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,127 miles [8,251.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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>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- 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: 32.8015, Longitude: -85.8727       In this case, the coordinates for River Bend have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>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>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.
<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 313.078 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.497 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.083 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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