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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 Falls, we use the following websites to find information relevant to River Falls 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 Falls:
    • 31.352439, -86.541127
    • 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 Falls
  • 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 Falls ...

We have found three communities that share the name River Falls.

Within Alabama, the name River Falls is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Maryland
      • Montgomery 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 Falls [Montgomery County].
    • South Carolina
      • Greenville County
      • This River Falls is located in Greenville County and lies 348 miles [560.1 km]<2> to the northeast of the River Falls that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Falls
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greenville County community of River Falls.
    • Wisconsin
      • Pierce County
      • This River Falls is located in Pierce County and lies 988 miles [1,590 km]<2> to the north northwest of the River Falls that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Falls
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pierce County community of River Falls.

Curious and Interesting Names Near River Falls ...

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.

  • Boston [Covington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boston
    • Boston [Covington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northeast of River Falls
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boston have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boston
  • Cedar Grove [Covington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
    • Cedar Grove [Covington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the east of River Falls
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove
  • Clearview [Covington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clearview
    • Clearview [Covington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northeast of River Falls
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clearview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clearview
  • Coldwater [Covington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coldwater
    • Coldwater [Covington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northeast of River Falls
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coldwater have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coldwater
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Dunns [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunns
      • Dunns [Covington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of River Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dunns have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunns
    • Harmony [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harmony
      • Harmony [Covington County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east of River Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harmony have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harmony
    • Libertyville [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Libertyville
      • Libertyville [Covington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of River Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Libertyville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 113 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Libertyville
    • Paul [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paul
      • Paul [Conecuh County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the west of River Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paul have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paul
    • Red Level [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Level
      • Red Level [Covington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of River Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Level have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 478 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Level
    • Searight [Crenshaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Searight
      • Searight [Crenshaw County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northeast of River Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Searight have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Searight
    • Stanley [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanley
      • Stanley [Covington County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southeast of River Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanley

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

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

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    • Andalusia, which is the Seat of Covington County and lies just to the Southeast.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 72 miles [115.9 km]<2> to the north (N). If you could drive a straight line from River Falls to Montgomery, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 4 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 747 miles [1,202.2 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 43 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,643 miles [10,690.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,342 miles [11,815.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,222 miles [8,404 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 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 River Falls 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- River Falls) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for River Falls. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from River Falls

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in River Falls. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3524, Longitude: -86.5411       In this case, the coordinates for River Falls 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>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.
<5>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 Falls to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 313.369 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.633 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.636 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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