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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 Oaks, we use the following websites to find information relevant to River Oaks 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 Oaks:
    • 34.773699, -87.684474
    • 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 Oaks
  • 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 Oaks ...

We have found 22 communities that share the name River Oaks.

Within Alabama, the name River Oaks is unique.

Beyond Alabama, we know of another 22 communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • San Benito County
      • This River Oaks is located in San Benito County and lies 1,893 miles [3,046.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the River Oaks that is located in Colbert County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Oaks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the San Benito County community of River Oaks.
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This River Oaks is located in Hillsborough County and lies 576 miles [927 km]<1> to the south southeast of the River Oaks that is located in Colbert County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Oaks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of River Oaks.
    • Georgia
      • Camden County
      • This River Oaks is located in Camden County and lies 452 miles [727.4 km]<1> to the southeast of the River Oaks that is located in Colbert County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Oaks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Camden County community of River Oaks.
      • Chatham County
      • This River Oaks is located in Chatham County and lies 431 miles [693.6 km] to the east southeast of the River Oaks that is located in Colbert County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Oaks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chatham County community of River Oaks.
      • Cherokee County
      • This River Oaks is located in Cherokee County and lies 189 miles [304.2 km] to the east southeast of the River Oaks that is located in Colbert County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Oaks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cherokee County community of River Oaks.
    • Illinois
      • Will County
      • This River Oaks is located in Will County and lies 480 miles [772.5 km]<1> to the north of the River Oaks that is located in Colbert County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Oaks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Will County community of River Oaks.
    • Indiana
      • LaGrange County
      • This River Oaks is located in LaGrange County and lies 494 miles [795 km]<1> to the north northeast of the River Oaks that is located in Colbert County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Oaks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the LaGrange County community of River Oaks.
    • Louisiana
      • Caddo Parish
      • This River Oaks is located in Caddo Parish and lies 382 miles [614.8 km]<1> to the west southwest of the River Oaks that is located in Colbert County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Oaks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Caddo Parish community of River Oaks.
      • East Baton Rouge Parish
      • This River Oaks is located in East Baton Rouge Parish and lies 355 miles [571.3 km] to the southwest of the River Oaks that is located in Colbert County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Oaks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the East Baton Rouge Parish community of River Oaks.
      • Ouachita Parish
      • This River Oaks is located in Ouachita Parish and lies 297 miles [478 km] to the west southwest of the River Oaks that is located in Colbert County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Oaks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ouachita Parish community of River Oaks.
      • Saint Tammany Parish
      • This River Oaks is located in Saint Tammany Parish and lies 333 miles [535.9 km] to the south southwest of the River Oaks that is located in Colbert County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Oaks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Tammany Parish community of River Oaks.
    • South Carolina
      • Spartanburg County
      • This River Oaks is located in Spartanburg County and lies 322 miles [518.2 km]<1> to the east of the River Oaks that is located in Colbert County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Oaks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Spartanburg County community of River Oaks.
    • Tennessee
      • Hamilton County
      • This River Oaks is located in Hamilton County and lies 146 miles [235 km]<1> to the east of the River Oaks that is located in Colbert County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Oaks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamilton County community of River Oaks.
      • Shelby County
      • This River Oaks is located in Shelby County and lies 125 miles [201.2 km] to the west northwest of the River Oaks that is located in Colbert County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Oaks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shelby County community of River Oaks.
    • Texas
      • Brazos County
      • Although located in Brazos County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Brazos County community of River Oaks.
      • Dallas County
      • This River Oaks is located in Dallas County and lies 550 miles [885.1 km]<1> to the west southwest of the River Oaks that is located in Colbert County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Oaks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dallas County community of River Oaks.
      • Harris County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of River Oaks [Harris County].
      • Tarrant County
      • This River Oaks is located in Tarrant County and lies 574 miles [923.8 km] to the west of the River Oaks that is located in Colbert County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Oaks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tarrant County community of River Oaks.
    • Utah
      • Salt Lake County
      • This River Oaks is located in Salt Lake County and lies 1,379 miles [2,219.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the River Oaks that is located in Colbert County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Oaks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Salt Lake County community of River Oaks.
    • Virginia
      • Fairfax County
      • This River Oaks is located in Fairfax County and lies 647 miles [1,041.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the River Oaks that is located in Colbert County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Oaks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fairfax County community of River Oaks.
      • Goochland County
      • This River Oaks is located in Goochland County and lies 589 miles [947.9 km] to the east northeast of the River Oaks that is located in Colbert County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Oaks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Goochland County community of River Oaks.
      • Norfolk City
      • This River Oaks is located in Norfolk City and lies 657 miles [1,057.3 km] to the east northeast of the River Oaks that is located in Colbert County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Oaks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Norfolk City community of River Oaks.

Curious and Interesting Names Near River Oaks ...

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.

  • Cypress Creek [Lauderdale County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cypress Creek
    • Cypress Creek [Lauderdale County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of River Oaks
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cypress Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cypress Creek
  • Cypress Heights [Lauderdale County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cypress Heights
    • Cypress Heights [Lauderdale County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of River Oaks
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cypress Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cypress Heights
  • Florence [Lauderdale County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
    • Florence [Lauderdale County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of River Oaks
    • Estimated population in 2019: 40,797 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Florence<4>
  • Florence Ferry [Colbert County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence Ferry
    • Florence Ferry [Colbert County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of River Oaks
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Florence Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence Ferry
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    • Furnace Hill [Colbert County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Furnace Hill
      • Furnace Hill [Colbert County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of River Oaks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Furnace Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hickory Hills [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Hills
      • Hickory Hills [Lauderdale County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of River Oaks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Hills
    • Hobgood [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hobgood
      • Hobgood [Colbert County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of River Oaks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hobgood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hobgood
    • Houston Corner [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Houston Corner
      • Houston Corner [Colbert County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of River Oaks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Houston Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Houston Corner
    • Lakeview [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview
      • Lakeview [Colbert County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of River Oaks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview
    • Lakeview Highlands [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview Highlands
      • Lakeview Highlands [Colbert County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of River Oaks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview Highlands have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview Highlands
    • Manor Haven [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manor Haven
      • Manor Haven [Colbert County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of River Oaks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manor Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manor Haven
    • Mount Pleasant [Colbert County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pleasant
      • Mount Pleasant [Colbert County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of River Oaks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Muscle Shoals [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muscle Shoals
      • Muscle Shoals [Colbert County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of River Oaks
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,575 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Muscle Shoals have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muscle Shoals
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Muscle Shoals<4>
    • Three Forks [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Three Forks
      • Three Forks [Lauderdale County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of River Oaks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Three Forks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Three Forks
    • Woodlawn Heights [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodlawn Heights
      • Woodlawn Heights [Colbert County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of River Oaks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodlawn Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodlawn Heights

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 Oaks. 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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    • Kandi Barbour     (Actress, model)
      • Actress, model. She was born in Russellville (Alabama) on Sunday February 15, 1959 and died in San Francisco (California) on Wednesday January 18, 2012 at the age of 52. She is buried at Tulocay Cemetery (Napa County, California).
      • Russellville is located 18 miles [29 km] to the south of River Oaks.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kandi Barbour<5>
    • W.C. Handy     (Musician, composer)
      • Musician, composer. He was born in Florence (Alabama) on Sunday November 16, 1873 and died in New York (New York) on Friday March 28, 1958 at the age of 84. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Florence is located Less than 2 miles to the north of River Oaks.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: W.C. Handy<5>
    • William Bruce 'Billy' Hardwick     (Professional bowler)
      • Professional bowler. He was born in Florence (Alabama) on Friday July 25, 1941 and died in Bradenton (Florida) on Saturday November 16, 2013 at the age of 72.
      • Florence is located Less than 2 miles to the north of River Oaks.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Bruce 'Billy' Hardwick<5>
    • Helen Keller     (Activist)
      • Activist. She was born in Tuscumbia (Alabama) on Sunday June 27, 1880 and died in Easton (Connecticut) on Saturday June 1, 1968 at the age of 88.
      • Tuscumbia is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the south of River Oaks.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Helen Keller<5>
    • Anderson Lawler     (Actor, producer)
      • Actor, producer. He was born in Russellville (Alabama) on Monday May 5, 1902 and died in New York (New York) on Monday April 6, 1959 at the age of 56. He is buried at Spring Hill Cemetery (Lynchburg City, Virginia).
      • Russellville is located 18 miles [29 km] to the south of River Oaks.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Anderson Lawler<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Tuscumbia, which is the Seat of Colbert County and lies just to the South Southwest.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 183 miles [294.5 km]<1> to the south southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from River Oaks to Montgomery, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 653 miles [1,050.9 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,527 miles [10,504.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,244 miles [11,658.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,119 miles [8,238.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Colbert County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Colbert County: www.colbertcounty.org/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- River Oaks) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in River Oaks. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7737, Longitude: -87.6845       In this case, the coordinates for River Oaks have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Oaks 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.
<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're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Oaks 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 314.288 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.167 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.389 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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