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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 View, we use the following websites to find information relevant to River View 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 View:
    • 32.789020, -85.144940
    • 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 View
  • 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 View ...

We have found eleven communities that share the name River View.

Within Alabama, the name River View is unique.

Beyond Alabama, we know of another eleven communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these eleven communities, ten are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Maryland
      • Calvert County
      • This River View is located in Calvert County and lies 620 miles [997.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the River View that is located in Chambers County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River View
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Calvert County community of River View.
    • New Brunswick
      • This River View lies 1,389 miles [2,235.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the River View that is located in Chambers County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River View
    • North Carolina
      • Mecklenburg 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 North Carolina community of River View [Mecklenburg County].
    • Ohio
      • Butler County
      • This River View is located in Butler County and lies 458 miles [737.1 km]<1> to the north of the River View that is located in Chambers County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River View
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Butler County community of River View.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Armstrong County
      • This River View is located in Armstrong County and lies 621 miles [999.4 km]<1> to the north northeast of the River View that is located in Chambers County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River View
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Armstrong County community of River View.
      • Lehigh County
      • This River View is located in Lehigh County and lies 760 miles [1,223.1 km] to the northeast of the River View that is located in Chambers County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River View
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lehigh County community of River View.
      • Washington County
      • This River View is located in Washington County and lies 587 miles [944.7 km] to the north northeast of the River View that is located in Chambers County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River View
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of River View.
    • Rhode Island
      • Kent County
      • This River View is located in Kent County and lies 973 miles [1,565.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the River View that is located in Chambers County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River View
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kent County community of River View.
    • Tennessee
      • Claiborne County
      • This River View is located in Claiborne County and lies 272 miles [437.7 km]<1> to the north northeast of the River View that is located in Chambers County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River View
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Claiborne County community of River View.
    • Virginia
      • Warren County
      • This River View is located in Warren County and lies 575 miles [925.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the River View that is located in Chambers County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River View
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Warren County community of River View.
    • West Virginia
      • Fayette County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of River View [Fayette County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near River View ...

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.

  • Cottons Crossroads [Troup County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottons Crossroads
    • Cottons Crossroads [Troup County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of River View
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottons Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottons Crossroads
  • Glass [Chambers County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glass
    • Glass [Chambers County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of River View
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glass have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glass
  • Houston Ferry [Harris County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Houston Ferry
    • Houston Ferry [Harris County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of River View
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Houston Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Houston Ferry
  • Jester [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jester
    • Jester [Lee County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of River View
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jester have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jester
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    • Little Shawmut [Chambers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Shawmut
      • Little Shawmut [Chambers County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of River View
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Shawmut have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Shawmut
    • Magnolia Ferry [Chambers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia Ferry
      • Magnolia Ferry [Chambers County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of River View
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magnolia Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia Ferry
    • Nelson [Chambers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nelson
      • Nelson [Chambers County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of River View
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nelson have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
    • Plant City [Chambers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plant City
      • Plant City [Chambers County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of River View
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plant City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plant City
    • Shady Grove [Harris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Grove
      • Shady Grove [Harris County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of River View
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Grove
    • Valley [Chambers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley
      • Valley [Chambers County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of River View
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,141 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Valley<5>

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 View. 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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    • Hal Herring     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Lanett (Alabama) on Sunday February 24, 1924 and died in Cumming (Georgia) on Sunday February 9, 2014 at the age of 90. He is buried at Sawnee View Gardens (Forsyth County, Georgia).
      • Lanett is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest of River View.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hal Herring<6>
    • 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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest of River View.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Louis<6>
    • Sam McQuagg     (Racer car driver)
      • Racer car driver. He was born in Columbus (Georgia) on Monday November 11, 1935 and died in Columbus (Georgia) on Saturday January 3, 2009 at the age of 73. He is buried at Parkhill Cemetery (Muscogee County, Georgia).
      • Columbus is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of River View.
      • Columbus is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of River View.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sam McQuagg<6>
    • Elmer Ray Riddle     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Columbus (Georgia) on Friday July 31, 1914 and died in Columbus (Georgia) on Monday May 14, 1984 at the age of 69. He is buried at Parkhill Cemetery (Muscogee County, Georgia).
      • Columbus is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of River View.
      • Columbus is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of River View.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elmer Ray Riddle<6>
    • Franklin D. Roosevelt     (32nd President of the US (1933 - 1945, died in office due to illness))
      • 32nd President of the US (1933 - 1945, died in office due to illness). He was born in Hyde Park (New York) on Monday January 30, 1882 and died in Warm Springs (Georgia) on Thursday April 12, 1945 at the age of 63.
      • Warm Springs is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of River View.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Franklin D. Roosevelt<6>
    • Milt Smith     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Columbus (Georgia) on Wednesday March 27, 1929 and died in San Diego (California) on Friday April 11, 1997 at the age of 68. He is buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (San Diego County, California).
      • Columbus is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of River View.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Milt Smith<6>
    • Augusta Jane Evans Wilson     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Columbus (Georgia) on Friday May 8, 1835 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Sunday May 9, 1909 at the age of 74. She is buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Mobile County, Alabama).
      • Columbus is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of River View.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Augusta Jane Evans Wilson<6>
    • Tim Wilson     (Comedian, musician)
      • Comedian, musician. He was born in Columbus (Georgia) on Saturday August 5, 1961 and died in Columbus (Georgia) on Wednesday February 26, 2014 at the age of 52. He is buried at Parkhill Cemetery (Muscogee County, Georgia).
      • Columbus is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of River View.
      • Columbus is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of River View.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tim Wilson<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • LaFayette, which is the Seat of Chambers County and lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west northwest. If you could walk a straight line from River View to LaFayette, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 72 miles [115.9 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 4 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 619 miles [996.2 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<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,516 miles [10,486.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,217 miles [11,614.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,096 miles [8,201.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Chambers County: www.chamberscounty.com/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in River View. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7890, Longitude: -85.1449       In this case, the coordinates for River View have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 View, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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 View 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.
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 View to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 312.65 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.001 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.804 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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