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River View, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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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<1> beginning in River View to:

  • LaFayette [Map], which is the Seat of Chambers County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from River View to LaFayette, with an average speed<2> 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 [Map], 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 [Map]) 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<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,516 miles [10,486.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,217 miles [11,614.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,096 miles [8,201.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named River View ...

We have found 11 communities that share the name River View.

While the name River View is unique within Alabama, we know of another 11 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Calvert County

Our profile page for River View, Calvert County   [Map]
Distance: About 620 miles [997.8 km] to the Northeast

New Brunswick

Our profile page for River View   [Map]
Distance: About 1,389 miles [2,235.4 km] to the Northeast

North Carolina

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for River View, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 304 miles [489.2 km] to the Northeast


Butler County

Our profile page for River View, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 458 miles [737.1 km] to the North

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Armstrong County

Our profile page for River View, Armstrong County   [Map]
Distance: About 621 miles [999.4 km] to the North Northeast

Lehigh County

Our profile page for River View, Lehigh County   [Map]
Distance: About 760 miles [1,223.1 km] to the Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for River View, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 587 miles [944.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Rhode Island

Kent County

Our profile page for River View, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 973 miles [1,565.9 km] to the Northeast

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Claiborne County

Our profile page for River View, Claiborne County   [Map]
Distance: About 272 miles [437.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Warren County

Our profile page for River View, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 575 miles [925.4 km] to the Northeast

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West Virginia

Fayette County

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from River View. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- River View) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in River View. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7890, Longitude: -85.1449     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for River View have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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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<3>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.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 312.65 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.001 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.804 degrees.

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<7>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.

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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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for River View.