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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 Riverchase, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Riverchase 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 Riverchase:
    • 33.241507, -87.527783
    • 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 Riverchase
  • 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 Riverchase ...

We have found three communities that share the name Riverchase.

Within Alabama, the name Riverchase is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Georgia
      • Cherokee County
      • This Riverchase is located in Cherokee County and lies 186 miles [299.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Riverchase that is located in Tuscaloosa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverchase
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cherokee County community of Riverchase.
      • DeKalb County
      • This Riverchase is located in DeKalb County and lies 191 miles [307.4 km] to the east of the Riverchase that is located in Tuscaloosa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverchase
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the DeKalb County community of Riverchase.
    • Tennessee
      • Hamilton County
      • This Riverchase is located in Hamilton County and lies 186 miles [299.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Riverchase that is located in Tuscaloosa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverchase
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamilton County community of Riverchase.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Riverchase ...

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.

  • Cedar Crest [Tuscaloosa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Crest
    • Cedar Crest [Tuscaloosa County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Riverchase
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Crest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Crest
  • Cherrywood [Tuscaloosa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherrywood
    • Cherrywood [Tuscaloosa County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Riverchase
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherrywood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherrywood
  • Cloverdale [Tuscaloosa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloverdale
    • Cloverdale [Tuscaloosa County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Riverchase
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cloverdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cloverdale
  • Covey Chase [Tuscaloosa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Covey Chase
    • Covey Chase [Tuscaloosa County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Riverchase
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Covey Chase have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Covey Chase
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    • Flatwoods [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flatwoods
      • Flatwoods [Tuscaloosa County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Riverchase
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flatwoods have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flatwoods
    • Fox Run [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox Run
      • Fox Run [Tuscaloosa County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Riverchase
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fox Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fox Run
    • Green Grove [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Grove
      • Green Grove [Tuscaloosa County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Riverchase
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Grove
    • Green Hills [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Hills
      • Green Hills [Tuscaloosa County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Riverchase
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Hills
    • Guilds Woods [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guilds Woods
      • Guilds Woods [Tuscaloosa County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Riverchase
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Guilds Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guilds Woods
    • Heritage Hills [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heritage Hills
      • Heritage Hills [Tuscaloosa County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Riverchase
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heritage Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heritage Hills
    • High Forest [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for High Forest
      • High Forest [Tuscaloosa County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Riverchase
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for High Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Forest
    • Indian Hills [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Hills
      • Indian Hills [Tuscaloosa County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Riverchase
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Hills
    • Indian Lake [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Lake
      • Indian Lake [Tuscaloosa County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Riverchase
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Lake
    • Kennedy Park [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kennedy Park
      • Kennedy Park [Tuscaloosa County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Riverchase
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kennedy Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kennedy Park
    • Riverview [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverview
      • Riverview [Tuscaloosa County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Riverchase
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverview
    • Riverwood [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverwood
      • Riverwood [Tuscaloosa County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Riverchase
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverwood
    • Rollingwood [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rollingwood
      • Rollingwood [Tuscaloosa County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Riverchase
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rollingwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rollingwood
    • Rosewood [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosewood
      • Rosewood [Tuscaloosa County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Riverchase
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosewood
    • University [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for University
      • University [Tuscaloosa County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Riverchase
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for University. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on University
    • Warrior Heights [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warrior Heights
      • Warrior Heights [Tuscaloosa County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Riverchase
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warrior Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warrior Heights
    • Wood Village [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wood Village
      • Wood Village [Tuscaloosa County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Riverchase
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wood Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wood Village

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 Riverchase. 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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    • Isaac Morgan 'Ike' Boone     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Samantha (Alabama) on Wednesday February 17, 1897 and died in Northport (Alabama) on Friday August 1, 1958 at the age of 61. He is buried at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park (Tuscaloosa County, Alabama).
      • Samantha is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the north of Riverchase.
      • Northport is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the west of Riverchase.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Isaac Morgan 'Ike' Boone<4>
    • Ollie 'Downtown' Brown     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Tuscaloosa (Alabama) on Friday February 11, 1944 and died in Buena Park (California) on Thursday April 16, 2015 at the age of 71.
      • Tuscaloosa is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest of Riverchase.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ollie 'Downtown' Brown<4>
    • Frank Lary     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Northport (Alabama) on Thursday April 10, 1930 and died in Tuscaloosa (Alabama) on Wednesday December 13, 2017 at the age of 87. He is buried at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park (Tuscaloosa County, Alabama).
      • Northport is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the west of Riverchase.
      • Tuscaloosa is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest of Riverchase.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Lary<4>
    • Lee Maye     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Tuscaloosa (Alabama) on Tueday December 11, 1934 and died in Riverside (California) on Wednesday July 17, 2002 at the age of 67. He is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Tuscaloosa is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest of Riverchase.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lee Maye<4>
    • Wilson Daniel 'Dee' Miles     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Kellerman (Alabama) on Monday February 15, 1909 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Tueday November 2, 1976 at the age of 67. He is buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama).
      • Kellerman is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of Riverchase.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wilson Daniel 'Dee' Miles<4>
    • Billy Neighbors     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Tuscaloosa (Alabama) on Sunday February 4, 1940 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Monday April 30, 2012 at the age of 72. He is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama).
      • Tuscaloosa is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest of Riverchase.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Neighbors<4>
    • Riggs 'Old Hoss' Stephenson     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Akron (Alabama) on Wednesday January 5, 1898 and died in Tuscaloosa (Alabama) on Friday November 15, 1985 at the age of 87. He is buried at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park (Tuscaloosa County, Alabama).
      • Akron is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Riverchase.
      • Tuscaloosa is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest of Riverchase.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Riggs 'Old Hoss' Stephenson<4>
    • George 'Mule' Suttles     (Negro League Baseball)
      • Negro League Baseball. He was born in Blocton Junction (Alabama) on Saturday March 31, 1900 and died in Newark (New Jersey) on Saturday July 9, 1966 at the age of 66. He is buried at Glendale Cemetery (Essex County, New Jersey).
      • Blocton Junction is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of Riverchase.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George 'Mule' Suttles<4>

How Far From Riverchase to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Riverchase to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

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    • Tuscaloosa, which is the Seat of Tuscaloosa County and lies just to the South Southwest.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 92 miles [148.1 km]<1> to the southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Riverchase to Montgomery, with an average speed<5>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 6 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 703 miles [1,131.4 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,595 miles [10,613.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,305 miles [11,756.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,181 miles [8,338 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Tuscaloosa County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.al.us/

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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- Riverchase) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Riverchase. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2415, Longitude: -87.5278       In this case, the coordinates for Riverchase have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<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>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.
<6>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 Riverchase to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 314.096 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.734 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.646 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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