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Rivermont, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Rivermont to:

  • Tuscumbia [Map], which is the Seat of Colbert County, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 182 miles [292.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Rivermont to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>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 [Map]) is 656 miles [1,055.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,531 miles [10,510.6 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 7,247 miles [11,662.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,122 miles [8,243.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Rivermont ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Rivermont.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Rivermont. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 10 communities in the United States - with 12 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Alabama

Communities outside of Alabama

Other Communities Located In Alabama

Lauderdale County

Our profile page for Rivermont, Lauderdale County   [Map]
Distance: About 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast

Tuscaloosa County

Our profile page for Rivermont, Tuscaloosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 105 miles [169 km] to the South

Communities Outside of Alabama


Floyd County

Our profile page for Rivermont, Floyd County   [Map]
Distance: About 145 miles [233.4 km] to the East Southeast

North Carolina

Lenoir County

Our profile page for Rivermont, Lenoir County   [Map]
Distance: About 573 miles [922.2 km] to the East


Hamilton County

Our profile page for Rivermont, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 141 miles [226.9 km] to the East

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Rivermont, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 126 miles [202.8 km] to the North

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Augusta County

Our profile page for Rivermont, Augusta County   [Map]
Distance: About 533 miles [857.8 km] to the East Northeast

Chesterfield County

Our profile page for Rivermont, Chesterfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 607 miles [976.9 km] to the East Northeast

Covington City

Our profile page for Rivermont, Covington City   [Map]
Distance: About 479 miles [770.9 km] to the East Northeast

Lynchburg City

Our profile page for Rivermont, Lynchburg City   [Map]
Distance: About 512 miles [824 km] to the East Northeast

Newport News City

Our profile page for Rivermont, Newport News City
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Newport News City, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Roanoke City

Our profile page for Rivermont, Roanoke City   [Map]
Distance: About 468 miles [753.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Rivermont ...

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Cave Spring   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East of Rivermont   [Map]
Cypress Creek   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Cypress Forest   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Cypress Heights   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Florence Ferry   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Furnace Hill (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Gatesville (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Green Tree (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hawk Pride   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hobgood   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Houston Corner   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
James   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Manor Haven   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Milk Springs   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Muscle Shoals   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Pride Landing   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Prides Ferry   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Three Forks   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Valley Grove   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
White House Springs   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Woodland Landing (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Woodlawn Heights   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rivermont. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7356, Longitude: -87.7245     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rivermont 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 Rivermont 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 angle) to Jerusalem is 314.31 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.188 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.414 degrees.

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<7>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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 Rivermont 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.

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