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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Riverwood to ...

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

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

  • Tuscaloosa [Map], which is the Seat of Tuscaloosa County, lies just to the South.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 93 miles [149.7 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Riverwood to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>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 [Map]) 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<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,595 miles [10,613.6 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 7,305 miles [11,756.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,181 miles [8,338 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Riverwood ...

We have found 17 communities that share the name Riverwood.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Riverwood. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 16 communities in the United States - with 17 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Alabama

Communities outside of Alabama

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Cobb County

Our profile page for Riverwood, Cobb County   [Map]
Distance: About 182 miles [292.9 km] to the East Northeast

Newton County

Our profile page for Riverwood, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 208 miles [334.7 km] to the East

Troup County

Our profile page for Riverwood, Troup County   [Map]
Distance: About 143 miles [230.1 km] to the East


Hamilton County

Our profile page for Riverwood, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 481 miles [774.1 km] to the North

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Jefferson County

Our profile page for Riverwood, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 363 miles [584.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Saint Tammany Parish

Our profile page for Riverwood, Saint Tammany Parish
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Saint Tammany Parish, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Riverwood, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 721 miles [1,160.3 km] to the Northeast

Frederick County

Our profile page for Riverwood, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 705 miles [1,134.6 km] to the Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Riverwood, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 697 miles [1,121.7 km] to the Northeast

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Eaton County

Our profile page for Riverwood, Eaton County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Eaton County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Multnomah County

Our profile page for Riverwood, Multnomah County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,035 miles [3,275 km] to the Northwest

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Rutherford County

Our profile page for Riverwood, Rutherford County   [Map]
Distance: About 198 miles [318.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Montgomery County

Our profile page for Riverwood, Montgomery County
Although located in Montgomery County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Riverwood, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,429 miles [2,299.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Arlington County

Our profile page for Riverwood, Arlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 701 miles [1,128.2 km] to the Northeast

Fairfax County

Our profile page for Riverwood, Fairfax County   [Map]
Distance: About 694 miles [1,116.9 km] to the Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Riverwood ...

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.

Cloverdale   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South of Riverwood   [Map]
Covey Chase   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Crestdale   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Dearing Place   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Flatwoods   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Fox Run   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Green Grove   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Green Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Guilds Woods   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Heritage Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
High Forest   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Hightown   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Indian Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Indian Lake   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Kennedy Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Riverchase   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Riverview   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Rollingwood   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Roselawn   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Twin Manor   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
University   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Warrior Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Wood Village   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

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 Riverwood. 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.

Ollie 'Downtown' Brown     (Ollie Lee Brown)
  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 an age of 71.

Tuscaloosa [Map] is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the south of Riverwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ollie 'Downtown' Brown<8>
George 'Mule' Suttles
  Negro League Baseball. He was born in Blockton Junc (Alabama) on Saturday March 31, 1900 and died in Newark (New Jersey) on Saturday July 9, 1966 at an age of 66. He was buried at Glendale Cemetery (Essex County, New Jersey) [Map].

Blockton Junc [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Riverwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George 'Mule' Suttles

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Riverwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2412, Longitude: -87.5420     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Riverwood 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 Riverwood 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 314.104 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.744 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.652 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 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 Riverwood 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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<8>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:

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