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Around Ruby ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 26 miles [41 km] to the southeast of where Ruby would have been located. Birmingham has a population of 209,000 people.<1>.

The next largest community is Hoover. It is located about 31 miles [ km] to the southeast of Ruby and has a population of 85,800 people.

Below is a sample of neighboring communities: Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance .<2>

  • America [Walker County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for America
    • America [Walker County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Ruby
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  • Barney [Walker County]
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    • Barney [Walker County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Ruby
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barney have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barney
  • Burnwell [Walker County]
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    • Burnwell [Walker County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast of Ruby
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burnwell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Cordova [Walker County]
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    • Cordova [Walker County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northwest of Ruby
    • Former name for Cordova: Dent
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,850 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cordova<4>
  • Dora [Walker County]
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    • Dora [Walker County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Ruby
    • Former name for Dora: Sharon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,905 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dora<4>
  • Dovertown [Walker County]
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    • Dovertown [Walker County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Ruby
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  • Continue List   (9 more) ...
    • Goodsprings [Walker County]
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      • Goodsprings [Walker County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Ruby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodsprings have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Oakahalla [Walker County]
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      • Oakahalla [Walker County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Ruby
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    • Parrish [Walker County]
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      • Parrish [Walker County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Ruby
      • Former name for Parrish: Hewitt
      • Estimated population in 2019: 937 people
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    • Quinton [Walker County]
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      • Quinton [Walker County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Ruby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quinton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quinton<4>
    • Reeds Ferry [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reeds Ferry
      • Reeds Ferry [Walker County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Ruby
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    • Sipsey [Walker County]
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      • Sipsey [Walker County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Ruby
      • Former name for Sipsey: Warrior Town
      • Estimated population in 2019: 401 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sipsey
    • Sumiton [Walker County]
    • Twilley Town [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twilley Town
      • Twilley Town [Walker County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Ruby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twilley Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twilley Town
    • Yerkwood [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yerkwood
      • Yerkwood [Walker County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Ruby
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For more communities neighboring Ruby, please visit our County-by-County Page for Ruby.

Walker County ...

Ruby would have been located within present day Walker County<5>.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Walker County: Blount, Cullman, Fayette, Jefferson, Marion, Tuscaloosa & Winston.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ruby ...

It seems like there is always a nearby community with a name that seems interesting, maybe familiar or just catches our attention in some other way. We've collected some names which strike us as being curious or interesting. Our list can be found on the Tidbits & Trivia Page for Ruby.

Airports Near Ruby ...

When a trip includes a flight, we try to find an airport that best fits our travel plans.<6> To that purpose, we've assembled a list of that are relatively close to Ruby and that information can be found on the Airports Page for Ruby.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Walker County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Walker County: www.walkercounty.com/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ruby.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ruby) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ruby. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7487, Longitude: -87.1756       In this case, the coordinates for Ruby have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Walker, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<6>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Ruby), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.




 

 

 

 

 


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