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Welcome to Ruby ...

So far, we have found very little information about Ruby. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Ruby to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Ruby, please Contact Us.


Ruby would have been located within present day Walker County<2>.

The location of Ruby has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Ruby is 320 feet [98 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: The area where Ruby was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Ruby would have been located in the (205) area code.

Communities Also Named Ruby ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Alabama communities named Ruby: This one is located in Walker County and the other is located in Cullman County.

Beyond Alabama, there are 32 communities that are also named Ruby - they are located in Alaska, Arizona, Colorado (3), Georgia (2), Idaho, Illinois, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi (2), Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington (4) and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Ruby.

Communities near Ruby ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Ruby.

  • Jasper [Walker County]
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    • Jasper [Walker County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Ruby
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jasper have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 13,431 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jasper
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jasper<6>
  • Adamsville [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adamsville
    • Adamsville [Jefferson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Ruby
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,281 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adamsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Adamsville<6>
  • Sumiton [Walker County]
  • Graysville [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graysville
    • Graysville [Jefferson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Ruby
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graysville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,092 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graysville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Graysville<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Dora [Walker County]
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      • Dora [Walker County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the east of Ruby
      • Former name for Dora: Sharon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,905 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dora<6>
    • Sylvan Springs [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sylvan Springs
      • Sylvan Springs [Jefferson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Ruby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sylvan Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,492 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sylvan Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sylvan Springs<6>
    • Brookside [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookside
      • Brookside [Jefferson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Ruby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookside have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,329 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookside
    • Parrish [Walker County]
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      • Parrish [Walker County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of Ruby
      • Former name for Parrish: Hewitt
      • Estimated population in 2019: 937 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parrish
    • Mulga [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mulga
      • Mulga [Jefferson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Ruby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mulga have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 810 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mulga
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mulga<6>
    • Oakman [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakman
      • Oakman [Walker County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Ruby
      • Former names for Oakman: Day's Gap and Marietta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 724 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakman<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Ruby. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ruby.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ruby. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Ruby.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ruby. See our Newspapers Page for Ruby.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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>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 Ruby, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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.
<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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ruby - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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