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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 Rudders Ferry, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Rudders Ferry 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 Rudders Ferry:
    • 34.858415, -85.774974
    • 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 Rudders Ferry
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rudders Ferry ...

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 Grove [Jackson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
    • Cedar Grove [Jackson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Rudders Ferry
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove
  • Edgefield [Jackson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgefield have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgefield
    • Edgefield [Jackson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Rudders Ferry
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgefield
  • Eureka [Jackson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eureka have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eureka
    • Eureka [Jackson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Rudders Ferry
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eureka
  • Flat Rock [Jackson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flat Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flat Rock
    • Flat Rock [Jackson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Rudders Ferry
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flat Rock
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flat Rock<3>
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    • Harris [Jackson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harris have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harris
      • Harris [Jackson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Rudders Ferry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harris
    • Island Creek Ferry [Jackson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Island Creek Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Island Creek Ferry
      • Island Creek Ferry [Jackson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Rudders Ferry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Island Creek Ferry
    • Liberty Hill [Jackson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty Hill
      • Liberty Hill [Jackson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Rudders Ferry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty Hill
    • Overlook [Jackson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Overlook have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Overlook
      • Overlook [Jackson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Rudders Ferry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Overlook
    • Rash [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rash
      • Rash [Jackson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Rudders Ferry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rash
    • Rocky Springs [Jackson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Springs
      • Rocky Springs [Jackson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Rudders Ferry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Springs
    • Sulphur Springs [Jackson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sulphur Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sulphur Springs
      • Sulphur Springs [Jackson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Rudders Ferry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sulphur Springs
    • Summer Bluff [Jackson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summer Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summer Bluff
      • Summer Bluff [Jackson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Rudders Ferry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summer Bluff
    • Widows Creek Station [Jackson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Widows Creek Station have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Widows Creek Station
      • Widows Creek Station [Jackson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Rudders Ferry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Widows Creek Station

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 Rudders Ferry. 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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    • Joseph William 'Joe' Engel     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Washington, DC on Sunday March 12, 1893 and died in Chattanooga (Tennessee) on Thursday June 12, 1969 at the age of 76. He is buried at Forest Hills Cemetery (Hamilton County, Tennessee).
      • Chattanooga is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Rudders Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph William 'Joe' Engel<4>
    • Cal Ermer     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Baltimore (Maryland) on Saturday November 10, 1923 and died in Chattanooga (Tennessee) on Saturday August 8, 2009 at the age of 85. He is buried at Chattanooga National Cemetery (Hamilton County, Tennessee).
      • Chattanooga is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Rudders Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cal Ermer<4>
    • James Harle 'Jimmy' Johnston     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Cleveland (Tennessee) on Tueday December 10, 1889 and died in Chattanooga (Tennessee) on Tueday February 14, 1967 at the age of 77. He is buried at Forest Hills Cemetery (Hamilton County, Tennessee).
      • Chattanooga is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Rudders Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Harle 'Jimmy' Johnston<4>
    • Charlie Louvin     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. He was born in Henagar (Alabama) on Thursday July 7, 1927 and died in Wartrace (Tennessee) on Wednesday January 26, 2011 at the age of 83. He is buried at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens (Davidson County, Tennessee).
      • Henagar is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the south of Rudders Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charlie Louvin<4>
    • Ira Lonnie Louvin     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. He was born in Section (Alabama) on Monday April 21, 1924 and died in Williamsburg (Missouri) on Sunday June 20, 1965 at the age of 41. He is buried at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens (Davidson County, Tennessee).
      • Section is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Rudders Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ira Lonnie Louvin<4>
    • Philip Ober     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Fort Payne (Alabama) on Sunday March 23, 1902 and died in Mexico City (Mexico) on Monday September 13, 1982 at the age of 80.
      • Fort Payne is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Rudders Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Philip Ober<4>
    • Jobyna Ralston     (Actress)
    • Dinah Shore     (Singer, actress)
      • Singer, actress. She was born in Winchester (Tennessee) on Tueday February 29, 1916 (which is Leap Day) and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Thursday February 24, 1994 at the age of 78. She is buried at Hillside Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Winchester is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Rudders Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dinah Shore<4>
    • Bessie Smith     (Musician)
      • Musician. She was born in Chattanooga (Tennessee) on Sunday April 15, 1894 and died in Clarksdale (Mississippi) on Sunday September 26, 1937 at the age of 43. She is buried at Mt. Lawn Cemetery (Delaware County, Pennsylvania).
      • Chattanooga is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Rudders Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bessie Smith<4>
    • Valaida Snow     (Musician, singer, actress)
      • Musician, singer, actress. She was born in Chattanooga (Tennessee) on Friday June 2, 1905 and died in New York (New York) on Wednesday May 30, 1956 at the age of 50. She is buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Hamilton County, Tennessee).
      • Chattanooga is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Rudders Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Valaida Snow<4>
    • Katherine Stinson     (Aviation pioneer)
      • Aviation pioneer. She was born in Fort Payne (Alabama) on Saturday February 14, 1891 and died in Santa Fe (New Mexico) on Friday July 8, 1977 at the age of 86. She is buried at Santa Fe National Cemetery (Santa Fe County, New Mexico).
      • Fort Payne is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Rudders Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Katherine Stinson<4>
    • Leon Lamar 'Daddy Wags' Wagner     (Major League Baseball)

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

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

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    • Scottsboro, which is the Seat of Jackson County and lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Rudders Ferry to Scottsboro, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 173 miles [278.4 km] to the south (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 557 miles [896.4 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 22 days and walking would take 32 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,445 miles [10,372.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,156 miles [11,516.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,032 miles [8,098.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rudders Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rudders Ferry. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8584, Longitude: -85.7750       In this case, the coordinates for Rudders Ferry have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Rudders Ferry 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 313.127 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.84 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.578 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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