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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 Rural, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Rural and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Rural:
    • 31.864320, -87.738613
    • 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 Rural
  • 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

Communities Also Named Rural ...

We have found twelve communities that share the name Rural.

Within Alabama, the name Rural is unique.

Beyond Alabama, we know of another twelve communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Grant County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Rural [Grant County].
    • Florida
      • Hernando County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Florida community of Rural [Hernando County].
    • Illinois
      • Rock Island County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Rural [Rock Island County].
    • Indiana
      • Randolph County
      • This Rural is located in Randolph County and lies 589 miles [947.9 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Rural that is located in Clarke County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rural
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Randolph County community of Rural.
    • Kansas
      • Chase County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Rural [Chase County].
      • Kingman County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Rural [Kingman County].
    • Kentucky
      • Pike County
      • This Rural is located in Pike County and lies 505 miles [812.7 km]<2> to the northeast of the Rural that is located in Clarke County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rural
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pike County community of Rural.
    • Mississippi
      • Montgomery County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Mississippi community of Rural [Montgomery County].
    • Ohio
      • Clermont County
      • This Rural is located in Clermont County and lies 519 miles [835.2 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Rural that is located in Clarke County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rural
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clermont County community of Rural.
    • Utah
      • Salt Lake County
      • This Rural is located in Salt Lake County and lies 1,470 miles [2,365.7 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Rural that is located in Clarke County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rural
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Salt Lake County community of Rural.
    • Virginia
      • Wise County
      • This Rural is located in Wise County and lies 464 miles [746.7 km]<2> to the northeast of the Rural that is located in Clarke County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rural
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wise County community of Rural.
    • Wisconsin
      • Waupaca County
      • This Rural is located in Waupaca County and lies 862 miles [1,387.3 km]<2> to the north of the Rural that is located in Clarke County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rural
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Waupaca County community of Rural.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rural ...

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.

  • Choctaw Corner [Clarke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Choctaw Corner
    • Choctaw Corner [Clarke County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Rural
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Choctaw Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Choctaw Corner
  • Clayhill [Marengo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clayhill
    • Clayhill [Marengo County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the north of Rural
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clayhill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clayhill
  • Glover [Clarke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glover
    • Glover [Clarke County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Rural
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glover have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glover
  • Greenwood [Clarke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
    • Greenwood [Clarke County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Rural
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Grove Hill [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grove Hill
      • Grove Hill [Clarke County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the south of Rural
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,738 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grove Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grove Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grove Hill<4>
    • Lower Peach Tree [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lower Peach Tree
      • Lower Peach Tree [Wilcox County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the east of Rural
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lower Peach Tree have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lower Peach Tree
    • Peacock [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peacock
      • Peacock [Clarke County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Rural
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peacock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peacock
    • Pleasant Hill [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
      • Pleasant Hill [Clarke County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Rural
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill
    • Roundhill [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roundhill
      • Roundhill [Clarke County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Rural
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roundhill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roundhill
    • Vineland [Marengo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vineland
      • Vineland [Marengo County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the north of Rural
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vineland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vineland

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 Rural. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Tommie Lee Agree     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Magnolia (Alabama) on Sunday August 9, 1942 and died in New York (New York) on Monday January 22, 2001 at the age of 58.
      • Magnolia is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Rural.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tommie Lee Agree<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Grove Hill, which is the Seat of Clarke County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the south southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Rural to Grove Hill, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 91 miles [146.5 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 772 miles [1,242.4 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 44 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,670 miles [10,734.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,375 miles [11,868.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,252 miles [8,452.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Clarke County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Rural 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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rural) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rural. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8643, Longitude: -87.7386       In this case, the coordinates for Rural 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>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Rural to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 314.117 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.571 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.998 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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