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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 Russell Hill, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Russell Hill 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 Russell Hill:
    • 34.732591, -86.624438
    • 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 Russell Hill
  • 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 Russell Hill ...

We have found three communities that share the name Russell Hill.

Within Alabama, the name Russell Hill is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Pennsylvania
      • Wyoming 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 Pennsylvania community of Russell Hill [Wyoming County].
    • South Carolina
      • Aiken County
      • This Russell Hill is located in Aiken County and lies 287 miles [461.9 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Russell Hill that is located in Madison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Russell Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Aiken County community of Russell Hill.
    • Tennessee
      • Macon County
      • This Russell Hill is located in Macon County and lies 124 miles [199.6 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Russell Hill that is located in Madison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Russell Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Macon County community of Russell Hill.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Russell Hill ...

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.

  • Cavalry Hill [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cavalry Hill
    • Cavalry Hill [Madison County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northeast of Russell Hill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cavalry Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cavalry Hill
  • Glen Park [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Park
    • Glen Park [Madison County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Russell Hill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Park
  • Green Acres [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Acres
    • Green Acres [Madison County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southwest of Russell Hill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Acres
  • Greenhill [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenhill
    • Greenhill [Madison County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Russell Hill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenhill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenhill
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    • Grove Park [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grove Park
      • Grove Park [Madison County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Russell Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grove Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grove Park
    • Hillandale [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillandale
      • Hillandale [Madison County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the east of Russell Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillandale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillandale
    • Huntsville [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntsville
      • Huntsville [Madison County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the east of Russell Hill
      • Estimated population in 2019: 200,574 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huntsville<4>
    • Huntsville Park [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntsville Park
      • Huntsville Park [Madison County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the south of Russell Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntsville Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntsville Park
    • Lincoln [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln
      • Lincoln [Madison County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Russell Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln
    • Longwood [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longwood
      • Longwood [Madison County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east of Russell Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Longwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longwood
    • Pea Ridge [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pea Ridge
      • Pea Ridge [Madison County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Russell Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pea Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pea Ridge
    • Rideout Village [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rideout Village
      • Rideout Village [Madison County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Russell Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rideout Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rideout Village
    • Rolling Meadows [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Meadows
      • Rolling Meadows [Madison County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of Russell Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolling Meadows have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Meadows
    • Scenic View [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scenic View
      • Scenic View [Madison County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of Russell Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scenic View have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scenic View
    • Shady Lane [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Lane
      • Shady Lane [Madison County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the north of Russell Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Lane have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Lane
    • Summit Place [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summit Place
      • Summit Place [Madison County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northwest of Russell Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summit Place have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summit Place
    • Terry Heights [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terry Heights
      • Terry Heights [Madison County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the east of Russell Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terry Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terry Heights
    • Union Park [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Park
      • Union Park [Madison County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the north of Russell Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Park
    • University Park [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for University Park
      • University Park [Madison County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the north of Russell Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for University Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on University Park

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 Russell Hill. 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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    • Tallulah Bankhead     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Huntsville (Alabama) on Friday January 31, 1902 and died in New York (New York) on Thursday December 12, 1968 at the age of 66.
      • Huntsville is located Less than 2 miles to the east of Russell Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tallulah Bankhead<5>
    • Anne Bradshaw Clopton     (Artist)
      • Artist. She was born in Shelbyville (Tennessee) on Monday July 22, 1878 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Saturday February 4, 1956 at the age of 77. She is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama).
      • Huntsville is located Less than 2 miles to the east of Russell Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Anne Bradshaw Clopton<5>
    • Norman Glen 'Norm' Ezell     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Chelsea (Alabama) on Tueday October 7, 1941 and died in Lodi (California) on Saturday May 8, 2010 at the age of 68.
      • Chelsea is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the south of Russell Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Norman Glen 'Norm' Ezell<5>
    • Don Mincher     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Huntsville (Alabama) on Friday June 24, 1938 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Sunday March 4, 2012 at the age of 73. He is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama).
      • Huntsville is located Less than 2 miles to the east of Russell Hill.
      • Huntsville is located Less than 2 miles to the east of Russell Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Mincher<5>
    • Billy Neighbors     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Tuscaloosa (Alabama) on Sunday February 4, 1940 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Monday April 30, 2012 at the age of 72. He is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama).
      • Huntsville is located Less than 2 miles to the east of Russell Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Neighbors<5>
    • Truett Banks 'Rip' Sewell     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Decatur (Alabama) on Saturday May 11, 1907 and died in Plant City (Florida) on Sunday September 3, 1989 at the age of 82. He is buried at Oaklawn Cemetery (Hillsborough County, Florida).
      • Decatur is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Russell Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Truett Banks 'Rip' Sewell<5>
    • Harry Rhett Townes     (Actor, Episcopal priest)
      • Actor, Episcopal priest. He was born in Huntsville (Alabama) on Friday September 18, 1914 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Wednesday May 23, 2001 at the age of 86. He is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama).
      • Huntsville is located Less than 2 miles to the east of Russell Hill.
      • Huntsville is located Less than 2 miles to the east of Russell Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Rhett Townes<5>
    • Edward Benjamin Townsend     (Musician, composer)
    • Maria Howard Weeden     (Artist, author)
      • Artist, author. She was born in Huntsville (Alabama) on Monday July 6, 1846 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Wednesday April 12, 1905 at the age of 58. She is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama).
      • Huntsville is located Less than 2 miles to the east of Russell Hill.
      • Huntsville is located Less than 2 miles to the east of Russell Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Maria Howard Weeden<5>
    • Jessup Joseph Whitehead     (Author, chef)
      • Author, chef. He was born in London (England) on Thursday August 1, 1833 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Sunday May 12, 1889 at the age of 55. He is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama).
      • Huntsville is located Less than 2 miles to the east of Russell Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jessup Joseph Whitehead<5>

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

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

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    • Huntsville, which is the Seat of Madison County and lies just to the East.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 163 miles [262.3 km]<2> to the south (S). If you could drive a straight line from Russell Hill to Montgomery, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 602 miles [968.8 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,486 miles [10,438.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,199 miles [11,585.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,075 miles [8,167.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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About Madison County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Madison County: www.co.madison.al.us/

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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Russell Hill 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Russell Hill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Russell Hill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7326, Longitude: -86.6244       In this case, the coordinates for Russell Hill 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 Russell Hill 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 313.637 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.41 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.957 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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