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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Russell.

This page contains four sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Russell to:

  • Mobile [Map], which is the Seat of Mobile County, lies 27 miles [43.5 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Russell to Mobile, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 145 miles [233.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 832 miles [1,339 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 48 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,729 miles [10,829.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,433 miles [11,962.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,311 miles [8,547.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Russell ...

We have found 44 communities that share the name Russell.

While the name Russell is unique within Alabama, we know of another 44 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Alabama

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Arkansas

White County

Our profile page for Russell, White County   [Map]
Distance: About 352 miles [566.5 km] to the North Northwest

California

Alameda County

Our profile page for Russell, Alameda County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Alameda County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Solano County

Our profile page for Russell, Solano County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,974 miles [3,176.8 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Costilla County

Our profile page for Russell, Costilla County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,069 miles [1,720.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Florida

Clay County

Our profile page for Russell, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 391 miles [629.3 km] to the East

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Georgia

Barrow County

Our profile page for Russell, Barrow County   [Map]
Distance: About 332 miles [534.3 km] to the Northeast

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Illinois

Clay County

Our profile page for Russell, Clay County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Clay County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Lake County

Our profile page for Russell, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 789 miles [1,269.8 km] to the North

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Iowa

Lucas County

Our profile page for Russell, Lucas County   [Map]
Distance: About 738 miles [1,187.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Lyon County

Our profile page for Russell, Lyon County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Lyon County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Russell County

Our profile page for Russell, Russell County   [Map]
Distance: About 807 miles [1,298.7 km] to the Northwest

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Kentucky

Greenup County

Our profile page for Russell, Greenup County   [Map]
Distance: About 602 miles [968.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Russell   [Map]
Distance: About 1,517 miles [2,441.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Massachusetts

Hampden County

Our profile page for Russell, Hampden County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,144 miles [1,841.1 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Alcona County

Our profile page for Russell, Alcona County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Alcona County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Delta County

Our profile page for Russell, Delta County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Delta County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Dickinson County

Our profile page for Russell, Dickinson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Dickinson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Isabella County

Our profile page for Russell, Isabella County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Isabella County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Minnesota

Lyon County

Our profile page for Russell, Lyon County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,007 miles [1,620.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Lauderdale County

Our profile page for Russell, Lauderdale County   [Map]
Distance: About 95 miles [152.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Missouri

Howard County

Our profile page for Russell, Howard County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Howard County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Laclede County

Our profile page for Russell, Laclede County   [Map]
Distance: About 523 miles [841.7 km] to the North Northwest

Shannon County

Our profile page for Russell, Shannon County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Shannon County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Montana

Chouteau County

Our profile page for Russell, Chouteau County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,677 miles [2,698.9 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Frontier County

Our profile page for Russell, Frontier County
This community is historic.
Although located in Frontier County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Russell   [Map]
Distance: About 1,640 miles [2,639.3 km] to the Northeast

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New Hampshire

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Russell, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,215 miles [1,955.4 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Saint Lawrence County

Our profile page for Russell, Saint Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,164 miles [1,873.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Russell
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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North Carolina

Rowan County

Our profile page for Russell, Rowan County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Rowan County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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North Dakota

Bottineau County

Our profile page for Russell, Bottineau County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,385 miles [2,228.9 km] to the North Northwest

LaMoure County

Our profile page for Russell, LaMoure County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in LaMoure County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Ohio

Highland County

Our profile page for Russell, Highland County   [Map]
Distance: About 618 miles [994.6 km] to the North Northeast

Morrow County

Our profile page for Russell, Morrow County   [Map]
Distance: About 719 miles [1,157.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Oklahoma

Craig County

Our profile page for Russell, Craig County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Craig County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Greer County

Our profile page for Russell, Greer County   [Map]
Distance: About 710 miles [1,142.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Russell   [Map]
Distance: About 1,200 miles [1,931.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Warren County

Our profile page for Russell, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 904 miles [1,454.8 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Oconee County

Our profile page for Russell, Oconee County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 395 miles [635.7 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Leon County

Our profile page for Russell, Leon County   [Map]
Distance: About 450 miles [724.2 km] to the West

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Virginia

Russell County

Our profile page for Russell, Russell County   [Map]
Distance: About 547 miles [880.3 km] to the Northeast

Suffolk City

Our profile page for Russell, Suffolk City   [Map]
Distance: About 771 miles [1,240.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington

Walla Walla County

Our profile page for Russell, Walla Walla County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,912 miles [3,077.1 km] to the Northwest

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Wisconsin

Trempealeau County

Our profile page for Russell, Trempealeau County   [Map]
Distance: About 939 miles [1,511.2 km] to the North

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Russell ...

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Bucks   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the East of Russell   [Map]
Celeste   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Deer Park   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Dwight   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Earlville   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Georgetown   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Gulfcrest   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Happy Hill   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Stage Coach Woods   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]

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. 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.

Thomas Cooper De Leon
  Author. He was born in Columbia (South Carolina) on Tueday May 21, 1839 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Thursday March 19, 1914 at an age of 74. He was buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Mobile County, Alabama) [Map].

Mobile [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Russell

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas Cooper De Leon<9>
 
John Lewis Dodge, Jr.
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Bolivar (Tennessee) on Monday June 19, 1916 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Monday June 19, 1916 at an age of 0. He was buried at Cave Hill Cemetery (Jefferson County, Kentucky) [Map].

Mobile [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Russell

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Lewis Dodge, Jr.
 
Harry Curtis 'Harry Love' Galbreath
  Professional football. He was born in Clarksville (Tennessee) on Friday January 1, 1965 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Tueday July 27, 2010 at an age of 45.

Mobile [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Russell

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Curtis 'Harry Love' Galbreath
 
Wilmer David 'Vinegar Bend' Mizell
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Vinegar Bend (Alabama) on Wednesday August 13, 1930 and died in Kerrville (Texas) on Sunday February 21, 1999 at an age of 68.

Vinegar Bend [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest of Russell

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wilmer David 'Vinegar Bend' Mizell
 
Theodore Roosevelt Radcliffe
  Negro League Baseball. He was born in Mobile (Alabama) on Monday July 7, 1902 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Thursday August 11, 2005 at an age of 103. He was buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois) [Map].

Mobile [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Russell

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Theodore Roosevelt Radcliffe
 
Augusta Jane Evans Wilson
  Author. She was born in Columbus (Georgia) on Friday May 8, 1835 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Sunday May 9, 1909 at an age of 74. She was buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Mobile County, Alabama) [Map].

Mobile [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Russell

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Augusta Jane Evans Wilson

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The official website for Mobile County: www.mobilecounty.org/

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Russell. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.0563, Longitude: -88.2320     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Russell have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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.

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<3>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 to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 314.34 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.719 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.335 degrees.

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<7>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 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.

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<8>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 Russell, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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.

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