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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 Rutan, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Rutan 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 Rutan:
    • 31.439610, -88.189453
    • 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 Rutan
  • 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 Rutan ...

We have found two communities that share the name Rutan.

Within Alabama, the name Rutan is unique.

Beyond Alabama, we know of another two communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these two communities, one is located in the United States and the other in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Pennsylvania
      • Greene County
      • This Rutan is located in Greene County and lies 730 miles [1,174.8 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Rutan that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rutan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greene County community of Rutan.
    • Saskatchewan
      • This Rutan lies 1,675 miles [2,695.7 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Rutan that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rutan

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rutan ...

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.

  • Ballfield Landing [Clarke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ballfield Landing
    • Ballfield Landing [Clarke County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Rutan
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ballfield Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ballfield Landing
  • Carpenter [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carpenter
    • Carpenter [Washington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Rutan
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carpenter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carpenter
  • Carson [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carson
    • Carson [Washington County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Rutan
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carson
  • Four Point [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Four Point
    • Four Point [Washington County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Rutan
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Four Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Four Point
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    • Frankville [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frankville
      • Frankville [Washington County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Rutan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frankville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frankville
    • Fruitdale [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fruitdale
      • Fruitdale [Washington County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Rutan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fruitdale
    • German Ford [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for German Ford
      • German Ford [Washington County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Rutan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for German Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on German Ford
    • Jordan [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jordan
      • Jordan [Washington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Rutan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jordan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jordan
    • Leroy [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leroy
      • Leroy [Washington County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Rutan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leroy
    • Oil Well Landing [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oil Well Landing
      • Oil Well Landing [Washington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Rutan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oil Well Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oil Well Landing
    • Seaboard [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seaboard
      • Seaboard [Washington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Rutan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seaboard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seaboard
    • Sunflower [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunflower
      • Sunflower [Washington County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Rutan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunflower
    • Uniform [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Uniform
      • Uniform [Washington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Rutan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Uniform have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Uniform
    • Yellow Pine [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yellow Pine
      • Yellow Pine [Washington County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Rutan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yellow Pine

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 Rutan. 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 ...
    • Wilmer David 'Vinegar Bend' Mizell     (Major League Baseball)
      • 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 the age of 68.
      • Vinegar Bend is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest of Rutan.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wilmer David 'Vinegar Bend' Mizell<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Chatom, which is the Seat of Washington County and lies just to the West Northwest.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 128 miles [206 km]<1> to the east northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Rutan to Montgomery, with an average speed<4>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 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 812 miles [1,306.8 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 47 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,709 miles [10,797.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,414 miles [11,931.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,291 miles [8,515 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Washington County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Washington County: www.washingtoncountyalgov.com

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Rutan) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rutan. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4396, Longitude: -88.1895       In this case, the coordinates for Rutan have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Rutan to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 314.349 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.782 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.251 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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