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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 Rutledge Springs, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Rutledge Springs 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 Rutledge Springs:
    • 33.461219, -86.947493
    • 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 Rutledge Springs
  • 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 Rutledge Springs ...

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.

  • Bush [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bush
    • Bush [Jefferson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Rutledge Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bush have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bush
  • Cottage Hill [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottage Hill
    • Cottage Hill [Jefferson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Rutledge Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottage Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottage Hill
  • Crescent Heights [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crescent Heights
    • Crescent Heights [Jefferson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Rutledge Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crescent Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crescent Heights
  • Dolomite [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dolomite
    • Dolomite [Jefferson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Rutledge Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dolomite have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dolomite
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dolomite<3>
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    • Falls Junction [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falls Junction
      • Falls Junction [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Rutledge Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falls Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falls Junction
    • Garywood [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garywood
      • Garywood [Jefferson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Rutledge Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garywood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garywood
    • Glenview [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenview
      • Glenview [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Rutledge Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenview
    • Gordon Heights [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordon Heights
      • Gordon Heights [Jefferson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Rutledge Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gordon Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordon Heights
    • Green Acres [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Acres
      • Green Acres [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Rutledge Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Acres
    • Hillman [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillman
      • Hillman [Jefferson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Rutledge Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillman
    • Hillman Gardens [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillman Gardens
      • Hillman Gardens [Jefferson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Rutledge Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillman Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillman Gardens
    • Hillman Park [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillman Park
      • Hillman Park [Jefferson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Rutledge Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillman Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillman Park
    • Industrial City [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Industrial City
      • Industrial City [Jefferson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Rutledge Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Industrial City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Industrial City
    • Ivanhoe [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ivanhoe
      • Ivanhoe [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Rutledge Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ivanhoe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ivanhoe
    • Jones Valley [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones Valley
      • Jones Valley [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Rutledge Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jones Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Valley
    • Martins [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martins
      • Martins [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Rutledge Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martins have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martins
    • Park Courts [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park Courts
      • Park Courts [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Rutledge Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park Courts have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park Courts
    • Pauls Hill [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pauls Hill
      • Pauls Hill [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Rutledge Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pauls Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pauls Hill
    • Pleasant Grove [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Grove
      • Pleasant Grove [Jefferson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Rutledge Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,604 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pleasant Grove<3>
    • Vineland Park [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vineland Park
      • Vineland Park [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Rutledge Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vineland Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vineland Park
    • Walnut Grove [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Grove
      • Walnut Grove [Jefferson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Rutledge Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Grove

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 Rutledge Springs. 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 ...
    • Mary Anderson     (Actress)
    • Inez McConico Andrews     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday April 14, 1929 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Wednesday December 19, 2012 at the age of 83. She is buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Birmingham is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast of Rutledge Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Inez McConico Andrews<4>
    • Mary Badham     (Oscar nominated actress)
      • Oscar nominated actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Tueday October 7, 1952
      • Birmingham is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast of Rutledge Springs.
    • Daniel Robert 'Dan' Bankhead     (Major League Baseball)
    • Frances Westerman Bergen     (Actress)
    • Neil Bonnett     (Race car driver)
      • Race car driver. He was born in Hueytown (Alabama) on Tueday July 30, 1946 and died in Daytona Beach (Florida) on Friday February 11, 1994 at the age of 47. He is buried at Forest Grove Memorial Gardens (Jefferson County, Alabama).
      • Hueytown is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest of Rutledge Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Neil Bonnett<4>
    • Lyman Wesley Bostock, Jr.     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday November 22, 1950 and died in Gary (Indiana) on Saturday September 23, 1978 at the age of 27. He is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Birmingham is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast of Rutledge Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lyman Wesley Bostock, Jr.<4>
    • Robert Randall 'Bobby' Bragan     (Major League Baseball)
    • Nell Carter     (Singer, actress)
      • Singer, actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Monday September 13, 1948 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Thursday January 23, 2003 at the age of 54. She is buried at Hillside Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Birmingham is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast of Rutledge Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nell Carter<4>
    • William Joseph 'Bill' Cartridge     (Actor)
    • William Benjamin 'Ben' Chapman     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday December 25, 1908 and died in Hoover (Alabama) on Wednesday July 7, 1993 at the age of 84. He is buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama).
      • Hoover is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of Rutledge Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Benjamin 'Ben' Chapman<4>
    • Joseph John Domnanovich     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in South Bend (Indiana) on Tueday March 18, 1919 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Tueday January 20, 2009 at the age of 89. He is buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama).
      • Birmingham is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast of Rutledge Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph John Domnanovich<4>
    • Dee Edwards     (Singer)
      • Singer. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Tueday June 19, 1945 and died in Detroit (Michigan) on Wednesday January 25, 2006 at the age of 60. She is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Wayne County, Michigan).
      • Birmingham is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast of Rutledge Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dee Edwards<4>

How Far From Rutledge Springs to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Rutledge Springs to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Birmingham, which is the Seat of Jefferson County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Rutledge Springs to Birmingham, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 83 miles [133.6 km] to the south southeast (SSE). 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 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 667 miles [1,073.4 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,560 miles [10,557.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,269 miles [11,698.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,145 miles [8,280.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rutledge Springs) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rutledge Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4612, Longitude: -86.9475       In this case, the coordinates for Rutledge Springs 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>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 Rutledge Springs 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 313.76 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.376 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.367 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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