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Rutledge, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Luverne [Map], which is the Seat of Crenshaw County, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 44 miles [70.8 km] to the North (N). If you could walk a straight line from Rutledge to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 718 miles [1,155.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,615 miles [10,645.8 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 7,315 miles [11,772.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,194 miles [8,358.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Rutledge ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Rutledge.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Rutledge. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 13 communities in the United States - with 14 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Alabama

Communities outside of Alabama

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Alachua County

Our profile page for Rutledge, Alachua County   [Map]
Distance: About 271 miles [436.1 km] to the East Southeast

Orange County

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


Morgan County

Our profile page for Rutledge, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 203 miles [326.7 km] to the Northeast


Wapello County

Our profile page for Rutledge, Wapello County   [Map]
Distance: About 727 miles [1,170 km] to the North Northwest

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Harford County

Our profile page for Rutledge, Harford County   [Map]
Distance: About 770 miles [1,239.2 km] to the Northeast

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Pine County

Our profile page for Rutledge, Pine County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,061 miles [1,707.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Knox County

Our profile page for Rutledge, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 674 miles [1,084.7 km] to the North Northwest

McDonald County

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

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Sherman County

Our profile page for Rutledge, Sherman County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,057 miles [3,310.4 km] to the Northwest

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Delaware County

Our profile page for Rutledge, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 832 miles [1,339 km] to the Northeast

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Grainger County

Our profile page for Rutledge, Grainger County   [Map]
Distance: About 352 miles [566.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Kanawha County

Our profile page for Rutledge, Kanawha County   [Map]
Distance: About 530 miles [853 km] to the North Northeast

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Grant County

Our profile page for Rutledge, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 783 miles [1,260.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Rutledge ...

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.

Cherokee Village   -   Less than 2 miles to the West of Rutledge   [Map]
Fullers Crossroads   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Hallsville   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Ivy Creek   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Live Oak   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Merrill Mill   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Moodys Crossroads   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Peacock (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Robinson Crossroads   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Social Town   -   7 miles [11.3 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 Rutledge. 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.

Oscar Gamble
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Ramer (Alabama) on Tueday December 20, 1949 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday January 31, 2018 at an age of 68.

Ramer [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the north of Rutledge

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Gamble<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Rutledge. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rutledge) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rutledge. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rutledge

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rutledge. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7346, Longitude: -86.3060     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rutledge 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 Rutledge 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 313.261 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.561 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.471 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 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 Rutledge 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>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:

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