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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 Ryan Crossroads, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Ryan Crossroads 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 Ryan Crossroads:
    • 34.344200, -86.610614
    • 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 Ryan Crossroads
  • 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 Ryan Crossroads ...

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.

  • Apple Grove [Morgan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apple Grove
    • Apple Grove [Morgan County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Ryan Crossroads
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Apple Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apple Grove
  • County Line [Cullman County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for County Line
    • County Line [Cullman County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Ryan Crossroads
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for County Line have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on County Line
  • Egypt [Marshall County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Egypt
    • Egypt [Marshall County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Ryan Crossroads
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Egypt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Egypt
  • Hog Jaw [Marshall County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hog Jaw
    • Hog Jaw [Marshall County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Ryan Crossroads
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hog Jaw
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    • Joppa [Cullman County]
    • May Apple [Marshall County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for May Apple
      • May Apple [Marshall County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Ryan Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for May Apple have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Oleander [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oleander
      • Oleander [Marshall County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Ryan Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oleander have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oleander
    • Peach Grove [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peach Grove
      • Peach Grove [Morgan County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Ryan Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peach Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peach Grove
    • Rice [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rice
      • Rice [Marshall County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Ryan Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rice have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rice
    • Union Hill [Cullman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Hill
      • Union Hill [Cullman County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Ryan Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Hill

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 Ryan Crossroads. 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Ryan Crossroads.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tallulah Bankhead<4>
    • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Ryan Crossroads.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Anne Bradshaw Clopton<4>
    • 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 23 miles [37 km] to the north of Ryan Crossroads.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Norman Glen 'Norm' Ezell<4>
    • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Ryan Crossroads.
      • Huntsville is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Ryan Crossroads.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Mincher<4>
    • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Ryan Crossroads.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Neighbors<4>
    • Jesse Owens     (Olympic Gold Medalist, civil rights activist)
      • Olympic Gold Medalist, civil rights activist. He was born in Danville (Alabama) on Friday September 12, 1913 and died in Tucson (Arizona) on Saturday May 31, 1980 at the age of 66. He is buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Danville is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Ryan Crossroads.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jesse Owens<4>
    • 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Ryan Crossroads.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Truett Banks 'Rip' Sewell<4>
    • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Ryan Crossroads.
      • Huntsville is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Ryan Crossroads.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Rhett Townes<4>
    • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Ryan Crossroads.
      • Huntsville is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Ryan Crossroads.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Maria Howard Weeden<4>
    • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Ryan Crossroads.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jessup Joseph Whitehead<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Decatur, which is the Seat of Morgan County and lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Ryan Crossroads to Decatur, with an average speed<5> 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, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 136 miles [218.9 km] to the south (S). 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 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 616 miles [991.4 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<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,504 miles [10,467.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,216 miles [11,613 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,091 miles [8,193.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Morgan County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Morgan County: www.co.morgan.al.us/

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- Ryan Crossroads) 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 Ryan Crossroads. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ryan Crossroads

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ryan Crossroads. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3442, Longitude: -86.6106    
<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 Ryan Crossroads 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 313.608 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.323 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.039 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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