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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Columbiana [Map], which is the Seat of Shelby County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Roberta to Columbiana, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 60 miles [96.6 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 676 miles [1,087.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,572 miles [10,576.6 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 7,279 miles [11,714.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,156 miles [8,297.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Roberta ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Roberta.

While the name Roberta is unique within Alabama, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


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Colorado

Otero County

Our profile page for Roberta, Otero County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,004 miles [1,615.8 km] to the West Northwest

Georgia

Crawford County

Our profile page for Roberta, Crawford County   [Map]
Distance: About 164 miles [263.9 km] to the East

Kentucky

Meade County

Our profile page for Roberta, Meade County   [Map]
Distance: About 346 miles [556.8 km] to the North

Nova Scotia

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Distance: About 1,624 miles [2,613.6 km] to the Northeast

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Oklahoma

Bryan County

Our profile page for Roberta, Bryan County   [Map]
Distance: About 549 miles [883.5 km] to the West

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Tennessee

Scott County

Our profile page for Roberta, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 270 miles [434.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Virginia

Franklin County

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

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The official website for Shelby County: www.shelbycountyalabama.com/

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Roberta. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0960, Longitude: -86.8069     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Roberta 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 Roberta 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 the angle) to Jerusalem is 313.652 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.201 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.388 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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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