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Roebuck, Alabama
(Shelby County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Columbiana [Map], which is the Seat of Shelby County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Roebuck to Columbiana, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 73 miles [117.5 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 [Map]) is 671 miles [1,079.9 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 6,566 miles [10,567 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 7,274 miles [11,706.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,150 miles [8,288.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Roebuck ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Roebuck.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Roebuck. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 5 communities in the United States and Canada - with 5 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Mississippi

Leflore County

Our profile page for Roebuck, Leflore County   [Map]
Distance: About 194 miles [312.2 km] to the West

New Mexico

Roosevelt County

Our profile page for Roebuck, Roosevelt County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Roosevelt County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Ontario

Our profile page for Roebuck   [Map]
Distance: About 997 miles [1,604.5 km] to the North Northeast

South Carolina

Spartanburg County

Our profile page for Roebuck, Spartanburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 301 miles [484.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Virginia

Washington County

Our profile page for Roebuck, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 361 miles [581 km] to the Northeast

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

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' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Roebuck. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Roebuck) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Roebuck. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2773, Longitude: -86.8725     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Roebuck 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 Roebuck 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 313.703 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.285 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.376 degrees.

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<7>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Roebuck, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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