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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Tuscaloosa [Map], which is the Seat of Tuscaloosa County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Romulus to Tuscaloosa, 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 four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 102 miles [164.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 717 miles [1,153.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving 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 6,609 miles [10,636.2 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 7,319 miles [11,778.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,195 miles [8,360.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Romulus ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Romulus.

While the name Romulus is unique within Alabama, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Michigan

Wayne County

Our profile page for Romulus, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 670 miles [1,078.3 km] to the North Northeast

New York

Seneca County

Our profile page for Romulus, Seneca County   [Map]
Distance: About 889 miles [1,430.7 km] to the Northeast

Oklahoma

Pottawatomie County

Our profile page for Romulus, Pottawatomie County   [Map]
Distance: About 541 miles [870.7 km] to the West Northwest

Wisconsin

Lincoln County

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

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The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.al.us/

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Romulus. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1476, Longitude: -87.7520     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Romulus 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 Romulus 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 314.225 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.871 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.755 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Romulus.



 
 
 

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