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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Roosevelt to Birmingham, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 84 miles [135.2 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 667 miles [1,073.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,561 miles [10,558.9 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 7,269 miles [11,698.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,146 miles [8,281.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Roosevelt ...

We have found 29 communities that share the name Roosevelt.

While the name Roosevelt is unique within Alabama, we know of another 29 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arizona

Gila County

Our profile page for Roosevelt, Gila County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,389 miles [2,235.4 km] to the West

Arkansas

White County

Our profile page for Roosevelt, White County   [Map]
Distance: About 305 miles [490.8 km] to the West Northwest

California

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Roosevelt, Los Angeles County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,796 miles [2,890.4 km] to the West

Georgia

Gilmer County

Our profile page for Roosevelt, Gilmer County   [Map]
Distance: About 161 miles [259.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Idaho

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

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Iowa

Pottawattamie County

Our profile page for Roosevelt, Pottawattamie County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Pottawattamie County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kansas

Graham County

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

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Kentucky

Breathitt County

Our profile page for Roosevelt, Breathitt County   [Map]
Distance: About 339 miles [545.6 km] to the Northeast

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Louisiana

East Carroll Parish

Our profile page for Roosevelt, East Carroll Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 253 miles [407.2 km] to the West Southwest

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Michigan

Saginaw County

Our profile page for Roosevelt, Saginaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 700 miles [1,126.5 km] to the North

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Minnesota

Roseau County

Our profile page for Roosevelt, Roseau County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,141 miles [1,836.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Missouri

Douglas County

Our profile page for Roosevelt, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 375 miles [603.5 km] to the Northwest

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Montana

Valley County

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

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New Jersey

Middlesex County

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

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New Mexico

Quay County

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

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New York

Nassau County

Our profile page for Roosevelt, Nassau County   [Map]
Distance: About 887 miles [1,427.5 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Montgomery County

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

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Oklahoma

Kiowa County

Our profile page for Roosevelt, Kiowa County   [Map]
Distance: About 697 miles [1,121.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Tennessee

Campbell County

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

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Texas

Kimble County

Our profile page for Roosevelt, Kimble County   [Map]
Distance: About 794 miles [1,277.8 km] to the West

Lubbock County

Our profile page for Roosevelt, Lubbock County   [Map]
Distance: About 848 miles [1,364.7 km] to the West

San Patricio County

Our profile page for Roosevelt, San Patricio County   [Map]
Distance: About 726 miles [1,168.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Utah

Duchesne County

Our profile page for Roosevelt, Duchesne County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,354 miles [2,179.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Washington

King County

Our profile page for Roosevelt, King County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,075 miles [3,339.4 km] to the Northwest

Klickitat County

Our profile page for Roosevelt, Klickitat County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,945 miles [3,130.2 km] to the Northwest

Snohomish County

Our profile page for Roosevelt, Snohomish County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,066 miles [3,324.9 km] to the Northwest

Whatcom County

Our profile page for Roosevelt, Whatcom County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,102 miles [3,382.8 km] to the Northwest

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Wisconsin

Oneida County

Our profile page for Roosevelt, Oneida County   [Map]
Distance: About 853 miles [1,372.8 km] to the North

Shawano County

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

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Roosevelt. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4396, Longitude: -86.9330     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Roosevelt 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 Roosevelt 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 313.75 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.362 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.366 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 Roosevelt, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Roosevelt.



 
 
 

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