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Rosemary, Alabama
(Hale County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Greensboro [Map], which is the Seat of Hale County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 78 miles [125.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Rosemary to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 730 miles [1,174.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,625 miles [10,661.9 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 7,333 miles [11,801.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,210 miles [8,384.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Rosemary ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Rosemary.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Rosemary. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 7 communities in the United States and Canada - with 8 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama

Other Communities Located In Alabama

Cleburne County

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

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Rosemary, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 80 miles [128.7 km] to the East Southeast

Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Our profile page for Rosemary   [Map]
Distance: About 1,761 miles [2,834.1 km] to the Northwest


Santa Barbara County

Our profile page for Rosemary, Santa Barbara County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,881 miles [3,027.2 km] to the West Northwest


York County

Our profile page for Rosemary, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,163 miles [1,871.7 km] to the Northeast


Hinds County

Our profile page for Rosemary, Hinds County   [Map]
Distance: About 161 miles [259.1 km] to the West Southwest

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North Carolina

Halifax County

Our profile page for Rosemary, Halifax County   [Map]
Distance: About 620 miles [997.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Belmont County

Our profile page for Rosemary, Belmont County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Belmont County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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South Carolina

Barnwell County

Our profile page for Rosemary, Barnwell County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 369 miles [593.8 km] to the East

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rosemary. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6479, Longitude: -87.5750     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rosemary 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 Rosemary 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 314.081 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.636 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.783 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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<8>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 Rosemary, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Rosemary.


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