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Rover, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Dadeville [Map], which is the Seat of Tallapoosa County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Rover to Dadeville, 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 36 miles [57.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 651 miles [1,047.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,549 miles [10,539.6 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 7,253 miles [11,672.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,131 miles [8,257.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Rover ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Rover.

While the name Rover is unique within Alabama, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Yell County

Our profile page for Rover, Yell County   [Map]
Distance: About 452 miles [727.4 km] to the West Northwest

Georgia

Spalding County

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Distance: About 97 miles [156.1 km] to the East Northeast

Idaho

Benewah County

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Distance: About 1,883 miles [3,030.4 km] to the Northwest

Maryland

Howard County

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This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 670 miles [1,078.3 km] to the Northeast

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Missouri

Oregon County

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Distance: About 421 miles [677.5 km] to the Northwest

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North Carolina

Beaufort County

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Distance: About 541 miles [870.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Bedford County

Our profile page for Rover, Bedford County   [Map]
Distance: About 202 miles [325.1 km] to the North

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West Virginia

Wirt County

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Distance: About 497 miles [799.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rover. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7954, Longitude: -85.9383     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rover 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 Rover 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 313.117 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.541 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.109 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 Rover, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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