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Roxana, Alabama
(Montgomery County)

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

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

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

  • Montgomery [Map], which is the Seat of Montgomery County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Roxana to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N). The buggy would take nearly four hours and walking would take five to six hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 695 miles [1,118.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,592 miles [10,608.8 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 7,294 miles [11,738.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,173 miles [8,325.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Roxana ...

We have found 10 communities that share the name Roxana.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Roxana. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 8 communities in the United States - with 10 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

Chambers County

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

Lee County

Our profile page for Roxana, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 49 miles [78.9 km] to the Northeast

Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Sussex County

Our profile page for Roxana, Sussex County   [Map]
Distance: About 761 miles [1,224.7 km] to the Northeast


Paulding County

Our profile page for Roxana, Paulding County   [Map]
Distance: About 152 miles [244.6 km] to the North Northeast


Madison County

Our profile page for Roxana, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 505 miles [812.7 km] to the North Northwest


Letcher County

Our profile page for Roxana, Letcher County   [Map]
Distance: About 389 miles [626 km] to the North Northeast

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Rapides Parish

Our profile page for Roxana, Rapides Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 359 miles [577.8 km] to the West

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Eaton County

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

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Randolph County

Our profile page for Roxana, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 443 miles [712.9 km] to the Northeast

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Logan County

Our profile page for Roxana, Logan County   [Map]
Distance: About 704 miles [1,133 km] to the West Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Roxana. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1832, Longitude: -86.2716     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Roxana 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 Roxana 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 313.273 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.636 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.367 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 Roxana.


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