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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Roba, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Roba and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Roba:
    • 32.244036, -85.594115
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Roba
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Curious and Interesting Names Near Roba ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Boromville [Macon County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boromville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boromville
    • Boromville [Macon County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Roba
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boromville
  • Cotton Valley [Macon County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cotton Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cotton Valley
    • Cotton Valley [Macon County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Roba
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cotton Valley
  • Creek Stand [Macon County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creek Stand have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creek Stand
    • Creek Stand [Macon County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Roba
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creek Stand
  • Downs [Macon County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Downs have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Downs
    • Downs [Macon County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the west of Roba
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Downs
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Hurtsboro [Russell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurtsboro
      • Hurtsboro [Russell County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east of Roba
      • Estimated population in 2019: 589 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurtsboro
    • Peachburg [Bullock County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peachburg have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peachburg
      • Peachburg [Bullock County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Roba
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peachburg
    • Three Notch [Bullock County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Three Notch have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Three Notch
      • Three Notch [Bullock County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of Roba
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Three Notch
    • Union Springs [Bullock County]
    • Warriorstand [Macon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warriorstand have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warriorstand
      • Warriorstand [Macon County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Roba
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warriorstand

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Roba. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • George Washington Carver     (Scientist, inventor)
      • Scientist, inventor. He was born in Diamond (Missouri) on Tueday July 12, 1864 and died in Tuskegee (Alabama) on Tueday January 5, 1943 at the age of 78.
      • Tuskegee is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest of Roba.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Washington Carver<4>
    • Eddie James Kendrick     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Union Springs (Alabama) on Monday October 5, 1992 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Monday October 5, 1992 at the age of 0. He is buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama).
      • Union Springs is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest of Roba.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eddie James Kendrick<4>
    • Rosa Parks     (Social activist)
      • Social activist. She was born in Tuskegee (Alabama) on Tueday February 4, 1913 and died in Detroit (Michigan) on Monday October 24, 2005 at the age of 92. She is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Wayne County, Michigan).
      • Tuskegee is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest of Roba.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rosa Parks<4>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Roba and extending to:

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    • Tuskegee, which is the Seat of Macon County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the north northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Roba to Tuskegee, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 42 miles [67.6 km] to the west northwest (WNW). 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 about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 664 miles [1,068.6 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<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,561 miles [10,558.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,261 miles [11,685.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,140 miles [8,272 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Roba) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Roba. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2440, Longitude: -85.5941       In this case, the coordinates for Roba have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>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.
<6>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 Roba to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 312.88 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.19 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.095 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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