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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 Robbins Crossroads, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Robbins Crossroads and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • 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 Robbins Crossroads:
    • 33.734708, -86.994951
    • 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 Robbins Crossroads
  • 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 Robbins Crossroads ...

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.

  • Bryan [Walker County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bryan
    • Bryan [Walker County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Robbins Crossroads
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bryan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bryan
  • Corner [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corner
    • Corner [Jefferson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Robbins Crossroads
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corner
  • Creel [Walker County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creel
    • Creel [Walker County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Robbins Crossroads
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creel
  • Empire [Walker County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Empire
    • Empire [Walker County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Robbins Crossroads
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Empire
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    • Flat Top [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flat Top
      • Flat Top [Jefferson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Robbins Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flat Top have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flat Top
    • Graysville [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graysville
      • Graysville [Jefferson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Robbins Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graysville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,092 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graysville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Graysville<3>
    • Hull [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hull
      • Hull [Walker County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Robbins Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hull have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hull
    • Jet [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jet
      • Jet [Jefferson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Robbins Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jet have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jet
    • Littleton [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littleton
      • Littleton [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Robbins Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Littleton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Littleton
    • Littleton Ferry [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littleton Ferry
      • Littleton Ferry [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Robbins Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Littleton Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Littleton Ferry
    • Media [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Media
      • Media [Jefferson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Robbins Crossroads
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Media
    • Partridge Crossroads [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Partridge Crossroads
      • Partridge Crossroads [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Robbins Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Partridge Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Partridge Crossroads
    • Petes Crossroads [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petes Crossroads
      • Petes Crossroads [Jefferson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Robbins Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Petes Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petes Crossroads
    • Short Ferry [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Short Ferry
      • Short Ferry [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Robbins Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Short Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Short Ferry
    • Snowtown [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snowtown
      • Snowtown [Jefferson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Robbins Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snowtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snowtown
    • Vulcan [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vulcan
      • Vulcan [Jefferson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Robbins Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vulcan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vulcan

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 Robbins Crossroads. 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.

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    • Mary Anderson     (Actress)
    • Inez McConico Andrews     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday April 14, 1929 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Wednesday December 19, 2012 at the age of 83. She is buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Birmingham is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Robbins Crossroads.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Inez McConico Andrews<4>
    • Mary Badham     (Oscar nominated actress)
      • Oscar nominated actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Tueday October 7, 1952
      • Birmingham is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Robbins Crossroads.
    • Daniel Robert 'Dan' Bankhead     (Major League Baseball)
    • Frances Westerman Bergen     (Actress)
    • Neil Bonnett     (Race car driver)
      • Race car driver. He was born in Hueytown (Alabama) on Tueday July 30, 1946 and died in Daytona Beach (Florida) on Friday February 11, 1994 at the age of 47. He is buried at Forest Grove Memorial Gardens (Jefferson County, Alabama).
      • Hueytown is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the south of Robbins Crossroads.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Neil Bonnett<4>
    • Lyman Wesley Bostock, Jr.     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday November 22, 1950 and died in Gary (Indiana) on Saturday September 23, 1978 at the age of 27. He is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Birmingham is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Robbins Crossroads.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lyman Wesley Bostock, Jr.<4>
    • Robert Randall 'Bobby' Bragan     (Major League Baseball)
    • Nell Carter     (Singer, actress)
      • Singer, actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Monday September 13, 1948 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Thursday January 23, 2003 at the age of 54. She is buried at Hillside Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Birmingham is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Robbins Crossroads.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nell Carter<4>
    • William Joseph 'Bill' Cartridge     (Actor)
    • William Benjamin 'Ben' Chapman     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday December 25, 1908 and died in Hoover (Alabama) on Wednesday July 7, 1993 at the age of 84. He is buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama).
      • Hoover is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Robbins Crossroads.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Benjamin 'Ben' Chapman<4>
    • Joseph John Domnanovich     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in South Bend (Indiana) on Tueday March 18, 1919 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Tueday January 20, 2009 at the age of 89. He is buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama).
      • Birmingham is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Robbins Crossroads.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph John Domnanovich<4>
    • Dee Edwards     (Singer)
      • Singer. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Tueday June 19, 1945 and died in Detroit (Michigan) on Wednesday January 25, 2006 at the age of 60. She is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Wayne County, Michigan).
      • Birmingham is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Robbins Crossroads.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dee Edwards<4>

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

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

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    • Birmingham, which is the Seat of Jefferson County and lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Robbins Crossroads to Birmingham, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 101 miles [162.5 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 three full days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 658 miles [1,058.9 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 6,549 miles [10,539.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,259 miles [11,682.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,135 miles [8,264 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 Robbins Crossroads. 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: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Robbins Crossroads. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Robbins Crossroads

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Robbins Crossroads. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7347, Longitude: -86.9950    
<2>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.
<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 Robbins Crossroads 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 313.806 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.467 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.328 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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