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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Bay Minette [Map], which is the Seat of Baldwin County, lies 23 miles [37 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Robertsdale to Bay Minette, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 150 miles [241.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 834 miles [1,342.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 48 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,731 miles [10,832.5 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 7,431 miles [11,959 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,310 miles [8,545.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Robertsdale ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Robertsdale.

While the name Robertsdale is unique within Alabama, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alabama

Indiana

Lake County

Our profile page for Robertsdale, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 768 miles [1,236 km] to the North

Pennsylvania

Huntingdon County

Our profile page for Robertsdale, Huntingdon County   [Map]
Distance: About 855 miles [1,376 km] to the Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Robertsdale ...

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Clay City   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest of Robertsdale   [Map]
Fobbs Ferry   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Houstonville   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Lees Ferry   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Magnolia Springs   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]
River Park   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Seacliff   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Silverhill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Steelwood   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Summerdale   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Turkey Branch   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Yelling Settlement   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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 Robertsdale. 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.

John Lewis Dodge, Jr.
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Bolivar (Tennessee) on Monday June 19, 1916 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Monday June 19, 1916 at an age of 0. He was buried at Cave Hill Cemetery (Jefferson County, Kentucky) [Map].

Mobile [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest of Robertsdale

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Lewis Dodge, Jr.<7>
 
Harry Curtis 'Harry Love' Galbreath
  Professional football. He was born in Clarksville (Tennessee) on Friday January 1, 1965 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Tueday July 27, 2010 at an age of 45.

Mobile [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest of Robertsdale

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Curtis 'Harry Love' Galbreath
 
Theodore Roosevelt Radcliffe
  Negro League Baseball. He was born in Mobile (Alabama) on Monday July 7, 1902 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Thursday August 11, 2005 at an age of 103. He was buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois) [Map].

Mobile [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest of Robertsdale

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Theodore Roosevelt Radcliffe

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Baldwin County: www.co.baldwin.al.us/

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



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Robertsdale. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Robertsdale) 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 Robertsdale. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Robertsdale

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Robertsdale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.5533, Longitude: -87.7059     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Robertsdale 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 Robertsdale 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 angle) to Jerusalem is 313.981 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.234 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.223 degrees.

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<7>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.

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