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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Robinson Ferry to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Robinson Ferry to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Wetumpka [Map], which is the Seat of Elmore County, lies 23 miles [37 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Robinson Ferry to Wetumpka, 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 35 miles [56.3 km] to the Southwest (SW). 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 most of 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 7,252 miles [11,671 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,130 miles [8,255.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Robinson Ferry ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Robinson Ferry.

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


Communities Outside of Alabama

Arkansas

Saint Francis County

Our profile page for Robinson Ferry, Saint Francis County   [Map]
Distance: About 309 miles [497.3 km] to the West Northwest

Tennessee

Cocke County

Our profile page for Robinson Ferry, Cocke County   [Map]
Distance: About 274 miles [441 km] to the North Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Robinson Ferry ...

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.

Cherokee Bluffs   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South of Robinson Ferry   [Map]
Double Bridges Ferry   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Erie (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Island Home   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Our Town   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Piney Point   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Red Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
River Bend (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Rover   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Still Waters   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Union   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Walnut Hill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [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 Robinson Ferry. 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.

James Anderson
  Actor. He was born in Wetumpka (Alabama) on Wednesday July 13, 1921 and died in Billings (Montana) on Sunday September 14, 1969 at an age of 48. He was buried at Valhalla Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Wetumpka [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southwest of Robinson Ferry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Anderson<7>
 
George Washington Carver
  Scientist, inventor. He was born in Diamond (Missouri) on Tueday July 12, 1864 and died in Tuskegee (Alabama) on Tueday January 5, 1943 at an age of 78.

Tuskegee [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Robinson Ferry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Washington Carver

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Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

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About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Elmore County: www.elmoreco.org/

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 Robinson Ferry. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Robinson Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Robinson Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7535, Longitude: -85.8914     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Robinson Ferry 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 Robinson Ferry 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 313.086 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.50 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.10 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Robinson Ferry.



 
 
 

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