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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Robinson Springs 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 Robinson Springs 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 Springs to:

  • Wetumpka [Map], which is the Seat of Elmore County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Robinson Springs to Wetumpka, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). The buggy would take nearly four hours and walking would take five to six hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 683 miles [1,099.2 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 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,581 miles [10,591.1 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 7,285 miles [11,724.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,163 miles [8,309 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Robinson Springs ...

While the name Robinson Springs is unique within Alabama, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alabama

Mississippi

Madison County

Our profile page for Robinson Springs, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 224 miles [360.5 km] to the West

Curious and Interesting Names Near Robinson Springs ...

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.

Cold Springs   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North of Robinson Springs   [Map]
Five Points   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Flatwood   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Great Oaks   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Hunting Ridge   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Kingswood   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Live Oaks   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Open Acres   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Overlook   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pine Level   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Prattville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Prattville Junction   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rose Hill   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Scenic Hills   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Stoney Point   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Willowbrook   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [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 Springs. 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of Robinson Springs

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Anderson<7>

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Robinson Springs. 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' distance starting in Robinson Springs. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Robinson Springs) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Robinson Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5118, Longitude: -86.3766     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Robinson Springs 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 Springs 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 313.357 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.78 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.34 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 Springs.