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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 Robinwood, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Robinwood 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 Robinwood:
    • 33.615103, -86.748879
    • 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 Robinwood
  • 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

Communities Also Named Robinwood ...

We have found fourteen communities that share the name Robinwood.

There is one other community in Alabama which is also named Robinwood.

Beyond Alabama, we know of another thirteen communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Located In Alabama ...
    • Mobile County
      • This Robinwood is located in Mobile County and lies 225 miles [362.1 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Robinwood that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robinwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mobile County community of Robinwood.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Pulaski County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Robinwood [Pulaski County].
    • Illinois
      • Johnson County
      • This Robinwood is located in Johnson County and lies 299 miles [481.2 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Robinwood that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robinwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Johnson County community of Robinwood.
    • Indiana
      • Vigo County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Robinwood [Vigo County].
    • Louisiana
      • Tangipahoa Parish
      • This Robinwood is located in Tangipahoa Parish and lies 308 miles [495.7 km]<1> to the southwest of the Robinwood that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robinwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tangipahoa Parish community of Robinwood.
    • Maryland
      • Anne Arundel County
      • This Robinwood is located in Anne Arundel County and lies 677 miles [1,089.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Robinwood that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robinwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Anne Arundel County community of Robinwood.
      • Washington County
      • This Robinwood is located in Washington County and lies 652 miles [1,049.3 km] to the northeast of the Robinwood that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robinwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Robinwood.
    • Mississippi
      • Lawrence County
      • This Robinwood is located in Lawrence County and lies 243 miles [391.1 km]<1> to the southwest of the Robinwood that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robinwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lawrence County community of Robinwood.
    • New York
      • Hamilton County
      • This Robinwood is located in Hamilton County and lies 965 miles [1,553 km]<1> to the northeast of the Robinwood that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robinwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamilton County community of Robinwood.
    • Oregon
      • Clackamas County
      • This Robinwood is located in Clackamas County and lies 2,056 miles [3,308.8 km]<1> to the northwest of the Robinwood that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robinwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clackamas County community of Robinwood.
    • Utah
      • Davis County
      • This Robinwood is located in Davis County and lies 1,471 miles [2,367.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Robinwood that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robinwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Davis County community of Robinwood.
    • Virginia
      • Chesterfield County
      • This Robinwood is located in Chesterfield County and lies 580 miles [933.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Robinwood that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robinwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chesterfield County community of Robinwood.
      • Danville City
      • This Robinwood is located in Danville City and lies 464 miles [746.7 km] to the east northeast of the Robinwood that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robinwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Danville City community of Robinwood.
      • Henrico County
      • This Robinwood is located in Henrico County and lies 591 miles [951.1 km] to the east northeast of the Robinwood that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robinwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henrico County community of Robinwood.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Robinwood ...

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.

  • Airport Highlands [Jefferson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Airport Highlands have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Airport Highlands
    • Airport Highlands [Jefferson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Robinwood
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Airport Highlands
  • Center Point [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Center Point
    • Center Point [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Robinwood
    • Estimated population in 2015: 16,655 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center Point
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Center Point<4>
  • Danville [Jefferson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Danville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danville
    • Danville [Jefferson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Robinwood
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danville
  • Gardendale [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gardendale
    • Gardendale [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Robinwood
    • Estimated population in 2019: 14,177 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gardendale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gardendale<4>
  • Continue List   (11 more) ...
    • Gate City [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gate City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gate City
      • Gate City [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Robinwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gate City
    • Kingsway Terrace [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingsway Terrace have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingsway Terrace
      • Kingsway Terrace [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Robinwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingsway Terrace
    • Larkwood [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Larkwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Larkwood
      • Larkwood [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Robinwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Larkwood
    • Lewisburg [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewisburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewisburg
      • Lewisburg [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Robinwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewisburg
    • Mountain Park [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Park
      • Mountain Park [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Robinwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Park
    • Plain View [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plain View have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plain View
      • Plain View [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Robinwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plain View
    • Spring Garden [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Garden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Garden
      • Spring Garden [Jefferson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Robinwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Garden
    • Sun Valley [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sun Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sun Valley
      • Sun Valley [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Robinwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sun Valley
    • Trotwood Park [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trotwood Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trotwood Park
      • Trotwood Park [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Robinwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trotwood Park
    • Vulcan City [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vulcan City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vulcan City
      • Vulcan City [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Robinwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vulcan City
    • Zion City [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Zion City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zion City
      • Zion City [Jefferson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Robinwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zion City

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 Robinwood. 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 ...
    • 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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest of Robinwood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Inez McConico Andrews<5>
    • Mary Badham     (Oscar nominated actress)
      • Oscar nominated actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Tueday October 7, 1952
      • Birmingham is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest of Robinwood.
    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest of Robinwood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Neil Bonnett<5>
    • 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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest of Robinwood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lyman Wesley Bostock, Jr.<5>
    • 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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest of Robinwood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nell Carter<5>
    • 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the south of Robinwood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Benjamin 'Ben' Chapman<5>
    • 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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest of Robinwood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph John Domnanovich<5>
    • 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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest of Robinwood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dee Edwards<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Birmingham, which is the Seat of Jefferson County and lies just to the South Southwest.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 89 miles [143.2 km]<1> to the south southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Robinwood to Montgomery, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) 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<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,544 miles [10,531.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,254 miles [11,674.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,130 miles [8,255.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Jefferson County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Robinwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6151, Longitude: -86.7489       In this case, the coordinates for Robinwood have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Robinwood could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Robinwood to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 313.65 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.271 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.254 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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