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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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<1> beginning in Robinwood to:

  • Mobile [Map], which is the Seat of Mobile County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Robinwood to Mobile, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 166 miles [267.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 853 miles [1,372.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 49 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,751 miles [10,864.7 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 7,452 miles [11,992.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,331 miles [8,579.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Robinwood ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Robinwood.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Robinwood. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 13 communities in the United States - with 14 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Alabama

Communities outside of Alabama


Communities Outside of Alabama

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Arkansas

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Robinwood, Pulaski County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Pulaski County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Illinois

Johnson County

Our profile page for Robinwood, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 484 miles [778.9 km] to the North

Indiana

Vigo County

Our profile page for Robinwood, Vigo County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Vigo County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Louisiana

Tangipahoa Parish

Our profile page for Robinwood, Tangipahoa Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 137 miles [220.5 km] to the West

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Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Robinwood, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 877 miles [1,411.4 km] to the Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Robinwood, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 861 miles [1,385.6 km] to the Northeast

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Mississippi

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Robinwood, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 127 miles [204.4 km] to the West Northwest

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New York

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Robinwood, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,183 miles [1,903.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Clackamas County

Our profile page for Robinwood, Clackamas County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,112 miles [3,398.9 km] to the Northwest

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Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Robinwood, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,508 miles [2,426.9 km] to the Northwest

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Virginia

Chesterfield County

Our profile page for Robinwood, Chesterfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 771 miles [1,240.8 km] to the Northeast

Danville City

Our profile page for Robinwood, Danville City   [Map]
Distance: About 655 miles [1,054.1 km] to the Northeast

Henrico County

Our profile page for Robinwood, Henrico County   [Map]
Distance: About 782 miles [1,258.5 km] to the Northeast

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

Cottage Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast of Robinwood   [Map]
Edgefield   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Lloyds   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Meadow Lake   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Pine Run   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Quail Run   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Regency   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Spring Valley   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Suburban Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Sugar Creek   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Sunset Ranch   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Timbers   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [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 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.

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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast of Robinwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Curtis 'Harry Love' Galbreath<8>
 
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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast of Robinwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Theodore Roosevelt Radcliffe
 
Harry William 'Harry the Hat' Walker
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Pascagoula (Mississippi) on Sunday September 22, 1918 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday August 8, 1999 at an age of 80. He was buried at Cedar Grove Cemetery (Saint Clair County, Alabama) [Map].

Pascagoula [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Robinwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry William 'Harry the Hat' Walker

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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 Mobile County: www.mobilecounty.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 that starts in Robinwood. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.5919, Longitude: -88.2050     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Robinwood 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 Robinwood 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 314.279 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.585 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.405 degrees.

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<7>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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.

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<8>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 Robinwood.



 
 
 

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