A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Robinwood, Alabama
(Mobile County)

Nearby Census Genealogy
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Other AL

The location of Robinwood

Click for Interactive Map

Click for Interactive Map
(GPS coordinates provided by the GNIS)
Click here for an interactive map for Robinwood
and the surrounding area.
Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
The Commemorative Quarter for Alabama

Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Robinwood 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 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

Jump ahead to ...

 IndianaNew York  


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.


Johnson County

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


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.


Tangipahoa Parish

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

- Return to top


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

- Return to top


Lawrence County

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

- Return to top

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

- Return to top


Clackamas County

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

- Return to top


Davis County

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

- Return to top


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

- Return to top

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Alabama

About Mobile County

About Alabama

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:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Robinwood. 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 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).

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 314.279 degrees.

- Return to Citation

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

- Return to Citation

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

- Return to Citation

<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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

- Return to Citation

For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Robinwood.