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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 Robjohn, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Robjohn and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Robjohn:
    • 32.214033, -88.127242
    • 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 Robjohn
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Robjohn ...

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.

  • Chapel Hill [Choctaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapel Hill
    • Chapel Hill [Choctaw County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Robjohn
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chapel Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapel Hill
  • Choctaw City [Choctaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Choctaw City
    • Choctaw City [Choctaw County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Robjohn
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Choctaw City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Choctaw City
  • Edna [Choctaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edna
    • Edna [Choctaw County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Robjohn
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edna have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edna
  • Indian Springs [Choctaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Springs
    • Indian Springs [Choctaw County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Robjohn
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Springs
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    • Little Walker [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Walker
      • Little Walker [Choctaw County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Robjohn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Walker have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Walker
    • Lotts Ferry [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lotts Ferry
      • Lotts Ferry [Choctaw County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Robjohn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lotts Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lotts Ferry
    • Murphys Ferry [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murphys Ferry
      • Murphys Ferry [Choctaw County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Robjohn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murphys Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murphys Ferry
    • Persimmon Grove [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Persimmon Grove
      • Persimmon Grove [Sumter County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Robjohn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Persimmon Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Persimmon Grove

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 Robjohn. 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 ...
    • Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, Sr.     (Social reformer)
      • Social reformer. He was born in Linden (Alabama) on Thursday March 11, 1926 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Tueday April 17, 1990 at the age of 64. He is buried at Lincoln Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Linden is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the east of Robjohn.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, Sr.<3>
    • Tommie Lee Agree     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Magnolia (Alabama) on Sunday August 9, 1942 and died in New York (New York) on Monday January 22, 2001 at the age of 58.
      • Magnolia is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Robjohn.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tommie Lee Agree<3>
    • William Havon 'Bill' Bruton     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Lisman (Alabama) on Tueday December 22, 1925 and died in Marshallton (Delaware) on Tueday December 5, 1995 at the age of 70. He is buried at Gracelawn Memorial Park (New Castle County, Delaware).
      • Lisman is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the west of Robjohn.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Havon 'Bill' Bruton<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Butler, which is the Seat of Choctaw County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Robjohn to Butler, with an average speed<4> 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, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 107 miles [172.2 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 774 miles [1,245.6 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 44 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,669 miles [10,732.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,377 miles [11,872.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,254 miles [8,455.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Robjohn) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Robjohn. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2140, Longitude: -88.1272       In this case, the coordinates for Robjohn have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Robjohn to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 314.379 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.922 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.085 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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