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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 Roebuck Plaza, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Roebuck Plaza 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 Roebuck Plaza:
    • 33.587604, -86.659988
    • 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 Roebuck Plaza
  • 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 Roebuck Plaza ...

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]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Airport Highlands
    • Airport Highlands [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Roebuck Plaza
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Airport Highlands have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Airport Highlands
  • Arrowhead [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arrowhead
    • Arrowhead [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Roebuck Plaza
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arrowhead have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arrowhead
  • Battleground [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Battleground
    • Battleground [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Roebuck Plaza
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Battleground have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Battleground
  • 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 north of Roebuck Plaza
    • Estimated population in 2015: 16,655 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center Point
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Center Point<3>
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    • Chalkville [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chalkville
      • Chalkville [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Roebuck Plaza
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chalkville
    • Dale [Blount County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dale
      • Dale [Blount County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Roebuck Plaza
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Five Points East [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Points East
      • Five Points East [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Roebuck Plaza
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Points East have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Points East
    • Gate City [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gate City
      • Gate City [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Roebuck Plaza
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gate City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gate City
    • Hunters Hill [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunters Hill
      • Hunters Hill [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Roebuck Plaza
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunters Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunters Hill
    • Irondale [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irondale
      • Irondale [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Roebuck Plaza
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irondale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,893 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irondale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Irondale<3>
    • Liberty Highlands [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty Highlands
      • Liberty Highlands [Jefferson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Roebuck Plaza
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty Highlands have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty Highlands
    • Marks Village [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marks Village
      • Marks Village [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Roebuck Plaza
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marks Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marks Village
    • Moore Corner [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moore Corner
      • Moore Corner [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Roebuck Plaza
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moore Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moore Corner
    • Mountain Forest [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Forest
      • Mountain Forest [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Roebuck Plaza
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Forest
    • Queenstown [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Queenstown
      • Queenstown [Jefferson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Roebuck Plaza
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Queenstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Queenstown
    • Rock Ridge [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Ridge
      • Rock Ridge [Jefferson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Roebuck Plaza
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Ridge
    • Roper [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roper
      • Roper [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Roebuck Plaza
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roper have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roper
    • Rose Hill [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rose Hill
      • Rose Hill [Jefferson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Roebuck Plaza
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rose Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose Hill
    • Saddlebrook [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saddlebrook
      • Saddlebrook [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Roebuck Plaza
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saddlebrook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saddlebrook
    • Sun Valley [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sun Valley
      • Sun Valley [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Roebuck Plaza
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sun Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sun Valley
    • Trotwood Park [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trotwood Park
      • Trotwood Park [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Roebuck Plaza
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trotwood Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trotwood Park
    • Zion City [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zion City
      • Zion City [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Roebuck Plaza
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Zion City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • 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 Roebuck Plaza. 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest of Roebuck Plaza.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Inez McConico Andrews<4>
    • Mary Badham     (Oscar nominated actress)
      • Oscar nominated actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Tueday October 7, 1952
      • Birmingham is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest of Roebuck Plaza.
    • 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 23 miles [37 km] to the southwest of Roebuck Plaza.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Neil Bonnett<4>
    • 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest of Roebuck Plaza.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lyman Wesley Bostock, Jr.<4>
    • 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest of Roebuck Plaza.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nell Carter<4>
    • 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 southwest of Roebuck Plaza.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Benjamin 'Ben' Chapman<4>
    • 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest of Roebuck Plaza.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph John Domnanovich<4>
    • 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest of Roebuck Plaza.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dee Edwards<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Birmingham, which is the Seat of Jefferson County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Roebuck Plaza to Birmingham, with an average speed<5> 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 86 miles [138.4 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 648 miles [1,042.9 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<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,542 miles [10,528.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,251 miles [11,669.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,127 miles [8,251.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Roebuck Plaza. 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 from Point A (ie- Roebuck Plaza) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Roebuck Plaza. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5876, Longitude: -86.6600       In this case, the coordinates for Roebuck Plaza 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Roebuck Plaza to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 313.595 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.203 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.225 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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