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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, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Roebuck 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 Roebuck:
    • 33.277336, -86.872490
    • 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
  • 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 Roebuck ...

We have found six communities that share the name Roebuck.

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

Beyond Alabama, we know of another five communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these five communities, five are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Located In Alabama ...
    • Jefferson County
      • This Roebuck is located in Jefferson County and lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Roebuck that is located in Shelby County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roebuck
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Roebuck.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Mississippi
      • Leflore County
      • This Roebuck is located in Leflore County and lies 194 miles [312.2 km]<1> to the west of the Roebuck that is located in Shelby County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roebuck
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Leflore County community of Roebuck.
    • New Mexico
      • Roosevelt County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Roosevelt County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Roosevelt County community of Roebuck.
    • Ontario
      • This Roebuck lies 997 miles [1,604.5 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Roebuck that is located in Shelby County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roebuck
    • South Carolina
      • Spartanburg County
      • This Roebuck is located in Spartanburg County and lies 301 miles [484.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Roebuck that is located in Shelby County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roebuck
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Spartanburg County community of Roebuck.
    • Virginia
      • Washington County
      • This Roebuck is located in Washington County and lies 361 miles [581 km]<1> to the northeast of the Roebuck that is located in Shelby County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roebuck
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Roebuck.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Roebuck ...

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.

  • Alabaster [Shelby County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alabaster
    • Alabaster [Shelby County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Roebuck
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alabaster have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 33,487 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alabaster
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alabaster<4>
  • Chestnut Glen [Shelby County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chestnut Glen
    • Chestnut Glen [Shelby County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Roebuck
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chestnut Glen have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chestnut Glen
  • Dearing Downs [Shelby County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dearing Downs
    • Dearing Downs [Shelby County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Roebuck
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dearing Downs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dearing Downs
  • Fox Haven [Shelby County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox Haven
    • Fox Haven [Shelby County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Roebuck
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fox Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fox Haven
  • Continue List   (13 more) ...
    • Hardy [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardy
      • Hardy [Shelby County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Roebuck
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hardy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hardy
    • Helena [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helena
      • Helena [Shelby County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Roebuck
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Helena have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 19,925 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Helena<4>
    • High Point [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for High Point
      • High Point [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Roebuck
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for High Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Point
    • Keystone [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keystone
      • Keystone [Shelby County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Roebuck
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keystone have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keystone
    • Kingwood [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingwood
      • Kingwood [Shelby County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Roebuck
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingwood
    • Navajo Hills [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Navajo Hills
      • Navajo Hills [Shelby County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Roebuck
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Navajo Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Navajo Hills
    • Navajo Pines [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Navajo Pines
      • Navajo Pines [Shelby County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Roebuck
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Navajo Pines have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Navajo Pines
    • Paramount [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paramount
      • Paramount [Shelby County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Roebuck
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paramount have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paramount
    • Roy Ford [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roy Ford
      • Roy Ford [Shelby County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Roebuck
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roy Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roy Ford
    • Shades Run [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shades Run
      • Shades Run [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Roebuck
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shades Run have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shades Run
    • Shadywood [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shadywood
      • Shadywood [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Roebuck
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shadywood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shadywood
    • Weeping Oaks [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weeping Oaks
      • Weeping Oaks [Shelby County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Roebuck
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weeping Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weeping Oaks
    • Whispering Oaks [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whispering Oaks
      • Whispering Oaks [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Roebuck
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whispering Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whispering Oaks

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. 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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Roebuck.
      • 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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Roebuck.
    • 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest of Roebuck.
      • 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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Roebuck.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lyman Wesley Bostock, Jr.<5>
    • Robert Randall 'Bobby' Bragan     (Major League Baseball)
    • Jackie Burkett     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Thorsby (Alabama) on Wednesday December 16, 1936 and died in Fort Walton Beach (Florida) on Friday September 1, 2017 at the age of 80. He is buried at Beal Memorial Cemetery (Okaloosa County, Florida).
      • Thorsby is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Roebuck.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jackie Burkett<5>
    • 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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Roebuck.
      • 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast of Roebuck.
      • 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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Roebuck.
      • 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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Roebuck.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dee Edwards<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Columbiana, which is the Seat of Shelby County and lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Roebuck to Columbiana, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 70 miles [112.7 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 about three full days and walking would take three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 671 miles [1,079.9 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,566 miles [10,567 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,274 miles [11,706.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,150 miles [8,288.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Shelby County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Shelby County: www.shelbycountyalabama.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 'straight-line' (or 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) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Roebuck. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2773, Longitude: -86.8725       In this case, the coordinates for Roebuck have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Roebuck, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Roebuck 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 313.703 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.285 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.376 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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