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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 Romine, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Romine 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 Romine:
    • 34.861197, -87.266685
    • 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 Romine
  • 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 Romine ...

We have found one communities that share the name Romine.

Within Alabama, the name Romine is unique.

Beyond Alabama, there is another community also named Romine in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kentucky
      • Taylor County
      • This Romine is located in Taylor County and lies 195 miles [313.8 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Romine that is located in Lauderdale County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Romine
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Taylor County community of Romine.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Romine ...

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.

  • Cedar Grove [Limestone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
    • Cedar Grove [Limestone County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Romine
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove
  • Cedar Hill [Lauderdale County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Hill
    • Cedar Hill [Lauderdale County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Romine
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Hill
  • Confluence [Lauderdale County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Confluence
    • Confluence [Lauderdale County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Romine
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Confluence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Confluence
  • Elk Shores [Lauderdale County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Shores
    • Elk Shores [Lauderdale County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Romine
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Shores have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Shores
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    • Hurricane [Lauderdale County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurricane
      • Hurricane [Lauderdale County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Romine
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hurricane have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Moody Ford [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moody Ford
      • Moody Ford [Lauderdale County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Romine
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moody Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moody Ford
    • Oliver [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oliver
      • Oliver [Lauderdale County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Romine
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oliver have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oliver
    • Rogersville [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rogersville
      • Rogersville [Lauderdale County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Romine
      • Former name for Rogersville: Rodgersville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,251 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rogersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rogersville<3>
    • Shoemaker Springs [Limestone County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shoemaker Springs
      • Shoemaker Springs [Limestone County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Romine
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shoemaker Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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 Romine. 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 ...
    • W.C. Handy     (Musician, composer)
      • Musician, composer. He was born in Florence (Alabama) on Sunday November 16, 1873 and died in New York (New York) on Friday March 28, 1958 at the age of 84. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Florence is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Romine.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: W.C. Handy<4>
    • William Bruce 'Billy' Hardwick     (Professional bowler)
      • Professional bowler. He was born in Florence (Alabama) on Friday July 25, 1941 and died in Bradenton (Florida) on Saturday November 16, 2013 at the age of 72.
      • Florence is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Romine.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Bruce 'Billy' Hardwick<4>
    • Helen Keller     (Activist)
      • Activist. She was born in Tuscumbia (Alabama) on Sunday June 27, 1880 and died in Easton (Connecticut) on Saturday June 1, 1968 at the age of 88.
      • Tuscumbia is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Romine.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Helen Keller<4>
    • Truett Banks 'Rip' Sewell     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Decatur (Alabama) on Saturday May 11, 1907 and died in Plant City (Florida) on Sunday September 3, 1989 at the age of 82. He is buried at Oaklawn Cemetery (Hillsborough County, Florida).
      • Decatur is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Romine.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Truett Banks 'Rip' Sewell<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Florence, which is the Seat of Lauderdale County and lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west. If you could walk a straight line from Romine to Florence, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 180 miles [289.7 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 629 miles [1,012.3 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,506 miles [10,470.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,221 miles [11,621.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,097 miles [8,202.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Lauderdale County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Romine. 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' (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- Romine) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Romine. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8612, Longitude: -87.2667       In this case, the coordinates for Romine 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 Romine 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 314.036 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.888 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.195 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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