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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 Romulus, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Romulus 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 Romulus:
    • 33.147621, -87.751956
    • 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 Romulus
  • 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 Romulus ...

We have found four communities that share the name Romulus.

Within Alabama, the name Romulus is unique.

Beyond Alabama, we know of another four communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Michigan
      • Wayne County
      • This Romulus is located in Wayne County and lies 670 miles [1,078.3 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Romulus that is located in Tuscaloosa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Romulus
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wayne County community of Romulus.
    • New York
      • Seneca County
      • This Romulus is located in Seneca County and lies 889 miles [1,430.7 km]<1> to the northeast of the Romulus that is located in Tuscaloosa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Romulus
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Seneca County community of Romulus.
    • Oklahoma
      • Pottawatomie County
      • This Romulus is located in Pottawatomie County and lies 541 miles [870.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Romulus that is located in Tuscaloosa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Romulus
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pottawatomie County community of Romulus.
    • Wisconsin
      • Lincoln County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Wisconsin community of Romulus [Lincoln County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Romulus ...

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.

  • Coker [Tuscaloosa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coker
    • Coker [Tuscaloosa County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Romulus
    • Estimated population in 2019: 964 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coker have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coker
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coker<4>
  • Fairlawn [Tuscaloosa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairlawn
    • Fairlawn [Tuscaloosa County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Romulus
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairlawn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairlawn
  • Forest Green [Tuscaloosa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Green
    • Forest Green [Tuscaloosa County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Romulus
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Green have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Green
  • Forest Green Park [Tuscaloosa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Green Park
    • Forest Green Park [Tuscaloosa County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Romulus
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Green Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Green Park
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    • Gardendale [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gardendale
      • Gardendale [Tuscaloosa County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Romulus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gardendale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gardendale
    • Jena [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jena
      • Jena [Greene County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Romulus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jena have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jena
    • Mountainbrook [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountainbrook
      • Mountainbrook [Tuscaloosa County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Romulus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountainbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountainbrook
    • Pine Circle [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Circle
      • Pine Circle [Tuscaloosa County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Romulus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Circle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Circle
    • Pioneer [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pioneer
      • Pioneer [Pickens County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Romulus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pioneer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pioneer
    • Ralph [Tuscaloosa County]
    • Royal Pines [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Royal Pines
      • Royal Pines [Tuscaloosa County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Romulus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Royal Pines have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Royal Pines
    • Sanders Ferry [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sanders Ferry
      • Sanders Ferry [Tuscaloosa County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Romulus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sanders Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sanders Ferry

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 Romulus. 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 ...
    • Isaac Morgan 'Ike' Boone     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Samantha (Alabama) on Wednesday February 17, 1897 and died in Northport (Alabama) on Friday August 1, 1958 at the age of 61. He is buried at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park (Tuscaloosa County, Alabama).
      • Samantha is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Romulus.
      • Northport is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast of Romulus.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Isaac Morgan 'Ike' Boone<5>
    • Ollie 'Downtown' Brown     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Tuscaloosa (Alabama) on Friday February 11, 1944 and died in Buena Park (California) on Thursday April 16, 2015 at the age of 71.
      • Tuscaloosa is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the east of Romulus.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ollie 'Downtown' Brown<5>
    • Frank Lary     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Northport (Alabama) on Thursday April 10, 1930 and died in Tuscaloosa (Alabama) on Wednesday December 13, 2017 at the age of 87. He is buried at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park (Tuscaloosa County, Alabama).
      • Northport is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast of Romulus.
      • Tuscaloosa is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the east of Romulus.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Lary<5>
    • Lee Maye     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Tuscaloosa (Alabama) on Tueday December 11, 1934 and died in Riverside (California) on Wednesday July 17, 2002 at the age of 67. He is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Tuscaloosa is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the east of Romulus.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lee Maye<5>
    • Wilson Daniel 'Dee' Miles     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Kellerman (Alabama) on Monday February 15, 1909 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Tueday November 2, 1976 at the age of 67. He is buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama).
      • Kellerman is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Romulus.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wilson Daniel 'Dee' Miles<5>
    • Billy Neighbors     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Tuscaloosa (Alabama) on Sunday February 4, 1940 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Monday April 30, 2012 at the age of 72. He is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama).
      • Tuscaloosa is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the east of Romulus.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Neighbors<5>
    • Riggs 'Old Hoss' Stephenson     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Akron (Alabama) on Wednesday January 5, 1898 and died in Tuscaloosa (Alabama) on Friday November 15, 1985 at the age of 87. He is buried at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park (Tuscaloosa County, Alabama).
      • Akron is located 18 miles [29 km] to the south of Romulus.
      • Tuscaloosa is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the east of Romulus.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Riggs 'Old Hoss' Stephenson<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Tuscaloosa, which is the Seat of Tuscaloosa County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Romulus to Tuscaloosa, with an average speed<6> 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, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 99 miles [159.3 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 717 miles [1,153.9 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,609 miles [10,636.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,319 miles [11,778.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,195 miles [8,360.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.al.us/

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Romulus) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Romulus. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1476, Longitude: -87.7520       In this case, the coordinates for Romulus have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Romulus could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.
<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 Romulus 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 314.225 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.871 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.755 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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