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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Roosevelt.

This page contains four sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Roosevelt to:

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Roosevelt to Birmingham, with an average speed<2> 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 [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 82 miles [132 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 [Map]) is 667 miles [1,073.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,561 miles [10,558.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,269 miles [11,698.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,146 miles [8,281.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Roosevelt ...

We have found 29 communities that share the name Roosevelt.

While the name Roosevelt is unique within Alabama, we know of another 29 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alabama

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Arizona

Gila County

Our profile page for Roosevelt, Gila County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,389 miles [2,235.4 km] to the West

Arkansas

White County

Our profile page for Roosevelt, White County   [Map]
Distance: About 305 miles [490.8 km] to the West Northwest

California

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Roosevelt, Los Angeles County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,796 miles [2,890.4 km] to the West

Georgia

Gilmer County

Our profile page for Roosevelt, Gilmer County   [Map]
Distance: About 161 miles [259.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Idaho

Our profile page for Roosevelt
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Iowa

Pottawattamie County

Our profile page for Roosevelt, Pottawattamie County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Pottawattamie County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kansas

Graham County

Our profile page for Roosevelt, Graham County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Graham County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kentucky

Breathitt County

Our profile page for Roosevelt, Breathitt County   [Map]
Distance: About 339 miles [545.6 km] to the Northeast

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Louisiana

East Carroll Parish

Our profile page for Roosevelt, East Carroll Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 253 miles [407.2 km] to the West Southwest

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Michigan

Saginaw County

Our profile page for Roosevelt, Saginaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 700 miles [1,126.5 km] to the North

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Minnesota

Roseau County

Our profile page for Roosevelt, Roseau County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,141 miles [1,836.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Missouri

Douglas County

Our profile page for Roosevelt, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 375 miles [603.5 km] to the Northwest

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Montana

Valley County

Our profile page for Roosevelt, Valley County
This community is historic.
Although located in Valley County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New Jersey

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Roosevelt, Middlesex County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Middlesex County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New Mexico

Quay County

Our profile page for Roosevelt, Quay County
This community is historic.
Although located in Quay County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New York

Nassau County

Our profile page for Roosevelt, Nassau County   [Map]
Distance: About 887 miles [1,427.5 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Roosevelt, Montgomery County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Montgomery County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Oklahoma

Kiowa County

Our profile page for Roosevelt, Kiowa County   [Map]
Distance: About 697 miles [1,121.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Tennessee

Campbell County

Our profile page for Roosevelt, Campbell County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Campbell County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Texas

Kimble County

Our profile page for Roosevelt, Kimble County   [Map]
Distance: About 794 miles [1,277.8 km] to the West

Lubbock County

Our profile page for Roosevelt, Lubbock County   [Map]
Distance: About 848 miles [1,364.7 km] to the West

San Patricio County

Our profile page for Roosevelt, San Patricio County   [Map]
Distance: About 726 miles [1,168.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Utah

Duchesne County

Our profile page for Roosevelt, Duchesne County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,354 miles [2,179.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Washington

King County

Our profile page for Roosevelt, King County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,075 miles [3,339.4 km] to the Northwest

Klickitat County

Our profile page for Roosevelt, Klickitat County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,945 miles [3,130.2 km] to the Northwest

Snohomish County

Our profile page for Roosevelt, Snohomish County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,066 miles [3,324.9 km] to the Northwest

Whatcom County

Our profile page for Roosevelt, Whatcom County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,102 miles [3,382.8 km] to the Northwest

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Wisconsin

Oneida County

Our profile page for Roosevelt, Oneida County   [Map]
Distance: About 853 miles [1,372.8 km] to the North

Shawano County

Our profile page for Roosevelt, Shawano County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Shawano County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Roosevelt ...

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Bush   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West of Roosevelt   [Map]
Cloverdale   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Cottage Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Crescent Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Dolomite   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Garywood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Glenview   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Gordon Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Green Acres   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hillman   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Hillman Gardens   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Hillman Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Industrial City   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Ivanhoe   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Jones Valley   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Park Courts   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pauls Hill   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Vineland Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Walnut Grove   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

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 Roosevelt. 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.

Mary Anderson
  Actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday April 3, 1918 and died in Burbank (California) on Sunday April 6, 2014 at an age of 96. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast of Roosevelt

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Anderson<9>
 
Mary Badham
  Oscar nominated actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Tueday October 7, 1952

Birmingham [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast of Roosevelt
 
Frances Westerman Bergen
  Actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Thursday September 14, 1922 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday October 2, 2006 at an age of 84. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast of Roosevelt

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frances Westerman Bergen
 
Nell Carter     (Born as Nell Ruth Hardy)
  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 an age of 54. She was buried at Hillside Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast of Roosevelt

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nell Carter
 
William Joseph 'Bill' Cartridge
  Actor. He was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday October 4, 1914 and died in Santa Barbara (California) on Friday July 11, 1975 at an age of 60. He was buried at Santa Barbara Cemetery (Santa Barbara County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast of Roosevelt

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Joseph 'Bill' Cartridge
 
Dennis Edwards
  Musician - a member of 'The Temptations'. He was born in Fairfield (Alabama) on Wednesday February 3, 1943 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Friday February 2, 2018 at an age of 75.

Fairfield [Map] is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the north of Roosevelt

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dennis Edwards
 
Louise Fletcher     (Estelle Louise Fletcher)
  Oscar winning actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday July 22, 1934

Birmingham [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast of Roosevelt
 
Oscar Gamble
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Ramer (Alabama) on Tueday December 20, 1949 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday January 31, 2018 at an age of 68.

Birmingham [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast of Roosevelt

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Gamble
 
Tod Griffin     (Born as Arthur Griffin)
  Actor. He was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday January 15, 1919 and died in Bishop (California) on Tueday April 23, 2002 at an age of 83.

Birmingham [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast of Roosevelt
 
Wayne Rogers
  Actor. He was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Friday April 7, 1933 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday December 31, 2015 at an age of 82. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast of Roosevelt

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wayne Rogers
 
George 'Mule' Suttles
  Negro League Baseball. He was born in Blockton Junc (Alabama) on Saturday March 31, 1900 and died in Newark (New Jersey) on Saturday July 9, 1966 at an age of 66. He was buried at Glendale Cemetery (Essex County, New Jersey) [Map].

Blockton Junc [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest of Roosevelt

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George 'Mule' Suttles
 
Kevin Turner
  Professional football. He was born in Prattville (Alabama) on Thursday June 12, 1969 and died in Vestavia Hills (Alabama) on Thursday March 24, 2016 at an age of 46. He was buried at Prattville Memorial Gardens (Autauga County, Alabama) [Map].

Vestavia Hills [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the east of Roosevelt

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kevin Turner
 
Harry William 'Harry the Hat' Walker
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Pascagoula (Mississippi) on Sunday September 22, 1918 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday August 8, 1999 at an age of 80. He was buried at Cedar Grove Cemetery (Saint Clair County, Alabama) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast of Roosevelt

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry William 'Harry the Hat' Walker

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Roosevelt. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4396, Longitude: -86.9330     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Roosevelt have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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.

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<3>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 Roosevelt to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 313.75 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.362 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.366 degrees.

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<7>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 Roosevelt, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Roosevelt 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.

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<9>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.

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