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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Oneonta [Map], which is the Seat of Blount County, lies just to the South Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 111 miles [178.6 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Rosa to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 625 miles [1,005.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,517 miles [10,488.1 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 7,226 miles [11,629.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,102 miles [8,210.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Rosa ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Rosa.

While the name Rosa is unique within Alabama, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Mississippi County

Our profile page for Rosa, Mississippi County   [Map]
Distance: About 225 miles [362.1 km] to the Northwest


Saint Landry Parish

Our profile page for Rosa, Saint Landry Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 390 miles [627.6 km] to the West Southwest


Our profile page for Rosa   [Map]
Distance: About 1,177 miles [1,894.2 km] to the North Northwest


Nuckolls County

Our profile page for Rosa, Nuckolls County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Nuckolls County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New Mexico

Rio Arriba County

Our profile page for Rosa, Rio Arriba County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,191 miles [1,916.7 km] to the West Northwest

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South Carolina

Edgefield County

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

Greenwood County

Our profile page for Rosa, Greenwood County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 252 miles [405.6 km] to the East

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Halifax County

Our profile page for Rosa, Halifax County   [Map]
Distance: About 465 miles [748.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Rosa ...

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.

Allgood   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South of Rosa   [Map]
Blow Gourd   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Champion   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Five Points   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Fowler Spring   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Fridays Crossing   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Graystone   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Hoods Crossroads   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Murphy Ford   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Nectar   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Royal   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rosa. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rosa

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rosa. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9885, Longitude: -86.5036     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rosa 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 Rosa 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 313.524 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.177 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.074 degrees.

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<7>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 Rosa 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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<8>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 Rosa, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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