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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 Rosa, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Rosa 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 Rosa:
    • 33.988528, -86.503595
    • 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 Rosa
  • 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 Rosa ...

We have found eight communities that share the name Rosa.

Within Alabama, the name Rosa is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Mississippi County
      • This Rosa is located in Mississippi County and lies 225 miles [362.1 km]<1> to the northwest of the Rosa that is located in Blount County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosa
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mississippi County community of Rosa.
    • Louisiana
      • Saint Landry Parish
      • This Rosa is located in Saint Landry Parish and lies 390 miles [627.6 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Rosa that is located in Blount County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosa
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Landry Parish community of Rosa.
    • Manitoba
      • This Rosa lies 1,177 miles [1,894.2 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Rosa that is located in Blount County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosa
    • Nebraska
      • Nuckolls 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 Nebraska community of Rosa [Nuckolls County].
    • New Mexico
      • Rio Arriba County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Mexico community of Rosa [Rio Arriba County].
    • South Carolina
      • Edgefield 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 South Carolina community of Rosa [Edgefield County].
      • Greenwood County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of Rosa [Greenwood County].
    • Virginia
      • Halifax County
      • This Rosa is located in Halifax County and lies 465 miles [748.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Rosa that is located in Blount County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosa
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Halifax County community of Rosa.

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

  • Allgood [Blount County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allgood
    • Allgood [Blount County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Rosa
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allgood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 650 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allgood
  • Blow Gourd [Blount County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blow Gourd
    • Blow Gourd [Blount County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Rosa
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blow Gourd have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blow Gourd
  • Champion [Blount County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Champion
    • Champion [Blount County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Rosa
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Champion have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Champion
  • Five Points [Blount County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Points
    • Five Points [Blount County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Rosa
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Points have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Points
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Fowler Spring [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fowler Spring
      • Fowler Spring [Blount County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Rosa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fowler Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fowler Spring
    • Fridays Crossing [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fridays Crossing
      • Fridays Crossing [Blount County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Rosa
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fridays Crossing
    • Graystone [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graystone
      • Graystone [Blount County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Rosa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graystone have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graystone
    • Hoods Crossroads [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoods Crossroads
      • Hoods Crossroads [Blount County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Rosa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoods Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoods Crossroads
    • Murphy Ford [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murphy Ford
      • Murphy Ford [Blount County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Rosa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murphy Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murphy Ford
    • Nectar [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nectar
      • Nectar [Blount County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Rosa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nectar have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 341 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nectar
    • Royal [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Royal
      • Royal [Blount County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Rosa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Royal have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Royal

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 Rosa. 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 ...
    • M.L. Brackett     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Attalla (Alabama) on Tueday July 4, 1933 and died in Gadsden (Alabama) on Tueday June 30, 2015 at the age of 81. He is buried at Crestwood Memorial Cemetery (Etowah County, Alabama).
      • Attalla is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Rosa.
      • Gadsden is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Rosa.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: M.L. Brackett<5>
    • Hershell Baskin Freeman, Jr.     (Professional baseball)
    • Chalmer Luman 'Lum' Harris     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in New Castle (Alabama) on Sunday January 17, 1915 and died in Pell City (Alabama) on Monday November 11, 1996 at the age of 81. He is buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama).
      • New Castle is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Rosa.
      • Pell City is located 30 miles [48.3 km] to the southeast of Rosa.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chalmer Luman 'Lum' Harris<5>
    • Artie Wilson     (Negro League Baseball)
      • Negro League Baseball. He was born in Springville (Alabama) on Thursday October 28, 1920 and died in Portland (Oregon) on Sunday October 31, 2010 at the age of 90. He is buried at Rose City Cemetery (Multnomah County, Oregon).
      • Springville is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the south of Rosa.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Artie Wilson<5>

How Far From Rosa to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers 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 beginning in Rosa and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Oneonta, which is the Seat of Blount County and lies just to the South Southeast.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 111 miles [178.6 km]<1> to the south (S). If you could drive a straight line from Rosa to Montgomery, with an average speed<6>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) 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<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,517 miles [10,488.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,226 miles [11,629.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,102 miles [8,210.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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About Blount County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Blount County: www.co.blount.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 'point-to-point' distance. 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 (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rosa. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, 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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9885, Longitude: -86.5036       In this case, the coordinates for Rosa 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 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.
<3>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.
<4>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.
<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 Rosa 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 313.524 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.177 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.074 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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