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Rosalie, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Scottsboro [Map], which is the Seat of Jackson County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Rosalie to Scottsboro, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 164 miles [263.9 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 562 miles [904.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 22 days and walking would take 32 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,452 miles [10,383.5 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 7,163 miles [11,527.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,039 miles [8,109.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Rosalie ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Rosalie.

While the name Rosalie is unique within Alabama, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alabama


Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Rosalie, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 505 miles [812.7 km] to the South Southeast


Thurston County

Our profile page for Rosalie, Thurston County   [Map]
Distance: About 771 miles [1,240.8 km] to the Northwest


Red River County

Our profile page for Rosalie, Red River County   [Map]
Distance: About 544 miles [875.5 km] to the West

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rosalie ...

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.

Central   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest of Rosalie   [Map]
Elliott Crossroads   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Flat Rock   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Georgetown   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Gray (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Index (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Keith   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Mays Gulf (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
New Home   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Oak Grove   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Overlook   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Snake Creek (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Stamp   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Sulphur Springs   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rosalie. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6998, Longitude: -85.7686     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rosalie 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 Rosalie 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 313.116 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.805 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.613 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Rosalie.