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(Elmore County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Wetumpka [Map], which is the Seat of Elmore County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Rose Hill to Wetumpka, 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 just to the South Southeast (SSE).
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 684 miles [1,100.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,582 miles [10,592.7 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 7,285 miles [11,724.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,163 miles [8,309 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Rose Hill ...

We have found 54 communities that share the name Rose Hill.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Rose Hill. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 52 communities in the United States and Canada - with 53 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Alabama

Communities outside of Alabama


Other Communities Located In Alabama

Covington County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Covington County   [Map]
Distance: About 71 miles [114.3 km] to the South

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 75 miles [120.7 km] to the North Northwest


Communities Outside of Alabama

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Arkansas

Drew County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Drew County   [Map]
Distance: About 325 miles [523 km] to the West Northwest

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 323 miles [519.8 km] to the West Northwest

California

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Los Angeles County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,833 miles [2,949.9 km] to the West Northwest

Delaware

New Castle County

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

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Florida

Citrus County

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

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Georgia

Chatham County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Chatham County   [Map]
Distance: About 308 miles [495.7 km] to the East

Muscogee County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Muscogee County   [Map]
Distance: About 80 miles [128.7 km] to the East

Oconee County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Oconee County   [Map]
Distance: About 197 miles [317 km] to the East Northeast

Pike County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 123 miles [197.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Illinois

Cook County

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

DuPage County

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

Jasper County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Jasper County   [Map]
Distance: About 467 miles [751.6 km] to the North

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Iowa

Mahaska County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Mahaska County   [Map]
Distance: About 696 miles [1,120.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Butler County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 702 miles [1,129.8 km] to the West Northwest

Neosho County

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

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Kentucky

Carter County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Carter County   [Map]
Distance: About 440 miles [708.1 km] to the North Northeast

Mercer County

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

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Louisiana

Vermilion Parish

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Vermilion Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 383 miles [616.4 km] to the West Southwest

West Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for Rose Hill, West Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 320 miles [515 km] to the West Southwest

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Maryland

Calvert County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Calvert County   [Map]
Distance: About 691 miles [1,112.1 km] to the Northeast

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Mississippi

Jasper County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Jasper County   [Map]
Distance: About 155 miles [249.4 km] to the West

Warren County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 259 miles [416.8 km] to the West

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Missouri

Johnson County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 605 miles [973.7 km] to the Northwest

Saint Louis County

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

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Montana

Valley County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Valley County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,516 miles [2,439.8 km] to the Northwest

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New York

New York County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, New York County   [Map]
Distance: About 890 miles [1,432.3 km] to the Northeast

Onondaga County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Onondaga County   [Map]
Distance: About 902 miles [1,451.6 km] to the North Northeast

Seneca County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Seneca County   [Map]
Distance: About 881 miles [1,417.8 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Duplin County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Duplin County   [Map]
Distance: About 505 miles [812.7 km] to the East Northeast

Warren County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 535 miles [861 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Darke County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Darke County   [Map]
Distance: About 547 miles [880.3 km] to the North

Hamilton County

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

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Ontario

Our profile page for Rose Hill   [Map]
Distance: About 1,001 miles [1,611 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Aiken County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Aiken County   [Map]
Distance: About 264 miles [424.9 km] to the East Northeast

Beaufort County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Beaufort County   [Map]
Distance: About 323 miles [519.8 km] to the East

Florence County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Florence County   [Map]
Distance: About 394 miles [634.1 km] to the East Northeast

Georgetown County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Georgetown County   [Map]
Distance: About 409 miles [658.2 km] to the East Northeast

Lee County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 365 miles [587.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Madison County

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

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Montgomery County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 293 miles [471.5 km] to the North Northwest

Unicoi County

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

Union County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 302 miles [486 km] to the North Northeast

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Texas

Dallas County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Dallas County   [Map]
Distance: About 594 miles [956 km] to the West

Harris County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Harris County   [Map]
Distance: About 575 miles [925.4 km] to the West Southwest

San Jacinto County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, San Jacinto County   [Map]
Distance: About 530 miles [853 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Albemarle County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Albemarle County   [Map]
Distance: About 587 miles [944.7 km] to the Northeast

Fairfax County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Fairfax County   [Map]
Distance: About 676 miles [1,087.9 km] to the Northeast

Lee County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 335 miles [539.1 km] to the North Northeast

Prince William County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Prince William County   [Map]
Distance: About 658 miles [1,058.9 km] to the Northeast

Rappahannock County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Rappahannock County   [Map]
Distance: About 631 miles [1,015.5 km] to the Northeast

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Washington

King County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, King County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,136 miles [3,437.6 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 674 miles [1,084.7 km] to the Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Rose Hill ...

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.

Five Points   -   Less than 2 miles to the East of Rose Hill   [Map]
Flatwood   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Garden Square   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Great Oaks   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Hunter   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Kingswood   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Live Oaks   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Open Acres   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Overlook   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Prattville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Prattville Junction   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Robinson Springs   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Scenic Hills   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Willowbrook   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [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 Rose Hill. 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.

James Anderson
  Actor. He was born in Wetumpka (Alabama) on Wednesday July 13, 1921 and died in Billings (Montana) on Sunday September 14, 1969 at an age of 48. He was buried at Valhalla Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Wetumpka [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast of Rose Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Anderson<9>
 
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].

Prattville [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the west of Rose Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kevin Turner
 
Elizabeth Priscilla Tyler
  Daughter-in-law of John Tyler - after his wife Letitia died, Priscilla served as the de facto First Lady for the Harrison Presidency. She was born in New York (New York) on Friday June 14, 1816 and died in Montgomery (Alabama) on Sunday December 29, 1889 at an age of 73. She was buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Montgomery County, Alabama) [Map].

Montgomery [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast of Rose Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elizabeth Priscilla Tyler

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About Elmore County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Elmore County: www.elmoreco.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rose Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4876, Longitude: -86.3630     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rose Hill 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 Rose Hill 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 313.348 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.765 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.34 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Rose Hill 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 Rose Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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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