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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Scottsboro [Map], which is the Seat of Jackson County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 156 miles [251.1 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Roseberry to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 577 miles [928.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 33 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,466 miles [10,406 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 7,177 miles [11,550.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,053 miles [8,132 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Roseberry ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Roseberry.

While the name Roseberry is unique within Alabama, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Alabama


Boise County

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

Valley County

Our profile page for Roseberry, Valley County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,728 miles [2,780.9 km] to the West Northwest


Nodaway County

Our profile page for Roseberry, Nodaway County   [Map]
Distance: About 635 miles [1,021.9 km] to the Northwest

Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Roseberry   [Map]
Distance: About 1,442 miles [2,320.7 km] to the Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Roseberry ...

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.

Berrys (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North of Roseberry   [Map]
Blackankle   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Dry Cove (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Ferncliff (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Gray (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Hodge   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Lakeview Beach   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Lakeview Shores   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Pikeville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Pleasant Hill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Section   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Section Ferry   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Skyline Shores   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Sublett Ferry   -   6 miles [9.7 km] 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 Roseberry. 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.

Katherine Stinson
  Aviatrix. She was born in Fort Payne (Alabama) on Saturday February 14, 1891 and died in Santa Fe (New Mexico) on Friday July 8, 1977 at an age of 86. She was buried at Santa Fe National Cemetery (Santa Fe County, New Mexico) [Map].

Fort Payne [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of Roseberry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Katherine Stinson<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Roseberry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6354, Longitude: -86.0250     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Roseberry 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 Roseberry 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 313.268 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.971 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.733 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 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 Roseberry 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>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:

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