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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Huntsville [Map], which is the Seat of Madison County, lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Roseboro to Huntsville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 180 miles [289.7 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 582 miles [936.6 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 6,465 miles [10,404.4 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 7,178 miles [11,551.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,054 miles [8,133.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Roseboro ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Roseboro.

While the name Roseboro is unique within Alabama, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alabama

North Carolina

Sampson County

Our profile page for Roseboro, Sampson County   [Map]
Distance: About 446 miles [717.8 km] to the East


Indiana County

Our profile page for Roseboro, Indiana County   [Map]
Distance: About 572 miles [920.5 km] to the Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Roseboro ...

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.

Branchville (TN)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast of Roseboro   [Map]
Crystal Springs (TN)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Fannings Crossing   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Gum Springs (TN)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Key's Mill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Lincoln (TN)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Mint Spring   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Sulphur Springs   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Sycamore Swamp (TN)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Three Oaks (TN)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Union Grove   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Walnut Grove   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [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 Roseboro. 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.

Tallulah Bankhead     (Tallulah Brockman Bankhead)
  Actress. She was born in Huntsville (Alabama) on Friday January 31, 1902 and died in New York (New York) on Thursday December 12, 1968 at an age of 66.

Huntsville [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest of Roseboro

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tallulah Bankhead<7>
Dinah Shore     (Born as Fannye Rose Shore)
  Singer, actress. She was born in Winchester (Tennessee) on Tueday February 29, 1916 (which is Leap Day) and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Thursday February 24, 1994 at an age of 78. She was buried at Hillside Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Winchester [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of Roseboro

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dinah Shore
Harry Rhett Townes
  Actor, Episcopal priest. He was born in Huntsville (Alabama) on Friday September 18, 1914 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Wednesday May 23, 2001 at an age of 86. He was buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama) [Map].

Huntsville [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest of Roseboro

Huntsville [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest of Roseboro

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Rhett Townes

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Roseboro. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9843, Longitude: -86.4025     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Roseboro 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 Roseboro 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 313.513 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.303 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.807 degrees.

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<7>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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