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Rosehill, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Jasper [Map], which is the Seat of Walker County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Rosehill to Jasper, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 127 miles [204.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 667 miles [1,073.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,553 miles [10,546 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 7,266 miles [11,693.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,141 miles [8,273.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Rosehill ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Rosehill.

While the name Rosehill is unique within Alabama, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Wabash County

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

New Brunswick

Our profile page for Rosehill   [Map]
Distance: About 1,459 miles [2,348 km] to the Northeast


Roger Mills County

Our profile page for Rosehill, Roger Mills County   [Map]
Distance: About 707 miles [1,137.8 km] to the West Northwest


Our profile page for Rosehill   [Map]
Distance: About 790 miles [1,271.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Philadelphia County

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

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Rosehill   [Map]
Distance: About 1,501 miles [2,415.6 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Dorchester County

Our profile page for Rosehill, Dorchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 419 miles [674.3 km] to the East

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Weber County

Our profile page for Rosehill, Weber County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,435 miles [2,309.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Rosehill ...

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.

Falls City   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast of Rosehill   [Map]
Five Points   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Flatwood   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Gamble   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Marigold   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Poplar Springs   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Prospect   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Slicklizzard   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Spain Ford   -   3 miles [4.8 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 in Rosehill. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rosehill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rosehill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9812, Longitude: -87.3870     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rosehill 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 Rosehill 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 314.059 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.793 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.435 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 Rosehill 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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