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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Roselawn, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Roselawn and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Roselawn:
    • 33.236229, -87.581118
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Roselawn
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Roselawn ...

We have found three communities that share the name Roselawn.

Within Alabama, the name Roselawn is unique.

Beyond Alabama, we know of another three communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Indiana
      • Newton County
      • This Roselawn is located in Newton County and lies 546 miles [878.7 km]<1> to the north of the Roselawn that is located in Tuscaloosa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roselawn
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Newton County community of Roselawn.
    • Ohio
      • Hamilton County
      • This Roselawn is located in Hamilton County and lies 446 miles [717.8 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Roselawn that is located in Tuscaloosa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roselawn
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamilton County community of Roselawn.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Blair County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Roselawn [Blair County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Roselawn ...

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Chapelwood [Tuscaloosa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapelwood
    • Chapelwood [Tuscaloosa County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Roselawn
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chapelwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapelwood
  • Chestnut Hill [Tuscaloosa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chestnut Hill
    • Chestnut Hill [Tuscaloosa County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Roselawn
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chestnut Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chestnut Hill
  • Covey Chase [Tuscaloosa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Covey Chase
    • Covey Chase [Tuscaloosa County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Roselawn
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Covey Chase have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Covey Chase
  • Crestdale [Tuscaloosa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crestdale
    • Crestdale [Tuscaloosa County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Roselawn
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crestdale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crestdale
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    • Dearing Place [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dearing Place
      • Dearing Place [Tuscaloosa County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Roselawn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dearing Place have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dearing Place
    • Flatwoods [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flatwoods
      • Flatwoods [Tuscaloosa County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Roselawn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flatwoods have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flatwoods
    • Fox Run [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox Run
      • Fox Run [Tuscaloosa County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Roselawn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fox Run have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fox Run
    • Green Hills [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Hills
      • Green Hills [Tuscaloosa County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Roselawn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Hills
    • Guilds Woods [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guilds Woods
      • Guilds Woods [Tuscaloosa County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Roselawn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Guilds Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guilds Woods
    • Hays Court [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hays Court
      • Hays Court [Tuscaloosa County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Roselawn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hays Court have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hays Court
    • Heritage Hills [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heritage Hills
      • Heritage Hills [Tuscaloosa County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Roselawn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heritage Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heritage Hills
    • High Forest [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for High Forest
      • High Forest [Tuscaloosa County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Roselawn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for High Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Forest
    • Hightown [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hightown
      • Hightown [Tuscaloosa County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Roselawn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hightown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hightown
    • Indian Hills [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Hills
      • Indian Hills [Tuscaloosa County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Roselawn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Hills
    • Indian Lake [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Lake
      • Indian Lake [Tuscaloosa County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Roselawn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Lake
    • Riverwood [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverwood
      • Riverwood [Tuscaloosa County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Roselawn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverwood
    • Rollingwood [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rollingwood
      • Rollingwood [Tuscaloosa County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Roselawn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rollingwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rollingwood
    • Snow Terrace [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snow Terrace
      • Snow Terrace [Tuscaloosa County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Roselawn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snow Terrace have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snow Terrace
    • Twin Manor [Tuscaloosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Manor
      • Twin Manor [Tuscaloosa County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Roselawn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Manor have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Manor

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 Roselawn. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Isaac Morgan 'Ike' Boone     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Samantha (Alabama) on Wednesday February 17, 1897 and died in Northport (Alabama) on Friday August 1, 1958 at the age of 61. He is buried at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park (Tuscaloosa County, Alabama).
      • Samantha is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the north of Roselawn.
      • Northport is located Less than 2 miles to the southeast of Roselawn.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Isaac Morgan 'Ike' Boone<4>
    • Ollie 'Downtown' Brown     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Tuscaloosa (Alabama) on Friday February 11, 1944 and died in Buena Park (California) on Thursday April 16, 2015 at the age of 71.
      • Tuscaloosa is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast of Roselawn.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ollie 'Downtown' Brown<4>
    • Frank Lary     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Northport (Alabama) on Thursday April 10, 1930 and died in Tuscaloosa (Alabama) on Wednesday December 13, 2017 at the age of 87. He is buried at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park (Tuscaloosa County, Alabama).
      • Northport is located Less than 2 miles to the southeast of Roselawn.
      • Tuscaloosa is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast of Roselawn.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Lary<4>
    • Lee Maye     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Tuscaloosa (Alabama) on Tueday December 11, 1934 and died in Riverside (California) on Wednesday July 17, 2002 at the age of 67. He is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Tuscaloosa is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast of Roselawn.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lee Maye<4>
    • Wilson Daniel 'Dee' Miles     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Kellerman (Alabama) on Monday February 15, 1909 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Tueday November 2, 1976 at the age of 67. He is buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama).
      • Kellerman is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast of Roselawn.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wilson Daniel 'Dee' Miles<4>
    • Billy Neighbors     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Tuscaloosa (Alabama) on Sunday February 4, 1940 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Monday April 30, 2012 at the age of 72. He is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama).
      • Tuscaloosa is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast of Roselawn.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Neighbors<4>
    • Riggs 'Old Hoss' Stephenson     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Akron (Alabama) on Wednesday January 5, 1898 and died in Tuscaloosa (Alabama) on Friday November 15, 1985 at the age of 87. He is buried at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park (Tuscaloosa County, Alabama).
      • Akron is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Roselawn.
      • Tuscaloosa is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast of Roselawn.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Riggs 'Old Hoss' Stephenson<4>
    • George 'Mule' Suttles     (Negro League Baseball)
      • Negro League Baseball. He was born in Blocton Junction (Alabama) on Saturday March 31, 1900 and died in Newark (New Jersey) on Saturday July 9, 1966 at the age of 66. He is buried at Glendale Cemetery (Essex County, New Jersey).
      • Blocton Junction is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Roselawn.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George 'Mule' Suttles<4>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Roselawn and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Tuscaloosa, which is the Seat of Tuscaloosa County and lies just to the Southeast.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 95 miles [152.9 km]<1> to the southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Roselawn to Montgomery, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 705 miles [1,134.6 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,597 miles [10,616.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,307 miles [11,759.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,183 miles [8,341.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Tuscaloosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.al.us/

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

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Roselawn. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2362, Longitude: -87.5811       In this case, the coordinates for Roselawn have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Roselawn 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.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Roselawn to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 314.127 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.77 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.668 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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