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Introduction ...

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

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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<1> beginning in Roselawn to:

  • Tuscaloosa [Map], which is the Seat of Tuscaloosa County, lies just to the East.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 97 miles [156.1 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Roselawn to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>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 [Map]) 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<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,597 miles [10,616.8 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 7,307 miles [11,759.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,183 miles [8,341.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Roselawn ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Roselawn.

While the name Roselawn is unique within Alabama, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alabama

Indiana

Newton County

Our profile page for Roselawn, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 546 miles [878.7 km] to the North

Ohio

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Roselawn, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 446 miles [717.8 km] to the North Northeast

Pennsylvania

Blair County

Our profile page for Roselawn, Blair County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Blair County, we don't know the location of this community within the 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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Chapelwood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West of Roselawn   [Map]
Chestnut Hill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Covey Chase   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Crestdale   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Dearing Place   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Flatwoods   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Fox Run   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Green Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Guilds Woods   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hays Court   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Heritage Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
High Forest   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Hightown   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Indian Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Indian Lake   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Riverwood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Rollingwood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Snow Terrace   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Twin Manor   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

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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: www.alabama.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Roselawn. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2362, Longitude: -87.5811     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Roselawn 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 Roselawn 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 314.127 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.77 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.668 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 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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Roselawn.