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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 Roselle, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Roselle and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Roselle:
    • 33.185672, -86.049691
    • 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 Roselle
  • 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 Roselle ...

We have found six communities that share the name Roselle.

Within Alabama, the name Roselle is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Delaware
      • New Castle County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Delaware community of Roselle [New Castle County].
    • Illinois
      • DuPage County
      • This Roselle is located in DuPage County and lies 617 miles [993 km]<2> to the north of the Roselle that is located in Clay County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roselle
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the DuPage County community of Roselle.
    • Iowa
      • Carroll County
      • This Roselle is located in Carroll County and lies 777 miles [1,250.5 km]<2> to the northwest of the Roselle that is located in Clay County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roselle
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of Roselle.
    • Mississippi
      • Coahoma County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Mississippi community of Roselle [Coahoma County].
    • Missouri
      • Madison County
      • This Roselle is located in Madison County and lies 395 miles [635.7 km]<2> to the northwest of the Roselle that is located in Clay County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roselle
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Roselle.
    • New Jersey
      • Union County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Jersey community of Roselle [Union County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Roselle ...

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.

  • Chambers Springs [Clay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chambers Springs
    • Chambers Springs [Clay County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Roselle
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chambers Springs
  • Gage [Clay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gage
    • Gage [Clay County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Roselle
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gage have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gage
  • Goodwater [Coosa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodwater
    • Goodwater [Coosa County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Roselle
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,315 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodwater
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goodwater<4>
  • Hatchet Creek [Clay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatchet Creek
    • Hatchet Creek [Clay County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Roselle
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hatchet Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatchet Creek
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • High Pine [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for High Pine
      • High Pine [Clay County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Roselle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for High Pine have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Pine
    • Lake Joy [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Joy
      • Lake Joy [Talladega County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Roselle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Joy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Joy
    • Liberty [Tallapoosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
      • Liberty [Tallapoosa County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Roselle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
    • Liberty Hill [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty Hill
      • Liberty Hill [Talladega County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of Roselle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty Hill
    • Rays Crossroads [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rays Crossroads
      • Rays Crossroads [Clay County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Roselle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rays Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rays Crossroads
    • Shady Grove [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Grove
      • Shady Grove [Clay County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Roselle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Grove
    • Sunrise [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunrise
      • Sunrise [Talladega County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the west of Roselle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunrise have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunrise
    • Warm Springs [Talladega County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warm Springs
      • Warm Springs [Talladega County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Roselle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warm Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warm Springs

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 Roselle. 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 ...
    • Ethlyne Clair     (Actress)
    • Jim Nabors     (Actor, singer)
      • Actor, singer. He was born in Sylacauga (Alabama) on Thursday June 12, 1930 and died in Honolulu (Hawaii) on Thursday November 30, 2017 at the age of 87.
      • Sylacauga is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the west of Roselle.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jim Nabors<5>
    • Dave Pope     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Talladega (Alabama) on Friday June 17, 1921 and died in Cleveland (Ohio) on Saturday August 28, 1999 at the age of 78. He is buried at Lake View Cemetery (Cuyahoga County, Ohio).
      • Talladega is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Roselle.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dave Pope<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Ashland, which is the Seat of Clay County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the east northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Roselle to Ashland, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 57 miles [91.7 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 638 miles [1,026.8 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 37 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,536 miles [10,518.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,241 miles [11,653.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,118 miles [8,236.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Roselle 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.
<2>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Roselle) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Roselle. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1857, Longitude: -86.0497       In this case, the coordinates for Roselle have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Roselle to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 313.206 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.698 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.069 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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