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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 Rosemary, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Rosemary 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 Rosemary:
    • 32.647910, -87.575005
    • 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 Rosemary
  • 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 Rosemary ...

We have found nine communities that share the name Rosemary.

There are two communities within Alabama that are also named Rosemary.

Beyond Alabama, we know of another seven communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these seven communities, eight are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Located In Alabama ...
    • Cleburne 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 Alabama community of Rosemary [Cleburne County].
    • Montgomery County
      • This Rosemary is located in Montgomery County and lies 80 miles [128.7 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Rosemary that is located in Hale County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosemary
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Rosemary.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alberta
      • This Rosemary lies 1,761 miles [2,834.1 km]<2> to the northwest of the Rosemary that is located in Hale County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosemary
    • California
      • Santa Barbara County
      • This Rosemary is located in Santa Barbara County and lies 1,881 miles [3,027.2 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Rosemary that is located in Hale County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosemary
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Santa Barbara County community of Rosemary.
    • Maine
      • York County
      • This Rosemary is located in York County and lies 1,163 miles [1,871.7 km]<2> to the northeast of the Rosemary that is located in Hale County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosemary
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the York County community of Rosemary.
    • Mississippi
      • Hinds County
      • This Rosemary is located in Hinds County and lies 161 miles [259.1 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Rosemary that is located in Hale County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosemary
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hinds County community of Rosemary.
    • North Carolina
      • Halifax County
      • This Rosemary is located in Halifax County and lies 620 miles [997.8 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Rosemary that is located in Hale County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosemary
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Halifax County community of Rosemary.
    • Ohio
      • Belmont County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Belmont County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Belmont County community of Rosemary.
    • South Carolina
      • Barnwell County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of Rosemary [Barnwell County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rosemary ...

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.

  • Cedarville [Hale County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedarville
    • Cedarville [Hale County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Rosemary
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedarville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedarville
  • Curbville [Perry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Curbville
    • Curbville [Perry County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the east of Rosemary
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Curbville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Curbville
  • Laneville [Hale County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laneville
    • Laneville [Hale County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Rosemary
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laneville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laneville
  • Lock Five [Hale County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lock Five
    • Lock Five [Hale County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Rosemary
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lock Five have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lock Five
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Oak Grove [Hale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Hale County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Rosemary
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Prairieville [Hale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairieville
      • Prairieville [Hale County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Rosemary
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairieville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairieville
    • Rabbityard [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rabbityard
      • Rabbityard [Perry County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the south of Rosemary
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rabbityard have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rabbityard
    • Sugarville [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugarville
      • Sugarville [Perry County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Rosemary
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugarville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugarville
    • Sunshine [Hale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunshine
      • Sunshine [Hale County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Rosemary
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunshine have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunshine

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 Rosemary. 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 ...
    • Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, Sr.     (Social reformer)
      • Social reformer. He was born in Linden (Alabama) on Thursday March 11, 1926 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Tueday April 17, 1990 at the age of 64. He is buried at Lincoln Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Linden is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Rosemary.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, Sr.<5>
    • Coretta Scott King     (Social activist, educator)
      • Social activist, educator. She was born in Marion (Alabama) on Wednesday April 27, 1927 and died in Rosarito (Mexico) on Monday January 30, 2006 at the age of 78.
      • Marion is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of Rosemary.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Coretta Scott King<5>
    • John Trotwood Moore     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Marion (Alabama) on Thursday August 26, 1858 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday May 10, 1929 at the age of 70. He is buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee).
      • Marion is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of Rosemary.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Trotwood Moore<5>
    • 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 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of Rosemary.
      • Tuscaloosa is located 38 miles [61.2 km] to the north of Rosemary.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Riggs 'Old Hoss' Stephenson<5>

How Far From Rosemary to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Rosemary to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Greensboro, which is the Seat of Hale County and lies just to the North Northwest.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 76 miles [122.3 km]<2> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Rosemary to Montgomery, with an average speed<6>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 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 730 miles [1,174.8 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,625 miles [10,661.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,333 miles [11,801.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,210 miles [8,384.7 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 Rosemary. 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Rosemary 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rosemary) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rosemary. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6479, Longitude: -87.5750       In this case, the coordinates for Rosemary have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Rosemary, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<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 Rosemary 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 314.081 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.636 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.783 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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