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Rosemary, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Montgomery [Map], which is the Seat of Montgomery County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies just to the West Northwest (WNW).
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 685 miles [1,102.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Rosemary to White House, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 39 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 27 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,583 miles [10,594.3 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 7,285 miles [11,724.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,164 miles [8,310.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Rosemary ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Rosemary.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Rosemary. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 7 communities in the United States and Canada - with 8 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Alabama

Communities outside of Alabama

Other Communities Located In Alabama

Cleburne County

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

Hale County

Our profile page for Rosemary, Hale County   [Map]
Distance: About 80 miles [128.7 km] to the West Northwest

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Our profile page for Rosemary   [Map]
Distance: About 1,825 miles [2,937.1 km] to the Northwest


Santa Barbara County

Our profile page for Rosemary, Santa Barbara County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,961 miles [3,155.9 km] to the West Northwest


York County

Our profile page for Rosemary, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,122 miles [1,805.7 km] to the Northeast


Hinds County

Our profile page for Rosemary, Hinds County   [Map]
Distance: About 235 miles [378.2 km] to the West

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North Carolina

Halifax County

Our profile page for Rosemary, Halifax County   [Map]
Distance: About 563 miles [906.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Belmont County

Our profile page for Rosemary, Belmont County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Belmont County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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South Carolina

Barnwell County

Our profile page for Rosemary, Barnwell County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 297 miles [478 km] to the East Northeast

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

Cloverdale   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West of Rosemary   [Map]
Cloverland   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Cross Creek   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Executive Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Gay Meadows   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Georgetown   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Green Acres   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Grove Hill   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Halcyon   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Hillcrest   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hunters Point   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Johnstown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
King Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Lakeview Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Landmarks   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Lynndale   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Morningview   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Regency Forest   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Regency Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Spring Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Spring Valley   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Sunshine Village   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Timbers   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Valley Whispers   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Wildwood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Young Place   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

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.

James Anderson
  Actor. He was born in Wetumpka (Alabama) on Wednesday July 13, 1921 and died in Billings (Montana) on Sunday September 14, 1969 at an age of 48. He was buried at Valhalla Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Wetumpka [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the north of Rosemary

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Anderson<9>
Oscar Gamble
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Ramer (Alabama) on Tueday December 20, 1949 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday January 31, 2018 at an age of 68.

Ramer [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Rosemary

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Gamble
Kevin Turner
  Professional football. He was born in Prattville (Alabama) on Thursday June 12, 1969 and died in Vestavia Hills (Alabama) on Thursday March 24, 2016 at an age of 46. He was buried at Prattville Memorial Gardens (Autauga County, Alabama) [Map].

Prattville [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest of Rosemary

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kevin Turner
Elizabeth Priscilla Tyler
  Daughter-in-law of John Tyler - after his wife Letitia died, Priscilla served as the de facto First Lady for the Harrison Presidency. She was born in New York (New York) on Friday June 14, 1816 and died in Montgomery (Alabama) on Sunday December 29, 1889 at an age of 73. She was buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Montgomery County, Alabama) [Map].

Montgomery [Map] is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest of Rosemary

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elizabeth Priscilla Tyler
William 'Lum' York
  Musician, comedian. He was born in Elmore (Alabama) on Saturday November 16, 1918 and died in Baton Rouge (Louisiana) on Sunday August 15, 2004 at an age of 85. He was buried at Greenoaks Memorial Park (East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Elmore [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Rosemary

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William 'Lum' York

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rosemary. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3515, Longitude: -86.2394     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rosemary 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 Rosemary 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 313.265 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.651 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.32 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 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.

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<8>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.

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<9>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:

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