A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Roswell, Alabama

Nearby Census Genealogy
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Other AL

Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
The Commemorative Quarter for Alabama

Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Oneonta [Map], which is the Seat of Blount County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Roswell to Oneonta, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 127 miles [204.4 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 618 miles [994.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,507 miles [10,472 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 7,218 miles [11,616.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,094 miles [8,198 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Roswell ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Roswell.

While the name Roswell is unique within Alabama, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alabama

Jump ahead to ...

 ColoradoNew Mexico  
 IdahoSouth Dakota  


El Paso County

Our profile page for Roswell, El Paso County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,062 miles [1,709.1 km] to the West Northwest


Cobb County

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

Fulton County

Our profile page for Roswell, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 124 miles [199.6 km] to the East


Canyon County

Our profile page for Roswell, Canyon County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,748 miles [2,813.1 km] to the West Northwest

- Return to top


Crawford County

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

- Return to top

New Mexico

Chaves County

Our profile page for Roswell, Chaves County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,032 miles [1,660.8 km] to the West

- Return to top


Tuscarawas County

Our profile page for Roswell, Tuscarawas County   [Map]
Distance: About 517 miles [832 km] to the North Northeast

- Return to top

South Dakota

Miner County

Our profile page for Roswell, Miner County   [Map]
Distance: About 901 miles [1,450 km] to the Northwest

- Return to top


Bosque County

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

- Return to top

Curious and Interesting Names Near Roswell ...

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.

Birdie   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South of Roswell   [Map]
Birdsong   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Bright Star   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Fowler (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Holly Pond   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hopewell   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Joppa   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Liberty   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
New Harmony   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Rock Springs   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Strawberry   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Thrasher Crossroads   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Union Grove   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Union Hill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Blount County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Blount County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Roswell. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2076, Longitude: -86.5367     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Roswell have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<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 Roswell to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

- Return to Citation

<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 313.556 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.244 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.039 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<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 Roswell 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.

- Return to Citation


Tidbits &
Other   AL

Sitemap Privacy
of Use


Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

Copyright 2016
All Rights Reserved
This page was last modified: 12 Sep 2018
By John Hall