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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 Round Mountain, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Round Mountain 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 Round Mountain:
    • 34.215650, -85.683853
    • 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 Round Mountain
  • 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 Round Mountain ...

We have found ten communities that share the name Round Mountain.

Within Alabama, the name Round Mountain is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Conway 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 Arkansas community of Round Mountain [Conway County].
      • Faulkner County
      • This Round Mountain is located in Faulkner County and lies 388 miles [624.4 km]<2> to the west of the Round Mountain that is located in Cherokee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Round Mountain
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Faulkner County community of Round Mountain.
    • California
      • Shasta County
      • This Round Mountain is located in Shasta County and lies 2,022 miles [3,254.1 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Round Mountain that is located in Cherokee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Round Mountain
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shasta County community of Round Mountain.
    • Maine
      • Aroostook County
      • This Round Mountain is located in Aroostook County and lies 1,227 miles [1,974.7 km]<2> to the northeast of the Round Mountain that is located in Cherokee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Round Mountain
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Aroostook County community of Round Mountain.
      • Franklin County
      • This Round Mountain is located in Franklin County and lies 1,101 miles [1,771.9 km] to the northeast of the Round Mountain that is located in Cherokee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Round Mountain
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Round Mountain.
    • Nevada
      • Nye County
      • This Round Mountain is located in Nye County and lies 1,761 miles [2,834.1 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Round Mountain that is located in Cherokee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Round Mountain
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nye County community of Round Mountain.
    • North Carolina
      • Transylvania County
      • This Round Mountain is located in Transylvania County and lies 171 miles [275.2 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Round Mountain that is located in Cherokee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Round Mountain
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Transylvania County community of Round Mountain.
      • Wilkes 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 North Carolina community of Round Mountain [Wilkes County].
    • Texas
      • Blanco County
      • This Round Mountain is located in Blanco County and lies 784 miles [1,261.7 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Round Mountain that is located in Cherokee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Round Mountain
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Blanco County community of Round Mountain.
      • Travis County
      • This Round Mountain is located in Travis County and lies 756 miles [1,216.7 km] to the west southwest of the Round Mountain that is located in Cherokee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Round Mountain
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Travis County community of Round Mountain.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Round Mountain ...

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.

  • Billy Goat Hill [Cherokee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Billy Goat Hill
    • Billy Goat Hill [Cherokee County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southwest of Round Mountain
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Billy Goat Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Billy Goat Hill
  • Blue Pond [Cherokee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Pond
    • Blue Pond [Cherokee County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Round Mountain
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Pond have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Pond
  • Cedar Bluff [Cherokee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Bluff
    • Cedar Bluff [Cherokee County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Round Mountain
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,823 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Bluff
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cedar Bluff<4>
  • Centre [Cherokee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centre
    • Centre [Cherokee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Round Mountain
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centre have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,542 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centre
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Centre<4>
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    • Cornwall [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cornwall
      • Cornwall [Cherokee County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Round Mountain
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cornwall have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cornwall
    • Cornwall Furnace [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cornwall Furnace
      • Cornwall Furnace [Cherokee County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Round Mountain
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cornwall Furnace have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cornwall Furnace
    • Edwards Ferry [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edwards Ferry
      • Edwards Ferry [Cherokee County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the south of Round Mountain
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edwards Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edwards Ferry
    • Griffin [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Griffin
      • Griffin [Cherokee County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Round Mountain
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Griffin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Griffin
    • Hopewell [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell
      • Hopewell [Cherokee County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west of Round Mountain
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopewell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopewell
    • Leesburg [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leesburg
      • Leesburg [Cherokee County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Round Mountain
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,013 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leesburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leesburg<4>
    • Little River [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little River
      • Little River [Cherokee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Round Mountain
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little River have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little River
    • Pathkiller Cove [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pathkiller Cove
      • Pathkiller Cove [Cherokee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Round Mountain
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pathkiller Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pathkiller Cove
    • Sand Rock [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Rock
      • Sand Rock [Cherokee County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Round Mountain
      • Estimated population in 2019: 569 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Rock
    • Turkey Town [Cherokee County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turkey Town
      • Turkey Town [Cherokee County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Round Mountain
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turkey Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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 Round Mountain. 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.

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    • Rev. Joseph Everhart Boone     (Activist)
      • Activist. He was born in Cedartown (Georgia) on Tueday September 19, 1922 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Saturday July 15, 2006 at the age of 83. He is buried at Lincoln Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Cedartown is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Round Mountain.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rev. Joseph Everhart Boone<5>
    • Eugene Booth, Jr.     (Physicist)
      • Physicist. He was born in Rome (Georgia) on Saturday September 28, 1912 and died in Briarcliff Manor (New York) on Saturday March 6, 2004 at the age of 91. He is buried at Bonaventure Cemetery (Chatham County, Georgia).
      • Rome is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Round Mountain.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eugene Booth, Jr.<5>
    • Eugene Booth, Jr.     (Physicist)
      • Physicist. He was born in Rome (Georgia) on Saturday September 28, 1912 and died in Briarcliff Manor (New York) on Saturday March 6, 2004 at the age of 91. He is buried at Bonaventure Cemetery (Chatham County, Georgia).
      • Rome is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Round Mountain.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eugene Booth, Jr.<5>
    • M.L. Brackett     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Attalla (Alabama) on Tueday July 4, 1933 and died in Gadsden (Alabama) on Tueday June 30, 2015 at the age of 81. He is buried at Crestwood Memorial Cemetery (Etowah County, Alabama).
      • Attalla is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Round Mountain.
      • Gadsden is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southwest of Round Mountain.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: M.L. Brackett<5>
    • Hershell Baskin Freeman, Jr.     (Professional baseball)
    • Marshall Lon Freeman     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Berryton (Georgia) on Sunday February 6, 1921 and died in Rocky Face (Georgia) on Wednesday July 30, 2003 at the age of 82. He is buried at Whitfield Memorial Gardens (Whitfield County, Georgia).
      • Berryton is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Round Mountain.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marshall Lon Freeman<5>
    • Charlie Louvin     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. He was born in Henagar (Alabama) on Thursday July 7, 1927 and died in Wartrace (Tennessee) on Wednesday January 26, 2011 at the age of 83. He is buried at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens (Davidson County, Tennessee).
      • Henagar is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Round Mountain.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charlie Louvin<5>
    • Willard Lee Nixon     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Taylorsville (Georgia) on Sunday June 17, 1928 and died in Rome (Georgia) on Thursday December 14, 2000 at the age of 72. He is buried at East View Cemetery (Floyd County, Georgia).
      • Taylorsville is located 40 miles [64.4 km] to the east of Round Mountain.
      • Rome is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Round Mountain.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Willard Lee Nixon<5>
    • Philip Ober     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Fort Payne (Alabama) on Sunday March 23, 1902 and died in Mexico City (Mexico) on Monday September 13, 1982 at the age of 80.
      • Fort Payne is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of Round Mountain.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Philip Ober<5>
    • Katherine Stinson     (Aviation pioneer)
      • Aviation pioneer. She was born in Fort Payne (Alabama) on Saturday February 14, 1891 and died in Santa Fe (New Mexico) on Friday July 8, 1977 at the age of 86. She is buried at Santa Fe National Cemetery (Santa Fe County, New Mexico).
      • Fort Payne is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of Round Mountain.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Katherine Stinson<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Centre, which is the Seat of Cherokee County and lies just to the South.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 131 miles [210.8 km]<2> to the south southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Round Mountain to Montgomery, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 577 miles [928.6 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 33 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,472 miles [10,415.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,180 miles [11,555.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,056 miles [8,136.8 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 Round Mountain. 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Round Mountain 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 '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- Round Mountain) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Round Mountain. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2156, Longitude: -85.6839       In this case, the coordinates for Round Mountain 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 Round Mountain 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 313.043 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.653 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.692 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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