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Introduction ...

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

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

  • Grove Hill [Map], which is the Seat of Clarke County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Roundhill to Grove Hill, with an average speed<2> 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 [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 89 miles [143.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 770 miles [1,239.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 44 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,667 miles [10,729.5 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 7,372 miles [11,864.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,250 miles [8,449.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Roundhill ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Roundhill.

While the name Roundhill is unique within Alabama, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alabama


Edmonson County

Our profile page for Roundhill, Edmonson County   [Map]
Distance: About 376 miles [605.1 km] to the North

North Carolina

Swain County

Our profile page for Roundhill, Swain County   [Map]
Distance: About 342 miles [550.4 km] to the Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Roundhill ...

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.

Choctaw Corner   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest of Roundhill   [Map]
Clayhill   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Glover   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Greenwood   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Lower Peach Tree   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Peacock   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Pleasant Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rural   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Vineland   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Yellow Bluff Ferry   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Roundhill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8927, Longitude: -87.7117     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Roundhill 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 Roundhill 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 314.104 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.559 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.982 degrees.

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