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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 Roundhill, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Roundhill 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 Roundhill:
    • 31.892653, -87.711669
    • 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 Roundhill
  • 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 Roundhill ...

We have found two communities that share the name Roundhill.

Within Alabama, the name Roundhill is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kentucky
      • Edmonson County
      • This Roundhill is located in Edmonson County and lies 376 miles [605.1 km]<1> to the north of the Roundhill that is located in Clarke County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roundhill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Edmonson County community of Roundhill.
    • North Carolina
      • Swain County
      • This Roundhill is located in Swain County and lies 342 miles [550.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Roundhill that is located in Clarke County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roundhill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Swain County community of Roundhill.

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 wonder 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 [Clarke County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Choctaw Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Choctaw Corner
    • Choctaw Corner [Clarke County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Roundhill
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Choctaw Corner
  • Clayhill [Marengo County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clayhill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clayhill
    • Clayhill [Marengo County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Roundhill
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clayhill
  • Glover [Clarke County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glover
    • Glover [Clarke County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Roundhill
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glover
  • Greenwood [Clarke County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
    • Greenwood [Clarke County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Roundhill
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
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    • Lower Peach Tree [Wilcox County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lower Peach Tree have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lower Peach Tree
      • Lower Peach Tree [Wilcox County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Roundhill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lower Peach Tree
    • Peacock [Clarke County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peacock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peacock
      • Peacock [Clarke County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Roundhill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peacock
    • Pleasant Hill [Clarke County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
      • Pleasant Hill [Clarke County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Roundhill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill
    • Rural [Clarke County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rural have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rural
      • Rural [Clarke County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Roundhill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rural
    • Vineland [Marengo County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vineland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vineland
      • Vineland [Marengo County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Roundhill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vineland
    • Yellow Bluff Ferry [Wilcox County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yellow Bluff Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yellow Bluff Ferry
      • Yellow Bluff Ferry [Wilcox County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Roundhill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yellow Bluff Ferry

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 Roundhill. 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Roundhill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, Sr.<3>
    • Tommie Lee Agree     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Magnolia (Alabama) on Sunday August 9, 1942 and died in New York (New York) on Monday January 22, 2001 at the age of 58.
      • Magnolia is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of Roundhill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tommie Lee Agree<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Grove Hill, which is the Seat of Clarke County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Roundhill to Grove Hill, with an average speed<4> 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, 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) 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<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,667 miles [10,729.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,372 miles [11,864.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,250 miles [8,449.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Clarke County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. 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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8927, Longitude: -87.7117       In this case, the coordinates for Roundhill have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 314.104 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.559 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.982 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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