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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Rover to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Rover to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Dadeville [Map], which is the Seat of Tallapoosa County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Rover to Dadeville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 35 miles [56.3 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 651 miles [1,047.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,549 miles [10,539.6 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 7,253 miles [11,672.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,131 miles [8,257.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Rover ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Rover.

While the name Rover is unique within Alabama, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Yell County

Our profile page for Rover, Yell County   [Map]
Distance: About 452 miles [727.4 km] to the West Northwest


Spalding County

Our profile page for Rover, Spalding County   [Map]
Distance: About 97 miles [156.1 km] to the East Northeast


Benewah County

Our profile page for Rover, Benewah County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,883 miles [3,030.4 km] to the Northwest


Howard County

Our profile page for Rover, Howard County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 670 miles [1,078.3 km] to the Northeast

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Oregon County

Our profile page for Rover, Oregon County   [Map]
Distance: About 421 miles [677.5 km] to the Northwest

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North Carolina

Beaufort County

Our profile page for Rover, Beaufort County   [Map]
Distance: About 541 miles [870.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Bedford County

Our profile page for Rover, Bedford County   [Map]
Distance: About 202 miles [325.1 km] to the North

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West Virginia

Wirt County

Our profile page for Rover, Wirt County   [Map]
Distance: About 497 miles [799.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Rover ...

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.

Cherokee Bluffs   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South of Rover   [Map]
Double Bridges Ferry   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Fishpond   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Island Home   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Jon   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Jordan   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Our Town   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Piney Point   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Red Hill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
River Bend (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Robinson Ferry   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Still Waters   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Union   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [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 Rover. 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 23 miles [37 km] to the southwest of Rover

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Anderson<8>
George Washington Carver
  Scientist, inventor. He was born in Diamond (Missouri) on Tueday July 12, 1864 and died in Tuskegee (Alabama) on Tueday January 5, 1943 at an age of 78.

Tuskegee [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Rover

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Washington Carver

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rover. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7954, Longitude: -85.9383     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rover 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 Rover 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 313.117 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.541 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.109 degrees.

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<7>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 Rover, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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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