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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 Rover, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Rover and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Rover:
    • 32.795405, -85.938296
    • 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 Rover
  • 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 Rover ...

We have found eight communities that share the name Rover.

Within Alabama, the name Rover is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Yell County
      • This Rover is located in Yell County and lies 452 miles [727.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Rover that is located in Tallapoosa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rover
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Yell County community of Rover.
    • Georgia
      • Spalding County
      • This Rover is located in Spalding County and lies 97 miles [156.1 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Rover that is located in Tallapoosa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rover
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Spalding County community of Rover.
    • Idaho
      • Benewah County
      • This Rover is located in Benewah County and lies 1,883 miles [3,030.4 km]<1> to the northwest of the Rover that is located in Tallapoosa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rover
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Benewah County community of Rover.
    • Maryland
      • Howard County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Maryland community of Rover [Howard County].
    • Missouri
      • Oregon County
      • This Rover is located in Oregon County and lies 421 miles [677.5 km]<1> to the northwest of the Rover that is located in Tallapoosa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rover
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oregon County community of Rover.
    • North Carolina
      • Beaufort County
      • This Rover is located in Beaufort County and lies 541 miles [870.7 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Rover that is located in Tallapoosa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rover
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Beaufort County community of Rover.
    • Tennessee
      • Bedford County
      • This Rover is located in Bedford County and lies 202 miles [325.1 km]<1> to the north of the Rover that is located in Tallapoosa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rover
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bedford County community of Rover.
    • West Virginia
      • Wirt County
      • This Rover is located in Wirt County and lies 497 miles [799.8 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Rover that is located in Tallapoosa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rover
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wirt County community of Rover.

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 wonder 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 [Tallapoosa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherokee Bluffs
    • Cherokee Bluffs [Tallapoosa County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Rover
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherokee Bluffs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherokee Bluffs
  • Double Bridges Ferry [Tallapoosa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Double Bridges Ferry
    • Double Bridges Ferry [Tallapoosa County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Rover
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Double Bridges Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Double Bridges Ferry
  • Fishpond [Coosa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fishpond
    • Fishpond [Coosa County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Rover
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fishpond
  • Island Home [Tallapoosa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Island Home
    • Island Home [Tallapoosa County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Rover
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Island Home have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Island Home
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    • Jon [Coosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jon
      • Jon [Coosa County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Rover
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jon
    • Jordan [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jordan
      • Jordan [Elmore County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Rover
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jordan have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jordan
    • Our Town [Tallapoosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Our Town
      • Our Town [Tallapoosa County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Rover
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Our Town
    • Piney Point [Tallapoosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piney Point
      • Piney Point [Tallapoosa County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Rover
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piney Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piney Point
    • Red Hill [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Hill
      • Red Hill [Elmore County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Rover
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Hill
    • River Bend [Tallapoosa County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for River Bend
      • River Bend [Tallapoosa County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Rover
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for River Bend have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Robinson Ferry [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robinson Ferry
      • Robinson Ferry [Elmore County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Rover
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robinson Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robinson Ferry
    • Still Waters [Tallapoosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Still Waters
      • Still Waters [Tallapoosa County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Rover
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Still Waters have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Still Waters
    • Union [Tallapoosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Tallapoosa County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Rover
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union

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.

  • View Our List ...
    • James Anderson     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Wetumpka (Alabama) on Wednesday July 13, 1921 and died in Billings (Montana) on Sunday September 14, 1969 at the age of 48. He is buried at Valhalla Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Wetumpka is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southwest of Rover.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Anderson<4>
    • George Washington Carver     (Scientist, inventor)
      • Scientist, inventor. He was born in Diamond (Missouri) on Tueday July 12, 1864 and died in Tuskegee (Alabama) on Tueday January 5, 1943 at the age of 78.
      • Tuskegee is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Rover.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Washington Carver<4>
    • Rosa Parks     (Social activist)
      • Social activist. She was born in Tuskegee (Alabama) on Tueday February 4, 1913 and died in Detroit (Michigan) on Monday October 24, 2005 at the age of 92. She is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Wayne County, Michigan).
      • Tuskegee is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Rover.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rosa Parks<4>
    • Joe Sewell     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Titus (Alabama) on Sunday October 9, 1898 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Tueday March 6, 1990 at the age of 91. He is buried at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park (Tuscaloosa County, Alabama).
      • Titus is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Rover.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Sewell<4>
    • William 'Lum' York     (Musician, comedian)
      • Musician, comedian. He was born in Elmore (Alabama) on Saturday November 16, 1918 and died in Baton Rouge (Louisiana) on Sunday August 15, 2004 at the age of 85. He is buried at Greenoaks Memorial Park (East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana).
      • Elmore is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Rover.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William 'Lum' York<4>

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 beginning in Rover and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Dadeville, which is the Seat of Tallapoosa County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Rover to Dadeville, with an average speed<5> 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, 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) 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<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,549 miles [10,539.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,253 miles [11,672.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,131 miles [8,257.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Tallapoosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rover. 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7954, Longitude: -85.9383       In this case, the coordinates for Rover have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<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>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.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 313.117 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.541 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.109 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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