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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 Rowells Crossroads, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Rowells Crossroads 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 Rowells Crossroads:
    • 32.686243, -85.577174
    • 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 Rowells Crossroads
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rowells Crossroads ...

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.

  • Cedar Brook [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Brook
    • Cedar Brook [Lee County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Rowells Crossroads
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Brook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Brook
  • Farmville [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmville
    • Farmville [Lee County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Rowells Crossroads
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmville
  • Gold Hill [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gold Hill
    • Gold Hill [Lee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Rowells Crossroads
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gold Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gold Hill
  • Granite Hills [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granite Hills
    • Granite Hills [Lee County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Rowells Crossroads
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Granite Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granite Hills
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    • James [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for James
      • James [Lee County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Rowells Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for James have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on James
    • Jamesville [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamesville
      • Jamesville [Lee County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Rowells Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jamesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jamesville
    • Jones Mill [Chambers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones Mill
      • Jones Mill [Chambers County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Rowells Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jones Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Mill
    • New Harmony [Chambers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Harmony
      • New Harmony [Chambers County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Rowells Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Harmony have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Harmony
    • Pickwood [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pickwood
      • Pickwood [Lee County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Rowells Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pickwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickwood
    • Ridge Grove [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridge Grove
      • Ridge Grove [Lee County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Rowells Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridge Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridge Grove
    • Stonegate [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonegate
      • Stonegate [Lee County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Rowells Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonegate have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonegate
    • Stonewall [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonewall
      • Stonewall [Lee County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Rowells Crossroads
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonewall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonewall

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 Rowells Crossroads. 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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    • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Rowells Crossroads.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Washington Carver<3>
    • Hal Herring     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Lanett (Alabama) on Sunday February 24, 1924 and died in Cumming (Georgia) on Sunday February 9, 2014 at the age of 90. He is buried at Sawnee View Gardens (Forsyth County, Georgia).
      • Lanett is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Rowells Crossroads.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hal Herring<3>
    • Joe Louis     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in LaFayette (Alabama) on Wednesday May 13, 1914 and died in Paradise (Nevada) on Sunday April 12, 1981 at the age of 66. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery (Arlington County, Virginia).
      • LaFayette is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast of Rowells Crossroads.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Louis<3>
    • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Rowells Crossroads.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rosa Parks<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Opelika, which is the Seat of Lee County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Rowells Crossroads to Opelika, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 47 miles [75.6 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 641 miles [1,031.6 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 37 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,539 miles [10,523.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,241 miles [11,653.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,119 miles [8,238.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Lee County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rowells Crossroads. 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- Rowells Crossroads) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rowells Crossroads. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6862, Longitude: -85.5772       In this case, the coordinates for Rowells Crossroads 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 Rowells Crossroads 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 312.897 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.272 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.993 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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