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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 Roxana, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Roxana 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 Roxana:
    • 32.687076, -85.669121
    • 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 Roxana
  • 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 Roxana ...

We have found ten communities that share the name Roxana.

There are two communities within Alabama that are also named Roxana.

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

  • Communities Located In Alabama ...
    • Chambers County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Roxana [Chambers County].
    • Montgomery County
      • This Roxana is located in Montgomery County and lies 49 miles [78.9 km]<2> to the southwest of the Roxana that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxana
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Roxana.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Delaware
      • Sussex County
      • This Roxana is located in Sussex County and lies 712 miles [1,145.9 km]<2> to the northeast of the Roxana that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxana
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sussex County community of Roxana.
    • Georgia
      • Paulding County
      • This Roxana is located in Paulding County and lies 104 miles [167.4 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Roxana that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxana
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Paulding County community of Roxana.
    • Illinois
      • Madison County
      • This Roxana is located in Madison County and lies 491 miles [790.2 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Roxana that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxana
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Roxana.
    • Kentucky
      • Letcher County
      • This Roxana is located in Letcher County and lies 342 miles [550.4 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Roxana that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxana
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Letcher County community of Roxana.
    • Louisiana
      • Rapides Parish
      • This Roxana is located in Rapides Parish and lies 401 miles [645.3 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Roxana that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxana
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rapides Parish community of Roxana.
    • Michigan
      • Eaton County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Roxana [Eaton County].
    • North Carolina
      • Randolph County
      • This Roxana is located in Randolph County and lies 394 miles [634.1 km]<2> to the northeast of the Roxana that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxana
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Randolph County community of Roxana.
    • Oklahoma
      • Logan County
      • This Roxana is located in Logan County and lies 721 miles [1,160.3 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Roxana that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxana
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Logan County community of Roxana.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Roxana ...

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.

  • Erie [Hale County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erie
    • Erie [Hale County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of Roxana
  • Gold Hill [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gold Hill
    • Gold Hill [Lee County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east of Roxana
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gold Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gold Hill
  • James [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for James
    • James [Lee County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Roxana
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for James have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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]<2> to the northeast of Roxana
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jamesville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jamesville
  • Continue List   (9 more) ...
    • Jones Mill [Chambers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones Mill
      • Jones Mill [Chambers County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Roxana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jones Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Mill
    • Liberty City [Macon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty City
      • Liberty City [Macon County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Roxana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty City
    • Mary [Tallapoosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mary
      • Mary [Tallapoosa County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Roxana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mary have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mary
    • Ponders [Tallapoosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ponders
      • Ponders [Tallapoosa County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Roxana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ponders have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ponders
    • Reeltown [Tallapoosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reeltown
      • Reeltown [Tallapoosa County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Roxana
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reeltown
    • Ridge Grove [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridge Grove
      • Ridge Grove [Lee County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east of Roxana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridge Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridge Grove
    • Slaughters [Tallapoosa County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slaughters
      • Slaughters [Tallapoosa County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north of Roxana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slaughters have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Still Waters [Tallapoosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Still Waters
      • Still Waters [Tallapoosa County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Roxana
      • 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
    • Walnut Hill [Tallapoosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Hill
      • Walnut Hill [Tallapoosa County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Roxana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Hill

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 Roxana. 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 ...
    • 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 18 miles [29 km] to the south of Roxana.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Washington Carver<4>
    • 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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of Roxana.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Louis<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 18 miles [29 km] to the south of Roxana.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rosa Parks<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Opelika, which is the Seat of Lee County and lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Roxana to Opelika, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 42 miles [67.6 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 just about two full days and walking would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 645 miles [1,038 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 6,543 miles [10,529.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,245 miles [11,659.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,123 miles [8,244.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Roxana could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>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 from Point A (ie- Roxana) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Roxana. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6871, Longitude: -85.6691       In this case, the coordinates for Roxana have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Roxana 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 312.951 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.335 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.028 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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