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Roxana, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Montgomery [Map], which is the Seat of Montgomery County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Roxana to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> 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 [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N). The buggy would take four to five hours and walking would take 6 hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 695 miles [1,118.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,592 miles [10,608.8 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 7,294 miles [11,738.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,173 miles [8,325.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Roxana ...

We have found 10 communities that share the name Roxana.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Roxana. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 8 communities in the United States - with 10 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Alabama

Communities outside of Alabama

Other Communities Located In Alabama

Chambers County

Our profile page for Roxana, Chambers County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Chambers County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Lee County

Our profile page for Roxana, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 49 miles [78.9 km] to the Northeast

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Sussex County

Our profile page for Roxana, Sussex County   [Map]
Distance: About 761 miles [1,224.7 km] to the Northeast


Paulding County

Our profile page for Roxana, Paulding County   [Map]
Distance: About 152 miles [244.6 km] to the North Northeast


Madison County

Our profile page for Roxana, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 506 miles [814.3 km] to the North Northwest


Letcher County

Our profile page for Roxana, Letcher County   [Map]
Distance: About 389 miles [626 km] to the North Northeast

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Rapides Parish

Our profile page for Roxana, Rapides Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 359 miles [577.8 km] to the West

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Eaton County

Our profile page for Roxana, Eaton County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Eaton County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Randolph County

Our profile page for Roxana, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 443 miles [712.9 km] to the Northeast

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Logan County

Our profile page for Roxana, Logan County   [Map]
Distance: About 704 miles [1,133 km] to the West Northwest

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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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Cross Creek   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North of Roxana   [Map]
Hobbie Farm   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Hope Hull   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hunters Point   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Hunting Downs   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pine Needles   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Red Level   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Regency Forest   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Robinson Crossroads   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rolling Hills   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Rolling Lakes   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sellers   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Spring Park   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Spring Valley   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Valley Whispers   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [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 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.

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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Roxana

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Anderson<8>
Oscar Gamble
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Ramer (Alabama) on Tueday December 20, 1949 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday January 31, 2018 at an age of 68.

Ramer [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the south of Roxana

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Gamble
Kevin Turner
  Professional football. He was born in Prattville (Alabama) on Thursday June 12, 1969 and died in Vestavia Hills (Alabama) on Thursday March 24, 2016 at an age of 46. He was buried at Prattville Memorial Gardens (Autauga County, Alabama) [Map].

Prattville [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest of Roxana

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kevin Turner
Elizabeth Priscilla Tyler
  Daughter-in-law of John Tyler - after his wife Letitia died, Priscilla served as the de facto First Lady for the Harrison Presidency. She was born in New York (New York) on Friday June 14, 1816 and died in Montgomery (Alabama) on Sunday December 29, 1889 at an age of 73. She was buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Montgomery County, Alabama) [Map].

Montgomery [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the north of Roxana

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elizabeth Priscilla Tyler

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Roxana. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1832, Longitude: -86.2716     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Roxana 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 Roxana 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 313.273 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.636 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.367 degrees.

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<7>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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.

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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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