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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 Royal, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Royal 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 Royal:
    • 34.072041, -86.502210
    • 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 Royal
  • 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 Royal ...

We have found 24 communities that share the name Royal.

Within Alabama, the name Royal is unique.

Beyond Alabama, we know of another 24 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 24 communities, 23 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Garland County
      • This Royal is located in Garland County and lies 385 miles [619.6 km]<1> to the west of the Royal that is located in Blount County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Royal
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Garland County community of Royal.
    • Florida
      • Sumter County
      • This Royal is located in Sumter County and lies 441 miles [709.7 km]<1> to the southeast of the Royal that is located in Blount County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Royal
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sumter County community of Royal.
    • Georgia
      • Bleckley County
      • This Royal is located in Bleckley County and lies 212 miles [341.2 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Royal that is located in Blount County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Royal
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bleckley County community of Royal.
    • Illinois
      • Champaign County
      • This Royal is located in Champaign County and lies 430 miles [692 km]<1> to the north of the Royal that is located in Blount County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Royal
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Champaign County community of Royal.
    • Iowa
      • Clay County
      • This Royal is located in Clay County and lies 780 miles [1,255.3 km]<1> to the northwest of the Royal that is located in Blount County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Royal
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clay County community of Royal.
    • Kentucky
      • Grayson County
      • This Royal is located in Grayson County and lies 233 miles [375 km]<1> to the north of the Royal that is located in Blount County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Royal
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grayson County community of Royal.
    • Louisiana
      • Winn Parish
      • This Royal is located in Winn Parish and lies 373 miles [600.3 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Royal that is located in Blount County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Royal
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Winn Parish community of Royal.
    • Mississippi
      • Smith County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Mississippi community of Royal [Smith County].
    • Missouri
      • Phelps County
      • This Royal is located in Phelps County and lies 398 miles [640.5 km]<1> to the northwest of the Royal that is located in Blount County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Royal
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Phelps County community of Royal.
    • Nebraska
      • Antelope County
      • This Royal is located in Antelope County and lies 848 miles [1,364.7 km]<1> to the northwest of the Royal that is located in Blount County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Royal
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Antelope County community of Royal.
    • North Carolina
      • Beaufort County
      • This Royal is located in Beaufort County and lies 558 miles [898 km]<1> to the east of the Royal that is located in Blount County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Royal
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Beaufort County community of Royal.
      • Franklin County
      • This Royal is located in Franklin County and lies 479 miles [770.9 km] to the east northeast of the Royal that is located in Blount County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Royal
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Royal.
    • Ohio
      • Clark County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Clark County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Royal.
      • Tuscarawas County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Royal [Tuscarawas County].
      • Vinton County
      • This Royal is located in Vinton County and lies 421 miles [677.5 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Royal that is located in Blount County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Royal
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Vinton County community of Royal.
    • Ontario
      • This Royal lies 738 miles [1,187.7 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Royal that is located in Blount County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Royal
    • Oregon
      • Lane County
      • This Royal is located in Lane County and lies 2,059 miles [3,313.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Royal that is located in Blount County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Royal
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lane County community of Royal.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Fayette County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Royal [Fayette County].
      • Susquehanna County
      • This Royal is located in Susquehanna County and lies 790 miles [1,271.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Royal that is located in Blount County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Royal
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Susquehanna County community of Royal.
    • Tennessee
      • Bedford County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Royal [Bedford County].
    • Texas
      • Potter County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Royal [Potter County].
    • Utah
      • Carbon County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Utah community of Royal [Carbon County].
    • Washington
      • Grant County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Washington community of Royal [Grant County].
    • West Virginia
      • Raleigh County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Royal [Raleigh County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Royal ...

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.

  • Birdie [Blount County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birdie
    • Birdie [Blount County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Royal
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Birdie have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birdie
  • Clarence [Blount County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarence
    • Clarence [Blount County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Royal
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarence
  • Craig [Blount County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craig
    • Craig [Blount County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Royal
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Craig have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craig
  • Five Points [Blount County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Points
    • Five Points [Blount County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Royal
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Points have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Points
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Fowler Spring [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fowler Spring
      • Fowler Spring [Blount County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fowler Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fowler Spring
    • Fridays Crossing [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fridays Crossing
      • Fridays Crossing [Blount County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Royal
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fridays Crossing
    • Liberty [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
      • Liberty [Blount County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
    • Mountain Grove [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Grove
      • Mountain Grove [Blount County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Grove
    • Murphy Ford [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murphy Ford
      • Murphy Ford [Blount County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murphy Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murphy Ford
    • Rock Springs [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Springs
      • Rock Springs [Blount County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
    • Susan Moore [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Susan Moore
      • Susan Moore [Blount County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Royal
      • Estimated population in 2019: 776 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Susan Moore

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 Royal. 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 ...
    • M.L. Brackett     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Attalla (Alabama) on Tueday July 4, 1933 and died in Gadsden (Alabama) on Tueday June 30, 2015 at the age of 81. He is buried at Crestwood Memorial Cemetery (Etowah County, Alabama).
      • Attalla is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Royal.
      • Gadsden is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Royal.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: M.L. Brackett<5>
    • Hershell Baskin Freeman, Jr.     (Professional baseball)
    • Artie Wilson     (Negro League Baseball)
      • Negro League Baseball. He was born in Springville (Alabama) on Thursday October 28, 1920 and died in Portland (Oregon) on Sunday October 31, 2010 at the age of 90. He is buried at Rose City Cemetery (Multnomah County, Oregon).
      • Springville is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Royal.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Artie Wilson<5>

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

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

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    • Oneonta, which is the Seat of Blount County and lies just to the South.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 117 miles [188.3 km]<1> to the south (S). If you could drive a straight line from Royal to Montgomery, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 621 miles [999.4 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,512 miles [10,480 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,223 miles [11,624.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,099 miles [8,206 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Blount County: www.co.blount.al.us/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Royal) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Royal. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0720, Longitude: -86.5022       In this case, the coordinates for Royal have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Royal 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.
<3>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 Royal, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Royal to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 313.528 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.193 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.055 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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