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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 Royse, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Royse 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 Royse:
    • 34.190650, -86.070808
    • 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 Royse
  • 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 Royse ...

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.

  • Double Bridges [Marshall County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Double Bridges
    • Double Bridges [Marshall County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Royse
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Double Bridges have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Double Bridges
  • Duck Springs [Etowah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duck Springs
    • Duck Springs [Etowah County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Royse
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duck Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duck Springs
  • Happy Hill [Etowah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Happy Hill
    • Happy Hill [Etowah County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Royse
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Happy Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Happy Hill
  • Kilpatrick [DeKalb County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kilpatrick
    • Kilpatrick [DeKalb County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Royse
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kilpatrick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kilpatrick
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    • Liberty [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
      • Liberty [DeKalb County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Royse
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
    • Liberty Hill [Etowah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty Hill
      • Liberty Hill [Etowah County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Royse
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty Hill
    • Lot [Marshall County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lot
      • Lot [Marshall County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Royse
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lot have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Marcus [DeKalb County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marcus
      • Marcus [DeKalb County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Royse
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marcus have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Marshall [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshall
      • Marshall [Marshall County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Royse
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marshall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marshall
    • Maryville [Etowah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maryville
      • Maryville [Etowah County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Royse
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maryville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maryville
    • Pleasant Hill [Etowah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
      • Pleasant Hill [Etowah County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Royse
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill
    • Pulltight [Etowah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pulltight
      • Pulltight [Etowah County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Royse
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pulltight have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pulltight
    • Rains [DeKalb County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rains
      • Rains [DeKalb County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Royse
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rains have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Yancy [Etowah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yancy
      • Yancy [Etowah County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Royse
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yancy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yancy

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 Royse. 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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    • 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the south of Royse.
      • Gadsden is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the south of Royse.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: M.L. Brackett<3>
    • Hershell Baskin Freeman, Jr.     (Professional baseball)
    • Ira Lonnie Louvin     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. He was born in Section (Alabama) on Monday April 21, 1924 and died in Williamsburg (Missouri) on Sunday June 20, 1965 at the age of 41. He is buried at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens (Davidson County, Tennessee).
      • Section is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Royse.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ira Lonnie Louvin<3>
    • Philip Ober     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Fort Payne (Alabama) on Sunday March 23, 1902 and died in Mexico City (Mexico) on Monday September 13, 1982 at the age of 80.
      • Fort Payne is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Royse.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Philip Ober<3>
    • Katherine Stinson     (Aviation pioneer)
      • Aviation pioneer. She was born in Fort Payne (Alabama) on Saturday February 14, 1891 and died in Santa Fe (New Mexico) on Friday July 8, 1977 at the age of 86. She is buried at Santa Fe National Cemetery (Santa Fe County, New Mexico).
      • Fort Payne is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Royse.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Katherine Stinson<3>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<4> community of Royse once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Royse and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Gadsden, which is the Seat of Etowah County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Royse to Gadsden, with an average speed<5> 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 125 miles [201.2 km] to the south (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 596 miles [959.2 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 34 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,489 miles [10,443 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,198 miles [11,584.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,075 miles [8,167.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Etowah County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Etowah County: www.etowahcounty.org/

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- Royse) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Royse. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1906, Longitude: -86.0708       In this case, the coordinates for Royse 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>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 Royse, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Royse 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 313.274 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.916 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.854 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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