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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 Rosman, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Rosman 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 Rosman:
    • 35.145724, -82.819677
    • 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 Rosman
  • 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 Rosman ...

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.

  • Cane Brake [Transylvania County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cane Brake
    • Cane Brake [Transylvania County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Rosman
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cane Brake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cane Brake
  • Cherryfield [Transylvania County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherryfield
    • Cherryfield [Transylvania County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Rosman
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherryfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherryfield
  • Ducktown [Transylvania County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ducktown
    • Ducktown [Transylvania County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Rosman
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ducktown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ducktown
  • Fox Ridge [Transylvania County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox Ridge
    • Fox Ridge [Transylvania County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Rosman
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fox Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fox Ridge
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    • Line Runner Ridge [Transylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Line Runner Ridge
      • Line Runner Ridge [Transylvania County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Rosman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Line Runner Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Line Runner Ridge
    • Piney Woods [Transylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piney Woods
      • Piney Woods [Transylvania County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Rosman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piney Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piney Woods
    • Ridge Haven [Transylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridge Haven
      • Ridge Haven [Transylvania County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Rosman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridge Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridge Haven
    • Rocky Bottom [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Bottom
      • Rocky Bottom [Pickens County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Rosman
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Bottom
    • Rocky Hill [Transylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Hill
      • Rocky Hill [Transylvania County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Rosman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Hill
    • Round Mountain [Transylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Round Mountain
      • Round Mountain [Transylvania County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Rosman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Round Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Round Mountain
    • Slick Rock [Transylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slick Rock
      • Slick Rock [Transylvania County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Rosman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slick Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slick Rock
    • Wolf Ridge [Transylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wolf Ridge
      • Wolf Ridge [Transylvania County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Rosman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wolf Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wolf Ridge

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 Rosman. 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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    • Randy Johnson     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in San Antonio (TX) on June 17, 1944 (a Saturday) and died in Brevard (NC) on September 17, 2009 (a Thursday) at the age of 65. He is buried at Hillside Cemetery (DeWitt County, Texas).
      • Brevard is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast of Rosman.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Randy Johnson<3>
    • Jackie 'Moms' Mabley     (Comedian)
    • George Mathews     (Actor)
      • Full name: George Joseph Mathews
      • Actor. He was born on October 10, 1911 (a Tueday) and died in Caesars Head (SC) on November 7, 1984 (a Wednesday) at the age of 73.
      • Caesars Head is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the east of Rosman.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Mathews<3>
    • Johnny Lane Oates     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Sylva (NC) on January 21, 1946 (a Monday) and died in Richmond (VA) on December 24, 2004 (a Friday) at the age of 58. He is buried at Sunset Memorial Park (Chesterfield County, Virginia).
      • Sylva is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Rosman.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Johnny Lane Oates<3>
    • Robert 'Buffalo Bob' Smith     (Actor, TV Host)
      • Born: Robert Emil Schmidt
      • Actor, TV Host. He was born in Buffalo (NY) on November 27, 1917 (a Tueday) and died in Hendersonville (NC) on July 30, 1998 (a Thursday) at the age of 80. The body was cremated.
      • Hendersonville is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Rosman.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert 'Buffalo Bob' Smith<3>
    • Mack McBee Williams     (Actor)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Brevard, which is the Seat of Transylvania County and lies just to the Northeast.
    • Raleigh, which is the State Capital of North Carolina, lies 239 miles [384.6 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Rosman to Raleigh, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 14 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 10 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 410 miles [659.8 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 16 days and walking would take 24 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,308 miles [10,151.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,012 miles [11,284.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,890 miles [7,869.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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The official website for Transylvania County: www.transylvaniacounty.org/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rosman) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rosman. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RosmanOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rosman. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.1457, Longitude: -82.8197       In this case, the coordinates for Rosman 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 Rosman 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 311.373 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.863 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.308 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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