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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 Rowland, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Rowland 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 Rowland:
    • 34.535878, -79.292941
    • 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 Rowland
  • 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 Rowland ...

We have found nineteen communities that share the name Rowland.

Within North Carolina, the name Rowland is unique.

Beyond North Carolina, we know of another nineteen communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these nineteen communities, eighteen are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Limestone 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 Rowland [Limestone County].
    • California
      • Los Angeles County
      • This Rowland is located in Los Angeles County and lies 2,191 miles [3,526.1 km]<2> to the west of the Rowland that is located in Robeson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rowland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Los Angeles County community of Rowland.
    • Georgia
      • Dodge County
      • This Rowland is located in Dodge County and lies 266 miles [428.1 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Rowland that is located in Robeson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rowland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dodge County community of Rowland.
      • Upson 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 Georgia community of Rowland [Upson County].
    • Kentucky
      • Lincoln County
      • This Rowland is located in Lincoln County and lies 362 miles [582.6 km]<2> to the northwest of the Rowland that is located in Robeson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rowland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Rowland.
      • McCracken 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 Kentucky community of Rowland [McCracken County].
    • Michigan
      • Isabella 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 Rowland [Isabella County].
    • Minnesota
      • Hennepin County
      • This Rowland is located in Hennepin County and lies 1,032 miles [1,660.8 km]<2> to the northwest of the Rowland that is located in Robeson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rowland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hennepin County community of Rowland.
    • Missouri
      • Cedar County
      • This Rowland is located in Cedar County and lies 836 miles [1,345.4 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Rowland that is located in Robeson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rowland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cedar County community of Rowland.
    • Nevada
      • Elko 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 Nevada community of Rowland [Elko County].
    • New York
      • Dutchess 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 New York community of Rowland [Dutchess County].
    • Ohio
      • Morgan 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 Ohio community of Rowland [Morgan County].
    • Ontario
      • This Rowland lies 737 miles [1,186.1 km]<2> to the north of the Rowland that is located in Robeson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rowland
    • Oregon
      • Linn County
      • This Rowland is located in Linn County and lies 2,399 miles [3,860.8 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Rowland that is located in Robeson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rowland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Linn County community of Rowland.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Pike County
      • This Rowland is located in Pike County and lies 531 miles [854.6 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Rowland that is located in Robeson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rowland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pike County community of Rowland.
    • South Carolina
      • Clarendon County
      • This Rowland is located in Clarendon County and lies 86 miles [138.4 km]<2> to the southwest of the Rowland that is located in Robeson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rowland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clarendon County community of Rowland.
    • Tennessee
      • Warren County
      • This Rowland is located in Warren County and lies 370 miles [595.5 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Rowland that is located in Robeson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rowland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Warren County community of Rowland.
    • Texas
      • Montague County
      • This Rowland is located in Montague County and lies 1,049 miles [1,688.2 km]<2> to the west of the Rowland that is located in Robeson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rowland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montague County community of Rowland.
    • West Virginia
      • Raleigh 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 West Virginia community of Rowland [Raleigh County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rowland ...

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.

  • Bass Crossroads [Dillon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bass Crossroads
    • Bass Crossroads [Dillon County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Rowland
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bass Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bass Crossroads
  • Centerville [Dillon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerville
    • Centerville [Dillon County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Rowland
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centerville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerville
  • Cotton Valley [Dillon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cotton Valley
    • Cotton Valley [Dillon County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Rowland
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cotton Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cotton Valley
  • Echo [Robeson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Echo
    • Echo [Robeson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Rowland
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Echo have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Echo
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    • Five Forks [Dillon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Forks
      • Five Forks [Dillon County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Rowland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Forks have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Forks
    • Hasty [Scotland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hasty
      • Hasty [Scotland County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Rowland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hasty have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hasty
    • High Hill Crossroads [Dillon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for High Hill Crossroads
      • High Hill Crossroads [Dillon County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the south of Rowland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for High Hill Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Hill Crossroads
    • Johns [Scotland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johns
      • Johns [Scotland County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Rowland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johns have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johns
    • Little Rock [Dillon County]
    • Moss Neck [Robeson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moss Neck
      • Moss Neck [Robeson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Rowland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moss Neck have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moss Neck
    • Oliver Crossroads [Dillon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oliver Crossroads
      • Oliver Crossroads [Dillon County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the south of Rowland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oliver Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oliver Crossroads
    • Prospect [Robeson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prospect
      • Prospect [Robeson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the north of Rowland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prospect have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prospect
    • Red Banks [Robeson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Banks
      • Red Banks [Robeson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the north of Rowland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Banks
    • Red Bluff [Marlboro County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Bluff
      • Red Bluff [Marlboro County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Rowland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Bluff

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 Rowland. 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.

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

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

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    • Lumberton, which is the Seat of Robeson County and lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the east northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Rowland to Lumberton, with an average speed<7> 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.
    • Raleigh, which is the State Capital of North Carolina, lies 93 miles [149.7 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 326 miles [524.6 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 13 days and walking would take 19 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,183 miles [9,950.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,874 miles [11,062.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,757 miles [7,655.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Robeson County: www.co.robeson.nc.us/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Rowland 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 '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- Rowland) 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 Rowland. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RowlandOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rowland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5359, Longitude: -79.2929       In this case, the coordinates for Rowland have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Rowland, 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Rowland to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.34 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.441 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.119 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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