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Red Rock, Alabama
(Colbert County)

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Red Rock to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Red Rock to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Tuscumbia [Map], which is the Seat of Colbert County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Red Rock to Tuscumbia, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 186 miles [299.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 664 miles [1,068.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,538 miles [10,521.9 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 7,255 miles [11,675.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,130 miles [8,255.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Red Rock ...

We have found 28 communities that share the name Red Rock.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Red Rock. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 27 communities in the United States and Canada - with 25 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arizona

Apache County

Our profile page for Red Rock, Apache County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,194 miles [1,921.6 km] to the West Northwest

Mohave County

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

Pinal County

Our profile page for Red Rock, Pinal County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,353 miles [2,177.4 km] to the West

Yavapai County

Our profile page for Red Rock, Yavapai County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,355 miles [2,180.7 km] to the West

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Arkansas

Newton County

Our profile page for Red Rock, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 308 miles [495.7 km] to the West Northwest

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British Columbia

Our profile page for Red Rock   [Map]
Distance: About 2,129 miles [3,426.3 km] to the Northwest

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California

Lassen County

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

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Georgia

Cobb County

Our profile page for Red Rock, Cobb County   [Map]
Distance: About 186 miles [299.3 km] to the East Southeast

Worth County

Our profile page for Red Rock, Worth County   [Map]
Distance: About 312 miles [502.1 km] to the Southeast

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Iowa

Marion County

Our profile page for Red Rock, Marion County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Marion County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kansas

Lincoln County

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

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Minnesota

Cook County

Our profile page for Red Rock, Cook County   [Map]
Distance: About 918 miles [1,477.4 km] to the North

Cottonwood County

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

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Montana

Beaverhead County

Our profile page for Red Rock, Beaverhead County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,491 miles [2,399.5 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

Washoe County

Our profile page for Red Rock, Washoe County
This community is historic.
Although located in Washoe County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New Brunswick

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

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New Mexico

McKinley County

Our profile page for Red Rock, McKinley County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,179 miles [1,897.4 km] to the West

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New York

Columbia County

Our profile page for Red Rock, Columbia County   [Map]
Distance: About 936 miles [1,506.3 km] to the Northeast

Onondaga County

Our profile page for Red Rock, Onondaga County   [Map]
Distance: About 850 miles [1,367.9 km] to the Northeast

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Oklahoma

Noble County

Our profile page for Red Rock, Noble County   [Map]
Distance: About 536 miles [862.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Red Rock   [Map]
Distance: About 842 miles [1,355.1 km] to the North

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Pennsylvania

Luzerne County

Our profile page for Red Rock, Luzerne County   [Map]
Distance: About 775 miles [1,247.2 km] to the Northeast

McKean County

Our profile page for Red Rock, McKean County   [Map]
Distance: About 710 miles [1,142.6 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Bastrop County

Our profile page for Red Rock, Bastrop County   [Map]
Distance: About 647 miles [1,041.2 km] to the West Southwest

Gregg County

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

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West Virginia

Upshur County

Our profile page for Red Rock, Upshur County   [Map]
Distance: About 513 miles [825.6 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Lafayette County

Our profile page for Red Rock, Lafayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 561 miles [902.8 km] to the North

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The Communities of Alabama

About Colbert County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Colbert County: www.colbertcounty.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Red Rock. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6979, Longitude: -87.8639     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Red Rock 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 Red Rock 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 the angle) to Jerusalem is 314.394 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.28 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.481 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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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<8>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 Red Rock, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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