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Rock Creek, Alabama
(Colbert County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Tuscumbia [Map], which is the Seat of Colbert County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Rock Creek to Tuscumbia, with an average speed<2> 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 four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 182 miles [292.9 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 670 miles [1,078.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 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 6,545 miles [10,533.2 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 7,261 miles [11,685.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,137 miles [8,267.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Rock Creek ...

We have found 52 communities that share the name Rock Creek.

Within Alabama, there are 3 communities which are also named Rock Creek. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 49 communities in the United States and Canada - with 51 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Other Communities Located In Alabama

Escambia County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Escambia County   [Map]
Distance: About 256 miles [412 km] to the South Southeast

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 90 miles [144.8 km] to the South Southeast

Winston County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Winston County   [Map]
Distance: About 40 miles [64.4 km] to the Southeast


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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 IdahoMississippiOklahoma 

Arkansas

Pike County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Pike County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 320 miles [515 km] to the West

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Pulaski County   [Map]
Distance: About 256 miles [412 km] to the West

British Columbia

Our profile page for Rock Creek   [Map]
Distance: About 1,865 miles [3,001.4 km] to the Northwest

California

Plumas County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Plumas County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,862 miles [2,996.6 km] to the West Northwest

Shasta County

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

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Colorado

Boulder County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Boulder County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,014 miles [1,631.9 km] to the West Northwest

Eagle County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Eagle County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Eagle County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Florida

Jackson County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 316 miles [508.6 km] to the South Southeast

Okaloosa County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Okaloosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 259 miles [416.8 km] to the South Southeast

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Georgia

Walker County

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

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Idaho

Cassia County

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

Twin Falls County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Twin Falls County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,517 miles [2,441.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Illinois

Adams County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 421 miles [677.5 km] to the North Northwest

Hardin County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Hardin County   [Map]
Distance: About 203 miles [326.7 km] to the North

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Iowa

Mitchell County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Mitchell County   [Map]
Distance: About 653 miles [1,050.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 528 miles [849.7 km] to the Northwest

Lyon County

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

Miami County

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

Morris County

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

Shawnee County

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

Wabaunsee County

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

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Kentucky

Grayson County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Grayson County   [Map]
Distance: About 219 miles [352.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Maryland

Somerset County

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

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Minnesota

Pine County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Pine County   [Map]
Distance: About 814 miles [1,310 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

George County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, George County   [Map]
Distance: About 254 miles [408.8 km] to the South

Newton County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 154 miles [247.8 km] to the South Southwest

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Missouri

Jackson County

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

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 301 miles [484.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Montana

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, 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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Nebraska

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

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Nevada

Lander County

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

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North Carolina

Alamance County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Alamance County   [Map]
Distance: About 485 miles [780.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Ashtabula County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Ashtabula County   [Map]
Distance: About 620 miles [997.8 km] to the Northeast

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Oklahoma

Hughes County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Hughes County   [Map]
Distance: About 466 miles [750 km] to the West

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Oregon

Baker County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Baker County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,737 miles [2,795.4 km] to the Northwest

Gilliam County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Gilliam County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,854 miles [2,983.7 km] to the Northwest

Linn County

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

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South Carolina

Fairfield County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Fairfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 373 miles [600.3 km] to the East

Greenwood County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Greenwood County   [Map]
Distance: About 328 miles [527.9 km] to the East

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Tennessee

McMinn County

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

Pickett County

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

Unicoi County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Unicoi County   [Map]
Distance: About 328 miles [527.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Texas

Briscoe County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Briscoe County   [Map]
Distance: About 768 miles [1,236 km] to the West

McLennan County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, McLennan County   [Map]
Distance: About 575 miles [925.4 km] to the West Southwest

Parker County

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

Somervell County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Somervell County
Although located in Somervell County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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West Virginia

Boone County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Boone County   [Map]
Distance: About 415 miles [667.9 km] to the Northeast

Raleigh County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Raleigh County   [Map]
Distance: About 424 miles [682.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Wyoming

Albany County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Albany County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,091 miles [1,755.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Colbert County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rock Creek. 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' distance that begins in Rock Creek. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rock Creek) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rock Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5968, Longitude: -87.9167     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rock Creek 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 Rock Creek 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 314.421 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.296 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.524 degrees.

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<7>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 Rock Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Rock Creek.



 
 
 

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