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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Rock Hill 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 Hill 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 Hill to:

  • Brewton [Map], which is the Seat of Escambia County, lies just to the West.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 95 miles [152.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). If you could drive a straight line from Rock Hill to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 777 miles [1,250.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 45 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,674 miles [10,740.8 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 7,374 miles [11,867.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,253 miles [8,453.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Rock Hill ...

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

While the name Rock Hill is unique within Alabama, we know of another 28 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Greene County

Our profile page for Rock Hill, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 395 miles [635.7 km] to the North Northwest

Sevier County

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

Florida

Broward County

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

Walton County

Our profile page for Rock Hill, Walton County   [Map]
Distance: About 63 miles [101.4 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Early County

Our profile page for Rock Hill, Early County   [Map]
Distance: About 117 miles [188.3 km] to the East

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Indiana

Spencer County

Our profile page for Rock Hill, Spencer County   [Map]
Distance: About 471 miles [758 km] to the North

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Louisiana

Grant Parish

Our profile page for Rock Hill, Grant Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 329 miles [529.5 km] to the West

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Mississippi

Alcorn County

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

Covington County

Our profile page for Rock Hill, Covington County   [Map]
Distance: About 160 miles [257.5 km] to the West Northwest

Forrest County

Our profile page for Rock Hill, Forrest County   [Map]
Distance: About 136 miles [218.9 km] to the West

Rankin County

Our profile page for Rock Hill, Rankin County   [Map]
Distance: About 187 miles [300.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Missouri

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Rock Hill, Saint Louis County   [Map]
Distance: About 551 miles [886.7 km] to the North Northwest

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New York

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Rock Hill, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 998 miles [1,606.1 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Cabarrus County

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

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Ohio

Belmont County

Our profile page for Rock Hill, Belmont County   [Map]
Distance: About 704 miles [1,133 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Linn County

Our profile page for Rock Hill, Linn County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,145 miles [3,452 km] to the Northwest

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South Carolina

Fairfield County

Our profile page for Rock Hill, Fairfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 397 miles [638.9 km] to the Northeast

York County

Our profile page for Rock Hill, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 434 miles [698.5 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Hancock County

Our profile page for Rock Hill, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 436 miles [701.7 km] to the North Northeast

Henderson County

Our profile page for Rock Hill, Henderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 320 miles [515 km] to the North Northwest

Humphreys County

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

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Rock Hill, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 455 miles [732.3 km] to the Northeast

Williamson County

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

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Texas

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Rock Hill, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 475 miles [764.4 km] to the West

Collin County

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

Wood County

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

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Virginia

Fauquier County

Our profile page for Rock Hill, Fauquier County   [Map]
Distance: About 748 miles [1,203.8 km] to the Northeast

Loudoun County

Our profile page for Rock Hill, Loudoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 753 miles [1,211.8 km] to the Northeast

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About Escambia County

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

The official website for Escambia County: www.co.escambia.al.us/

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 that begins in Rock Hill. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rock Hill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rock Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1166, Longitude: -86.9991     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rock Hill 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 Hill 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 313.617 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.889 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.854 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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