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Rock Springs, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Rock Springs to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs 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 Springs 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 Springs to:

  • Oneonta [Map], which is the Seat of Blount County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Rock Springs to Oneonta, 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 126 miles [202.8 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 619 miles [996.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,509 miles [10,475.2 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 7,220 miles [11,619.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,096 miles [8,201.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Rock Springs ...

We have found 40 communities that share the name Rock Springs.

Within Alabama, there are 4 communities which are also named Rock Springs. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 36 communities in the United States - with 40 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

Choctaw County

Our profile page for Rock Springs, Choctaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 178 miles [286.5 km] to the Southwest

Clarke County

Our profile page for Rock Springs, Clarke County   [Map]
Distance: About 177 miles [284.9 km] to the South Southwest

Etowah County

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

Wilcox County

Our profile page for Rock Springs, Wilcox County   [Map]
Distance: About 153 miles [246.2 km] to the South


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arizona

Yavapai County

Our profile page for Rock Springs, Yavapai County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,460 miles [2,349.6 km] to the West

Arkansas

Drew County

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

Pope County

Our profile page for Rock Springs, Pope County   [Map]
Distance: About 375 miles [603.5 km] to the West Northwest

Searcy County

Our profile page for Rock Springs, Searcy County   [Map]
Distance: About 360 miles [579.4 km] to the West Northwest

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California

Kern County

Our profile page for Rock Springs, Kern County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,820 miles [2,929 km] to the West Northwest

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Florida

Marion County

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

Orange County

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

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Georgia

Paulding County

Our profile page for Rock Springs, Paulding County   [Map]
Distance: About 96 miles [154.5 km] to the East

Toombs County

Our profile page for Rock Springs, Toombs County   [Map]
Distance: About 278 miles [447.4 km] to the East Southeast

Walker County

Our profile page for Rock Springs, 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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Kansas

Osage County

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

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Kentucky

Bracken County

Our profile page for Rock Springs, Bracken County   [Map]
Distance: About 345 miles [555.2 km] to the North Northeast

Henderson County

Our profile page for Rock Springs, Henderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 253 miles [407.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Maryland

Cecil County

Our profile page for Rock Springs, Cecil County   [Map]
Distance: About 688 miles [1,107.2 km] to the Northeast

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Missouri

Saint Francois County

Our profile page for Rock Springs, Saint Francois County   [Map]
Distance: About 331 miles [532.7 km] to the Northwest

Saint Louis City

Our profile page for Rock Springs, Saint Louis City   [Map]
Distance: About 371 miles [597.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Montana

Rosebud County

Our profile page for Rock Springs, Rosebud County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,347 miles [2,167.8 km] to the Northwest

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New Mexico

McKinley County

Our profile page for Rock Springs, McKinley County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,263 miles [2,032.6 km] to the West

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North Carolina

Orange County

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

Pitt County

Our profile page for Rock Springs, Pitt County   [Map]
Distance: About 528 miles [849.7 km] to the East Northeast

Polk County

Our profile page for Rock Springs, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 263 miles [423.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Meigs County

Our profile page for Rock Springs, Meigs County   [Map]
Distance: About 420 miles [675.9 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Dickson County

Our profile page for Rock Springs, Dickson County   [Map]
Distance: About 153 miles [246.2 km] to the North Northwest

Dyer County

Our profile page for Rock Springs, Dyer County   [Map]
Distance: About 201 miles [323.5 km] to the Northwest

Henderson County

Our profile page for Rock Springs, Henderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 155 miles [249.4 km] to the Northwest

Maury County

Our profile page for Rock Springs, Maury County   [Map]
Distance: About 100 miles [160.9 km] to the North Northwest

Rutherford County

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

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Rock Springs, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 274 miles [441 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Bosque County

Our profile page for Rock Springs, Bosque County   [Map]
Distance: About 653 miles [1,050.9 km] to the West Southwest

Franklin County

Our profile page for Rock Springs, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 508 miles [817.5 km] to the West

Marion County

Our profile page for Rock Springs, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 470 miles [756.4 km] to the West

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Rock Springs, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,458 miles [2,346.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Chesterfield County

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

Fairfax County

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

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Wisconsin

Sauk County

Our profile page for Rock Springs, Sauk County   [Map]
Distance: About 668 miles [1,075 km] to the North Northwest

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Wyoming

Sweetwater County

Our profile page for Rock Springs, Sweetwater County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,332 miles [2,143.6 km] to the West Northwest

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About Blount County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Blount County: www.co.blount.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' distance from Rock Springs. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rock Springs) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rock Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1682, Longitude: -86.5367     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rock Springs 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 Springs 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 313.554 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.236 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.048 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 Rock Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Rock Springs.



 
 
 

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