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Rockdale, Alabama
(Jefferson County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Rockdale to Birmingham, 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 five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 80 miles [128.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). 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 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 673 miles [1,083.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,567 miles [10,568.6 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 7,276 miles [11,709.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,152 miles [8,291.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Rockdale ...

We have found 36 communities that share the name Rockdale.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Rockdale. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 35 communities in the United States and Canada - with 34 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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Colorado

Chaffee County

Our profile page for Rockdale, Chaffee County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,148 miles [1,847.5 km] to the West Northwest

Fremont County

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

Florida

Miami-Dade County

Our profile page for Rockdale, Miami-Dade County   [Map]
Distance: About 665 miles [1,070.2 km] to the Southeast

Georgia

Fulton County

Our profile page for Rockdale, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 149 miles [239.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Illinois

Will County

Our profile page for Rockdale, Will County   [Map]
Distance: About 566 miles [910.9 km] to the North

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Indiana

Franklin County

Our profile page for Rockdale, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 428 miles [688.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Iowa

Dubuque County

Our profile page for Rockdale, Dubuque County   [Map]
Distance: About 660 miles [1,062.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Kentucky

Boyd County

Our profile page for Rockdale, Boyd County   [Map]
Distance: About 424 miles [682.4 km] to the North Northeast

Owen County

Our profile page for Rockdale, Owen County   [Map]
Distance: About 372 miles [598.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Maryland

Washington County

Our profile page for Rockdale, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 669 miles [1,076.7 km] to the Northeast

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Massachusetts

Berkshire County

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

Bristol County

Our profile page for Rockdale, Bristol County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,045 miles [1,681.8 km] to the Northeast

Norfolk County

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

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Missouri

Camden County

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

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New York

Chenango County

Our profile page for Rockdale, Chenango County   [Map]
Distance: About 885 miles [1,424.3 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Cleveland County

Our profile page for Rockdale, Cleveland County   [Map]
Distance: About 344 miles [553.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Rockdale   [Map]
Distance: About 1,620 miles [2,607.1 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Butler County

Our profile page for Rockdale, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 442 miles [711.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Rockdale   [Map]
Distance: About 913 miles [1,469.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Bucks County

Our profile page for Rockdale, Bucks County   [Map]
Distance: About 815 miles [1,311.6 km] to the Northeast

Butler County

Our profile page for Rockdale, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 644 miles [1,036.4 km] to the Northeast

Delaware County

Our profile page for Rockdale, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 781 miles [1,256.9 km] to the Northeast

Franklin County

Our profile page for Rockdale, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 677 miles [1,089.5 km] to the Northeast

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Rockdale, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 700 miles [1,126.5 km] to the Northeast

Lackawanna County

Our profile page for Rockdale, Lackawanna County   [Map]
Distance: About 829 miles [1,334.1 km] to the Northeast

Lehigh County

Our profile page for Rockdale, Lehigh County   [Map]
Distance: About 808 miles [1,300.3 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Maury County

Our profile page for Rockdale, Maury County   [Map]
Distance: About 147 miles [236.6 km] to the North

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Rockdale, Rutherford County   [Map]
Distance: About 189 miles [304.2 km] to the North

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Texas

Hopkins County

Our profile page for Rockdale, Hopkins County   [Map]
Distance: About 500 miles [804.7 km] to the West

Milam County

Our profile page for Rockdale, Milam County   [Map]
Distance: About 615 miles [989.7 km] to the West Southwest

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Washington

King County

Our profile page for Rockdale, King County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,033 miles [3,271.8 km] to the Northwest

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Rockdale, 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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West Virginia

Brooke County

Our profile page for Rockdale, Brooke County   [Map]
Distance: About 596 miles [959.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Wisconsin

Dane County

Our profile page for Rockdale, Dane County   [Map]
Distance: About 673 miles [1,083.1 km] to the North

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Wyoming

Carbon County

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rockdale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3462, Longitude: -86.9780     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rockdale 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 Rockdale 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 313.771 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.373 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.403 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 Rockdale, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Rockdale.



 
 
 

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