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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 37 miles [59.5 km] to the South (S). If you could walk a straight line from Rockford to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 659 miles [1,060.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, 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 6,557 miles [10,552.5 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 5,139 miles [8,270.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Rockford ...

We have found 26 communities that share the name Rockford.

While the name Rockford is unique within Alabama, we know of another 26 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Izard County

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

California

Tulare County

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

Idaho

Bingham County

Our profile page for Rockford, Bingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,589 miles [2,557.2 km] to the Northwest

Illinois

Winnebago County

Our profile page for Rockford, Winnebago County   [Map]
Distance: About 665 miles [1,070.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Jackson County

Our profile page for Rockford, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 421 miles [677.5 km] to the North

Wells County

Our profile page for Rockford, Wells County   [Map]
Distance: About 545 miles [877.1 km] to the North

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Iowa

Floyd County

Our profile page for Rockford, Floyd County   [Map]
Distance: About 791 miles [1,273 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Bourbon County

Our profile page for Rockford, Bourbon County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 600 miles [965.6 km] to the Northwest

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Michigan

Kent County

Our profile page for Rockford, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 707 miles [1,137.8 km] to the North

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Minnesota

Wright County

Our profile page for Rockford, Wright County   [Map]
Distance: About 933 miles [1,501.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Missouri

Carroll County

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

Cass County

Our profile page for Rockford, Cass County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 596 miles [959.2 km] to the Northwest

Chariton County

Our profile page for Rockford, Chariton County   [Map]
Distance: About 581 miles [935 km] to the Northwest

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Montana

Fergus County

Our profile page for Rockford, Fergus County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,563 miles [2,515.4 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Gage County

Our profile page for Rockford, Gage County   [Map]
Distance: About 767 miles [1,234.4 km] to the Northwest

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North Carolina

Surry County

Our profile page for Rockford, Surry County   [Map]
Distance: About 393 miles [632.5 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Mercer County

Our profile page for Rockford, Mercer County   [Map]
Distance: About 545 miles [877.1 km] to the North

Tuscarawas County

Our profile page for Rockford, Tuscarawas County   [Map]
Distance: About 589 miles [947.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Rockford   [Map]
Distance: About 852 miles [1,371.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Hood River County

Our profile page for Rockford, Hood River County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,063 miles [3,320.1 km] to the Northwest

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Saskatchewan

Our profile page for Rockford   [Map]
Distance: About 1,564 miles [2,517 km] to the North Northwest

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South Carolina

Spartanburg County

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

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Tennessee

Blount County

Our profile page for Rockford, Blount County   [Map]
Distance: About 241 miles [387.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Texas

Lamar County

Our profile page for Rockford, Lamar County   [Map]
Distance: About 535 miles [861 km] to the West

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Washington

Spokane County

Our profile page for Rockford, Spokane County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,897 miles [3,052.9 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Harrison County

Our profile page for Rockford, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 541 miles [870.7 km] to the Northeast

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







Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rockford. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rockford

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rockford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8896, Longitude: -86.2150     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rockford 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 Rockford 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 313.286 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.75 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.197 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 Rockford, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Rockford.



 
 
 

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