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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Grove Hill [Map], which is the Seat of Clarke County, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Rockville to Grove Hill, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 112 miles [180.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 798 miles [1,284.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 46 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,695 miles [10,774.6 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 7,399 miles [11,907.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,277 miles [8,492.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Rockville ...

We have found 48 communities that share the name Rockville.

While the name Rockville is unique within Alabama, we know of another 48 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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California

Solano County

Our profile page for Rockville, Solano County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,987 miles [3,197.8 km] to the West Northwest

Connecticut

Tolland County

Our profile page for Rockville, Tolland County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,113 miles [1,791.2 km] to the Northeast

Georgia

Putnam County

Our profile page for Rockville, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 300 miles [482.8 km] to the East Northeast

Idaho

Owyhee County

Our profile page for Rockville, Owyhee County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,786 miles [2,874.3 km] to the Northwest

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Illinois

Kankakee County

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

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Indiana

Parke County

Our profile page for Rockville, Parke County   [Map]
Distance: About 577 miles [928.6 km] to the North

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Iowa

Delaware County

Our profile page for Rockville, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 780 miles [1,255.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Miami County

Our profile page for Rockville, 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.

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Kentucky

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Rockville, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 556 miles [894.8 km] to the North Northeast

Rowan County

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

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Maine

Knox County

Our profile page for Rockville, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,342 miles [2,159.7 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Rockville, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 800 miles [1,287.5 km] to the Northeast

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Massachusetts

Norfolk County

Our profile page for Rockville, Norfolk County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,170 miles [1,882.9 km] to the Northeast

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Minnesota

Stearns County

Our profile page for Rockville, Stearns County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,029 miles [1,656 km] to the North Northwest

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Missouri

Bates County

Our profile page for Rockville, Bates County   [Map]
Distance: About 579 miles [931.8 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Sherman County

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Distance: About 905 miles [1,456.5 km] to the Northwest

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New Brunswick

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Distance: About 1,550 miles [2,494.5 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Allegany County

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Distance: About 921 miles [1,482.2 km] to the North Northeast

Orange County

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Distance: About 1,017 miles [1,636.7 km] to the Northeast

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Nova Scotia

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Distance: About 1,455 miles [2,341.6 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Adams County

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Distance: About 559 miles [899.6 km] to the North Northeast

Meigs County

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

Muskingum County

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

Stark County

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Distance: About 730 miles [1,174.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Ontario

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

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Oregon

Malheur County

Our profile page for Rockville, Malheur County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,790 miles [2,880.7 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Armstrong County

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Distance: About 794 miles [1,277.8 km] to the North Northeast

Bedford County

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Distance: About 780 miles [1,255.3 km] to the Northeast

Cambria County

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Distance: About 797 miles [1,282.6 km] to the Northeast

Centre County

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Distance: About 874 miles [1,406.6 km] to the Northeast

Chester County

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Distance: About 897 miles [1,443.6 km] to the Northeast

Clarion County

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Distance: About 813 miles [1,308.4 km] to the North Northeast

Dauphin County

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Distance: About 866 miles [1,393.7 km] to the Northeast

Juniata County

Our profile page for Rockville, Juniata County   [Map]
Distance: About 858 miles [1,380.8 km] to the Northeast

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Rockville, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 786 miles [1,264.9 km] to the North Northeast

Mifflin County

Our profile page for Rockville, Mifflin County   [Map]
Distance: About 846 miles [1,361.5 km] to the Northeast

Northampton County

Our profile page for Rockville, Northampton County   [Map]
Distance: About 942 miles [1,516 km] to the Northeast

York County

Our profile page for Rockville, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 846 miles [1,361.5 km] to the Northeast

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Rhode Island

Washington County

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Distance: About 1,129 miles [1,816.9 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Charleston County

Our profile page for Rockville, Charleston County   [Map]
Distance: About 455 miles [732.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Monroe County

Our profile page for Rockville, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 351 miles [564.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Utah

Washington County

Our profile page for Rockville, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,486 miles [2,391.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Vermont

Addison County

Our profile page for Rockville, Addison County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,193 miles [1,919.9 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Hanover County

Our profile page for Rockville, Hanover County   [Map]
Distance: About 722 miles [1,161.9 km] to the Northeast

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West Virginia

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Rockville, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 565 miles [909.3 km] to the North Northeast

Preston County

Our profile page for Rockville, Preston County   [Map]
Distance: About 727 miles [1,170 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Grant County

Our profile page for Rockville, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 796 miles [1,281 km] to the North

Manitowoc County

Our profile page for Rockville, Manitowoc County   [Map]
Distance: About 863 miles [1,388.9 km] to the North

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Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rockville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4200, Longitude: -87.8429     [Map].

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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 Rockville 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 314.141 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.538 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.12 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 Rockville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Rockville.



 
 
 

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