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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Russellville [Map], which is the Seat of Franklin County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 169 miles [272 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Rockwood to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 668 miles [1,075 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving 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 6,547 miles [10,536.4 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 7,262 miles [11,687.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,137 miles [8,267.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Rockwood ...

We have found 22 communities that share the name Rockwood.

While the name Rockwood is unique within Alabama, we know of another 22 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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California

Imperial County

Our profile page for Rockwood, Imperial County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,589 miles [2,557.2 km] to the West

Colorado

La Plata County

Our profile page for Rockwood, La Plata County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,135 miles [1,826.6 km] to the West Northwest

Illinois

Randolph County

Our profile page for Rockwood, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 256 miles [412 km] to the North Northwest

Kentucky

Fayette County

Our profile page for Rockwood, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 310 miles [498.9 km] to the Northeast

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Maine

Somerset County

Our profile page for Rockwood, Somerset County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,223 miles [1,968.2 km] to the Northeast

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Rockwood   [Map]
Distance: About 1,182 miles [1,902.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Michigan

Wayne County

Our profile page for Rockwood, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 580 miles [933.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Minnesota

Polk County

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

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New Hampshire

Cheshire County

Our profile page for Rockwood, Cheshire County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,017 miles [1,636.7 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Atlantic County

Our profile page for Rockwood, Atlantic County   [Map]
Distance: About 805 miles [1,295.5 km] to the East Northeast

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New York

Fulton County

Our profile page for Rockwood, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 927 miles [1,491.9 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Alamance County

Our profile page for Rockwood, Alamance County   [Map]
Distance: About 485 miles [780.5 km] to the East Northeast

Durham County

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

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Ohio

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Rockwood, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 404 miles [650.2 km] to the Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Rockwood   [Map]
Distance: About 753 miles [1,211.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Multnomah County

Our profile page for Rockwood, Multnomah County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,968 miles [3,167.2 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Lebanon County

Our profile page for Rockwood, Lebanon County   [Map]
Distance: About 743 miles [1,195.7 km] to the Northeast

Somerset County

Our profile page for Rockwood, Somerset County   [Map]
Distance: About 605 miles [973.7 km] to the Northeast

Venango County

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

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Tennessee

Roane County

Our profile page for Rockwood, Roane County   [Map]
Distance: About 200 miles [321.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Texas

Coleman County

Our profile page for Rockwood, Coleman County   [Map]
Distance: About 701 miles [1,128.2 km] to the West Southwest

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Wisconsin

Manitowoc County

Our profile page for Rockwood, Manitowoc County   [Map]
Distance: About 670 miles [1,078.3 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 begins in Rockwood. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rockwood) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rockwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4551, Longitude: -87.7848     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rockwood 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 Rockwood 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 314.331 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.173 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.499 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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