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Rocky Brook, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Opelika [Map], which is the Seat of Lee County, lies just to the Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 56 miles [90.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could walk a straight line from Rocky Brook to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 634 miles [1,020.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, 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 6,532 miles [10,512.2 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 7,233 miles [11,640.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,112 miles [8,227 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Rocky Brook ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Rocky Brook.

While the name Rocky Brook is unique within Alabama, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Newfoundland and Labrador

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This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,954 miles [3,144.7 km] to the Northeast

North Carolina

Cleveland County

Our profile page for Rocky Brook, Cleveland County   [Map]
Distance: About 284 miles [457.1 km] to the Northeast

Rhode Island

Washington County

Our profile page for Rocky Brook, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 974 miles [1,567.5 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rocky Brook. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6626, Longitude: -85.3763     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rocky Brook 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 Rocky Brook 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 312.778 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.131 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.921 degrees.

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<7>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 Rocky Brook, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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