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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Rocky Ford 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 Ford 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 Ford to:

  • Eutaw [Map], which is the Seat of Greene County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Rocky Ford to Eutaw, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 94 miles [151.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). 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 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 740 miles [1,190.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,634 miles [10,676.4 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 7,342 miles [11,815.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,219 miles [8,399.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Rocky Ford ...

We have found 30 communities that share the name Rocky Ford.

While the name Rocky Ford is unique within Alabama, we know of another 30 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Madison County

Our profile page for Rocky Ford, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 412 miles [663 km] to the Northwest

Marion County

Our profile page for Rocky Ford, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 351 miles [564.9 km] to the Northwest

Perry County

Our profile page for Rocky Ford, Perry County   [Map]
Distance: About 335 miles [539.1 km] to the West Northwest

Randolph County

Our profile page for Rocky Ford, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 298 miles [479.6 km] to the Northwest

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Colorado

Otero County

Our profile page for Rocky Ford, Otero County   [Map]
Distance: About 967 miles [1,556.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Rocky Ford, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 451 miles [725.8 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Screven County

Our profile page for Rocky Ford, Screven County   [Map]
Distance: About 349 miles [561.7 km] to the East

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Illinois

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Rocky Ford, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 456 miles [733.9 km] to the North

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Indiana

Warren County

Our profile page for Rocky Ford, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 532 miles [856.2 km] to the North

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Kansas

Clay County

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

Greenwood County

Our profile page for Rocky Ford, Greenwood County   [Map]
Distance: About 581 miles [935 km] to the Northwest

Riley County

Our profile page for Rocky Ford, Riley County   [Map]
Distance: About 664 miles [1,068.6 km] to the Northwest

Wabaunsee County

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

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Mississippi

Clay County

Our profile page for Rocky Ford, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 70 miles [112.7 km] to the Northwest

Pontotoc County

Our profile page for Rocky Ford, Pontotoc County   [Map]
Distance: About 136 miles [218.9 km] to the North Northwest

Union County

Our profile page for Rocky Ford, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 145 miles [233.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Missouri

Vernon County

Our profile page for Rocky Ford, Vernon County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 512 miles [824 km] to the Northwest

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North Carolina

Franklin County

Our profile page for Rocky Ford, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 591 miles [951.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Wood County

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

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Oklahoma

Comanche County

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

Delaware County

Our profile page for Rocky Ford, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 468 miles [753.2 km] to the West Northwest

Grady County

Our profile page for Rocky Ford, Grady County   [Map]
Distance: About 605 miles [973.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Oregon

Klamath County

Our profile page for Rocky Ford, Klamath County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,948 miles [3,135 km] to the West Northwest

Malheur County

Our profile page for Rocky Ford, Malheur County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,742 miles [2,803.5 km] to the Northwest

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South Dakota

Fall River County

Our profile page for Rocky Ford, Fall River County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,123 miles [1,807.3 km] to the Northwest

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Tennessee

Campbell County

Our profile page for Rocky Ford, Campbell County   [Map]
Distance: About 326 miles [524.6 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Bedford County

Our profile page for Rocky Ford, Bedford County   [Map]
Distance: About 561 miles [902.8 km] to the Northeast

Brunswick County

Our profile page for Rocky Ford, Brunswick County   [Map]
Distance: About 637 miles [1,025.2 km] to the East Northeast

Frederick County

Our profile page for Rocky Ford, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 708 miles [1,139.4 km] to the Northeast

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West Virginia

Upshur County

Our profile page for Rocky Ford, Upshur County   [Map]
Distance: About 603 miles [970.4 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rocky Ford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7060, Longitude: -87.8417     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rocky Ford 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 Ford 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 314.246 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.835 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.878 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 Rocky Ford, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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