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Rocky Mount, Alabama
(Chilton County)

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Rocky Mount 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 Rocky Mount 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 Mount to:

  • Clanton [Map], which is the Seat of Chilton County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Rocky Mount to Clanton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 51 miles [82.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 676 miles [1,087.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,573 miles [10,578.2 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 7,279 miles [11,714.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,156 miles [8,297.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Rocky Mount ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Rocky Mount.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Rocky Mount. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 8 communities in the United States - with 9 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

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Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Georgia

Meriwether County

Our profile page for Rocky Mount, Meriwether County   [Map]
Distance: About 118 miles [189.9 km] to the East

Louisiana

Bossier Parish

Our profile page for Rocky Mount, Bossier Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 400 miles [643.7 km] to the West

Mississippi

Kemper County

Our profile page for Rocky Mount, Kemper County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 109 miles [175.4 km] to the West

Missouri

Miller County

Our profile page for Rocky Mount, Miller County   [Map]
Distance: About 496 miles [798.2 km] to the Northwest

Morgan County

Our profile page for Rocky Mount, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 496 miles [798.2 km] to the Northwest

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North Carolina

Edgecombe County

Our profile page for Rocky Mount, Edgecombe County   [Map]
Distance: About 546 miles [878.7 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Chester County

Our profile page for Rocky Mount, Chester County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Chester County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Virginia

Franklin County

Our profile page for Rocky Mount, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 475 miles [764.4 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rocky Mount. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9910, Longitude: -86.7169     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rocky Mount 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 Mount 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 313.592 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.117 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.374 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 Mount, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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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