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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Rocky Point 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 Point 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 Point to:

  • Decatur [Map], which is the Seat of Morgan County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Rocky Point to Decatur, 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 153 miles [246.2 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 618 miles [994.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving 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 6,503 miles [10,465.6 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 7,216 miles [11,613 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,092 miles [8,194.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Rocky Point ...

We have found 26 communities that share the name Rocky Point.

While the name Rocky Point is unique within Alabama, we know of another 26 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arizona

Maricopa County

Our profile page for Rocky Point, Maricopa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,501 miles [2,415.6 km] to the West

British Columbia

Our profile page for Rocky Point   [Map]
Distance: About 2,100 miles [3,379.6 km] to the Northwest

California

Sierra County

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

Florida

Alachua County

Our profile page for Rocky Point, Alachua County   [Map]
Distance: About 429 miles [690.4 km] to the Southeast

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Idaho

Benewah County

Our profile page for Rocky Point, Benewah County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,779 miles [2,863 km] to the Northwest

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Mississippi

Attala County

Our profile page for Rocky Point, Attala County   [Map]
Distance: About 190 miles [305.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Montana

Fergus County

Our profile page for Rocky Point, Fergus County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,434 miles [2,307.8 km] to the Northwest

Lake County

Our profile page for Rocky Point, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,676 miles [2,697.3 km] to the Northwest

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New York

Clinton County

Our profile page for Rocky Point, Clinton County   [Map]
Distance: About 998 miles [1,606.1 km] to the Northeast

Suffolk County

Our profile page for Rocky Point, Suffolk County   [Map]
Distance: About 876 miles [1,409.8 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Pender County

Our profile page for Rocky Point, Pender County   [Map]
Distance: About 507 miles [815.9 km] to the East

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Ohio

Muskingum County

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

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Oklahoma

Wagoner County

Our profile page for Rocky Point, Wagoner County   [Map]
Distance: About 491 miles [790.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Rocky Point   [Map]
Distance: About 944 miles [1,519.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Klamath County

Our profile page for Rocky Point, Klamath County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,968 miles [3,167.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Rocky Point   [Map]
Distance: About 1,473 miles [2,370.6 km] to the Northeast

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Rhode Island

Kent County

Our profile page for Rocky Point, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 971 miles [1,562.7 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Cannon County

Our profile page for Rocky Point, Cannon County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 91 miles [146.5 km] to the North Northeast

Hamblen County

Our profile page for Rocky Point, Hamblen County   [Map]
Distance: About 234 miles [376.6 km] to the East Northeast

Putnam County

Our profile page for Rocky Point, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 137 miles [220.5 km] to the Northeast

Shelby County

Our profile page for Rocky Point, Shelby County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 171 miles [275.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Texas

Burnet County

Our profile page for Rocky Point, Burnet County
Although located in Burnet County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Virginia

Botetourt County

Our profile page for Rocky Point, Botetourt County   [Map]
Distance: About 453 miles [729 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington

Cowlitz County

Our profile page for Rocky Point, Cowlitz County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,040 miles [3,283.1 km] to the Northwest

Island County

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

Kitsap County

Our profile page for Rocky Point, Kitsap County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,049 miles [3,297.5 km] to the Northwest

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rocky Point. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Morgan County: www.co.morgan.al.us/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rocky Point. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5284, Longitude: -86.8058     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rocky Point 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 Point 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 313.736 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.497 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.078 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 Point, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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