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Rocky Ridge, Alabama
(Marshall County)

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Rocky Ridge 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 Rocky Ridge 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 Ridge to:

  • Guntersville [Map], which is the Seat of Marshall County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Rocky Ridge to Guntersville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 155 miles [249.4 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 590 miles [949.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 34 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,478 miles [10,425.3 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 7,190 miles [11,571.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,066 miles [8,152.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Rocky Ridge ...

We have found 10 communities that share the name Rocky Ridge.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Rocky Ridge. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 8 communities in the United States and Canada - with 9 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Other Communities Located In Alabama

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Rocky Ridge, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 86 miles [138.4 km] to the South Southwest

Talladega County

Our profile page for Rocky Ridge, Talladega County   [Map]
Distance: About 75 miles [120.7 km] to the South


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Maryland

Frederick County

Our profile page for Rocky Ridge, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 601 miles [967.2 km] to the Northeast

Missouri

Sainte Genevieve County

Our profile page for Rocky Ridge, Sainte Genevieve County   [Map]
Distance: About 319 miles [513.4 km] to the Northwest

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Rocky Ridge   [Map]
Distance: About 1,516 miles [2,439.8 km] to the Northeast

Ohio

Ottawa County

Our profile page for Rocky Ridge, Ottawa County   [Map]
Distance: About 506 miles [814.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Bucks County

Our profile page for Rocky Ridge, Bucks County   [Map]
Distance: About 720 miles [1,158.7 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Overton County

Our profile page for Rocky Ridge, Overton County   [Map]
Distance: About 141 miles [226.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Utah

Juab County

Our profile page for Rocky Ridge, Juab County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,446 miles [2,327.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Washington

Pierce County

Our profile page for Rocky Ridge, Pierce County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,048 miles [3,295.9 km] to the Northwest

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

The official website for Marshall County: www.marshallco.org/www/

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' (or point-to-point) distance from Rocky Ridge. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rocky Ridge) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rocky Ridge. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5959, Longitude: -86.2750     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rocky Ridge 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 Ridge 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 313.418 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.138 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.844 degrees.

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