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The location of Rocky Ridge

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Rocky Ridge.

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Around Rocky Ridge ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 29 miles [46 km] to the west of Rocky Ridge. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Hoover. It is located about 31 miles [49 km] to the west of Rocky Ridge and has a population of 84,800 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   32,707   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Alexander City   [Map]   14,718   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Anniston   [Map]   22,347   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,730   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Center Point   [Map]   16,655   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Gadsden   [Map]   36,084   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,264   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,708   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,710   W   42 miles [67.6 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,691   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,249   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Pelham   [Map]   22,885   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,709   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,023   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,174   W   26 miles [41.8 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Alpine   [Map]   ---   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Avondale Village   [Map]   ---   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Coal City   [Map]   ---   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Colony   [Map]   ---   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Cook's Springs   [Map]   ---   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Cropwell   [Map]   ---   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Glen City   [Map]   ---   N   5 miles [8 km]
Lincoln   [Map]   6,524   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,646   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Riverside   [Map]   2,300   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Sterrett   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Vincent   [Map]   2,120   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Wattsville   [Map]   ---   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Windsong Island   [Map]   ---   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]

For more communities neighboring Rocky Ridge, please visit our County-by-County Page for Rocky Ridge.

Talladega County ...

Rocky Ridge is located in Talladega County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Talladega County: Calhoun, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Saint Clair & Shelby.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rocky Ridge ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some names catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Cloverdale   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest of Rocky Ridge   [Map]
Colony   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Dunrowin   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Eden   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Enchanted Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Fishtrap   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Fountainrun (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Glen City   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Harrisburg   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Hunting Ridge   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Jonesview   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Lakeview   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Mays Bend   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Park Hill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Pine Orchard   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Windsong Island   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Wolf Creek   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Rocky Ridge.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Rocky Ridge. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Rocky Ridge. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Alabama

    Alabama Tourism
    Alabama Parks

    Fishing in Alabama
    Hunting in Alabama


National Park System (NPS) - Parks, Monuments & Preserves

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Alabama

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Alabama

Airports Near Rocky Ridge ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Rocky Ridge.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   NNE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Talladega Muni.   [Map]   ASN   ENE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Sylacauga Muni.(ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   SCD   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Anniston Metro Airport(ANB/KANB)   [Map]   ANB   ENE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Coosa Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   SSE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Ashland - Lineville Airport   [Map]   26A   ESE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   N   33 miles [53.1 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Rocky Ridge.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Rocky Ridge. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   107 miles [172.2 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   182 miles [292.9 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   NE   206 miles [331.5 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   ESE   58 miles [93.3 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WSW   78 miles [125.5 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   S   82 miles [132 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NNW   83 miles [133.6 km]
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   SE   103 miles [165.8 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NW   114 miles [183.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   NNE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Talladega Muni.   [Map]   ASN   ENE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Sylacauga Muni.(ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   SCD   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Anniston Metro Airport(ANB/KANB)   [Map]   ANB   ENE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Coosa Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   SSE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Ashland - Lineville Airport   [Map]   26A   ESE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   N   33 miles [53.1 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
        Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Columbus Metro Airport   (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]
        Website for Columbus Metropolitan Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sylacauga Muni.   (ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Anniston Metro Airport   (ANB/KANB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Shelby Co. Airport   (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]
        Website for Shelby County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
McGhee Tyson Airport   (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]
        Website for McGhee Tyson Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



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About Talladega County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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 State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Rocky Ridge.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Rocky Ridge. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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: 33.4968, Longitude: -86.2839     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rocky Ridge have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Rocky Ridge), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Rocky Ridge.



 
 
 

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