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Rollins, Alabama
(Chambers County)

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Rollins 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 Rollins to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Rollins to:

  • LaFayette [Map], which is the Seat of Chambers County, lies just to the South Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 64 miles [103 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could walk a straight line from Rollins to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 623 miles [1,002.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, 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 6,520 miles [10,492.9 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 7,223 miles [11,624.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,101 miles [8,209.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Rollins ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Rollins.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Rollins. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 12 communities in the United States - with 14 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

Autauga County

Our profile page for Rollins, Autauga County   [Map]
Distance: About 63 miles [101.4 km] to the West Southwest

Etowah County

Our profile page for Rollins, Etowah County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 93 miles [149.7 km] to the North Northwest


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Colorado

Gilpin County

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

Georgia

Paulding County

Our profile page for Rollins, Paulding County   [Map]
Distance: About 70 miles [112.7 km] to the North Northeast

Illinois

Lake County

Our profile page for Rollins, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 667 miles [1,073.4 km] to the North

Indiana

Martin County

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

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Minnesota

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Rollins, Saint Louis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,043 miles [1,678.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Montana

Lake County

Our profile page for Rollins, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,814 miles [2,919.4 km] to the Northwest

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North Carolina

Burke County

Our profile page for Rollins, Burke County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 279 miles [449 km] to the Northeast

Madison County

Our profile page for Rollins, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 251 miles [403.9 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Williamsburg County

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

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Tennessee

Madison County

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

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Washington

Spokane County

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

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West Virginia

Mason County

Our profile page for Rollins, Mason County   [Map]
Distance: About 448 miles [721 km] to the North Northeast

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Chambers County: www.chamberscounty.com/

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 starting in Rollins. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rollins) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rollins. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9462, Longitude: -85.4252     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rollins 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 Rollins 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 312.823 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.223 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.877 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 Rollins, 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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