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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Rock City, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Rock City and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Rock City:
    • 34.532587, -85.950253
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Rock City
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Rock City ...

We have found ten communities that share the name Rock City.

There is one other community in Alabama which is also named Rock City.

Beyond Alabama, we know of another nine communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Located In Alabama ...
    • Marion County
      • This Rock City is located in Marion County and lies 107 miles [172.2 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Rock City that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Rock City.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Contra Costa County
      • This Rock City is located in Contra Costa County and lies 2,005 miles [3,226.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Rock City that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Contra Costa County community of Rock City.
    • Georgia
      • Walker County
      • This Rock City is located in Walker County and lies 45 miles [72.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Rock City that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Walker County community of Rock City.
    • Illinois
      • Stephenson County
      • This Rock City is located in Stephenson County and lies 576 miles [927 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Rock City that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stephenson County community of Rock City.
    • Kansas
      • Ottawa County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Rock City [Ottawa County].
    • New York
      • Cattaraugus County
      • This Rock City is located in Cattaraugus County and lies 656 miles [1,055.7 km]<1> to the northeast of the Rock City that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cattaraugus County community of Rock City.
      • Columbia County
      • This Rock City is located in Columbia County and lies 860 miles [1,384 km] to the northeast of the Rock City that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Columbia County community of Rock City.
      • Dutchess County
      • This Rock City is located in Dutchess County and lies 833 miles [1,340.6 km] to the northeast of the Rock City that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dutchess County community of Rock City.
    • Tennessee
      • Smith County
      • This Rock City is located in Smith County and lies 119 miles [191.5 km]<1> to the north of the Rock City that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Smith County community of Rock City.
      • Sullivan County
      • This Rock City is located in Sullivan County and lies 242 miles [389.5 km] to the northeast of the Rock City that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sullivan County community of Rock City.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rock City ...

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

  • Crossroad [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crossroad
    • Crossroad [Jackson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Rock City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crossroad have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crossroad
  • Ferncliff [Jackson County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferncliff
    • Ferncliff [Jackson County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Rock City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ferncliff have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Hix [DeKalb County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hix
    • Hix [DeKalb County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Rock City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hix have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Hodge [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hodge
    • Hodge [Jackson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Rock City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hodge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hodge
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lakeview Shores [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview Shores
      • Lakeview Shores [Jackson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Rock City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview Shores have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview Shores
    • Pope [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pope
      • Pope [DeKalb County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Rock City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pope have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pope
    • Rainsville [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainsville
      • Rainsville [DeKalb County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Rock City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rainsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,123 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rainsville<4>
    • Section [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Section
      • Section [Jackson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Rock City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 740 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Section
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Section<4>
    • Section Ferry [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Section Ferry
      • Section Ferry [Jackson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Rock City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Section Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Section Ferry
    • Thirtynine [DeKalb County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thirtynine
      • Thirtynine [DeKalb County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Rock City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thirtynine have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Rock City. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • Charlie Louvin     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. He was born in Henagar (Alabama) on Thursday July 7, 1927 and died in Wartrace (Tennessee) on Wednesday January 26, 2011 at the age of 83. He is buried at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens (Davidson County, Tennessee).
      • Henagar is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast of Rock City.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charlie Louvin<5>
    • Ira Lonnie Louvin     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. He was born in Section (Alabama) on Monday April 21, 1924 and died in Williamsburg (Missouri) on Sunday June 20, 1965 at the age of 41. He is buried at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens (Davidson County, Tennessee).
      • Section is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest of Rock City.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ira Lonnie Louvin<5>
    • Philip Ober     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Fort Payne (Alabama) on Sunday March 23, 1902 and died in Mexico City (Mexico) on Monday September 13, 1982 at the age of 80.
      • Fort Payne is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast of Rock City.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Philip Ober<5>
    • Katherine Stinson     (Aviation pioneer)
      • Aviation pioneer. She was born in Fort Payne (Alabama) on Saturday February 14, 1891 and died in Santa Fe (New Mexico) on Friday July 8, 1977 at the age of 86. She is buried at Santa Fe National Cemetery (Santa Fe County, New Mexico).
      • Fort Payne is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast of Rock City.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Katherine Stinson<5>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Rock City and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Scottsboro, which is the Seat of Jackson County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Rock City to Scottsboro, with an average speed<6> 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, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 150 miles [241.4 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) is 577 miles [928.6 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 33 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,468 miles [10,409.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,178 miles [11,551.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,054 miles [8,133.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rock City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rock City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rock City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5326, Longitude: -85.9503       In this case, the coordinates for Rock City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Rock City could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>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.
<7>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 Rock City to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 313.218 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.899 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.726 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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