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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:
    • 33.984548, -87.708633
    • 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 ...
    • Jackson County
      • This Rock City is located in Jackson County and lies 107 miles [172.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Rock City that is located in Marion County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson 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 1,921 miles [3,091.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Rock City that is located in Marion 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 150 miles [241.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Rock City that is located in Marion 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 589 miles [947.9 km]<1> to the north of the Rock City that is located in Marion 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 747 miles [1,202.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the Rock City that is located in Marion 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 960 miles [1,545 km] to the northeast of the Rock City that is located in Marion 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 933 miles [1,501.5 km] to the northeast of the Rock City that is located in Marion 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 183 miles [294.5 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Rock City that is located in Marion 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 346 miles [556.8 km] to the east northeast of the Rock City that is located in Marion 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.

  • Bobo [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bobo
    • Bobo [Fayette County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Rock City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bobo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bobo
  • Brilliant [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brilliant
    • Brilliant [Marion County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Rock City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brilliant have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 873 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brilliant
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brilliant<4>
  • Dogtown [Walker County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dogtown
    • Dogtown [Walker County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Rock City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dogtown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dogtown
  • German Crossing [Winston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for German Crossing
    • German Crossing [Winston County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Rock City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for German Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on German Crossing
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Glen Allen [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Allen
      • Glen Allen [Fayette County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Rock City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 480 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Allen
    • Gold Mine [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gold Mine
      • Gold Mine [Marion County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Rock City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gold Mine have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gold Mine
    • Natural Bridge [Winston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Natural Bridge
      • Natural Bridge [Winston County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Rock City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 35 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Natural Bridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Natural Bridge<4>
    • Piney Grove [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piney Grove
      • Piney Grove [Marion County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Rock City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piney Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piney Grove
    • Pull Tight [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pull Tight
      • Pull Tight [Marion County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Rock City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pull Tight have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pull Tight
    • Texas [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Texas
      • Texas [Marion County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Rock City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Texas have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Texas
    • Tucker [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tucker
      • Tucker [Marion County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Rock City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tucker have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tucker
    • Twin [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin
      • Twin [Marion County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Rock City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 392 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin

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 ...
    • Jimmie Lee Sudduth     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Fayette (Alabama) on Thursday March 10, 1910 and died in Fayette (Alabama) on Sunday September 2, 2007 at the age of 97. He is buried at Fayette Memorial Gardens (Fayette County, Alabama).
      • Fayette is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the south of Rock City.
      • Fayette is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the south of Rock City.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jimmie Lee Sudduth<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 ...
    • Hamilton, which is the Seat of Marion County and lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Rock City to Hamilton, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 137 miles [220.5 km] to the southeast (SE). 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 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 682 miles [1,097.6 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,566 miles [10,567 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,280 miles [11,716 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,155 miles [8,296.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Marion County

About Alabama

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 Marion County: www.sonet.net/marioncounty/

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 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 for our own planning, 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: 33.9845, Longitude: -87.7086       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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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 314.255 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.021 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.567 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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