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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Rock Creek Park.

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Dothan [Map], which is the Seat of Houston County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 89 miles [143.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Rock Creek Park to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 709 miles [1,141 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,600 miles [10,621.7 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 7,295 miles [11,740.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,177 miles [8,331.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Rock Creek Park ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Rock Creek Park.

While the name Rock Creek Park is unique within Alabama, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alabama

Colorado

El Paso County

Our profile page for Rock Creek Park, El Paso County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,208 miles [1,944.1 km] to the West Northwest

Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Rock Creek Park, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 741 miles [1,192.5 km] to the Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rock Creek Park ...

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Chickasaw Heights   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South of Rock Creek Park   [Map]
Clark Crossroads   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Cottondale   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Green Acres   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Griffin Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Jones Crossroads   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Kelly Springs   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Parish   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Peach Tree Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Peterman   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Shady Heights   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Silver Meadows   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Stadium Place   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Tabernacle   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Whispering Pines   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Young America   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

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 Creek Park. 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.

Faye Dunaway
  Oscar winning actress. She was born in Bascom (Florida) on Tueday January 14, 1941

Bascom [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Rock Creek Park
 
Dave Monroe Edwards
  Professional football. He was born in Columbia (Alabama) on Thursday December 14, 1939 and died in Laguna Park (Texas) on Tueday December 6, 2016 at an age of 77.

Columbia [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Rock Creek Park

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dave Monroe Edwards<7>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Houston County: www.houstoncounty.org/

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 that starts in Rock Creek Park. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rock Creek Park) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rock Creek Park. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2585, Longitude: -85.4416     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rock Creek Park 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 Rock Creek Park 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 angle) to Jerusalem is 312.724 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.874 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.243 degrees.

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<7>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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Rock Creek Park.