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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 Fence, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Rock Fence 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 Fence:
    • 33.036234, -85.438561
    • 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 Fence
  • 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 Fence ...

We have found one communities that share the name Rock Fence.

Within Alabama, the name Rock Fence is unique.

Beyond Alabama, there is another community also named Rock Fence in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Georgia
      • Elbert County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Rock Fence [Elbert County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rock Fence ...

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.

  • Blake [Randolph County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blake
    • Blake [Randolph County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Rock Fence
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blake
  • Buffalo [Chambers County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo
    • Buffalo [Chambers County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Rock Fence
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buffalo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo
  • Chapel Hill [Chambers County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapel Hill
    • Chapel Hill [Chambers County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Rock Fence
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chapel Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapel Hill
  • Clackville [Chambers County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clackville
    • Clackville [Chambers County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Rock Fence
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clackville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clackville
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    • Doublehead [Chambers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Doublehead
      • Doublehead [Chambers County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Rock Fence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Doublehead have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Doublehead
    • Five Points [Chambers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Points
      • Five Points [Chambers County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Rock Fence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Points have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 143 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Points
    • High Pine [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for High Pine
      • High Pine [Randolph County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Rock Fence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for High Pine have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Pine
    • Milltown [Chambers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milltown
      • Milltown [Chambers County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Rock Fence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milltown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milltown
    • Red Level [Chambers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Level
      • Red Level [Chambers County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Rock Fence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Level have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Level
    • Union Hill [Chambers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Hill
      • Union Hill [Chambers County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Rock Fence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Hill
    • Wait Ferry [Chambers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wait Ferry
      • Wait Ferry [Chambers County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Rock Fence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wait Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wait Ferry

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 Fence. 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 ...
    • Vern Gosdin     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. He was born in Woodland (Alabama) on Sunday August 5, 1934 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Tueday April 28, 2009 at the age of 74. He is buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee).
      • Woodland is located 23 miles [37 km] to the north of Rock Fence.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Vern Gosdin<4>
    • Hal Herring     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Lanett (Alabama) on Sunday February 24, 1924 and died in Cumming (Georgia) on Sunday February 9, 2014 at the age of 90. He is buried at Sawnee View Gardens (Forsyth County, Georgia).
      • Lanett is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Rock Fence.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hal Herring<4>
    • Joe Louis     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in LaFayette (Alabama) on Wednesday May 13, 1914 and died in Paradise (Nevada) on Sunday April 12, 1981 at the age of 66. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery (Arlington County, Virginia).
      • LaFayette is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the south of Rock Fence.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Louis<4>

How Far From Rock Fence to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories 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 Fence to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • LaFayette, which is the Seat of Chambers County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Rock Fence to LaFayette, with an average speed<5> 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 67 miles [107.8 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 619 miles [996.2 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,517 miles [10,488.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,220 miles [11,619.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,098 miles [8,204.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Chambers County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rock Fence. 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: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Fence 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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rock Fence) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rock Fence. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0362, Longitude: -85.4386       In this case, the coordinates for Rock Fence have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Fence to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 312.836 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.25 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.862 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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