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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 Hill, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Rock Hill 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 Hill:
    • 31.116567, -86.999134
    • 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 Hill
  • 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 Hill ...

We have found 28 communities that share the name Rock Hill.

Within Alabama, the name Rock Hill is unique.

Beyond Alabama, we know of another 28 communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Greene County
      • This Rock Hill is located in Greene County and lies 395 miles [635.7 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Rock Hill that is located in Escambia County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greene County community of Rock Hill.
      • Sevier 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 Arkansas community of Rock Hill [Sevier County].
    • Florida
      • Broward 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 Florida community of Rock Hill [Broward County].
      • Walton County
      • This Rock Hill is located in Walton County and lies 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> to the southeast of the Rock Hill that is located in Escambia County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Walton County community of Rock Hill.
    • Georgia
      • Early County
      • This Rock Hill is located in Early County and lies 117 miles [188.3 km]<1> to the east of the Rock Hill that is located in Escambia County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Early County community of Rock Hill.
    • Indiana
      • Spencer County
      • This Rock Hill is located in Spencer County and lies 471 miles [758 km]<1> to the north of the Rock Hill that is located in Escambia County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Spencer County community of Rock Hill.
    • Louisiana
      • Grant Parish
      • This Rock Hill is located in Grant Parish and lies 329 miles [529.5 km]<1> to the west of the Rock Hill that is located in Escambia County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grant Parish community of Rock Hill.
    • Mississippi
      • Alcorn 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 Mississippi community of Rock Hill [Alcorn County].
      • Covington County
      • This Rock Hill is located in Covington County and lies 160 miles [257.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Rock Hill that is located in Escambia County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Covington County community of Rock Hill.
      • Forrest County
      • This Rock Hill is located in Forrest County and lies 136 miles [218.9 km] to the west of the Rock Hill that is located in Escambia County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Forrest County community of Rock Hill.
      • Rankin County
      • This Rock Hill is located in Rankin County and lies 187 miles [300.9 km] to the west northwest of the Rock Hill that is located in Escambia County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rankin County community of Rock Hill.
    • Missouri
      • Saint Louis County
      • This Rock Hill is located in Saint Louis County and lies 551 miles [886.7 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Rock Hill that is located in Escambia County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Louis County community of Rock Hill.
    • New York
      • Sullivan County
      • This Rock Hill is located in Sullivan County and lies 998 miles [1,606.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Rock Hill that is located in Escambia County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sullivan County community of Rock Hill.
    • North Carolina
      • Cabarrus 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 North Carolina community of Rock Hill [Cabarrus County].
    • Ohio
      • Belmont County
      • This Rock Hill is located in Belmont County and lies 704 miles [1,133 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Rock Hill that is located in Escambia County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Belmont County community of Rock Hill.
    • Oregon
      • Linn County
      • This Rock Hill is located in Linn County and lies 2,145 miles [3,452 km]<1> to the northwest of the Rock Hill that is located in Escambia County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Linn County community of Rock Hill.
    • South Carolina
      • Fairfield County
      • This Rock Hill is located in Fairfield County and lies 397 miles [638.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Rock Hill that is located in Escambia County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fairfield County community of Rock Hill.
      • York County
      • This Rock Hill is located in York County and lies 434 miles [698.5 km] to the northeast of the Rock Hill that is located in Escambia County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the York County community of Rock Hill.
    • Tennessee
      • Hancock County
      • This Rock Hill is located in Hancock County and lies 436 miles [701.7 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Rock Hill that is located in Escambia County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hancock County community of Rock Hill.
      • Henderson County
      • This Rock Hill is located in Henderson County and lies 320 miles [515 km] to the north northwest of the Rock Hill that is located in Escambia County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henderson County community of Rock Hill.
      • Humphreys 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 Tennessee community of Rock Hill [Humphreys County].
      • Sullivan County
      • This Rock Hill is located in Sullivan County and lies 455 miles [732.3 km] to the northeast of the Rock Hill that is located in Escambia County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sullivan County community of Rock Hill.
      • Williamson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Rock Hill [Williamson County].
    • Texas
      • Cherokee County
      • This Rock Hill is located in Cherokee County and lies 475 miles [764.4 km]<1> to the west of the Rock Hill that is located in Escambia County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cherokee County community of Rock Hill.
      • Collin 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 Texas community of Rock Hill [Collin County].
      • Wood County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Rock Hill [Wood County].
    • Virginia
      • Fauquier County
      • This Rock Hill is located in Fauquier County and lies 748 miles [1,203.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Rock Hill that is located in Escambia County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fauquier County community of Rock Hill.
      • Loudoun County
      • This Rock Hill is located in Loudoun County and lies 753 miles [1,211.8 km] to the northeast of the Rock Hill that is located in Escambia County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Loudoun County community of Rock Hill.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rock Hill ...

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.

  • Damascus [Escambia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Damascus
    • Damascus [Escambia County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Rock Hill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Damascus have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Damascus
  • Janes Mill [Conecuh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Janes Mill
    • Janes Mill [Conecuh County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Rock Hill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Janes Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Janes Mill
  • Jay [Santa Rosa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jay
    • Jay [Santa Rosa County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Rock Hill
    • Estimated population in 2019: 634 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jay
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jay<4>
  • London [Conecuh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for London
    • London [Conecuh County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Rock Hill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for London have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on London
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Nymph [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nymph
      • Nymph [Conecuh County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Rock Hill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nymph
    • Pea Ridge [Escambia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pea Ridge
      • Pea Ridge [Escambia County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Rock Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pea Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pea Ridge
    • Riverview [Escambia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverview
      • Riverview [Escambia County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Rock Hill
      • Estimated population in 2019: 181 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverview
    • Rock Creek [Escambia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Creek
      • Rock Creek [Escambia County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Rock Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Creek
    • Sand Cut [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Cut
      • Sand Cut [Conecuh County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Rock Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Cut have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Cut
    • Sellersville [Santa Rosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sellersville
      • Sellersville [Santa Rosa County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Rock Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sellersville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sellersville

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Brewton, which is the Seat of Escambia County and lies just to the West.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 96 miles [154.5 km]<1> to the north northeast (NNE). If you could drive a straight line from Rock Hill to Montgomery, with an average speed<5>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 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 777 miles [1,250.5 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 45 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,674 miles [10,740.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,374 miles [11,867.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,253 miles [8,453.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Escambia County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Escambia County: www.co.escambia.al.us/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rock Hill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rock Hill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1166, Longitude: -86.9991       In this case, the coordinates for Rock Hill 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 Hill 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>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 Hill 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 313.617 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.889 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.854 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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