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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 Mills, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Rock Mills 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 Mills:
    • 33.159396, -85.288351
    • 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 Mills
  • 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 Mills ...

We have found four communities that share the name Rock Mills.

Within Alabama, the name Rock Mills is unique.

Beyond Alabama, we know of another four communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these four communities, three are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Alameda 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 California community of Rock Mills [Alameda County].
    • Ohio
      • Fayette County
      • This Rock Mills is located in Fayette County and lies 446 miles [717.8 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Rock Mills that is located in Randolph County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Mills
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Rock Mills.
    • Ontario
      • This Rock Mills lies 810 miles [1,303.6 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Rock Mills that is located in Randolph County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Mills
    • Virginia
      • Rappahannock County
      • This Rock Mills is located in Rappahannock County and lies 551 miles [886.7 km]<2> to the northeast of the Rock Mills that is located in Randolph County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Mills
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rappahannock County community of Rock Mills.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rock Mills ...

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.

  • Bacon Level [Randolph County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bacon Level
    • Bacon Level [Randolph County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Rock Mills
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bacon Level have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bacon Level
  • Big Springs [Randolph County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Springs
    • Big Springs [Randolph County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north of Rock Mills
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Springs
  • Doublehead [Chambers County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Doublehead
    • Doublehead [Chambers County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Rock Mills
    • 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
  • Glenn [Heard County]
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    • High Shoals [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for High Shoals
      • High Shoals [Randolph County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Rock Mills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for High Shoals have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Shoals
    • Lee Crossroads [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lee Crossroads
      • Lee Crossroads [Randolph County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of Rock Mills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lee Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lee Crossroads
    • Lime [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lime
      • Lime [Randolph County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the east of Rock Mills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lime have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lime
    • Mason [Heard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mason
      • Mason [Heard County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Rock Mills
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mason have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mason
    • Standing Rock [Chambers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Standing Rock
      • Standing Rock [Chambers County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Rock Mills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Standing Rock
    • Texas [Heard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Texas
      • Texas [Heard County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Rock Mills
      • 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

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 Mills. 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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest of Rock Mills.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Vern Gosdin<5>
    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Rock Mills.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hal Herring<5>
    • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Rock Mills.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Louis<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Wedowee, which is the Seat of Randolph County and lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Rock Mills to Wedowee, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 79 miles [127.1 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 most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 607 miles [976.9 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,505 miles [10,468.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,208 miles [11,600.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,086 miles [8,185.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Randolph County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Mills 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 '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 Mills) 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 Mills. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rock Mills

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rock Mills. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1594, Longitude: -85.2884    
<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 Mills 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 312.755 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.173 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.776 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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