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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 Run, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Rock Run 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 Run:
    • 34.027604, -85.494928
    • 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 Run
  • 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 Run ...

We have found nine communities that share the name Rock Run.

Within Alabama, the name Rock Run is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Maryland
      • Cecil County
      • This Rock Run is located in Cecil County and lies 645 miles [1,038 km]<1> to the northeast of the Rock Run that is located in Cherokee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Run
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cecil County community of Rock Run.
      • Harford County
      • This Rock Run is located in Harford County and lies 644 miles [1,036.4 km] to the northeast of the Rock Run that is located in Cherokee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Run
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harford County community of Rock Run.
    • Ohio
      • Coshocton 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 Ohio community of Rock Run [Coshocton County].
      • Delaware County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Delaware County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Delaware County community of Rock Run.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Allegheny 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 Pennsylvania community of Rock Run [Allegheny County].
      • Centre 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 Pennsylvania community of Rock Run [Centre County].
      • Chester 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 Pennsylvania community of Rock Run [Chester County].
    • Virginia
      • Henry County
      • This Rock Run is located in Henry County and lies 362 miles [582.6 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Rock Run that is located in Cherokee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Run
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henry County community of Rock Run.
    • West Virginia
      • Doddridge 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 West Virginia community of Rock Run [Doddridge County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rock Run ...

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.

  • Bauxite [Cherokee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bauxite
    • Bauxite [Cherokee County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Rock Run
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bauxite have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bauxite
  • Fearing [Polk County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fearing
    • Fearing [Polk County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Rock Run
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fearing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Frog Mountain [Cherokee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frog Mountain
    • Frog Mountain [Cherokee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Rock Run
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frog Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frog Mountain
  • Key [Cherokee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Key
    • Key [Cherokee County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Rock Run
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Key have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Key
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Palestine [Cleburne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palestine
      • Palestine [Cleburne County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Rock Run
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palestine have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palestine
    • Pleasant Gap [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Gap
      • Pleasant Gap [Cherokee County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Rock Run
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Gap
    • Prior [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prior
      • Prior [Polk County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Rock Run
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prior have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prior
    • Rock Run Station [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Run Station
      • Rock Run Station [Cherokee County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Rock Run
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Run Station have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Run Station
    • Sandy Springs [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Springs
      • Sandy Springs [Cherokee County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Rock Run
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Springs
    • Spring Garden [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Garden
      • Spring Garden [Cherokee County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Rock Run
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Garden

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 Run. 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 ...
    • Rev. Joseph Everhart Boone     (Activist)
      • Activist. He was born in Cedartown (Georgia) on Tueday September 19, 1922 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Saturday July 15, 2006 at the age of 83. He is buried at Lincoln Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Cedartown is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east of Rock Run.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rev. Joseph Everhart Boone<5>
    • Eugene Booth, Jr.     (Physicist)
      • Physicist. He was born in Rome (Georgia) on Saturday September 28, 1912 and died in Briarcliff Manor (New York) on Saturday March 6, 2004 at the age of 91. He is buried at Bonaventure Cemetery (Chatham County, Georgia).
      • Rome is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast of Rock Run.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eugene Booth, Jr.<5>
    • Eugene Booth, Jr.     (Physicist)
      • Physicist. He was born in Rome (Georgia) on Saturday September 28, 1912 and died in Briarcliff Manor (New York) on Saturday March 6, 2004 at the age of 91. He is buried at Bonaventure Cemetery (Chatham County, Georgia).
      • Rome is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast of Rock Run.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eugene Booth, Jr.<5>
    • M.L. Brackett     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Attalla (Alabama) on Tueday July 4, 1933 and died in Gadsden (Alabama) on Tueday June 30, 2015 at the age of 81. He is buried at Crestwood Memorial Cemetery (Etowah County, Alabama).
      • Attalla is located 33 miles [53.1 km] to the west of Rock Run.
      • Gadsden is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Rock Run.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: M.L. Brackett<5>
    • Hershell Baskin Freeman, Jr.     (Professional baseball)
    • Marshall Lon Freeman     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Berryton (Georgia) on Sunday February 6, 1921 and died in Rocky Face (Georgia) on Wednesday July 30, 2003 at the age of 82. He is buried at Whitfield Memorial Gardens (Whitfield County, Georgia).
      • Berryton is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Rock Run.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marshall Lon Freeman<5>
    • Willard Lee Nixon     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Taylorsville (Georgia) on Sunday June 17, 1928 and died in Rome (Georgia) on Thursday December 14, 2000 at the age of 72. He is buried at East View Cemetery (Floyd County, Georgia).
      • Taylorsville is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Rock Run.
      • Rome is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast of Rock Run.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Willard Lee Nixon<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Centre, which is the Seat of Cherokee County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Rock Run to Centre, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours 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 123 miles [197.9 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 577 miles [928.6 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 33 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,473 miles [10,417.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,180 miles [11,555.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,056 miles [8,136.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Cherokee County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Rock Run) 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 Run. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rock Run

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rock Run. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0276, Longitude: -85.4949    
<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 Run 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>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Rock Run, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<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 Run 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 312.921 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.486 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.659 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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