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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 Springs, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Rock Springs 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 Springs:
    • 34.168152, -86.536657
    • 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 Springs
  • 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 Springs ...

We have found 40 communities that share the name Rock Springs.

There are four communities within Alabama that are also named Rock Springs.

Beyond Alabama, we know of another 36 communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Located In Alabama ...
    • Choctaw County
      • This Rock Springs is located in Choctaw County and lies 178 miles [286.5 km]<1> to the southwest of the Rock Springs that is located in Blount County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Choctaw County community of Rock Springs.
    • Clarke County
      • This Rock Springs is located in Clarke County and lies 177 miles [284.9 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Rock Springs that is located in Blount County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clarke County community of Rock Springs.
    • Etowah 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 Alabama community of Rock Springs [Etowah County].
    • Wilcox County
      • This Rock Springs is located in Wilcox County and lies 153 miles [246.2 km]<1> to the south of the Rock Springs that is located in Blount County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wilcox County community of Rock Springs.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arizona
      • Yavapai County
      • This Rock Springs is located in Yavapai County and lies 1,460 miles [2,349.6 km]<1> to the west of the Rock Springs that is located in Blount County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Yavapai County community of Rock Springs.
    • Arkansas
      • Drew County
      • This Rock Springs is located in Drew County and lies 308 miles [495.7 km]<1> to the west of the Rock Springs that is located in Blount County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Drew County community of Rock Springs.
      • Pope County
      • This Rock Springs is located in Pope County and lies 375 miles [603.5 km] to the west northwest of the Rock Springs that is located in Blount County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pope County community of Rock Springs.
      • Searcy County
      • This Rock Springs is located in Searcy County and lies 360 miles [579.4 km] to the west northwest of the Rock Springs that is located in Blount County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Searcy County community of Rock Springs.
    • California
      • Kern County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Rock Springs [Kern County].
    • Florida
      • Marion 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 Springs [Marion County].
      • Orange 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 Florida community of Rock Springs [Orange County].
    • Georgia
      • Paulding County
      • This Rock Springs is located in Paulding County and lies 96 miles [154.5 km]<1> to the east of the Rock Springs that is located in Blount County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Paulding County community of Rock Springs.
      • Toombs County
      • This Rock Springs is located in Toombs County and lies 278 miles [447.4 km] to the east southeast of the Rock Springs that is located in Blount County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Toombs County community of Rock Springs.
      • Walker 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 Georgia community of Rock Springs [Walker County].
    • Kansas
      • Osage 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 Kansas community of Rock Springs [Osage County].
    • Kentucky
      • Bracken County
      • This Rock Springs is located in Bracken County and lies 345 miles [555.2 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Rock Springs that is located in Blount County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bracken County community of Rock Springs.
      • Henderson County
      • This Rock Springs is located in Henderson County and lies 253 miles [407.2 km] to the north northwest of the Rock Springs that is located in Blount County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henderson County community of Rock Springs.
    • Maryland
      • Cecil County
      • This Rock Springs is located in Cecil County and lies 688 miles [1,107.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the Rock Springs that is located in Blount County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cecil County community of Rock Springs.
    • Missouri
      • Saint Francois County
      • This Rock Springs is located in Saint Francois County and lies 331 miles [532.7 km]<1> to the northwest of the Rock Springs that is located in Blount County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Francois County community of Rock Springs.
      • Saint Louis City
      • This Rock Springs is located in Saint Louis City and lies 371 miles [597.1 km] to the north northwest of the Rock Springs that is located in Blount County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Louis City community of Rock Springs.
    • Montana
      • Rosebud County
      • This Rock Springs is located in Rosebud County and lies 1,347 miles [2,167.8 km]<1> to the northwest of the Rock Springs that is located in Blount County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rosebud County community of Rock Springs.
    • New Mexico
      • McKinley County
      • This Rock Springs is located in McKinley County and lies 1,263 miles [2,032.6 km]<1> to the west of the Rock Springs that is located in Blount County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McKinley County community of Rock Springs.
    • North Carolina
      • Orange 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 Springs [Orange County].
      • Pitt County
      • This Rock Springs is located in Pitt County and lies 528 miles [849.7 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Rock Springs that is located in Blount County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pitt County community of Rock Springs.
      • Polk County
      • This Rock Springs is located in Polk County and lies 263 miles [423.3 km] to the east northeast of the Rock Springs that is located in Blount County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Polk County community of Rock Springs.
    • Ohio
      • Meigs County
      • This Rock Springs is located in Meigs County and lies 420 miles [675.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Rock Springs that is located in Blount County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Meigs County community of Rock Springs.
    • Tennessee
      • Dickson County
      • This Rock Springs is located in Dickson County and lies 153 miles [246.2 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Rock Springs that is located in Blount County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dickson County community of Rock Springs.
      • Dyer County
      • This Rock Springs is located in Dyer County and lies 201 miles [323.5 km] to the northwest of the Rock Springs that is located in Blount County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dyer County community of Rock Springs.
      • Henderson County
      • This Rock Springs is located in Henderson County and lies 155 miles [249.4 km] to the northwest of the Rock Springs that is located in Blount County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henderson County community of Rock Springs.
      • Maury County
      • This Rock Springs is located in Maury County and lies 100 miles [160.9 km] to the north northwest of the Rock Springs that is located in Blount County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Maury County community of Rock Springs.
      • Rutherford 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 Springs [Rutherford County].
      • Sullivan County
      • This Rock Springs is located in Sullivan County and lies 274 miles [441 km] to the northeast of the Rock Springs that is located in Blount County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sullivan County community of Rock Springs.
    • Texas
      • Bosque County
      • This Rock Springs is located in Bosque County and lies 653 miles [1,050.9 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Rock Springs that is located in Blount County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bosque County community of Rock Springs.
      • Franklin County
      • This Rock Springs is located in Franklin County and lies 508 miles [817.5 km] to the west of the Rock Springs that is located in Blount County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Rock Springs.
      • Marion County
      • This Rock Springs is located in Marion County and lies 470 miles [756.4 km] to the west of the Rock Springs that is located in Blount County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Rock Springs.
    • Utah
      • Salt Lake County
      • This Rock Springs is located in Salt Lake County and lies 1,458 miles [2,346.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Rock Springs that is located in Blount County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Salt Lake County community of Rock Springs.
    • Virginia
      • Chesterfield 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 Virginia community of Rock Springs [Chesterfield County].
      • Fairfax 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 Virginia community of Rock Springs [Fairfax County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Sauk County
      • This Rock Springs is located in Sauk County and lies 668 miles [1,075 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Rock Springs that is located in Blount County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sauk County community of Rock Springs.
    • Wyoming
      • Sweetwater County
      • This Rock Springs is located in Sweetwater County and lies 1,332 miles [2,143.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Rock Springs that is located in Blount County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sweetwater County community of Rock Springs.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rock Springs ...

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.

  • Birdie [Blount County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birdie
    • Birdie [Blount County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Rock Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Birdie have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birdie
  • Bright Star [Blount County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bright Star
    • Bright Star [Blount County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Rock Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bright Star have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bright Star
  • Craig [Blount County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craig
    • Craig [Blount County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Rock Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Craig have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craig
  • Fowler [Blount County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fowler
    • Fowler [Blount County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Rock Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fowler have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Holly Pond [Cullman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Pond
      • Holly Pond [Cullman County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Rock Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Pond have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 826 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Pond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Holly Pond<5>
    • Hopewell [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell
      • Hopewell [Blount County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Rock Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopewell have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopewell
    • Liberty [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
      • Liberty [Blount County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Rock Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
    • Mountain Grove [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Grove
      • Mountain Grove [Blount County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Rock Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Grove
    • New Harmony [Cullman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Harmony
      • New Harmony [Cullman County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Rock Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Harmony have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Harmony
    • Royal [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Royal
      • Royal [Blount County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Rock Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Royal have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Royal
    • Strawberry [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strawberry
      • Strawberry [Blount County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Rock Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Strawberry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strawberry
    • Union Grove [Cullman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Grove
      • Union Grove [Cullman County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Rock Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Grove

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 Springs. 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 ...
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Rock Springs.
      • Gadsden is located 32 miles [51.5 km] to the east of Rock Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: M.L. Brackett<6>
    • Artie Wilson     (Negro League Baseball)
      • Negro League Baseball. He was born in Springville (Alabama) on Thursday October 28, 1920 and died in Portland (Oregon) on Sunday October 31, 2010 at the age of 90. He is buried at Rose City Cemetery (Multnomah County, Oregon).
      • Springville is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Rock Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Artie Wilson<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Oneonta, which is the Seat of Blount County and lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Rock Springs to Oneonta, with an average speed<7> 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 124 miles [199.6 km] to the south (S). 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 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<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,509 miles [10,475.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • 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).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,096 miles [8,201.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Blount County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Blount County: www.co.blount.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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rock Springs) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rock Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1682, Longitude: -86.5367       In this case, the coordinates for Rock Springs 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 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 Springs 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 Springs, 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Springs to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 313.554 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.236 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.048 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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