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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 Rockcut, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Rockcut and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Rockcut:
    • 32.513469, -87.841680
    • 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 Rockcut
  • 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 Rockcut ...

We have found one communities that share the name Rockcut.

Within Alabama, the name Rockcut is unique.

Beyond Alabama, there is another community also named Rockcut in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Ontario
      • This Rockcut lies 872 miles [1,403.3 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Rockcut that is located in Marengo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockcut

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rockcut ...

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.

  • Alfalfa [Marengo County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alfalfa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alfalfa
    • Alfalfa [Marengo County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Rockcut
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alfalfa
  • Baptist Hill [Marengo County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baptist Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baptist Hill
    • Baptist Hill [Marengo County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Rockcut
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baptist Hill
  • Birdeye [Greene County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Birdeye have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birdeye
    • Birdeye [Greene County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Rockcut
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birdeye
  • Glovers Ferry [Greene County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glovers Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glovers Ferry
    • Glovers Ferry [Greene County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Rockcut
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glovers Ferry
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hall Creek [Sumter County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hall Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hall Creek
      • Hall Creek [Sumter County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Rockcut
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hall Creek
    • Lock Five [Hale County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lock Five have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lock Five
      • Lock Five [Hale County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Rockcut
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lock Five
    • Merryweathers Ferry [Greene County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merryweathers Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merryweathers Ferry
      • Merryweathers Ferry [Greene County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Rockcut
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merryweathers Ferry
    • Roe Landing [Greene County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roe Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roe Landing
      • Roe Landing [Greene County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Rockcut
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roe Landing
    • Salt Well [Marengo County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salt Well have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salt Well
      • Salt Well [Marengo County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Rockcut
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salt Well
    • Shortleaf [Marengo County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shortleaf have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shortleaf
      • Shortleaf [Marengo County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Rockcut
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shortleaf

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 Rockcut. 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. Ralph David Abernathy, Sr.     (Social reformer)
      • Social reformer. He was born in Linden (Alabama) on Thursday March 11, 1926 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Tueday April 17, 1990 at the age of 64. He is buried at Lincoln Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Linden is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the south of Rockcut.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, Sr.<3>
    • Tommie Lee Agree     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Magnolia (Alabama) on Sunday August 9, 1942 and died in New York (New York) on Monday January 22, 2001 at the age of 58.
      • Magnolia is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Rockcut.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tommie Lee Agree<3>
    • Riggs 'Old Hoss' Stephenson     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Akron (Alabama) on Wednesday January 5, 1898 and died in Tuscaloosa (Alabama) on Friday November 15, 1985 at the age of 87. He is buried at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park (Tuscaloosa County, Alabama).
      • Akron is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Rockcut.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Riggs 'Old Hoss' Stephenson<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Linden, which is the Seat of Marengo County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Rockcut to Linden, with an average speed<4> 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 90 miles [144.8 km] to the east (E). 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 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 748 miles [1,203.8 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 43 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,643 miles [10,690.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,351 miles [11,830.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,227 miles [8,412 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Marengo County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rockcut. 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rockcut) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rockcut. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5135, Longitude: -87.8417       In this case, the coordinates for Rockcut have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Rockcut to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 314.231 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.792 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.915 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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