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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Rockcut.

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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<1> beginning in Rockcut to:

  • Linden [Map], which is the Seat of Marengo County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Rockcut to Linden, with an average speed<2> 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 [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 92 miles [148.1 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 [Map]) 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<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,643 miles [10,690.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,351 miles [11,830.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,227 miles [8,412 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Rockcut ...

While the name Rockcut is unique within Alabama, we know of one more community in Canada.


Communities Outside of Alabama

Ontario

Our profile page for Rockcut   [Map]
Distance: About 872 miles [1,403.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Rockcut. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rockcut) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rockcut. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5135, Longitude: -87.8417     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rockcut have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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.

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<3>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.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 314.231 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.792 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.915 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Rockcut.