Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rockford) to Point B.
If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rockford. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rockford
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rockford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8896, Longitude: -86.2150 In this case, the coordinates for Rockford have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).