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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 Rockwest, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Rockwest 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 Rockwest:
    • 31.999870, -87.371660
    • 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 Rockwest
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rockwest ...

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.

  • Boiling Springs [Wilcox County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boiling Springs
    • Boiling Springs [Wilcox County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Rockwest
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boiling Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boiling Springs
  • Coal Bluff [Wilcox County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coal Bluff
    • Coal Bluff [Wilcox County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Rockwest
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coal Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coal Bluff
  • Dry Forks [Wilcox County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dry Forks
    • Dry Forks [Wilcox County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Rockwest
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dry Forks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dry Forks
  • Holly Ferry [Wilcox County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Ferry
    • Holly Ferry [Wilcox County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Rockwest
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Ferry
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    • Nellie [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nellie
      • Nellie [Wilcox County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Rockwest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nellie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nellie
    • Pebble Hill [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pebble Hill
      • Pebble Hill [Wilcox County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Rockwest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pebble Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pebble Hill
    • Prairie [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie
      • Prairie [Wilcox County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Rockwest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie
    • Prairie Bluff [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie Bluff
      • Prairie Bluff [Wilcox County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Rockwest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairie Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie Bluff
    • Yellow Bluff [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yellow Bluff
      • Yellow Bluff [Wilcox County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Rockwest
      • Estimated population in 2019: 202 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yellow Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yellow Bluff
    • Yellow Bluff Ferry [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yellow Bluff Ferry
      • Yellow Bluff Ferry [Wilcox County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Rockwest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yellow Bluff Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yellow Bluff Ferry

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 Rockwest. 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.

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    • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of Rockwest.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tommie Lee Agree<3>

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

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

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    • Camden, which is the Seat of Wilcox County and lies just to the East.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 67 miles [107.8 km]<1> to the east northeast (ENE). If you could walk a straight line from Rockwest to Montgomery, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 750 miles [1,207 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, 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 6,648 miles [10,698.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,352 miles [11,831.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,230 miles [8,416.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Alabama

About Wilcox County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rockwest. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9999, Longitude: -87.3717       In this case, the coordinates for Rockwest 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 Rockwest 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 313.91 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.349 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.829 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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