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Introduction ...

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

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Rocky Brook to:

  • Opelika [Map], which is the Seat of Lee County, lies just to the Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 57 miles [91.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could walk a straight line from Rocky Brook to Montgomery, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 634 miles [1,020.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,532 miles [10,512.2 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 7,233 miles [11,640.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,112 miles [8,227 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Rocky Brook ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Rocky Brook.

While the name Rocky Brook is unique within Alabama, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Alabama

Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Rocky Brook   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,954 miles [3,144.7 km] to the Northeast

North Carolina

Cleveland County

Our profile page for Rocky Brook, Cleveland County   [Map]
Distance: About 284 miles [457.1 km] to the Northeast

Rhode Island

Washington County

Our profile page for Rocky Brook, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 974 miles [1,567.5 km] to the Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rocky Brook ...

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Cedar Brook   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West of Rocky Brook   [Map]
Crooked Creek   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Edgewood Forest   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Farmville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Five Points   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Glen Haven   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Granite Hills   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Hallway   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
India Lakes   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Indian Hills   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pickwood   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Stonewall   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Tuckersburg   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Union Crossroads   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Village Hills   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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 Rocky Brook. 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.

George Washington Carver
  Scientist, inventor. He was born in Diamond (Missouri) on Tueday July 12, 1864 and died in Tuskegee (Alabama) on Tueday January 5, 1943 at an age of 78.

Tuskegee [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Rocky Brook

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Washington Carver<8>
Augusta Jane Evans Wilson
  Author. She was born in Columbus (Georgia) on Friday May 8, 1835 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Sunday May 9, 1909 at an age of 74. She was buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Mobile County, Alabama) [Map].

Columbus [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Rocky Brook

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Augusta Jane Evans Wilson

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rocky Brook. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6626, Longitude: -85.3763     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rocky Brook 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 Rocky Brook 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 angle) to Jerusalem is 312.778 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.131 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.921 degrees.

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<7>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 Rocky Brook, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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:

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