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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 Rocky Hill, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Rocky Hill 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 Rocky Hill:
    • 34.685368, -87.363355
    • 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 Rocky Hill
  • 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 Rocky Hill ...

We have found eighteen communities that share the name Rocky Hill.

Within Alabama, the name Rocky Hill is unique.

Beyond Alabama, we know of another eighteen communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Van Buren County
      • This Rocky Hill is located in Van Buren County and lies 303 miles [487.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Rocky Hill that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Van Buren County community of Rocky Hill.
    • California
      • Calaveras County
      • This Rocky Hill is located in Calaveras County and lies 1,845 miles [2,969.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Rocky Hill that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Calaveras County community of Rocky Hill.
      • Tulare County
      • This Rocky Hill is located in Tulare County and lies 1,780 miles [2,864.6 km] to the west northwest of the Rocky Hill that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tulare County community of Rocky Hill.
    • Connecticut
      • Hartford County
      • This Rocky Hill is located in Hartford County and lies 931 miles [1,498.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Rocky Hill that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hartford County community of Rocky Hill.
    • Georgia
      • Grady County
      • This Rocky Hill is located in Grady County and lies 330 miles [531.1 km]<1> to the southeast of the Rocky Hill that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grady County community of Rocky Hill.
    • Kansas
      • Lincoln County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Rocky Hill [Lincoln County].
    • Kentucky
      • Barren County
      • This Rocky Hill is located in Barren County and lies 171 miles [275.2 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Rocky Hill that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Barren County community of Rocky Hill.
      • Edmonson County
      • This Rocky Hill is located in Edmonson County and lies 178 miles [286.5 km] to the north northeast of the Rocky Hill that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Edmonson County community of Rocky Hill.
    • Massachusetts
      • Worcester County
      • This Rocky Hill is located in Worcester County and lies 999 miles [1,607.7 km]<1> to the northeast of the Rocky Hill that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Worcester County community of Rocky Hill.
    • Mississippi
      • Oktibbeha County
      • This Rocky Hill is located in Oktibbeha County and lies 114 miles [183.5 km]<1> to the southwest of the Rocky Hill that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oktibbeha County community of Rocky Hill.
    • New Jersey
      • Somerset County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Jersey community of Rocky Hill [Somerset County].
    • New York
      • Orange County
      • This Rocky Hill is located in Orange County and lies 838 miles [1,348.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the Rocky Hill that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Orange County community of Rocky Hill.
    • North Carolina
      • Transylvania County
      • This Rocky Hill is located in Transylvania County and lies 263 miles [423.3 km]<1> to the east of the Rocky Hill that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Transylvania County community of Rocky Hill.
    • Ohio
      • Jackson County
      • This Rocky Hill is located in Jackson County and lies 398 miles [640.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Rocky Hill that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Rocky Hill.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Chester County
      • This Rocky Hill is located in Chester County and lies 744 miles [1,197.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Rocky Hill that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chester County community of Rocky Hill.
    • Tennessee
      • Knox County
      • This Rocky Hill is located in Knox County and lies 206 miles [331.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Rocky Hill that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Knox County community of Rocky Hill.
    • Texas
      • Falls County
      • This Rocky Hill is located in Falls County and lies 600 miles [965.6 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Rocky Hill that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Falls County community of Rocky Hill.
      • Gillespie County
      • This Rocky Hill is located in Gillespie County and lies 733 miles [1,179.6 km] to the west southwest of the Rocky Hill that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gillespie County community of Rocky Hill.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rocky Hill ...

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.

  • Brickhouse Ford [Lawrence County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brickhouse Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brickhouse Ford
    • Brickhouse Ford [Lawrence County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Rocky Hill
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brickhouse Ford
  • Brides Hill [Lawrence County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brides Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brides Hill
    • Brides Hill [Lawrence County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Rocky Hill
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brides Hill
  • Cottontown [Colbert County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottontown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottontown
    • Cottontown [Colbert County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Rocky Hill
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottontown
  • Edmond [Lawrence County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edmond have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edmond
    • Edmond [Lawrence County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Rocky Hill
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edmond
  • Continue List   (11 more) ...
    • Egypt Ford [Lawrence County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Egypt Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Egypt Ford
      • Egypt Ford [Lawrence County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Rocky Hill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Egypt Ford
    • Ferry Shores [Lauderdale County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ferry Shores have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferry Shores
      • Ferry Shores [Lauderdale County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Rocky Hill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ferry Shores
    • Fishermans Resort [Lawrence County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fishermans Resort have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fishermans Resort
      • Fishermans Resort [Lawrence County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Rocky Hill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fishermans Resort
    • Jerusalem [Lawrence County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jerusalem have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jerusalem
      • Jerusalem [Lawrence County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Rocky Hill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jerusalem
    • Lambs Ferry [Lauderdale County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lambs Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lambs Ferry
      • Lambs Ferry [Lauderdale County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Rocky Hill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lambs Ferry
    • Red Bank [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Bank
      • Red Bank [Lawrence County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Rocky Hill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Bank
    • Section [Colbert County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Section have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Section
      • Section [Colbert County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Rocky Hill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Section
    • Shady Grove [Colbert County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Grove
      • Shady Grove [Colbert County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Rocky Hill
    • Terry Heights [Lawrence County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terry Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terry Heights
      • Terry Heights [Lawrence County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Rocky Hill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terry Heights
    • Terrytown [Lawrence County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terrytown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terrytown
      • Terrytown [Lawrence County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Rocky Hill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terrytown
    • Town Creek [Lawrence County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Town Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Town Creek
      • Town Creek [Lawrence County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Rocky Hill
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,039 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Town Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Town Creek<4>

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 Hill. 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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    • Kandi Barbour     (Actress, model)
      • Actress, model. She was born in Russellville (Alabama) on Sunday February 15, 1959 and died in San Francisco (California) on Wednesday January 18, 2012 at the age of 52. She is buried at Tulocay Cemetery (Napa County, California).
      • Russellville is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Rocky Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kandi Barbour<5>
    • W.C. Handy     (Musician, composer)
      • Musician, composer. He was born in Florence (Alabama) on Sunday November 16, 1873 and died in New York (New York) on Friday March 28, 1958 at the age of 84. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Florence is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of Rocky Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: W.C. Handy<5>
    • William Bruce 'Billy' Hardwick     (Professional bowler)
      • Professional bowler. He was born in Florence (Alabama) on Friday July 25, 1941 and died in Bradenton (Florida) on Saturday November 16, 2013 at the age of 72.
      • Florence is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of Rocky Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Bruce 'Billy' Hardwick<5>
    • Helen Keller     (Activist)
      • Activist. She was born in Tuscumbia (Alabama) on Sunday June 27, 1880 and died in Easton (Connecticut) on Saturday June 1, 1968 at the age of 88.
      • Tuscumbia is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of Rocky Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Helen Keller<5>
    • Anderson Lawler     (Actor, producer)
      • Actor, producer. He was born in Russellville (Alabama) on Monday May 5, 1902 and died in New York (New York) on Monday April 6, 1959 at the age of 56. He is buried at Spring Hill Cemetery (Lynchburg City, Virginia).
      • Russellville is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Rocky Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Anderson Lawler<5>
    • Jesse Owens     (Olympic Gold Medalist, civil rights activist)
      • Olympic Gold Medalist, civil rights activist. He was born in Danville (Alabama) on Friday September 12, 1913 and died in Tucson (Arizona) on Saturday May 31, 1980 at the age of 66. He is buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Danville is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Rocky Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jesse Owens<5>
    • Truett Banks 'Rip' Sewell     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Decatur (Alabama) on Saturday May 11, 1907 and died in Plant City (Florida) on Sunday September 3, 1989 at the age of 82. He is buried at Oaklawn Cemetery (Hillsborough County, Florida).
      • Decatur is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of Rocky Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Truett Banks 'Rip' Sewell<5>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<6> community of Rocky Hill once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Rocky Hill and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Moulton, which is the Seat of Lawrence County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Rocky Hill to Moulton, with an average speed<7> 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 170 miles [273.6 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 640 miles [1,030 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 37 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,519 miles [10,491.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,233 miles [11,640.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,109 miles [8,222.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rocky Hill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6854, Longitude: -87.3634       In this case, the coordinates for Rocky Hill have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Rocky Hill could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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 Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<7>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.
<8>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 Hill to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 314.086 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.921 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.274 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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