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Introduction ...

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

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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<1> community of Rocky Hill once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Rocky Hill to:

  • Moulton [Map], which is the Seat of Lawrence County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Rocky Hill to Moulton, with an average speed<3> 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 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 [Map]) 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<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,519 miles [10,491.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • 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).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,109 miles [8,222.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Rocky Hill ...

We have found 18 communities that share the name Rocky Hill.

While the name Rocky Hill is unique within Alabama, we know of another 18 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Van Buren County

Our profile page for Rocky Hill, Van Buren County   [Map]
Distance: About 303 miles [487.6 km] to the West Northwest


Calaveras County

Our profile page for Rocky Hill, Calaveras County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,845 miles [2,969.2 km] to the West Northwest

Tulare County

Our profile page for Rocky Hill, Tulare County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,780 miles [2,864.6 km] to the West Northwest


Hartford County

Our profile page for Rocky Hill, Hartford County   [Map]
Distance: About 931 miles [1,498.3 km] to the Northeast

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Grady County

Our profile page for Rocky Hill, Grady County   [Map]
Distance: About 330 miles [531.1 km] to the Southeast

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Lincoln County

Our profile page for Rocky Hill, Lincoln County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Lincoln County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Barren County

Our profile page for Rocky Hill, Barren County   [Map]
Distance: About 171 miles [275.2 km] to the North Northeast

Edmonson County

Our profile page for Rocky Hill, Edmonson County   [Map]
Distance: About 178 miles [286.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Worcester County

Our profile page for Rocky Hill, Worcester County   [Map]
Distance: About 999 miles [1,607.7 km] to the Northeast

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Oktibbeha County

Our profile page for Rocky Hill, Oktibbeha County   [Map]
Distance: About 114 miles [183.5 km] to the Southwest

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New Jersey

Somerset County

Our profile page for Rocky Hill, Somerset County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Somerset County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New York

Orange County

Our profile page for Rocky Hill, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 838 miles [1,348.6 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Transylvania County

Our profile page for Rocky Hill, Transylvania County   [Map]
Distance: About 263 miles [423.3 km] to the East

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Jackson County

Our profile page for Rocky Hill, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 398 miles [640.5 km] to the Northeast

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Chester County

Our profile page for Rocky Hill, Chester County   [Map]
Distance: About 744 miles [1,197.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Knox County

Our profile page for Rocky Hill, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 206 miles [331.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Falls County

Our profile page for Rocky Hill, Falls County   [Map]
Distance: About 600 miles [965.6 km] to the West Southwest

Gillespie County

Our profile page for Rocky Hill, Gillespie County   [Map]
Distance: About 733 miles [1,179.6 km] to the West Southwest

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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 talk 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   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast of Rocky Hill   [Map]
Brides Hill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Cottontown   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Edmond   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Egypt Ford   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Ferry Shores   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Fishermans Resort   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Jerusalem   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Lambs Ferry   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Red Bank   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Section   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Shady Grove (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Terry Heights   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Terrytown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Town Creek   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [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 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.

Jesse Owens
  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 an age of 66. He was buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois) [Map].

Danville [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Rocky Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jesse Owens<9>

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Rocky Hill. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6854, Longitude: -87.3634     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rocky Hill have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 314.086 degrees.

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

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.274 degrees.

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<8>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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.

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<9>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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