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(Chilton County)

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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 Mount, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Rocky Mount 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 Mount:
    • 32.990955, -86.716929
    • 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 Mount
  • 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 Mount ...

We have found nine communities that share the name Rocky Mount.

There is one other community in Alabama which is also named Rocky Mount.

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

  • Communities Located In Alabama ...
    • Clay County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Rocky Mount [Clay County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Georgia
      • Meriwether County
      • This Rocky Mount is located in Meriwether County and lies 118 miles [189.9 km]<2> to the east of the Rocky Mount that is located in Chilton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Mount
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Meriwether County community of Rocky Mount.
    • Louisiana
      • Bossier Parish
      • This Rocky Mount is located in Bossier Parish and lies 400 miles [643.7 km]<2> to the west of the Rocky Mount that is located in Chilton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Mount
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bossier Parish community of Rocky Mount.
    • Mississippi
      • Kemper County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Mississippi community of Rocky Mount [Kemper County].
    • Missouri
      • Miller County
      • This Rocky Mount is located in Miller County and lies 496 miles [798.2 km]<2> to the northwest of the Rocky Mount that is located in Chilton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Mount
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Miller County community of Rocky Mount.
      • Morgan County
      • This Rocky Mount is located in Morgan County and lies 496 miles [798.2 km] to the northwest of the Rocky Mount that is located in Chilton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Mount
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morgan County community of Rocky Mount.
    • North Carolina
      • Edgecombe County
      • This Rocky Mount is located in Edgecombe County and lies 547 miles [880.3 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Rocky Mount that is located in Chilton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Mount
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Edgecombe County community of Rocky Mount.
    • South Carolina
      • Chester County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of Rocky Mount [Chester County].
    • Virginia
      • Franklin County
      • This Rocky Mount is located in Franklin County and lies 475 miles [764.4 km]<2> to the northeast of the Rocky Mount that is located in Chilton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Mount
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Rocky Mount.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rocky Mount ...

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.

  • Dry Valley [Shelby County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dry Valley
    • Dry Valley [Shelby County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Rocky Mount
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dry Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dry Valley
  • Gap of the Mountain [Chilton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gap of the Mountain
    • Gap of the Mountain [Chilton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Rocky Mount
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gap of the Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gap of the Mountain
  • Jumbo [Chilton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jumbo
    • Jumbo [Chilton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Rocky Mount
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jumbo have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jumbo
  • Mars Hill [Chilton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mars Hill
    • Mars Hill [Chilton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Rocky Mount
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mars Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mars Hill
  • Continue List   (9 more) ...
    • Mineral Springs [Chilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral Springs
      • Mineral Springs [Chilton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Rocky Mount
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineral Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral Springs
    • Oak Grove [Chilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Chilton County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west of Rocky Mount
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Pleasant Grove [Chilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Grove
      • Pleasant Grove [Chilton County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Rocky Mount
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Grove
    • Poseys Crossroads [Chilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poseys Crossroads
      • Poseys Crossroads [Chilton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Rocky Mount
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poseys Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poseys Crossroads
    • Roberta [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roberta
      • Roberta [Shelby County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Rocky Mount
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roberta have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roberta
    • Springs Junction [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springs Junction
      • Springs Junction [Shelby County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north of Rocky Mount
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springs Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springs Junction
    • Stems [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stems
      • Stems [Shelby County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north of Rocky Mount
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stems have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stems
    • Union Grove [Chilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Grove
      • Union Grove [Chilton County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east of Rocky Mount
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Grove
    • Valley Junction [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Junction
      • Valley Junction [Shelby County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Rocky Mount
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Junction

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 Mount. 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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    • Jackie Burkett     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Thorsby (Alabama) on Wednesday December 16, 1936 and died in Fort Walton Beach (Florida) on Friday September 1, 2017 at the age of 80. He is buried at Beal Memorial Cemetery (Okaloosa County, Florida).
      • Thorsby is located 5 miles [8 km] to the south of Rocky Mount.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jackie Burkett<5>
    • William Benjamin 'Ben' Chapman     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday December 25, 1908 and died in Hoover (Alabama) on Wednesday July 7, 1993 at the age of 84. He is buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama).
      • Hoover is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Rocky Mount.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Benjamin 'Ben' Chapman<5>
    • Jim Nabors     (Actor, singer)
      • Actor, singer. He was born in Sylacauga (Alabama) on Thursday June 12, 1930 and died in Honolulu (Hawaii) on Thursday November 30, 2017 at the age of 87.
      • Sylacauga is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Rocky Mount.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jim Nabors<5>
    • George 'Mule' Suttles     (Negro League Baseball)
      • Negro League Baseball. He was born in Blocton Junction (Alabama) on Saturday March 31, 1900 and died in Newark (New Jersey) on Saturday July 9, 1966 at the age of 66. He is buried at Glendale Cemetery (Essex County, New Jersey).
      • Blocton Junction is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Rocky Mount.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George 'Mule' Suttles<5>

How Far From Rocky Mount to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories 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 Mount to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Clanton, which is the Seat of Chilton County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Rocky Mount to Clanton, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 48 miles [77.2 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 676 miles [1,087.9 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,573 miles [10,578.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,279 miles [11,714.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,156 miles [8,297.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rocky Mount. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Mount 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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rocky Mount) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rocky Mount. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9910, Longitude: -86.7169       In this case, the coordinates for Rocky Mount have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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 Mount, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<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>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.
<7>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 Mount to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 313.592 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.117 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.374 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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