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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Rocky Point.

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Around Rocky Point ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Huntsville. It is located about 15 miles [24 km] to the northeast of Rocky Point. Huntsville has a population of 193,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Decatur. It is located about 10 miles [16 km] to the northwest of Rocky Point and has a population of 55,100 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Rocky Point and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,525   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Arab   [Map]   8,340   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Athens   [Map]   25,393   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Boaz   [Map]   9,710   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,496   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Guntersville   [Map]   8,437   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,471   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Madison   [Map]   47,959   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Muscle Shoals   [Map]   13,831   W   49 miles [78.9 km]
Oneonta   [Map]   6,699   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Scottsboro   [Map]   14,677   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   7,051   N   45 miles [72.4 km]
Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   ---   NW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   ---   N   49 miles [78.9 km]
Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   7,758   N   48 miles [77.2 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Belle Mina   [Map]   ---   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Eva   [Map]   508   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Falkville   [Map]   1,260   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Flint City   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Harris Station   [Map]   ---   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Lacey's Spring   [Map]   ---   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Mooresville   [Map]   58   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Moulton Heights   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Priceville   [Map]   3,297   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Russell Village   [Map]   ---   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Somerville   [Map]   712   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Swancott   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Triana   [Map]   529   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]

For more communities neighboring Rocky Point, please visit our County-by-County Page for Rocky Point.

Morgan County ...

Rocky Point is located in Morgan County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Morgan County: Cullman, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marshall & Winston.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rocky Point ...

As we travel, we always see a community 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.

Bluff City (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast of Rocky Point   [Map]
Burningtree Mountain   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Cave Springs   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Crowtown   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Gum Spring   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Hickory Hills   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Lewis Ferry   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Priceville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Rockhouse Landing   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Rolling Hills   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Six Mile   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Six Way   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Slaughter Landing (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Stringer   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Sunnyside Ferry   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sunnyside Landing   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Union   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Woodland Mills   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Rocky Point.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Rocky Point. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Rocky Point. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Alabama

    Alabama Tourism
    Parks for Alabama

    Fishing in Alabama
    Hunting in Alabama


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Alabama

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Alabama

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Alabama

Airports Near Rocky Point ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Rocky Point.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NNE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Rountree Fld.   [Map]   5M0   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.(ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]   DCU   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Folsom Fld.(3A1/K3A1)   [Map]   3A1   S   18 miles [29 km]
Madison County Sky Park   [Map]   ---   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Madison County Exec. (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]   MDQ   NNE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Addison Muni.   [Map]   2A8   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Rocky Point.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Rocky Point. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   S   66 miles [106.2 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   110 miles [177 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   149 miles [239.8 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   ENE   181 miles [291.3 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   183 miles [294.5 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NNE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   WNW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   ENE   97 miles [156.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Rountree Fld.   [Map]   5M0   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.(ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]   DCU   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Folsom Fld.(3A1/K3A1)   [Map]   3A1   S   18 miles [29 km]
Madison County Sky Park   [Map]   ---   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Madison County Exec. (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]   MDQ   NNE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Addison Muni.   [Map]   2A8   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
        Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
John C. Tune Airport   (ICAO: KJWN)   [Map]
        Website for John C. Tune Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.   (ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Madison County Exec.   (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]
        Website for Madison County Executive Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Albertville Rgnl.   (ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Fayetteville Muni.   (ICAO: KFYM)   [Map]
        Website for Fayetteville Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Posey Fld.   (ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
McGhee Tyson Airport   (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]
        Website for McGhee Tyson Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lovell Fld.   (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]
        Website for Lovell Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Morgan County: www.co.morgan.al.us/

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



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Rocky Point.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rocky Point. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5284, Longitude: -86.8058     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rocky Point have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Rocky Point), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Rocky Point.