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Rocky Ridge, Alabama
(Jefferson County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Rocky Ridge 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 Ridge 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 Ridge to:

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies just to the North.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 79 miles [127.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Rocky Ridge to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 661 miles [1,063.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,555 miles [10,549.2 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 7,263 miles [11,688.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,140 miles [8,272 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Rocky Ridge ...

We have found 10 communities that share the name Rocky Ridge.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Rocky Ridge. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 8 communities in the United States and Canada - with 9 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Alabama

Communities outside of Alabama


Other Communities Located In Alabama

Marshall County

Our profile page for Rocky Ridge, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 86 miles [138.4 km] to the North Northeast

Talladega County

Our profile page for Rocky Ridge, Talladega County   [Map]
Distance: About 28 miles [45.1 km] to the East


Communities Outside of Alabama

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Maryland

Frederick County

Our profile page for Rocky Ridge, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 676 miles [1,087.9 km] to the Northeast

Missouri

Sainte Genevieve County

Our profile page for Rocky Ridge, Sainte Genevieve County   [Map]
Distance: About 367 miles [590.6 km] to the North Northwest

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Rocky Ridge   [Map]
Distance: About 1,590 miles [2,558.9 km] to the Northeast

Ohio

Ottawa County

Our profile page for Rocky Ridge, Ottawa County   [Map]
Distance: About 593 miles [954.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Bucks County

Our profile page for Rocky Ridge, Bucks County   [Map]
Distance: About 793 miles [1,276.2 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Overton County

Our profile page for Rocky Ridge, Overton County   [Map]
Distance: About 227 miles [365.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Utah

Juab County

Our profile page for Rocky Ridge, Juab County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,452 miles [2,336.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Washington

Pierce County

Our profile page for Rocky Ridge, Pierce County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,074 miles [3,337.8 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Rocky Ridge ...

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.

Camp Horne   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East of Rocky Ridge   [Map]
Cedar Crest   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Chapel Hill   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Chestnut Ridge   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Chimney Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Coventry   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Crossgate   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Havenview   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Hidden Ridge   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Indian Valley   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Ivy Glenn   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Longleaf   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Panorama   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Plantation Point   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Riverwood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Rocky Bridge   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Sky Ranch   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Tangle Creek   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Tanglewood   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Thornhill   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Timber Ridge   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Twin Bridge   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Wine Ridge   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [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 Ridge. 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.

Mary Badham
  Oscar nominated actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Tueday October 7, 1952

Birmingham [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north of Rocky Ridge
 
Nell Carter     (Born as Nell Ruth Hardy)
  Singer, actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Monday September 13, 1948 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Thursday January 23, 2003 at an age of 54. She was buried at Hillside Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north of Rocky Ridge

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nell Carter<7>
 
Dennis Edwards
  Musician - a member of 'The Temptations'. He was born in Fairfield (Alabama) on Wednesday February 3, 1943 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Friday February 2, 2018 at an age of 75.

Fairfield [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest of Rocky Ridge

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dennis Edwards
 
Louise Fletcher     (Estelle Louise Fletcher)
  Oscar winning actress. She was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday July 22, 1934

Birmingham [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north of Rocky Ridge
 
Oscar Gamble
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Ramer (Alabama) on Tueday December 20, 1949 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday January 31, 2018 at an age of 68.

Birmingham [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north of Rocky Ridge

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Gamble
 
Tod Griffin     (Born as Arthur Griffin)
  Actor. He was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday January 15, 1919 and died in Bishop (California) on Tueday April 23, 2002 at an age of 83.

Birmingham [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north of Rocky Ridge
 
Wayne Rogers
  Actor. He was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Friday April 7, 1933 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday December 31, 2015 at an age of 82. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north of Rocky Ridge

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wayne Rogers
 
George 'Mule' Suttles
  Negro League Baseball. He was born in Blockton Junc (Alabama) on Saturday March 31, 1900 and died in Newark (New Jersey) on Saturday July 9, 1966 at an age of 66. He was buried at Glendale Cemetery (Essex County, New Jersey) [Map].

Blockton Junc [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Rocky Ridge

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George 'Mule' Suttles
 
Harry William 'Harry the Hat' Walker
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Pascagoula (Mississippi) on Sunday September 22, 1918 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday August 8, 1999 at an age of 80. He was buried at Cedar Grove Cemetery (Saint Clair County, Alabama) [Map].

Birmingham [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north of Rocky Ridge

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry William 'Harry the Hat' Walker

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About Jefferson County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

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



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rocky Ridge. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4171, Longitude: -86.7730     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rocky Ridge 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 Ridge 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 313.652 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.246 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.306 degrees.

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<7>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.

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



 
 
 

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