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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.

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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

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Frederick County

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


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


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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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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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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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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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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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from 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 the angle) to Jerusalem is 313.652 degrees.

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

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

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