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Rocky Ridge, Alabama
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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 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:

  • Guntersville [Map], which is the Seat of Marshall County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Rocky Ridge to Guntersville, with an average speed<2> 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 153 miles [246.2 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 590 miles [949.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 34 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,478 miles [10,425.3 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 7,190 miles [11,571.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,066 miles [8,152.9 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

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Rocky Ridge, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 86 miles [138.4 km] to the South Southwest

Talladega County

Our profile page for Rocky Ridge, Talladega County   [Map]
Distance: About 75 miles [120.7 km] to the South

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Frederick County

Our profile page for Rocky Ridge, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 601 miles [967.2 km] to the Northeast


Sainte Genevieve County

Our profile page for Rocky Ridge, Sainte Genevieve County   [Map]
Distance: About 319 miles [513.4 km] to the Northwest

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Rocky Ridge   [Map]
Distance: About 1,516 miles [2,439.8 km] to the Northeast


Ottawa County

Our profile page for Rocky Ridge, Ottawa County   [Map]
Distance: About 506 miles [814.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Bucks County

Our profile page for Rocky Ridge, Bucks County   [Map]
Distance: About 720 miles [1,158.7 km] to the Northeast

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Overton County

Our profile page for Rocky Ridge, Overton County   [Map]
Distance: About 141 miles [226.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Juab County

Our profile page for Rocky Ridge, Juab County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,446 miles [2,327.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Pierce County

Our profile page for Rocky Ridge, Pierce County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,048 miles [3,295.9 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.

Bucksnort   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South of Rocky Ridge   [Map]
Cedar Point   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Creek Ford   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Fishtrap Ford   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Grant   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Keel (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Maple Ford   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Oak Grove   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Paint Rock   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Poplar Ridge   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Stapler Ford   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [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.

Tallulah Bankhead     (Tallulah Brockman Bankhead)
  Actress. She was born in Huntsville (Alabama) on Friday January 31, 1902 and died in New York (New York) on Thursday December 12, 1968 at an age of 66.

Huntsville [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest of Rocky Ridge

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tallulah Bankhead<7>
Harry Rhett Townes
  Actor, Episcopal priest. He was born in Huntsville (Alabama) on Friday September 18, 1914 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Wednesday May 23, 2001 at an age of 86. He was buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama) [Map].

Huntsville [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest of Rocky Ridge

Huntsville [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest of Rocky Ridge

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Rhett Townes

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Rocky Ridge. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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: 34.5959, Longitude: -86.2750     [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 313.418 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.138 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.844 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:

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