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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 Springs, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Rocky Springs 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 Springs:
    • 34.957859, -85.753306
    • 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 Springs
  • 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 Springs ...

We have found eight communities that share the name Rocky Springs.

Within Alabama, the name Rocky Springs is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Georgia
      • Cherokee County
      • This Rocky Springs is located in Cherokee County and lies 93 miles [149.7 km]<1> to the southeast of the Rocky Springs that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cherokee County community of Rocky Springs.
    • Maryland
      • Frederick County
      • This Rocky Springs is located in Frederick County and lies 551 miles [886.7 km]<1> to the northeast of the Rocky Springs that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Frederick County community of Rocky Springs.
    • Mississippi
      • Claiborne County
      • This Rocky Springs is located in Claiborne County and lies 352 miles [566.5 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Rocky Springs that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Claiborne County community of Rocky Springs.
    • Montana
      • Chouteau County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Montana community of Rocky Springs [Chouteau County].
    • North Carolina
      • Alexander County
      • This Rocky Springs is located in Alexander County and lies 270 miles [434.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Rocky Springs that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Alexander County community of Rocky Springs.
      • Rockingham County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Rocky Springs [Rockingham County].
    • Tennessee
      • Sullivan County
      • This Rocky Springs is located in Sullivan County and lies 215 miles [346 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Rocky Springs that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sullivan County community of Rocky Springs.
    • Texas
      • Angelina County
      • This Rocky Springs is located in Angelina County and lies 569 miles [915.7 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Rocky Springs that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Angelina County community of Rocky Springs.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rocky Springs ...

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.

  • Copenhagen [Jackson County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Copenhagen
    • Copenhagen [Jackson County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Rocky Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Copenhagen have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Edgefield [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgefield
    • Edgefield [Jackson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Rocky Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgefield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgefield
  • Grahams Ferry [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grahams Ferry
    • Grahams Ferry [Marion County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Rocky Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grahams Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grahams Ferry
  • Island Creek Ferry [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Island Creek Ferry
    • Island Creek Ferry [Jackson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Rocky Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Island Creek Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Island Creek Ferry
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Long Island [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Island
      • Long Island [Jackson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Rocky Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Island have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Island
    • Richard City [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richard City
      • Richard City [Marion County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Rocky Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richard City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richard City
    • Rudders Ferry [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rudders Ferry
      • Rudders Ferry [Jackson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Rocky Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rudders Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rudders Ferry
    • Summer Bluff [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summer Bluff
      • Summer Bluff [Jackson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Rocky Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summer Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summer Bluff
    • Sweetens Cove [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweetens Cove
      • Sweetens Cove [Marion County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Rocky Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweetens Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweetens Cove
    • Widows Creek Station [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Widows Creek Station
      • Widows Creek Station [Jackson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Rocky Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Widows Creek Station have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Widows Creek Station

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 Springs. 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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    • Joseph William 'Joe' Engel     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Washington, DC on Sunday March 12, 1893 and died in Chattanooga (Tennessee) on Thursday June 12, 1969 at the age of 76. He is buried at Forest Hills Cemetery (Hamilton County, Tennessee).
      • Chattanooga is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Rocky Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph William 'Joe' Engel<4>
    • Cal Ermer     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Baltimore (Maryland) on Saturday November 10, 1923 and died in Chattanooga (Tennessee) on Saturday August 8, 2009 at the age of 85. He is buried at Chattanooga National Cemetery (Hamilton County, Tennessee).
      • Chattanooga is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Rocky Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cal Ermer<4>
    • James Harle 'Jimmy' Johnston     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Cleveland (Tennessee) on Tueday December 10, 1889 and died in Chattanooga (Tennessee) on Tueday February 14, 1967 at the age of 77. He is buried at Forest Hills Cemetery (Hamilton County, Tennessee).
      • Chattanooga is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Rocky Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Harle 'Jimmy' Johnston<4>
    • Charlie Louvin     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. He was born in Henagar (Alabama) on Thursday July 7, 1927 and died in Wartrace (Tennessee) on Wednesday January 26, 2011 at the age of 83. He is buried at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens (Davidson County, Tennessee).
      • Henagar is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the south of Rocky Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charlie Louvin<4>
    • Ira Lonnie Louvin     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. He was born in Section (Alabama) on Monday April 21, 1924 and died in Williamsburg (Missouri) on Sunday June 20, 1965 at the age of 41. He is buried at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens (Davidson County, Tennessee).
      • Section is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Rocky Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ira Lonnie Louvin<4>
    • Jobyna Ralston     (Actress)
    • Garrard Sliger 'Buster' Ramsey     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Townsend (Tennessee) on Tueday March 16, 1920 and died in Signal Hills (Tennessee) on Sunday September 16, 2007 at the age of 87. He is buried at Grandview Cemetery (Blount County, Tennessee).
      • Signal Hills is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Rocky Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Garrard Sliger 'Buster' Ramsey<4>
    • Dinah Shore     (Singer, actress)
      • Singer, actress. She was born in Winchester (Tennessee) on Tueday February 29, 1916 (which is Leap Day) and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Thursday February 24, 1994 at the age of 78. She is buried at Hillside Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Winchester is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest of Rocky Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dinah Shore<4>
    • Bessie Smith     (Musician)
      • Musician. She was born in Chattanooga (Tennessee) on Sunday April 15, 1894 and died in Clarksdale (Mississippi) on Sunday September 26, 1937 at the age of 43. She is buried at Mt. Lawn Cemetery (Delaware County, Pennsylvania).
      • Chattanooga is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Rocky Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bessie Smith<4>
    • Valaida Snow     (Musician, singer, actress)
      • Musician, singer, actress. She was born in Chattanooga (Tennessee) on Friday June 2, 1905 and died in New York (New York) on Wednesday May 30, 1956 at the age of 50. She is buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Hamilton County, Tennessee).
      • Chattanooga is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Rocky Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Valaida Snow<4>
    • Leon Lamar 'Daddy Wags' Wagner     (Major League Baseball)

How Far From Rocky Springs to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Scottsboro, which is the Seat of Jackson County and lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Rocky Springs to Scottsboro, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 180 miles [289.7 km] to the south (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 552 miles [888.4 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 22 days and walking would take 32 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,440 miles [10,364.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,151 miles [11,508.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,027 miles [8,090.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rocky Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9579, Longitude: -85.7533       In this case, the coordinates for Rocky Springs have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Springs 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.
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Springs to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 313.118 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.843 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.545 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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