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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 Top Estates, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Rocky Top Estates 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 Top Estates:
    • 34.630647, -86.554435
    • 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 Top Estates
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rocky Top Estates ...

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.

  • Bravo [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bravo
    • Bravo [Madison County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Rocky Top Estates
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bravo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bravo
  • Camelot [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camelot
    • Camelot [Madison County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Rocky Top Estates
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camelot have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camelot
  • Chimney Springs [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chimney Springs
    • Chimney Springs [Madison County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Rocky Top Estates
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chimney Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chimney Springs
  • Double Tree [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Double Tree
    • Double Tree [Madison County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Rocky Top Estates
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Double Tree have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Double Tree
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    • English Village [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for English Village
      • English Village [Madison County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Rocky Top Estates
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for English Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on English Village
    • Forest Park [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Park
      • Forest Park [Madison County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Rocky Top Estates
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Park
    • Fox Run [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox Run
      • Fox Run [Madison County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Rocky Top Estates
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fox Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fox Run
    • Green Cove Meadows [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Cove Meadows
      • Green Cove Meadows [Madison County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Rocky Top Estates
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Cove Meadows have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Cove Meadows
    • Huntsville Hills [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntsville Hills
      • Huntsville Hills [Madison County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Rocky Top Estates
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntsville Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntsville Hills
    • Meadow Trace [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Trace
      • Meadow Trace [Madison County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Rocky Top Estates
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Trace have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Trace
    • Redstone Park [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redstone Park
      • Redstone Park [Madison County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Rocky Top Estates
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redstone Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redstone Park
    • Regent Forest [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Regent Forest
      • Regent Forest [Madison County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Rocky Top Estates
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Regent Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Regent Forest
    • Sugar Tree [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Tree
      • Sugar Tree [Madison County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Rocky Top Estates
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugar Tree have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Tree
    • Sunset Cove [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Cove
      • Sunset Cove [Madison County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Rocky Top Estates
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Cove
    • Willow Bend [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Bend
      • Willow Bend [Madison County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Rocky Top Estates
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Bend have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Bend
    • Willowbrook [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willowbrook
      • Willowbrook [Madison County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Rocky Top Estates
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willowbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willowbrook

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 Top Estates. 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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    • Tallulah Bankhead     (Actress)
      • 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 the age of 66.
      • Huntsville is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north of Rocky Top Estates.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tallulah Bankhead<3>
    • Anne Bradshaw Clopton     (Artist)
      • Artist. She was born in Shelbyville (Tennessee) on Monday July 22, 1878 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Saturday February 4, 1956 at the age of 77. She is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama).
      • Huntsville is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north of Rocky Top Estates.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Anne Bradshaw Clopton<3>
    • Norman Glen 'Norm' Ezell     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Chelsea (Alabama) on Tueday October 7, 1941 and died in Lodi (California) on Saturday May 8, 2010 at the age of 68.
      • Chelsea is located 5 miles [8 km] to the northwest of Rocky Top Estates.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Norman Glen 'Norm' Ezell<3>
    • Don Mincher     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Huntsville (Alabama) on Friday June 24, 1938 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Sunday March 4, 2012 at the age of 73. He is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama).
      • Huntsville is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north of Rocky Top Estates.
      • Huntsville is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north of Rocky Top Estates.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Mincher<3>
    • Billy Neighbors     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Tuscaloosa (Alabama) on Sunday February 4, 1940 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Monday April 30, 2012 at the age of 72. He is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama).
      • Huntsville is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north of Rocky Top Estates.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Neighbors<3>
    • Truett Banks 'Rip' Sewell     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Decatur (Alabama) on Saturday May 11, 1907 and died in Plant City (Florida) on Sunday September 3, 1989 at the age of 82. He is buried at Oaklawn Cemetery (Hillsborough County, Florida).
      • Decatur is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Rocky Top Estates.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Truett Banks 'Rip' Sewell<3>
    • Harry Rhett Townes     (Actor, Episcopal priest)
      • 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 the age of 86. He is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama).
      • Huntsville is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north of Rocky Top Estates.
      • Huntsville is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north of Rocky Top Estates.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Rhett Townes<3>
    • Maria Howard Weeden     (Artist, author)
      • Artist, author. She was born in Huntsville (Alabama) on Monday July 6, 1846 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Wednesday April 12, 1905 at the age of 58. She is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama).
      • Huntsville is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north of Rocky Top Estates.
      • Huntsville is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north of Rocky Top Estates.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Maria Howard Weeden<3>
    • Jessup Joseph Whitehead     (Author, chef)
      • Author, chef. He was born in London (England) on Thursday August 1, 1833 and died in Huntsville (Alabama) on Sunday May 12, 1889 at the age of 55. He is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery (Madison County, Alabama).
      • Huntsville is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north of Rocky Top Estates.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jessup Joseph Whitehead<3>

How Far From Rocky Top Estates 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 Top Estates to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

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    • Huntsville, which is the Seat of Madison County and lies just to the North Northwest.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 156 miles [251.1 km]<1> to the south (S). If you could drive a straight line from Rocky Top Estates to Montgomery, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 602 miles [968.8 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,488 miles [10,441.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,201 miles [11,588.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,076 miles [8,169 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Madison County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Madison County: www.co.madison.al.us/

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

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rocky Top Estates. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6306, Longitude: -86.5544       In this case, the coordinates for Rocky Top Estates have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Top Estates to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 313.589 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.341 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.951 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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