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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 Rolling Acres, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Rolling Acres 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 Rolling Acres:
    • 30.639636, -88.180558
    • 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 Rolling Acres
  • 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 Rolling Acres ...

We have found 24 communities that share the name Rolling Acres.

There are two communities within Alabama that are also named Rolling Acres.

Beyond Alabama, we know of another 22 communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Located In Alabama ...
    • Coffee County
      • This Rolling Acres is located in Coffee County and lies 148 miles [238.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Rolling Acres that is located in Mobile County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Coffee County community of Rolling Acres.
    • Montgomery County
      • This Rolling Acres is located in Montgomery County and lies 151 miles [243 km]<1> to the northeast of the Rolling Acres that is located in Mobile County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Rolling Acres.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Rolling Acres is located in Hillsborough County and lies 403 miles [648.6 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Rolling Acres that is located in Mobile County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Rolling Acres.
    • Georgia
      • Dougherty County
      • This Rolling Acres is located in Dougherty County and lies 240 miles [386.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Rolling Acres that is located in Mobile County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dougherty County community of Rolling Acres.
    • Illinois
      • Champaign 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 Illinois community of Rolling Acres [Champaign County].
      • Peoria County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Rolling Acres [Peoria County].
    • Indiana
      • Warrick County
      • This Rolling Acres is located in Warrick County and lies 515 miles [828.8 km]<1> to the north of the Rolling Acres that is located in Mobile County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Warrick County community of Rolling Acres.
    • Louisiana
      • East Baton Rouge Parish
      • This Rolling Acres is located in East Baton Rouge Parish and lies 175 miles [281.6 km]<1> to the west of the Rolling Acres that is located in Mobile County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the East Baton Rouge Parish community of Rolling Acres.
    • Maryland
      • Calvert County
      • This Rolling Acres is located in Calvert County and lies 858 miles [1,380.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Rolling Acres that is located in Mobile County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Calvert County community of Rolling Acres.
      • Carroll 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 Maryland community of Rolling Acres [Carroll County].
      • Howard County
      • This Rolling Acres is located in Howard County and lies 874 miles [1,406.6 km] to the northeast of the Rolling Acres that is located in Mobile County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Howard County community of Rolling Acres.
      • Montgomery County
      • This Rolling Acres is located in Montgomery County and lies 859 miles [1,382.4 km] to the northeast of the Rolling Acres that is located in Mobile County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Rolling Acres.
      • Prince George's County
      • This Rolling Acres is located in Prince George's County and lies 852 miles [1,371.2 km] to the northeast of the Rolling Acres that is located in Mobile County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Prince George's County community of Rolling Acres.
      • Saint Mary's County
      • This Rolling Acres is located in Saint Mary's County and lies 845 miles [1,359.9 km] to the northeast of the Rolling Acres that is located in Mobile County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Mary's County community of Rolling Acres.
    • North Carolina
      • Davidson County
      • This Rolling Acres is located in Davidson County and lies 591 miles [951.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Rolling Acres that is located in Mobile County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Davidson County community of Rolling Acres.
      • Mecklenburg County
      • This Rolling Acres is located in Mecklenburg County and lies 539 miles [867.4 km] to the northeast of the Rolling Acres that is located in Mobile County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mecklenburg County community of Rolling Acres.
    • Tennessee
      • Hamblen County
      • This Rolling Acres is located in Hamblen County and lies 469 miles [754.8 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Rolling Acres that is located in Mobile County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamblen County community of Rolling Acres.
      • Jefferson 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 Tennessee community of Rolling Acres [Jefferson County].
      • Sumner County
      • This Rolling Acres is located in Sumner County and lies 401 miles [645.3 km] to the north northeast of the Rolling Acres that is located in Mobile County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sumner County community of Rolling Acres.
      • White County
      • This Rolling Acres is located in White County and lies 398 miles [640.5 km] to the north northeast of the Rolling Acres that is located in Mobile County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the White County community of Rolling Acres.
      • Williamson County
      • This Rolling Acres is located in Williamson County and lies 372 miles [598.7 km] to the north of the Rolling Acres that is located in Mobile County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Williamson County community of Rolling Acres.
    • Texas
      • Jim Wells County
      • This Rolling Acres is located in Jim Wells County and lies 612 miles [984.9 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Rolling Acres that is located in Mobile County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jim Wells County community of Rolling Acres.
      • Nueces 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 Texas community of Rolling Acres [Nueces County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Dane County
      • This Rolling Acres is located in Dane County and lies 848 miles [1,364.7 km]<1> to the north of the Rolling Acres that is located in Mobile County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dane County community of Rolling Acres.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rolling Acres ...

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.

  • Cottage Hill [Mobile County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottage Hill
    • Cottage Hill [Mobile County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Rolling Acres
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottage Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottage Hill
  • Edgefield [Mobile County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgefield
    • Edgefield [Mobile County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Rolling Acres
    • 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
  • Lloyds [Mobile County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lloyds
    • Lloyds [Mobile County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Rolling Acres
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lloyds have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lloyds
  • Pine Run [Mobile County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Run
    • Pine Run [Mobile County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Rolling Acres
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Run have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Run
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Regency [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Regency
      • Regency [Mobile County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Rolling Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Regency have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Regency
    • Spring Valley [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Valley
      • Spring Valley [Mobile County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Rolling Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Valley
    • Suburban Heights [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Suburban Heights
      • Suburban Heights [Mobile County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Rolling Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Suburban Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Suburban Heights
    • Sugar Creek [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Creek
      • Sugar Creek [Mobile County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Rolling Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugar Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Creek
    • Sunset Ranch [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Ranch
      • Sunset Ranch [Mobile County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Rolling Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Ranch have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Ranch
    • Timbers [Mobile County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timbers
      • Timbers [Mobile County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Rolling Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Timbers have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timbers

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 Rolling Acres. 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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    • Tommie Lee Aaron     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Mobile (Alabama) on Saturday August 5, 1939 and died on Thursday August 16, 1984 at the age of 45. He is buried at Catholic Cemetery (Mobile County, Alabama).
      • Mobile is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast of Rolling Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tommie Lee Aaron<4>
    • Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Mobile (Alabama) on Monday April 2, 1860 and died in Syracuse (New York) on Sunday August 2, 1936 at the age of 76. She is buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Onondaga County, New York).
      • Mobile is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast of Rolling Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews<4>
    • Billy Bang     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Mobile (Alabama) on Saturday September 20, 1947 and died in Bronx (New York) on Monday April 11, 2011 at the age of 63. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Mobile is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast of Rolling Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Bang<4>
    • Alva Erskine Stirling Smith Belmont     (Suffragette)
      • Suffragette. She was born in Mobile (Alabama) on Monday January 17, 1853 and died in Paris (France) on Thursday January 26, 1933 at the age of 80. She is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Mobile is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast of Rolling Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alva Erskine Stirling Smith Belmont<4>
    • Jean Byron     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Paducah (Kentucky) on Thursday December 10, 1925 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Friday February 3, 2006 at the age of 80. She is buried at Mobile Memorial Gardens (Mobile County, Alabama).
      • Mobile is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast of Rolling Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jean Byron<4>
    • Thomas Cooper De Leon     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Columbia (South Carolina) on Tueday May 21, 1839 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Thursday March 19, 1914 at the age of 74. He is buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Mobile County, Alabama).
      • Mobile is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast of Rolling Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas Cooper De Leon<4>
    • John Lewis Dodge, Jr.     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Bolivar (Tennessee) on Saturday April 27, 1889 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Monday June 19, 1916 at the age of 27. He is buried at Cave Hill Cemetery (Jefferson County, Kentucky).
      • Mobile is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast of Rolling Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Lewis Dodge, Jr.<4>
    • Calvin Robert 'Cal' Ellison     (Actor)
    • Harry Curtis 'Harry Love' Galbreath     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Clarksville (Tennessee) on Friday January 1, 1965 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Tueday July 27, 2010 at the age of 45.
      • Mobile is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast of Rolling Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Curtis 'Harry Love' Galbreath<4>
    • Lil Greenwood     (Singer)
      • Singer. She was born in Prichard (Alabama) on Tueday November 18, 1924 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Tueday July 19, 2011 at the age of 86. She is buried at Catholic Cemetery (Mobile County, Alabama).
      • Prichard is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast of Rolling Acres.
      • Mobile is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast of Rolling Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lil Greenwood<4>
    • Vivian Malone Jones     (Social reformer)
      • Social reformer. She was born in Mobile (Alabama) on Wednesday July 15, 1942 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Thursday October 13, 2005 at the age of 63. She is buried at Westview Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Mobile is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast of Rolling Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Vivian Malone Jones<4>
    • William March     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Mobile (Alabama) on Tueday September 18, 1894 and died in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Saturday May 15, 1954 at the age of 59.
      • Mobile is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast of Rolling Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William March<4>
    • Satchel Paige     (Major League and Negro League Baseball)
      • Major League and Negro League Baseball. He was born in Mobile (Alabama) on Saturday July 7, 1906 and died in Kansas City (Missouri) on Tueday June 8, 1982 at the age of 75. He is buried at Forest Hill & Calvary Cemetery (Jackson County, Missouri).
      • Mobile is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast of Rolling Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Satchel Paige<4>

How Far From Rolling Acres 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 Rolling Acres to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

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    • Mobile, which is the Seat of Mobile County and lies just to the East Northeast.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 163 miles [262.3 km]<1> to the northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Rolling Acres to Montgomery, with an average speed<5>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 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 850 miles [1,367.9 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 49 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,747 miles [10,858.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,449 miles [11,988 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,328 miles [8,574.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Mobile County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Mobile County: www.mobilecounty.org/

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- Rolling Acres) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rolling Acres. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.6396, Longitude: -88.1806       In this case, the coordinates for Rolling Acres 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 Rolling Acres 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 Rolling Acres 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 314.269 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.58 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.387 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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