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(Mobile County)

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Rolling Acres.

This page contains four sections:

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<1> beginning in Rolling Acres to:

  • Mobile [Map], which is the Seat of Mobile County, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 163 miles [262.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Rolling Acres to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>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 [Map]) 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<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,747 miles [10,858.2 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 7,449 miles [11,988 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,328 miles [8,574.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Rolling Acres ...

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

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Rolling Acres. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 22 communities in the United States - with 24 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

Coffee County

Our profile page for Rolling Acres, Coffee County   [Map]
Distance: About 148 miles [238.2 km] to the East Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Rolling Acres, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 151 miles [243 km] to the Northeast


Communities Outside of Alabama

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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Rolling Acres, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 403 miles [648.6 km] to the East Southeast

Georgia

Dougherty County

Our profile page for Rolling Acres, Dougherty County   [Map]
Distance: About 240 miles [386.2 km] to the East Northeast

Illinois

Champaign County

Our profile page for Rolling Acres, Champaign County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Champaign County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Peoria County

Our profile page for Rolling Acres, Peoria County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Peoria County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Indiana

Warrick County

Our profile page for Rolling Acres, Warrick County   [Map]
Distance: About 515 miles [828.8 km] to the North

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Louisiana

East Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for Rolling Acres, East Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 175 miles [281.6 km] to the West

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Maryland

Calvert County

Our profile page for Rolling Acres, Calvert County   [Map]
Distance: About 858 miles [1,380.8 km] to the Northeast

Carroll County

Our profile page for Rolling Acres, Carroll County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Carroll County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Howard County

Our profile page for Rolling Acres, Howard County   [Map]
Distance: About 874 miles [1,406.6 km] to the Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Rolling Acres, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 859 miles [1,382.4 km] to the Northeast

Prince George's County

Our profile page for Rolling Acres, Prince George's County   [Map]
Distance: About 852 miles [1,371.2 km] to the Northeast

Saint Mary's County

Our profile page for Rolling Acres, Saint Mary's County   [Map]
Distance: About 845 miles [1,359.9 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Davidson County

Our profile page for Rolling Acres, Davidson County   [Map]
Distance: About 591 miles [951.1 km] to the Northeast

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Rolling Acres, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 539 miles [867.4 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Hamblen County

Our profile page for Rolling Acres, Hamblen County   [Map]
Distance: About 469 miles [754.8 km] to the North Northeast

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Rolling Acres, Jefferson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Jefferson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Sumner County

Our profile page for Rolling Acres, Sumner County   [Map]
Distance: About 401 miles [645.3 km] to the North Northeast

White County

Our profile page for Rolling Acres, White County   [Map]
Distance: About 398 miles [640.5 km] to the North Northeast

Williamson County

Our profile page for Rolling Acres, Williamson County   [Map]
Distance: About 372 miles [598.7 km] to the North

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Texas

Jim Wells County

Our profile page for Rolling Acres, Jim Wells County   [Map]
Distance: About 612 miles [984.9 km] to the West Southwest

Nueces County

Our profile page for Rolling Acres, Nueces County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Nueces County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Wisconsin

Dane County

Our profile page for Rolling Acres, Dane County   [Map]
Distance: About 848 miles [1,364.7 km] to the North

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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 talk 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   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East of Rolling Acres   [Map]
Edgefield   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Lloyds   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Pine Run   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Regency   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Spring Valley   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Suburban Heights   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Sugar Creek   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Sunset Ranch   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Timbers   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [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 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.

Thomas Cooper De Leon
  Author. He was born in Columbia (South Carolina) on Tueday May 21, 1839 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Thursday March 19, 1914 at an age of 74. He was buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Mobile County, Alabama) [Map].

Mobile [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast of Rolling Acres

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas Cooper De Leon<8>
 
John Lewis Dodge, Jr.
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Bolivar (Tennessee) on Monday June 19, 1916 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Monday June 19, 1916 at an age of 0. He was buried at Cave Hill Cemetery (Jefferson County, Kentucky) [Map].

Mobile [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast of Rolling Acres

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Lewis Dodge, Jr.
 
Harry Curtis 'Harry Love' Galbreath
  Professional football. He was born in Clarksville (Tennessee) on Friday January 1, 1965 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Tueday July 27, 2010 at an age of 45.

Mobile [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast of Rolling Acres

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Curtis 'Harry Love' Galbreath
 
Theodore Roosevelt Radcliffe
  Negro League Baseball. He was born in Mobile (Alabama) on Monday July 7, 1902 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Thursday August 11, 2005 at an age of 103. He was buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois) [Map].

Mobile [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast of Rolling Acres

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Theodore Roosevelt Radcliffe
 
Harry William 'Harry the Hat' Walker
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Pascagoula (Mississippi) on Sunday September 22, 1918 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday August 8, 1999 at an age of 80. He was buried at Cedar Grove Cemetery (Saint Clair County, Alabama) [Map].

Pascagoula [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Rolling Acres

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry William 'Harry the Hat' Walker
 
Augusta Jane Evans Wilson
  Author. She was born in Columbus (Georgia) on Friday May 8, 1835 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Sunday May 9, 1909 at an age of 74. She was buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Mobile County, Alabama) [Map].

Mobile [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast of Rolling Acres

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Augusta Jane Evans Wilson

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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: www.alabama.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Rolling Acres. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rolling Acres) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rolling Acres. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.6396, Longitude: -88.1806     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rolling Acres 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 Rolling Acres 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 314.269 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.58 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.387 degrees.

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<7>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.

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<8>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.

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