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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Rolling Meadows 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 Meadows 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 Meadows to:

  • Huntsville [Map], which is the Seat of Madison County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 166 miles [267.2 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Rolling Meadows to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about 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 601 miles [967.2 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<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,485 miles [10,436.6 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 7,198 miles [11,584.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,074 miles [8,165.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Rolling Meadows ...

We have found 17 communities that share the name Rolling Meadows.

While the name Rolling Meadows is unique within Alabama, we know of another 17 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

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Our profile page for Rolling Meadows   [Map]
Distance: About 1,850 miles [2,977.3 km] to the Northwest


Kent County

Our profile page for Rolling Meadows, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 679 miles [1,092.7 km] to the East Northeast


Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Rolling Meadows, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 538 miles [865.8 km] to the South Southeast


Clayton County

Our profile page for Rolling Meadows, Clayton County   [Map]
Distance: About 156 miles [251.1 km] to the East Southeast

Richmond County

Our profile page for Rolling Meadows, Richmond County   [Map]
Distance: About 276 miles [444.2 km] to the East Southeast

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Cook County

Our profile page for Rolling Meadows, Cook County   [Map]
Distance: About 510 miles [820.8 km] to the North

McDonough County

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

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Wicomico County

Our profile page for Rolling Meadows, Wicomico County   [Map]
Distance: About 655 miles [1,054.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Hinds County

Our profile page for Rolling Meadows, Hinds County   [Map]
Distance: About 258 miles [415.2 km] to the Southwest

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New York

Ulster County

Our profile page for Rolling Meadows, Ulster County   [Map]
Distance: About 840 miles [1,351.8 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Pitt County

Our profile page for Rolling Meadows, Pitt County   [Map]
Distance: About 529 miles [851.3 km] to the East

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Putnam County

Our profile page for Rolling Meadows, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 118 miles [189.9 km] to the North Northeast

Williamson County

Our profile page for Rolling Meadows, Williamson County   [Map]
Distance: About 80 miles [128.7 km] to the North

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Gregg County

Our profile page for Rolling Meadows, Gregg County   [Map]
Distance: About 497 miles [799.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Rolling Meadows, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,436 miles [2,311 km] to the West Northwest

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Stafford County

Our profile page for Rolling Meadows, Stafford County   [Map]
Distance: About 566 miles [910.9 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

Putnam County

Our profile page for Rolling Meadows, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 364 miles [585.8 km] to the Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Rolling Meadows ...

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.

Cavalry Hill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast of Rolling Meadows   [Map]
Cedar Valley   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Cherokee Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Cherry Creek   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Glen Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Green Acres   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Greenhill   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Grove Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Hillandale   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Huntsville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Lincoln   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Meadow Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Normal   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Rideout Village   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Scenic View   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Shady Lane   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Stag Run   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Summit Place   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Terry Heights   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Union Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
University Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Valley Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [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 Meadows. 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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast of Rolling Meadows

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tallulah Bankhead<8>
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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast of Rolling Meadows

Huntsville [Map] is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast of Rolling Meadows

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 starting in Rolling Meadows. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rolling Meadows) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rolling Meadows. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7687, Longitude: -86.6347     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rolling Meadows 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 Meadows 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 313.645 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.424 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.953 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Meadows 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:

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