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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Rolling Woods 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 Rolling Woods 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 Woods to:

  • Huntsville [Map], which is the Seat of Madison County, lies just to the East.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 164 miles [263.9 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Rolling Woods 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 609 miles [980.1 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 6,492 miles [10,447.9 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 7,205 miles [11,595.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,081 miles [8,177.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Rolling Woods ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Rolling Woods.

While the name Rolling Woods is unique within Alabama, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alabama


Lafayette County

Our profile page for Rolling Woods, Lafayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 157 miles [252.7 km] to the West


Butler County

Our profile page for Rolling Woods, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 341 miles [548.8 km] to the North Northeast


Roanoke City

Our profile page for Rolling Woods, Roanoke City   [Map]
Distance: About 415 miles [667.9 km] to the East Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rolling Woods ...

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.

French Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North of Rolling Woods   [Map]
French Mill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Green Acres   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Grove Park   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hillandale   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Huntsville Park   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Indian Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Jeff   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Maplewood   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Oak Leaf   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Pea Ridge   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Rainbow   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Rideout Village   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Rolling Meadows   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Scenic View   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Shady Lane   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Summit Place   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Union Park   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
University Park   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [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 Woods. 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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the east of Rolling Woods

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tallulah Bankhead<7>
Jesse Owens
  Olympic Gold Medalist, civil rights activist. He was born in Danville (Alabama) on Friday September 12, 1913 and died in Tucson (Arizona) on Saturday May 31, 1980 at an age of 66. He was buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois) [Map].

Danville [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Rolling Woods

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jesse Owens
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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the east of Rolling Woods

Huntsville [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the east of Rolling Woods

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rolling Woods. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7240, Longitude: -86.7517     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rolling Woods 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 Woods 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 313.714 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.497 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.012 degrees.

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<7>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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