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Rollingwood, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Rollingwood to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Rollingwood to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Rollingwood to:

  • Tuscaloosa [Map], which is the Seat of Tuscaloosa County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 95 miles [152.9 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Rollingwood to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 704 miles [1,133 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,596 miles [10,615.2 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 7,306 miles [11,757.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,182 miles [8,339.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Rollingwood ...

We have found 15 communities that share the name Rollingwood.

While the name Rollingwood is unique within Alabama, we know of another 15 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alabama

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Contra Costa County

Our profile page for Rollingwood, Contra Costa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,968 miles [3,167.2 km] to the West Northwest


Clarke County

Our profile page for Rollingwood, Clarke County   [Map]
Distance: About 243 miles [391.1 km] to the East Northeast

Floyd County

Our profile page for Rollingwood, Floyd County   [Map]
Distance: About 150 miles [241.4 km] to the East Northeast


Montgomery County

Our profile page for Rollingwood, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 705 miles [1,134.6 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Cleveland County

Our profile page for Rollingwood, Cleveland County   [Map]
Distance: About 373 miles [600.3 km] to the East Northeast

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Rollingwood, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 509 miles [819.2 km] to the East Northeast

Johnston County

Our profile page for Rollingwood, Johnston County   [Map]
Distance: About 543 miles [873.9 km] to the East Northeast

Pitt County

Our profile page for Rollingwood, Pitt County   [Map]
Distance: About 599 miles [964 km] to the East Northeast

Wake County

Our profile page for Rollingwood, Wake County   [Map]
Distance: About 538 miles [865.8 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Lexington County

Our profile page for Rollingwood, Lexington County   [Map]
Distance: About 363 miles [584.2 km] to the East

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Hamilton County

Our profile page for Rollingwood, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 182 miles [292.9 km] to the Northeast

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Travis County

Our profile page for Rollingwood, Travis County   [Map]
Distance: About 635 miles [1,021.9 km] to the West Southwest

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Fairfax County

Our profile page for Rollingwood, Fairfax County   [Map]
Distance: About 690 miles [1,110.4 km] to the Northeast

Isle of Wight County

Our profile page for Rollingwood, Isle of Wight County   [Map]
Distance: About 672 miles [1,081.5 km] to the East Northeast

Portsmouth City

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

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

The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.al.us/

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

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rollingwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2290, Longitude: -87.5378     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rollingwood 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 Rollingwood 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 the angle) to Jerusalem is 314.101 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.738 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.652 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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Rollingwood.