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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 South Southwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 92 miles [148.1 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 most of three 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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Curious and Interesting Names Near Rollingwood ...

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.

Cedar Crest   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South of Rollingwood   [Map]
Cloverdale   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Covey Chase   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Crestdale   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Dearing Place   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Echo Hill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Flatwoods   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Forest Lake   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Fox Run   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Green Grove   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Green Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Guilds Woods   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Heritage Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Hickory Forest   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
High Forest   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Hillcrest   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Indian Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Indian Lake   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Kennedy Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Lakeview   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Meadow Lawn   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Riverchase   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Riverview   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Riverwood   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Roselawn   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Rosewood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Twin Manor   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
University   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
University Place   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Warrior Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Wood Village   -   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 Rollingwood. 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.

Ollie 'Downtown' Brown     (Ollie Lee Brown)
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Tuscaloosa (Alabama) on Friday February 11, 1944 and died in Buena Park (California) on Thursday April 16, 2015 at an age of 71.

Tuscaloosa [Map] is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the south of Rollingwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ollie 'Downtown' Brown<8>
George 'Mule' Suttles
  Negro League Baseball. He was born in Blockton Junc (Alabama) on Saturday March 31, 1900 and died in Newark (New Jersey) on Saturday July 9, 1966 at an age of 66. He was buried at Glendale Cemetery (Essex County, New Jersey) [Map].

Blockton Junc [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of Rollingwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George 'Mule' Suttles

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Tuscaloosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Rollingwood. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 angle) to Jerusalem is 314.101 degrees.

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

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<6>The calculated bearing (or 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 (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 Rollingwood 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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