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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Rollins, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Rollins and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Rollins:
    • 34.182039, -86.096364
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Rollins
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Rollins ...

We have found fourteen communities that share the name Rollins.

There are two communities within Alabama that are also named Rollins.

Beyond Alabama, we know of another twelve communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Located In Alabama ...
    • Autauga County
      • This Rollins is located in Autauga County and lies 107 miles [172.2 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Rollins that is located in Etowah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rollins
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Autauga County community of Rollins.
    • Chambers County
      • This Rollins is located in Chambers County and lies 93 miles [149.7 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Rollins that is located in Etowah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rollins
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chambers County community of Rollins.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Colorado
      • Gilpin County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Rollins [Gilpin County].
    • Georgia
      • Paulding County
      • This Rollins is located in Paulding County and lies 71 miles [114.3 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Rollins that is located in Etowah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rollins
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Paulding County community of Rollins.
    • Illinois
      • Lake County
      • This Rollins is located in Lake County and lies 575 miles [925.4 km]<1> to the north of the Rollins that is located in Etowah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rollins
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lake County community of Rollins.
    • Indiana
      • Martin County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Rollins [Martin County].
    • Minnesota
      • Saint Louis County
      • This Rollins is located in Saint Louis County and lies 950 miles [1,528.9 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Rollins that is located in Etowah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rollins
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Louis County community of Rollins.
    • Montana
      • Lake County
      • This Rollins is located in Lake County and lies 1,728 miles [2,780.9 km]<1> to the northwest of the Rollins that is located in Etowah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rollins
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lake County community of Rollins.
    • North Carolina
      • Burke County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Rollins [Burke County].
      • Madison County
      • This Rollins is located in Madison County and lies 223 miles [358.9 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Rollins that is located in Etowah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rollins
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Rollins.
    • South Carolina
      • Williamsburg County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of Rollins [Williamsburg County].
    • Tennessee
      • Madison County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Rollins [Madison County].
    • Washington
      • Spokane County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Washington community of Rollins [Spokane County].
    • West Virginia
      • Mason County
      • This Rollins is located in Mason County and lies 393 miles [632.5 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Rollins that is located in Etowah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rollins
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mason County community of Rollins.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rollins ...

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Double Bridges [Marshall County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Double Bridges
    • Double Bridges [Marshall County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Rollins
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Double Bridges have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Double Bridges
  • Duck Springs [Etowah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duck Springs
    • Duck Springs [Etowah County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Rollins
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duck Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duck Springs
  • Happy Hill [Etowah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Happy Hill
    • Happy Hill [Etowah County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Rollins
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Happy Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Happy Hill
  • Kilpatrick [DeKalb County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kilpatrick
    • Kilpatrick [DeKalb County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Rollins
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kilpatrick have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kilpatrick
  • Continue List   (15 more) ...
    • Liberty [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
      • Liberty [DeKalb County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Rollins
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
    • Liberty Hill [Etowah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty Hill
      • Liberty Hill [Etowah County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Rollins
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty Hill
    • Lot [Marshall County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lot
      • Lot [Marshall County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Rollins
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lot have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Marcus [DeKalb County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marcus
      • Marcus [DeKalb County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Rollins
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marcus have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Marshall [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshall
      • Marshall [Marshall County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Rollins
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marshall have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marshall
    • Maryville [Etowah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maryville
      • Maryville [Etowah County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Rollins
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maryville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maryville
    • Noble Hill [Etowah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Noble Hill
      • Noble Hill [Etowah County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Rollins
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Noble Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Noble Hill
    • Pleasant Hill [Etowah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
      • Pleasant Hill [Etowah County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Rollins
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill
    • Pulltight [Etowah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pulltight
      • Pulltight [Etowah County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Rollins
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pulltight have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pulltight
    • Rains [DeKalb County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rains
      • Rains [DeKalb County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Rollins
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rains have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Red Apple [Marshall County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Apple
      • Red Apple [Marshall County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Rollins
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Apple have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rockledge [Etowah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockledge
      • Rockledge [Etowah County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Rollins
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockledge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockledge
    • Shady Grove [Etowah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Grove
      • Shady Grove [Etowah County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Rollins
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Grove
    • Union [Etowah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Etowah County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Rollins
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
    • Yancy [Etowah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yancy
      • Yancy [Etowah County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Rollins
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yancy have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yancy

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 Rollins. 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.

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    • M.L. Brackett     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Attalla (Alabama) on Tueday July 4, 1933 and died in Gadsden (Alabama) on Tueday June 30, 2015 at the age of 81. He is buried at Crestwood Memorial Cemetery (Etowah County, Alabama).
      • Attalla is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the south of Rollins.
      • Gadsden is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast of Rollins.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: M.L. Brackett<5>
    • Hershell Baskin Freeman, Jr.     (Professional baseball)
    • Ira Lonnie Louvin     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. He was born in Section (Alabama) on Monday April 21, 1924 and died in Williamsburg (Missouri) on Sunday June 20, 1965 at the age of 41. He is buried at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens (Davidson County, Tennessee).
      • Section is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Rollins.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ira Lonnie Louvin<5>
    • Philip Ober     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Fort Payne (Alabama) on Sunday March 23, 1902 and died in Mexico City (Mexico) on Monday September 13, 1982 at the age of 80.
      • Fort Payne is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Rollins.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Philip Ober<5>
    • Katherine Stinson     (Aviation pioneer)
      • Aviation pioneer. She was born in Fort Payne (Alabama) on Saturday February 14, 1891 and died in Santa Fe (New Mexico) on Friday July 8, 1977 at the age of 86. She is buried at Santa Fe National Cemetery (Santa Fe County, New Mexico).
      • Fort Payne is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Rollins.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Katherine Stinson<5>

How Far From Rollins 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 Rollins to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic community of Rollins once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Rollins and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Gadsden, which is the Seat of Etowah County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Rollins to Gadsden, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 125 miles [201.2 km] to the south (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 598 miles [962.4 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 34 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,490 miles [10,444.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,200 miles [11,587.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,076 miles [8,169 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Etowah County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Etowah County: www.etowahcounty.org/

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

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rollins. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1820, Longitude: -86.0964       In this case, the coordinates for Rollins have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Rollins 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.
<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Rollins, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Rollins to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 313.289 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.932 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.866 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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