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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 Rome, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Rome 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 Rome:
    • 31.141842, -86.668847
    • 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 Rome
  • 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 Rome ...

We have found 35 communities that share the name Rome.

Within Alabama, the name Rome is unique.

Beyond Alabama, we know of another 35 communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Arkansas County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Arkansas County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas County community of Rome.
    • Georgia
      • Floyd County
      • This Rome is located in Floyd County and lies 232 miles [373.4 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Rome that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rome
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Floyd County community of Rome.
    • Illinois
      • Jefferson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Rome [Jefferson County].
      • Peoria County
      • This Rome is located in Peoria County and lies 690 miles [1,110.4 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Rome that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rome
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Peoria County community of Rome.
    • Indiana
      • Perry County
      • This Rome is located in Perry County and lies 468 miles [753.2 km]<2> to the north of the Rome that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rome
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Perry County community of Rome.
    • Iowa
      • Henry County
      • This Rome is located in Henry County and lies 734 miles [1,181.3 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Rome that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rome
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henry County community of Rome.
    • Kansas
      • Ellis County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Rome [Ellis County].
      • Franklin County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Rome [Franklin County].
      • Sumner County
      • This Rome is located in Sumner County and lies 727 miles [1,170 km]<2> to the northwest of the Rome that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rome
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sumner County community of Rome.
    • Kentucky
      • Daviess County
      • This Rome is located in Daviess County and lies 455 miles [732.3 km]<2> to the north of the Rome that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rome
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Daviess County community of Rome.
      • Lewis County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Rome [Lewis County].
    • Louisiana
      • Livingston Parish
      • This Rome is located in Livingston Parish and lies 236 miles [379.8 km]<2> to the west of the Rome that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rome
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Livingston Parish community of Rome.
    • Maine
      • Kennebec County
      • This Rome is located in Kennebec County and lies 1,298 miles [2,088.9 km]<2> to the northeast of the Rome that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rome
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kennebec County community of Rome.
    • Michigan
      • Lenawee County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Rome [Lenawee County].
    • Mississippi
      • Sunflower County
      • This Rome is located in Sunflower County and lies 295 miles [474.8 km]<2> to the northwest of the Rome that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rome
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sunflower County community of Rome.
      • Winston County
      • This Rome is located in Winston County and lies 202 miles [325.1 km] to the northwest of the Rome that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rome
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Winston County community of Rome.
    • Missouri
      • Douglas County
      • This Rome is located in Douglas County and lies 526 miles [846.5 km]<2> to the northwest of the Rome that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rome
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Douglas County community of Rome.
    • New York
      • Essex County
      • This Rome is located in Essex County and lies 1,156 miles [1,860.4 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Rome that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rome
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Essex County community of Rome.
      • Oneida County
      • This Rome is located in Oneida County and lies 1,034 miles [1,664.1 km] to the north northeast of the Rome that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rome
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oneida County community of Rome.
    • North Carolina
      • Johnston County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Rome [Johnston County].
    • Ohio
      • Adams County
      • This Rome is located in Adams County and lies 551 miles [886.7 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Rome that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rome
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Adams County community of Rome.
      • Ashtabula County
      • This Rome is located in Ashtabula County and lies 790 miles [1,271.4 km] to the north northeast of the Rome that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rome
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ashtabula County community of Rome.
      • Delaware County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Rome [Delaware County].
      • Franklin County
      • This Rome is located in Franklin County and lies 639 miles [1,028.4 km] to the north northeast of the Rome that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rome
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Rome.
      • Lawrence County
      • This Rome is located in Lawrence County and lies 551 miles [886.7 km] to the north northeast of the Rome that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rome
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lawrence County community of Rome.
      • Morrow County
      • This community is historic and although located in Morrow County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morrow County community of Rome.
      • Richland County
      • This Rome is located in Richland County and lies 713 miles [1,147.5 km] to the north northeast of the Rome that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rome
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Richland County community of Rome.
      • Stark County
      • This community is historic and although located in Stark County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stark County community of Rome.
    • Oregon
      • Malheur County
      • This Rome is located in Malheur County and lies 1,874 miles [3,015.9 km]<2> to the northwest of the Rome that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rome
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Malheur County community of Rome.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Bradford County
      • This Rome is located in Bradford County and lies 934 miles [1,503.1 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Rome that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rome
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bradford County community of Rome.
    • South Carolina
      • Williamsburg County
      • This Rome is located in Williamsburg County and lies 455 miles [732.3 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Rome that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rome
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Williamsburg County community of Rome.
    • Tennessee
      • Smith County
      • This Rome is located in Smith County and lies 355 miles [571.3 km]<2> to the north of the Rome that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rome
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Smith County community of Rome.
    • Texas
      • Milam County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Rome [Milam County].
    • West Virginia
      • Kanawha County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Rome [Kanawha County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Jefferson County
      • This Rome is located in Jefferson County and lies 824 miles [1,326.1 km]<2> to the north of the Rome that is located in Covington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rome
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Rome.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rome ...

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.

  • Damascus [Escambia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Damascus
    • Damascus [Escambia County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the west of Rome
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Damascus have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Damascus
  • Dixie [Escambia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dixie
    • Dixie [Escambia County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west of Rome
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dixie have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixie
  • Georgiaville [Conecuh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgiaville
    • Georgiaville [Conecuh County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Rome
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgiaville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgiaville
  • Good Hope [Okaloosa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Good Hope
    • Good Hope [Okaloosa County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the south of Rome
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Good Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Good Hope
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Libertyville [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Libertyville
      • Libertyville [Covington County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Rome
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Libertyville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 113 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Libertyville
    • Paul [Conecuh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paul
      • Paul [Conecuh County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the north of Rome
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paul have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paul
    • Red Oak [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Oak
      • Red Oak [Covington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the east of Rome
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Oak have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Oak
    • Rock Creek [Escambia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Creek
      • Rock Creek [Escambia County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Rome
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Creek
    • Stanley [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanley
      • Stanley [Covington County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the east of Rome
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanley
    • Wing [Covington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wing
      • Wing [Covington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Rome
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wing

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Rome and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Andalusia, which is the Seat of Covington County and lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Rome to Andalusia, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 88 miles [141.6 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 762 miles [1,226.3 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 44 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,659 miles [10,716.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,357 miles [11,839.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,237 miles [8,428.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Rome, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rome) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rome. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1418, Longitude: -86.6688       In this case, the coordinates for Rome have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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 Rome 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.
<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>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.
<6>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 Rome to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 313.426 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.671 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.725 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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