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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 Rocky Springs, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Rocky Springs and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • 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 Rocky Springs:
    • 32.088947, -90.814878
    • 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 Rocky Springs
  • 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 Rocky Springs ...

We have found eight communities that share the name Rocky Springs.

Within Mississippi, the name Rocky Springs is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Jackson County
      • This Rocky Springs is located in Jackson County and lies 352 miles [566.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Rocky Springs that is located in Claiborne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Rocky Springs.
    • Georgia
      • Cherokee County
      • This Rocky Springs is located in Cherokee County and lies 391 miles [629.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Rocky Springs that is located in Claiborne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cherokee County community of Rocky Springs.
    • Maryland
      • Frederick County
      • This Rocky Springs is located in Frederick County and lies 903 miles [1,453.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the Rocky Springs that is located in Claiborne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Frederick County community of Rocky Springs.
    • Montana
      • Chouteau 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 Montana community of Rocky Springs [Chouteau County].
    • North Carolina
      • Alexander County
      • This Rocky Springs is located in Alexander County and lies 616 miles [991.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Rocky Springs that is located in Claiborne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Alexander County community of Rocky Springs.
      • Rockingham 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 North Carolina community of Rocky Springs [Rockingham County].
    • Tennessee
      • Sullivan County
      • This Rocky Springs is located in Sullivan County and lies 567 miles [912.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Rocky Springs that is located in Claiborne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sullivan County community of Rocky Springs.
    • Texas
      • Angelina County
      • This Rocky Springs is located in Angelina County and lies 228 miles [366.9 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Rocky Springs that is located in Claiborne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Angelina County community of Rocky Springs.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rocky Springs ...

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.

  • Allen [Warren County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allen
    • Allen [Warren County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Rocky Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allen have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
  • Big Black [Warren County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Black
    • Big Black [Warren County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Rocky Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Black have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Black
  • Carpenter [Copiah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carpenter
    • Carpenter [Copiah County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Rocky Springs
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carpenter
  • Duke [Hinds County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duke
    • Duke [Hinds County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Rocky Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duke have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duke
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Halls Ferry [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halls Ferry
      • Halls Ferry [Warren County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Rocky Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halls Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halls Ferry
    • Hermanville [Claiborne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hermanville
      • Hermanville [Claiborne County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Rocky Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hermanville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hermanville
    • Jeff Davis [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jeff Davis
      • Jeff Davis [Warren County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Rocky Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jeff Davis have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jeff Davis
    • Redbone [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redbone
      • Redbone [Warren County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Rocky Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redbone have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redbone
    • Spring Plains [Claiborne County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Plains
      • Spring Plains [Claiborne County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Rocky Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Plains have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Willows [Claiborne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willows
      • Willows [Claiborne County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Rocky Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willows

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 Rocky Springs. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Johnny Fuller     (Gospel singer)
      • Gospel singer. He was born in Edwards (MS) on April 20, 1929 (a Saturday) and died in Oakland (CA) on May 20, 1985 (a Monday) at the age of 56. He is buried at Evergreen Cemetery (Alameda County, California).
      • Edwards is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Rocky Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Johnny Fuller<4>
    • Robert Johnson     (Musician, songwriter)
      • Full name: Robert Leroy Johnson
      • Musician, songwriter. He was born in Hazlehurst (MS) on May 8, 1911 (a Monday) and died in Greenwood (MS) on August 16, 1938 (a Tueday) at the age of 27. He is buried at Little Zion MB Church Cemetery (Leflore County, Mississippi).
      • Hazlehurst is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Rocky Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Johnson<4>
    • Irwin Russel     (Poet)
    • Irwin Russell     (Poet)

How Far From Rocky Springs to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Port Gibson, which is the Seat of Claiborne County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Rocky Springs to Port Gibson, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 39 miles [62.8 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take over two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 904 miles [1,454.8 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 36 days and walking would take 52 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,786 miles [10,921 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,501 miles [12,071.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,377 miles [8,653.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Communities in Mississippi

About Claiborne County

About Mississippi

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

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rocky Springs) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rocky Springs. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rocky SpringsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rocky Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0889, Longitude: -90.8149    
<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 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 Rocky Springs 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>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.
<4>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.
<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 Rocky Springs 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 316.009 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.798 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.188 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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