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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:
    • 35.790195, -82.664284
    • 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 is one other community in North Carolina which is also named Rollins.

Beyond North Carolina, we know of another thirteen communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Located In North Carolina ...
    • Burke 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 North Carolina community of Rollins [Burke County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Autauga County
      • This Rollins is located in Autauga County and lies 305 miles [490.8 km]<2> to the southwest of the Rollins that is located in Madison 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 251 miles [403.9 km] to the southwest of the Rollins that is located in Madison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rollins
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chambers County community of Rollins.
      • Etowah 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 Alabama community of Rollins [Etowah County].
    • Colorado
      • Gilpin 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 Colorado community of Rollins [Gilpin County].
    • Georgia
      • Paulding County
      • This Rollins is located in Paulding County and lies 183 miles [294.5 km]<2> to the southwest of the Rollins that is located in Madison 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 538 miles [865.8 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Rollins that is located in Madison 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.<3> 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 921 miles [1,482.2 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Rollins that is located in Madison 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 1,807 miles [2,908.1 km]<2> to the northwest of the Rollins that is located in Madison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rollins
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lake County community of Rollins.
    • South Carolina
      • Williamsburg 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 South Carolina community of Rollins [Williamsburg County].
    • Tennessee
      • Madison 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 Tennessee community of Rollins [Madison County].
    • Washington
      • Spokane 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 Washington community of Rollins [Spokane County].
    • West Virginia
      • Mason County
      • This Rollins is located in Mason County and lies 211 miles [339.6 km]<2> to the north of the Rollins that is located in Madison 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.

  • Big Pine [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Pine
    • Big Pine [Madison County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of Rollins
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Pine have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Pine
  • Flat Creek [Buncombe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flat Creek
    • Flat Creek [Buncombe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Rollins
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flat Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flat Creek
  • Forks of Ivy [Buncombe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forks of Ivy
    • Forks of Ivy [Buncombe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Rollins
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forks of Ivy have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forks of Ivy
  • Ivy [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ivy
    • Ivy [Madison County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the east of Rollins
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ivy
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    • Jupiter [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jupiter
      • Jupiter [Buncombe County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Rollins
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jupiter have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jupiter
    • Long Ridge [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Ridge
      • Long Ridge [Madison County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Rollins
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Ridge
    • Lumptown [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lumptown
      • Lumptown [Madison County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Rollins
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lumptown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lumptown
    • Mars Hill [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mars Hill
      • Mars Hill [Madison County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Rollins
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,881 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mars Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mars Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mars Hill<5>
    • Marshall [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshall
      • Marshall [Madison County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northwest of Rollins
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 916 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marshall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marshall<5>
    • Rice Mill [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rice Mill
      • Rice Mill [Madison County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north of Rollins
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rice Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rice Mill
    • Sandy Bottom [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Bottom
      • Sandy Bottom [Madison County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Rollins
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Bottom have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Bottom
    • Stackhouse [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stackhouse
      • Stackhouse [Madison County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Rollins
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stackhouse have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stackhouse
    • Walnut [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut
      • Walnut [Madison County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Rollins
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut
    • Walnut Creek [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Creek
      • Walnut Creek [Madison County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Rollins
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Creek
    • Weaverville [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weaverville
      • Weaverville [Buncombe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Rollins
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,039 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weaverville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weaverville<5>

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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    • Harry Anderson     (Actor, comedian, magician)
      • Full name: Harry Laverne Anderson
      • Actor, comedian, magician. He was born in Newport (RI) on October 14, 1952 (a Tueday) and died in Asheville (NC) on April 16, 2018 (a Monday) at the age of 65. The body was cremated.
      • Asheville is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast of Rollins.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Anderson<6>
    • Richard Jerome 'Rome' Chambers     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1900/05/07:1900/05/07)
      • Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1900/05/07:1900/05/07. He was born in Weaverville (NC) on August 31, 1875 (a Tueday) and died in Weaverville (NC) on August 30, 1902 (a Saturday) at the age of 27.
      • Weaverville is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast of Rollins.
      • Weaverville is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast of Rollins.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Richard Jerome 'Rome' Chambers<6>
    • Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald     (Author, artist)
    • George Guy Gray     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Oakland (CA) on October 30, 1893 (a Monday) and died in Asheville (NC) on September 8, 1967 (a Friday) at the age of 73. He is buried at Oakwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Asheville is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast of Rollins.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Guy Gray<6>
    • Eliza Johnson     (Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Andrew Johnson (1865 - 1869))
      • Born: Eliza McCardle
      • Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Andrew Johnson (1865 - 1869). She was born in Telford (TN) on October 4, 1810 (a Thursday) and died in Greeneville (TN) on January 15, 1876 (a Saturday) at the age of 65.
      • Telford is located 32 miles [51.5 km] to the north of Rollins.
      • Greeneville is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Rollins.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eliza Johnson<6>
    • Wade Mainer     (Musician)
    • Rex Lloyd Nelon     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Asheville (NC) on January 19, 1932 (a Tueday) and died in London (England) on January 23, 2000 (a Sunday) at the age of 68. He is buried at Georgia Memorial Park (Cobb County, Georgia).
      • Asheville is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast of Rollins.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rex Lloyd Nelon<6>
    • Patrick Sky     (Singer, songwriter, musician, producer)
      • Born: Patrick Linch
      • Singer, songwriter, musician, producer. He was born in College Park (GA) on October 2, 1940 (a Wednesday) and died in Asheville (NC) on May 26, 2021 (a Wednesday) at the age of 80. We don't have any burial details.
      • Asheville is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast of Rollins.

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Marshall, which is the Seat of Madison County and lies just to the West Northwest.
    • Raleigh, which is the State Capital of North Carolina, lies 225 miles [362.1 km]<2> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Rollins to Raleigh, with an average speed<7>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 13 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 376 miles [605.1 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take 6 hours, a buggy would take 15 days and walking would take 22 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,272 miles [10,093.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,978 miles [11,230 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,855 miles [7,813.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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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 Rollins, 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rollins) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rollins. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RollinsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rollins. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.7902, Longitude: -82.6643       In this case, the coordinates for Rollins 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 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 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.
<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're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 311.291 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.861 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.067 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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