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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 Rockville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Rockville 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 Rockville:
    • 41.867083, -72.449217
    • 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 Rockville
  • 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 Rockville ...

We have found 48 communities that share the name Rockville.

Within Connecticut, the name Rockville is unique.

Beyond Connecticut, we know of another 48 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 48 communities, 45 are located in the United States and four are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Clarke County
      • This Rockville is located in Clarke County and lies 1,113 miles [1,791.2 km]<1> to the southwest of the Rockville that is located in Tolland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clarke County community of Rockville.
    • California
      • Solano County
      • This Rockville is located in Solano County and lies 2,600 miles [4,184.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Rockville that is located in Tolland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Solano County community of Rockville.
    • Georgia
      • Putnam County
      • This Rockville is located in Putnam County and lies 832 miles [1,339 km]<1> to the southwest of the Rockville that is located in Tolland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Putnam County community of Rockville.
    • Idaho
      • Owyhee County
      • This Rockville is located in Owyhee County and lies 2,239 miles [3,603.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Rockville that is located in Tolland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Owyhee County community of Rockville.
    • Illinois
      • Kankakee 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 Illinois community of Rockville [Kankakee County].
    • Indiana
      • Parke County
      • This Rockville is located in Parke County and lies 784 miles [1,261.7 km]<1> to the west of the Rockville that is located in Tolland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Parke County community of Rockville.
    • Iowa
      • Delaware County
      • This Rockville is located in Delaware County and lies 955 miles [1,536.9 km]<1> to the west of the Rockville that is located in Tolland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Delaware County community of Rockville.
    • Kansas
      • Miami 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 Kansas community of Rockville [Miami County].
    • Kentucky
      • Lawrence County
      • This Rockville is located in Lawrence County and lies 591 miles [951.1 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Rockville that is located in Tolland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lawrence County community of Rockville.
      • Rowan 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 Kentucky community of Rockville [Rowan County].
    • Maine
      • Knox County
      • This Rockville is located in Knox County and lies 230 miles [370.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Rockville that is located in Tolland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Knox County community of Rockville.
    • Maryland
      • Montgomery County
      • This Rockville is located in Montgomery County and lies 313 miles [503.7 km]<1> to the southwest of the Rockville that is located in Tolland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Rockville.
    • Massachusetts
      • Norfolk County
      • This Rockville is located in Norfolk County and lies 59 miles [95 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Rockville that is located in Tolland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Norfolk County community of Rockville.
    • Minnesota
      • Stearns County
      • This Rockville is located in Stearns County and lies 1,116 miles [1,796 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Rockville that is located in Tolland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stearns County community of Rockville.
    • Missouri
      • Bates County
      • This Rockville is located in Bates County and lies 1,170 miles [1,882.9 km]<1> to the west of the Rockville that is located in Tolland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bates County community of Rockville.
    • Nebraska
      • Sherman County
      • This Rockville is located in Sherman County and lies 1,360 miles [2,188.7 km]<1> to the west of the Rockville that is located in Tolland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sherman County community of Rockville.
    • New Brunswick
      • This Rockville lies 437 miles [703.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Rockville that is located in Tolland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
    • New York
      • Allegany County
      • This Rockville is located in Allegany County and lies 294 miles [473.1 km]<1> to the west of the Rockville that is located in Tolland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allegany County community of Rockville.
      • Orange County
      • This Rockville is located in Orange County and lies 104 miles [167.4 km] to the west southwest of the Rockville that is located in Tolland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Orange County community of Rockville.
    • Nova Scotia
      • This Rockville lies 346 miles [556.8 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Rockville that is located in Tolland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
    • Ohio
      • Adams County
      • This Rockville is located in Adams County and lies 612 miles [984.9 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Rockville that is located in Tolland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Adams County community of Rockville.
      • Meigs County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Meigs County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Meigs County community of Rockville.
      • Muskingum County
      • This community is historic and although located in Muskingum County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Muskingum County community of Rockville.
      • Stark County
      • This Rockville is located in Stark County and lies 476 miles [766 km] to the west of the Rockville that is located in Tolland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stark County community of Rockville.
    • Ontario
      • 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 Ontario community of Rockville.
    • Oregon
      • Malheur County
      • This Rockville is located in Malheur County and lies 2,245 miles [3,613 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Rockville that is located in Tolland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Malheur County community of Rockville.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Armstrong County
      • This Rockville is located in Armstrong County and lies 370 miles [595.5 km]<1> to the west of the Rockville that is located in Tolland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Armstrong County community of Rockville.
      • Bedford County
      • This Rockville is located in Bedford County and lies 351 miles [564.9 km] to the west southwest of the Rockville that is located in Tolland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bedford County community of Rockville.
      • Cambria County
      • This Rockville is located in Cambria County and lies 345 miles [555.2 km] to the west southwest of the Rockville that is located in Tolland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cambria County community of Rockville.
      • Centre County
      • This Rockville is located in Centre County and lies 267 miles [429.7 km] to the west southwest of the Rockville that is located in Tolland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Centre County community of Rockville.
      • Chester County
      • This Rockville is located in Chester County and lies 216 miles [347.6 km] to the west southwest of the Rockville that is located in Tolland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chester County community of Rockville.
      • Clarion County
      • This Rockville is located in Clarion County and lies 363 miles [584.2 km] to the west of the Rockville that is located in Tolland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clarion County community of Rockville.
      • Dauphin County
      • This Rockville is located in Dauphin County and lies 254 miles [408.8 km] to the west southwest of the Rockville that is located in Tolland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dauphin County community of Rockville.
      • Juniata County
      • This Rockville is located in Juniata County and lies 272 miles [437.7 km] to the west southwest of the Rockville that is located in Tolland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Juniata County community of Rockville.
      • Lawrence County
      • This Rockville is located in Lawrence County and lies 404 miles [650.2 km] to the west of the Rockville that is located in Tolland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lawrence County community of Rockville.
      • Mifflin County
      • This Rockville is located in Mifflin County and lies 289 miles [465.1 km] to the west southwest of the Rockville that is located in Tolland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mifflin County community of Rockville.
      • Northampton County
      • This Rockville is located in Northampton County and lies 174 miles [280 km] to the west southwest of the Rockville that is located in Tolland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Northampton County community of Rockville.
      • York County
      • This Rockville is located in York County and lies 268 miles [431.3 km] to the west southwest of the Rockville that is located in Tolland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the York County community of Rockville.
    • Rhode Island
      • Washington County
      • This Rockville is located in Washington County and lies 42 miles [67.6 km]<1> to the southeast of the Rockville that is located in Tolland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Rockville.
    • South Carolina
      • Charleston County
      • This Rockville is located in Charleston County and lies 767 miles [1,234.4 km]<1> to the southwest of the Rockville that is located in Tolland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Charleston County community of Rockville.
    • Tennessee
      • Monroe County
      • This Rockville is located in Monroe County and lies 773 miles [1,244 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Rockville that is located in Tolland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of Rockville.
    • Utah
      • Washington County
      • This Rockville is located in Washington County and lies 2,166 miles [3,485.8 km]<1> to the west of the Rockville that is located in Tolland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Rockville.
    • Vermont
      • Addison County
      • This Rockville is located in Addison County and lies 167 miles [268.8 km]<1> to the north of the Rockville that is located in Tolland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Addison County community of Rockville.
    • Virginia
      • Hanover County
      • This Rockville is located in Hanover County and lies 398 miles [640.5 km]<1> to the southwest of the Rockville that is located in Tolland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hanover County community of Rockville.
    • West Virginia
      • Lincoln County
      • This Rockville is located in Lincoln County and lies 573 miles [922.2 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Rockville that is located in Tolland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Rockville.
      • Preston County
      • This Rockville is located in Preston County and lies 409 miles [658.2 km] to the west southwest of the Rockville that is located in Tolland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Preston County community of Rockville.
    • Wisconsin
      • Grant County
      • This Rockville is located in Grant County and lies 931 miles [1,498.3 km]<1> to the west of the Rockville that is located in Tolland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grant County community of Rockville.
      • Manitowoc County
      • This Rockville is located in Manitowoc County and lies 798 miles [1,284.3 km] to the west northwest of the Rockville that is located in Tolland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Manitowoc County community of Rockville.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rockville ...

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.

  • Bolton [Tolland County]
  • Breakneck [Hartford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Breakneck
    • Breakneck [Hartford County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Rockville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Breakneck have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Breakneck
  • Coventry [Tolland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coventry
    • Coventry [Tolland County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Rockville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coventry have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coventry
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coventry<4>
  • Coventry Lake [Tolland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coventry Lake
    • Coventry Lake [Tolland County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Rockville
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coventry Lake
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Crystal Lake [Tolland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal Lake
      • Crystal Lake [Tolland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Rockville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal Lake
    • Eagleville [Tolland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagleville
      • Eagleville [Tolland County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Rockville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagleville have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagleville
    • Gay City [Tolland County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gay City
      • Gay City [Tolland County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Rockville
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Gay City. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
      • Former name for Gay City:
      • Factory Hollow
    • Hazardville [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazardville
      • Hazardville [Hartford County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Rockville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazardville
    • Kings Corner [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Corner
      • Kings Corner [Hartford County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Rockville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kings Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings Corner
    • Quarryville [Tolland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quarryville
      • Quarryville [Tolland County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Rockville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quarryville have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quarryville
    • Warehouse Point [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warehouse Point
      • Warehouse Point [Hartford County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Rockville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warehouse Point
    • Warehouse Point Station [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warehouse Point Station
      • Warehouse Point Station [Hartford County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Rockville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warehouse Point Station have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warehouse Point Station

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 Rockville. 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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    • Astrid Allwyn     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Manchester (Connecticut) on Monday November 27, 1905 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday March 31, 1978 at the age of 72. She is buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Manchester is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest of Rockville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Astrid Allwyn<7>
    • Robert Ames     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Hartford (Connecticut) on Saturday March 23, 1889 and died in New York (New York) on Friday November 27, 1931 at the age of 42. He is buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery (Hartford County, Connecticut).
      • Hartford is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest of Rockville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Ames<7>
    • George Thorndike Angell     (Social reformer)
      • Social reformer. He was born in Southbridge (Massachusetts) on Thursday June 5, 1823 and died in Boston (Massachusetts) on Tueday March 16, 1909 at the age of 85. He is buried at Mt. Auburn Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts).
      • Southbridge is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Rockville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Thorndike Angell<7>
    • Delia Salter Bacon     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Tallmadge (Ohio) on Saturday February 2, 1811 and died in Hartford (Connecticut) on Friday September 2, 1859 at the age of 48. She is buried at Grove Street Cemetery (New Haven County, Connecticut).
      • Hartford is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest of Rockville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Delia Salter Bacon<7>
    • John Joseph 'Jack' Barry     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Meriden (Connecticut) on Tueday April 26, 1887 and died in Shrewsbury (Massachusetts) on Sunday April 23, 1961 at the age of 74. He is buried at Sacred Heart Cemetery (New Haven County, Connecticut).
      • Meriden is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Rockville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Joseph 'Jack' Barry<7>
    • Christopher 'Battling' Battalino     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Hartford (Connecticut) on Tueday February 18, 1908 and died in Hartford (Connecticut) on Monday July 25, 1977 at the age of 69. He is buried at Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery (Hartford County, Connecticut).
      • Hartford is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest of Rockville.
      • Hartford is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest of Rockville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Christopher 'Battling' Battalino<7>
    • Marion Eugenie Bauer     (Composer, author)
      • Composer, author. She was born in Walla Walla (Washington) on Tueday August 15, 1882 and died in South Hadley (Massachusetts) on Tueday August 9, 1955 at the age of 73. She is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • South Hadley is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Rockville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marion Eugenie Bauer<7>
    • Edward James 'Ed' Begley, Sr.     (Actor)
    • Donald Joseph Bevan     (Playwright, screenwriter, artist)
      • Playwright, screenwriter, artist. He was born in Holyoke (Massachusetts) on Friday January 16, 1920 and died in Studio City (California) on Wednesday May 29, 2013 at the age of 93. He is buried at Riverside National Cemetery (Riverside County, California).
      • Holyoke is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Rockville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Donald Joseph Bevan<7>
    • Marilyn Borden     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Hartford (Connecticut) on Sunday May 29, 1932 and died in Modesto (California) on Wednesday March 25, 2009 at the age of 76.
      • Hartford is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest of Rockville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marilyn Borden<7>
    • Rosalyn 'Roz' Borden     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Hartford (Connecticut) on Sunday May 29, 1932 and died in Modesto (California) on Thursday January 23, 2003 at the age of 70.
      • Hartford is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest of Rockville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rosalyn 'Roz' Borden<7>
    • John Bray     (Animator)
      • Animator. He was born in Adrian (Michigan) on Monday August 25, 1879 and died in Hartford (Connecticut) on Tueday October 10, 1978 at the age of 99. He is buried at Bray Cemetery (Lincoln County, Missouri).
      • Hartford is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest of Rockville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Bray<7>
    • Hope Cameron     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Hartford (Connecticut) on Saturday February 21, 1920 and died in New York (New York) on Friday November 20, 1998 at the age of 78. She is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Hartford is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest of Rockville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hope Cameron<7>

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

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

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    • Hartford, which is the State Capital of Connecticut, lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could walk a straight line from Rockville to Hartford, with an average speed<8> 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.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 316 miles [508.6 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 13 days and walking would take 18 days.
    • The shortest distance<9> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,582 miles [8,983.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,289 miles [10,121.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<11>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,165 miles [6,702.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<12>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Connecticut

About Tolland County

About Connecticut

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Connecticut: https://portal.ct.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- Rockville) 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 Rockville. 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 Rockville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rockville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.8671, Longitude: -72.4492    
<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 Rockville 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 Rockville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<7>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.
<8>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.
<9>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 Rockville to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 304.877 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.504 degrees.
<12>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.44 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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