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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 Hill, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Rocky Hill 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 Hill:
    • 41.664950, -72.639463
    • 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 Hill
  • 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 Hill ...

We have found eighteen communities that share the name Rocky Hill.

Within Connecticut, the name Rocky Hill is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Lawrence 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 Rocky Hill [Lawrence County].
    • Arkansas
      • Van Buren County
      • This Rocky Hill is located in Van Buren County and lies 1,146 miles [1,844.3 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Rocky Hill that is located in Hartford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Van Buren County community of Rocky Hill.
    • California
      • Calaveras County
      • This Rocky Hill is located in Calaveras County and lies 2,512 miles [4,042.7 km]<2> to the west of the Rocky Hill that is located in Hartford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Calaveras County community of Rocky Hill.
      • Tulare County
      • This Rocky Hill is located in Tulare County and lies 2,491 miles [4,008.9 km] to the west of the Rocky Hill that is located in Hartford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tulare County community of Rocky Hill.
    • Georgia
      • Grady County
      • This Rocky Hill is located in Grady County and lies 992 miles [1,596.5 km]<2> to the southwest of the Rocky Hill that is located in Hartford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grady County community of Rocky Hill.
    • Kansas
      • Lincoln 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 Rocky Hill [Lincoln County].
    • Kentucky
      • Barren County
      • This Rocky Hill is located in Barren County and lies 787 miles [1,266.6 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Rocky Hill that is located in Hartford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Barren County community of Rocky Hill.
      • Edmonson County
      • This Rocky Hill is located in Edmonson County and lies 786 miles [1,264.9 km] to the west southwest of the Rocky Hill that is located in Hartford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Edmonson County community of Rocky Hill.
    • Massachusetts
      • Worcester County
      • This Rocky Hill is located in Worcester County and lies 68 miles [109.4 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Rocky Hill that is located in Hartford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Worcester County community of Rocky Hill.
    • Mississippi
      • Oktibbeha County
      • This Rocky Hill is located in Oktibbeha County and lies 1,045 miles [1,681.8 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Rocky Hill that is located in Hartford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oktibbeha County community of Rocky Hill.
    • New Jersey
      • Somerset 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 New Jersey community of Rocky Hill [Somerset County].
    • New York
      • Orange County
      • This Rocky Hill is located in Orange County and lies 93 miles [149.7 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Rocky Hill that is located in Hartford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Orange County community of Rocky Hill.
    • North Carolina
      • Transylvania County
      • This Rocky Hill is located in Transylvania County and lies 704 miles [1,133 km]<2> to the southwest of the Rocky Hill that is located in Hartford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Transylvania County community of Rocky Hill.
    • Ohio
      • Jackson County
      • This Rocky Hill is located in Jackson County and lies 552 miles [888.4 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Rocky Hill that is located in Hartford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Rocky Hill.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Chester County
      • This Rocky Hill is located in Chester County and lies 191 miles [307.4 km]<2> to the southwest of the Rocky Hill that is located in Hartford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chester County community of Rocky Hill.
    • Tennessee
      • Knox County
      • This Rocky Hill is located in Knox County and lies 729 miles [1,173.2 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Rocky Hill that is located in Hartford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Knox County community of Rocky Hill.
    • Texas
      • Falls County
      • This Rocky Hill is located in Falls County and lies 1,518 miles [2,443 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Rocky Hill that is located in Hartford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Falls County community of Rocky Hill.
      • Gillespie County
      • This Rocky Hill is located in Gillespie County and lies 1,652 miles [2,658.6 km] to the west southwest of the Rocky Hill that is located in Hartford County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gillespie County community of Rocky Hill.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rocky Hill ...

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.

  • Berlin [Hartford County]
  • Cotton Hollow [Hartford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cotton Hollow
    • Cotton Hollow [Hartford County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the east of Rocky Hill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cotton Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cotton Hollow
  • Dutch Point Colony [Hartford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dutch Point Colony
    • Dutch Point Colony [Hartford County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Rocky Hill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dutch Point Colony have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dutch Point Colony
  • Elm Hill [Hartford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elm Hill
    • Elm Hill [Hartford County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Rocky Hill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elm Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elm Hill
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Forest Village [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Village
      • Forest Village [Hartford County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Rocky Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Village have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Village
    • Fox Meadows [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox Meadows
      • Fox Meadows [Middlesex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Rocky Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fox Meadows have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fox Meadows
    • Gildersleeve [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gildersleeve
      • Gildersleeve [Middlesex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Rocky Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gildersleeve have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gildersleeve
    • Hockanum [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hockanum
      • Hockanum [Hartford County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Rocky Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hockanum have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hockanum
    • Hopewell [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell
      • Hopewell [Hartford County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east of Rocky Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopewell have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopewell

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 Hill. 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast of Rocky Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Astrid Allwyn<6>
    • 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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north of Rocky Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Ames<6>
    • Peter William Appleton     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Terryville (Connecticut) on Friday May 20, 1904 and died in Trenton (New Jersey) on Friday January 18, 1974 at the age of 69. He is buried at St. Gertrudes Cemetery (Middlesex County, New Jersey).
      • Terryville is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of Rocky Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter William Appleton<6>
    • Humbert Allen Astredo     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Pasadena (California) on Thursday April 4, 1929 and died in Guilford (Connecticut) on Friday February 19, 2016 at the age of 86. He is buried at Woodlawn Memorial Park (San Mateo County, California).
      • Guilford is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Rocky Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Humbert Allen Astredo<6>
    • 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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north of Rocky Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Delia Salter Bacon<6>
    • 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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest of Rocky Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Joseph 'Jack' Barry<6>
    • 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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north of Rocky Hill.
      • Hartford is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north of Rocky Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Christopher 'Battling' Battalino<6>
    • James Goodwin Batterson     (Architect)
      • Architect. He was born in Bloomfield (Connecticut) on Sunday February 23, 1823 and died in Bloomfield (Connecticut) on Wednesday September 18, 1901 at the age of 78. He is buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery (Hartford County, Connecticut).
      • Bloomfield is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Rocky Hill.
      • Bloomfield is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Rocky Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Goodwin Batterson<6>
    • Charles Austin Beard     (Historian)
      • Historian. He was born on Friday November 27, 1874 and died in North Haven (Connecticut) on Wednesday September 1, 1948 at the age of 73. He is buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • North Haven is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Rocky Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Austin Beard<6>
    • Edward James 'Ed' Begley, Sr.     (Actor)
    • Frank Beisler     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in North Haven (Connecticut) on Thursday October 9, 1913 and died in North Haven (Connecticut) on Saturday September 8, 1973 at the age of 59. He is buried at St. Lawrence Cemetery (New Haven County, Connecticut).
      • North Haven is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Rocky Hill.
      • North Haven is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Rocky Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Beisler<6>
    • 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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north of Rocky Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marilyn Borden<6>
    • 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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north of Rocky Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rosalyn 'Roz' Borden<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Hartford, which is the State Capital of Connecticut, lies just to the north northwest (NNW).
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 300 miles [482.8 km]<2> to the southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Rocky Hill to White House, with an average speed<7>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 17 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 12 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,598 miles [9,009.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,305 miles [10,146.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,181 miles [6,728.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<11>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Rocky Hill: www.ci.rocky-hill.ct.us/

The official website for State of Connecticut: https://portal.ct.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 Rocky Hill, 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- Rocky Hill) 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 Rocky Hill. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rocky Hill

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rocky Hill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.6649, Longitude: -72.6395    
<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 Rocky Hill 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>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>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 Rocky Hill 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 305.017 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.628 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.622 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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