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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Rock Grove.

This page contains six sections:

Around Rock Grove ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Madison (WI). It is located about 43 miles [69 km] to the north of Rock Grove. Madison (WI) has a population of 255,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Rockford. It is located about 26 miles [41 km] to the southeast of Rock Grove and has a population of 147,000 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Rock Grove and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Belvidere   [Map]   25,181   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Dixon   [Map]   15,202   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
Freeport   [Map]   24,091   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Loves Park   [Map]   23,387   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Machesney Park   [Map]   22,733   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Sterling   [Map]   14,766   S   47 miles [75.6 km]
Beloit (WI)   [Map]   36,773   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Fitchburg (WI)   [Map]   29,485   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Fort Atkinson (WI)   [Map]   12,482   NE   46 miles [74 km]
Janesville (WI)   [Map]   64,359   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Middleton (WI)   [Map]   19,660   N   44 miles [70.8 km]
Stoughton (WI)   [Map]   13,088   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Verona (WI)   [Map]   13,107   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Waunakee (WI)   [Map]   13,755   N   50 miles [80.5 km]
Whitewater (WI)   [Map]   14,540   NE   47 miles [75.6 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Afolkey   [Map]   ---   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Buena Vista   [Map]   ---   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Cedarville   [Map]   697   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Dakota   [Map]   474   S   5 miles [8 km]
Davis   [Map]   635   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Durand   [Map]   1,400   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Lake Summerset   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
McConnell   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Orangeville   [Map]   744   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Ridott   [Map]   156   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Rock City   [Map]   299   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Clarno (WI)   [Map]   1,197   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Jefferson (WI)   [Map]   1,236   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Spring Grove (WI)   [Map]   888   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Waupun (WI)   [Map]   1,358   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]

For more communities neighboring Rock Grove, please visit our County-by-County Page for Rock Grove.

Stephenson County ...

Rock Grove is located in Stephenson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Stephenson County: Carroll, Jo Daviess, Ogle, Winnebago, Green (WI) & Lafayette (WI).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rock Grove ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Rock Grove.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Rock Grove.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Rock Grove. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Rock Grove. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Illinois

    Illinois Tourism
    Parks for Illinois

    Fishing in Illinois
    Hunting in Illinois


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Illinois

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Illinois

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Illinois

Airports Near Rock Grove ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Rock Grove.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Sue Rock Intl.   [Map]   IS93   SSE   Less than 2 miles
Freeport / Dornink Airport   [Map]   C86   SSW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Monroe Muni.(ICAO: KEFT)   [Map]   EFT   NNW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Brodhead Airport   [Map]   C37   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Albertus Airport(ICAO: KFEP)   [Map]   FEP   SSW   15 miles [24.1 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Rock Grove.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Rock Grove. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Rockford Intl. (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]   RFD   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Dane County Rgnl. (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]   MSN   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
O'Hare Intl. (ORD/KORD)   [Map]   ORD   ESE   88 miles [141.6 km]
Gen. Mitchell Intl. (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]   MKE   ENE   88 miles [141.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Southern Wisconsin Rgnl.(ICAO: KJVL)   [Map]   JVL   ENE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Dubuque Rgnl. (DBQ/KDBQ)   [Map]   DBQ   W   61 miles [98.2 km]
Chicago Exec. (PWK/KPWK)   [Map]   PWK   ESE   85 miles [136.8 km]
Quad City Intl. (MLI/KMLI)   [Map]   MLI   SW   86 miles [138.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Sue Rock Intl.   [Map]   IS93   SSE   Less than 2 miles
Freeport / Dornink Airport   [Map]   C86   SSW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Monroe Muni.(ICAO: KEFT)   [Map]   EFT   NNW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Brodhead Airport   [Map]   C37   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Albertus Airport(ICAO: KFEP)   [Map]   FEP   SSW   15 miles [24.1 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Rockford Intl.   (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]
        Website for Rockford International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dane County Rgnl.   (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]
        Website for Dane County Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
The Eastern Iowa Airport   (CID/KCID)   [Map]
        Website for The Eastern Iowa Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Monroe Muni.   (ICAO: KEFT)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Albertus Airport   (ICAO: KFEP)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tri-Township Airport   (SFY/KSFY)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
O'Hare Intl.   (ORD/KORD)   [Map]
        Website for O'Hare International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dixon Muni.   (ICAO: KC73)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Iowa Co. Airport   (ICAO: KMRJ)   [Map]
        Website for Iowa County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gen. Mitchell Intl.   (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]
        Website for General Mitchell International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Platteville Muni.   (ICAO: KPVB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Midway Intl.   (MDW/KMDW)   [Map]
        Website for Midway International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Central Wisconsin Airport   (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]
        Website for Central Wisconsin Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Southern Wisconsin Rgnl.   (ICAO: KJVL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dubuque Rgnl.   (DBQ/KDBQ)   [Map]
        Website for Dubuque Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Chicago Exec.   (PWK/KPWK)   [Map]
        Website for Chicago Executive Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Quad City Intl.   (MLI/KMLI)   [Map]
        Website for Quad City International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Illinois

About Stephenson County

About Illinois

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Stephenson County: www.co.stephenson.il.us/

The official website for State of Illinois: www.illinois.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Rock Grove.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Rock Grove. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rock Grove) 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 Rock Grove. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rock Grove

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rock Grove. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.4630, Longitude: -89.5120     [Map].

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Rock Grove), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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