A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Rocky Ford, Kansas
Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Rocky Ford.
This page contains eight sections:
Outdoor Activities ...
As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).
When in Rocky Ford, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Rocky Ford and the surrounding area.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for Rocky Ford and surrounding area.
Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track 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 the location for Rocky Ford. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.
The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Rocky Ford.
Bird Watching ...
We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.
The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Riley County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
The Riley County sighting report from eBird.
Since Rocky Ford is near Pottawatomie County and also Wabaunsee County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:
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:
The Waymark.com website, centered on Rocky Ford.
How Far From Rocky Ford 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 Ford to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Rocky Ford and extending to:
Communities Also Named Rocky Ford ...
We have found 30 communities that share the name Rocky Ford.
Within Kansas, there are 3 communities which are also named Rocky Ford. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 27 communities in the United States - with 30 of those located in the United States.
We have broken our list into two sections:
Other Communities Located In Kansas
Our profile page for Rocky Ford, Clay County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Clay County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.
Distance: About 102 miles [164.2 km] to the South Southeast.
Our profile page for Rocky Ford, Wabaunsee County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Wabaunsee County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.
Communities Outside of Kansas
Jump ahead to ...
Distance: About 664 miles [1,068.6 km] to the Southeast.
Distance: About 262 miles [421.6 km] to the Southeast.
Distance: About 313 miles [503.7 km] to the Southeast.
Distance: About 356 miles [572.9 km] to the Southeast.
Distance: About 375 miles [603.5 km] to the East Southeast.
Distance: About 392 miles [630.9 km] to the West.
Distance: About 1,115 miles [1,794.4 km] to the Southeast.
Distance: About 939 miles [1,511.2 km] to the East Southeast.
Distance: About 449 miles [722.6 km] to the East.
Distance: About 497 miles [799.8 km] to the East Northeast.
Distance: About 595 miles [957.6 km] to the Southeast.
Distance: About 532 miles [856.2 km] to the Southeast.
Distance: About 522 miles [840.1 km] to the Southeast.
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 153 miles [246.2 km] to the East Southeast.
Distance: About 1,016 miles [1,635.1 km] to the East.
Our profile page for Rocky Ford, Wood County
This community is historic.
Although located in Wood County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.
Our profile page for Rocky Ford, Comanche County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Comanche County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.
Distance: About 230 miles [370.1 km] to the South Southeast.
Distance: About 314 miles [505.3 km] to the South Southwest.
Distance: About 1,314 miles [2,114.7 km] to the West Northwest.
Distance: About 1,099 miles [1,768.7 km] to the West Northwest.
Fall River County
Distance: About 458 miles [737.1 km] to the Northwest.
Distance: About 703 miles [1,131.4 km] to the East Southeast.
Distance: About 926 miles [1,490.3 km] to the East.
Distance: About 1,032 miles [1,660.8 km] to the East.
Distance: About 989 miles [1,591.6 km] to the East.
Distance: About 872 miles [1,403.3 km] to the East.
Curious and Interesting Names Near Rocky Ford ...
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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.
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 Ford. 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.
Actor, writer, teacher. He was born in Manhattan (Kansas) on Friday March 9, 1934 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Thursday March 4, 1999 at an age of 65.
Silas Seth 'Si' Griffis
Professional hockey. He was born in Onaga (Kansas) on Saturday September 22, 1883 and died in Vancouver (British Columbia) on Sunday July 9, 1950 at an age of 66.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rocky Ford. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Riley County: www.rileycountyks.gov
The official website for State of Kansas: https://portal.kansas.gov/
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This page was last modified: 13 Oct 2019