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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Rolling Hills.

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 Rolling Hills, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Rolling Hills and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Rolling Hills and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

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 Rolling Hills. 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 Rolling Hills.

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 Sedgwick County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Sedgwick County sighting report from eBird.

Since Rolling Hills is near Harvey County and also Butler County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Harvey County

Sighting report for Butler County

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:

The Waymark.com website, centered on Rolling Hills.

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Rolling Hills and extending to:

  • Wichita [Map], which is the Seat of Sedgwick County, lies just to the East.
  • Topeka [Map], which is the State Capital of Kansas, lies 134 miles [215.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Rolling Hills to Topeka, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,107 miles [1,781.5 km] to the East (E). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 44 days and walking would take 63 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,746 miles [10,856.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,494 miles [12,060.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,386 miles [8,667.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Rolling Hills ...

We have found 55 communities that share the name Rolling Hills.

While the name Rolling Hills is unique within Kansas, we know of another 55 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Kansas

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Alabama

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Rolling Hills, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 670 miles [1,078.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Rolling Hills, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 739 miles [1,189.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Morgan County

Our profile page for Rolling Hills, Morgan County   [Map]

Distance: About 625 miles [1,005.8 km] to the East Southeast.

Russell County

Our profile page for Rolling Hills, Russell County   [Map]

Distance: About 788 miles [1,268.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Alberta

Our profile page for Rolling Hills   [Map]

Distance: About 1,117 miles [1,797.6 km] to the Northwest.

Arkansas

Faulkner County

Our profile page for Rolling Hills, Faulkner County   [Map]

Distance: About 331 miles [532.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Rolling Hills, Pulaski County   [Map]

Distance: About 351 miles [564.9 km] to the East Southeast.

California

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Rolling Hills, Los Angeles County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,200 miles [1,931.2 km] to the West.

Madera County

Our profile page for Rolling Hills, Madera County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,226 miles [1,973.1 km] to the West.

Riverside County

Our profile page for Rolling Hills, Riverside County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

Although located in Riverside County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Tuolumne County

Our profile page for Rolling Hills, Tuolumne County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,250 miles [2,011.7 km] to the West.

Colorado

Boulder County

Our profile page for Rolling Hills, Boulder County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Boulder County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Rolling Hills, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 437 miles [703.3 km] to the West Northwest.

Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Rolling Hills, New Castle County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,180 miles [1,899 km] to the East Northeast.

Florida

Duval County

Our profile page for Rolling Hills, Duval County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Duval County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Marion County

Our profile page for Rolling Hills, Marion County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,050 miles [1,689.8 km] to the East Southeast.

Polk County

Our profile page for Rolling Hills, Polk County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,125 miles [1,810.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Georgia

Douglas County

Our profile page for Rolling Hills, Douglas County   [Map]

Distance: About 764 miles [1,229.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Indiana

Allen County

Our profile page for Rolling Hills, Allen County   [Map]

Distance: About 689 miles [1,108.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Clark County

Our profile page for Rolling Hills, Clark County   [Map]

Distance: About 646 miles [1,039.6 km] to the East.

Grant County

Our profile page for Rolling Hills, Grant County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Grant County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Kentucky

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Rolling Hills, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 646 miles [1,039.6 km] to the East.

Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Rolling Hills, Anne Arundel County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,132 miles [1,821.8 km] to the East.

Carroll County

Our profile page for Rolling Hills, Carroll County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,107 miles [1,781.5 km] to the East Northeast.

Charles County

Our profile page for Rolling Hills, Charles County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,110 miles [1,786.4 km] to the East.

Frederick County

Our profile page for Rolling Hills, Frederick County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,098 miles [1,767.1 km] to the East Northeast.

Worcester County

Our profile page for Rolling Hills, Worcester County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,194 miles [1,921.6 km] to the East.

Mississippi

Oktibbeha County

Our profile page for Rolling Hills, Oktibbeha County   [Map]

Distance: About 563 miles [906.1 km] to the East Southeast.

New York

Monroe County

Our profile page for Rolling Hills, Monroe County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Monroe County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

North Carolina

Rowan County

Our profile page for Rolling Hills, Rowan County   [Map]

Distance: About 945 miles [1,520.8 km] to the East.

Union County

Our profile page for Rolling Hills, Union County   [Map]

Distance: About 954 miles [1,535.3 km] to the East.

Wake County

Our profile page for Rolling Hills, Wake County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,049 miles [1,688.2 km] to the East.

Ohio

Athens County

Our profile page for Rolling Hills, Athens County   [Map]

Distance: About 833 miles [1,340.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Pennsylvania

Berks County

Our profile page for Rolling Hills, Berks County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Berks County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Lehigh County

Our profile page for Rolling Hills, Lehigh County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Lehigh County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Tennessee

Bradley County

Our profile page for Rolling Hills, Bradley County   [Map]

Distance: About 716 miles [1,152.3 km] to the East.

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Rolling Hills, Cumberland County   [Map]

Distance: About 698 miles [1,123.3 km] to the East.

Hamblen County

Our profile page for Rolling Hills, Hamblen County   [Map]

Distance: About 787 miles [1,266.6 km] to the East.

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Rolling Hills, Lincoln County   [Map]

Distance: About 630 miles [1,013.9 km] to the East Southeast.

Marshall County

Our profile page for Rolling Hills, Marshall County   [Map]

Distance: About 609 miles [980.1 km] to the East Southeast.

Washington County

Our profile page for Rolling Hills, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 837 miles [1,347 km] to the East.

Texas

Hunt County

Our profile page for Rolling Hills, Hunt County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Hunt County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Potter County

Our profile page for Rolling Hills, Potter County

Although located in Potter County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Waller County

Our profile page for Rolling Hills, Waller County   [Map]

Distance: About 525 miles [844.9 km] to the South.

Virginia

Chesterfield County

Our profile page for Rolling Hills, Chesterfield County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,087 miles [1,749.4 km] to the East.

Fairfax County

Our profile page for Rolling Hills, Fairfax County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Fairfax County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Frederick County

Our profile page for Rolling Hills, Frederick County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,037 miles [1,668.9 km] to the East Northeast.

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Rolling Hills, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 931 miles [1,498.3 km] to the East.

Salem City

Our profile page for Rolling Hills, Salem City   [Map]

Distance: About 949 miles [1,527.3 km] to the East.

Stafford County

Our profile page for Rolling Hills, Stafford County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,080 miles [1,738.1 km] to the East.

West Virginia

Cabell County

Our profile page for Rolling Hills, Cabell County   [Map]

Distance: About 830 miles [1,335.8 km] to the East.

Greenbrier County

Our profile page for Rolling Hills, Greenbrier County   [Map]

Distance: About 927 miles [1,491.9 km] to the East.

Kanawha County

Our profile page for Rolling Hills, Kanawha County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Kanawha County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Wood County

Our profile page for Rolling Hills, Wood County   [Map]

Distance: About 871 miles [1,401.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Wyoming

Converse County

Our profile page for Rolling Hills, Converse County   [Map]

Distance: About 569 miles [915.7 km] to the Northwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rolling Hills ...

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.

Cessna   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast of Rolling Hills   [Map]

Cow Town   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Glenville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Haysville   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Maize   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Meadowview   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Oatville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Prospect   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Riverview   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Sunset Park   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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 Rolling Hills. 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.

Ralph 'Wild Red' Berry

Professional wrestler. He was born in Conway Springs (Kansas) on Tueday November 20, 1906 and died in Pittsburg (Kansas) on Saturday July 28, 1973 at an age of 66. He was buried at Mt. Olive Cemetery (Crawford County, Kansas) [Map].

Conway Springs [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southwest of Rolling Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ralph 'Wild Red' Berry<8>

Owen Lacey 'Red' Friend, Jr.

Major League Baseball. He was born in Granite City (Illinois) on Monday March 21, 1927 and died in Wichita (Kansas) on Sunday October 14, 2007 at an age of 80.

Wichita [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east of Rolling Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Owen Lacey 'Red' Friend, Jr.

Etta McDaniel

Actress. She was born in Wichita (Kansas) on Monday December 1, 1890 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday January 13, 1946 at an age of 55. She was buried at Calvary Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Wichita [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east of Rolling Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Etta McDaniel

Hattie McDaniel

Actress. She was born in Wichita (Kansas) on Monday June 10, 1895 and died in Woodland Hills (California) on Sunday October 26, 1952 at an age of 57. She was buried at Angelus Rosedale Cemetery (California).

Wichita [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east of Rolling Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hattie McDaniel

Sam McDaniel

Actor. He was born in Wichita (Kansas) on Thursday January 28, 1886 and died in Woodland Hills (California) on Monday September 24, 1962 at an age of 76. He was buried at Valhalla Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Wichita [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east of Rolling Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sam McDaniel

George Patrick 'Pat' McJimsey

Musician. He was born in Wichita (Kansas) on Tueday March 21, 1950 and died in Wichita (Kansas) on Thursday April 1, 2004 at an age of 54. He was buried at Wichita Park Cemetery (Sedgwick County, Kansas) [Map].

Wichita [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east of Rolling Hills

Wichita [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east of Rolling Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Patrick 'Pat' McJimsey

Edward Tilden 'Ed' Siever

Major League Baseball. He was born in Goddard (Kansas) on Friday April 2, 1875 and died in Detroit (Michigan) on Wednesday February 4, 1920 at an age of 44. He was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Wayne County, Michigan) [Map].

Goddard [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the west of Rolling Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Tilden 'Ed' Siever

Daryl Spencer

Major League Baseball. He was born in Wichita (Kansas) on Friday July 13, 1928 and died in Wichita (Kansas) on Monday January 2, 2017 at an age of 88. He was buried at White Chapel Memorial Gardens (Sedgwick County, Kansas) [Map].

Wichita [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east of Rolling Hills

Wichita [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east of Rolling Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Daryl Spencer

Milburn Stone     (Hugh Milburn Stone)

Actor. He was born in Burrton (Kansas) on Tueday July 5, 1904 and died in La Jolla (California) on Thursday June 12, 1980 at an age of 75. He was buried at El Camino Memorial Park (San Diego County, California) [Map].

Burrton [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Rolling Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Milburn Stone

Danny Leon Thompson

Major League Baseball. He was born in Wichita (Kansas) on Saturday February 1, 1947 and died in Rochester (Minnesota) on Friday December 10, 1976 at an age of 29. He was buried at Capron Cemetery (Woods County, Oklahoma) [Map].

Wichita [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east of Rolling Hills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Danny Leon Thompson

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Kansas

About Sedgwick County

About Kansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Sedgwick County: www.sedgwickcounty.org/

The official website for State of Kansas: https://portal.kansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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- Rolling Hills) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rolling Hills. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6861, Longitude: -97.4475     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rolling Hills have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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.

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<3>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 Rolling Hills to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 320.904 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 318.227 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.32 degrees.

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<7>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 Rolling Hills 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.

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<8>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.

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