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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 Rock Springs, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Rock Springs 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 Rock Springs:
    • 46.816946, -106.246971
    • 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 Rock Springs
  • 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 Rock Springs ...

We have found 40 communities that share the name Rock Springs.

Within Montana, the name Rock Springs is unique.

Beyond Montana, we know of another 40 communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Blount County
      • This Rock Springs is located in Blount County and lies 1,347 miles [2,167.8 km]<1> to the southeast of the Rock Springs that is located in Rosebud County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Blount County community of Rock Springs.
      • Choctaw County
      • This Rock Springs is located in Choctaw County and lies 1,387 miles [2,232.2 km] to the southeast of the Rock Springs that is located in Rosebud County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Choctaw County community of Rock Springs.
      • Clarke County
      • This Rock Springs is located in Clarke County and lies 1,405 miles [2,261.1 km] to the southeast of the Rock Springs that is located in Rosebud County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clarke County community of Rock Springs.
      • Etowah 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 Alabama community of Rock Springs [Etowah County].
      • Wilcox County
      • This Rock Springs is located in Wilcox County and lies 1,443 miles [2,322.3 km] to the southeast of the Rock Springs that is located in Rosebud County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wilcox County community of Rock Springs.
    • Arizona
      • Yavapai County
      • This Rock Springs is located in Yavapai County and lies 933 miles [1,501.5 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Rock Springs that is located in Rosebud County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Yavapai County community of Rock Springs.
    • Arkansas
      • Drew County
      • This Rock Springs is located in Drew County and lies 1,172 miles [1,886.2 km]<1> to the southeast of the Rock Springs that is located in Rosebud County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Drew County community of Rock Springs.
      • Pope County
      • This Rock Springs is located in Pope County and lies 1,043 miles [1,678.5 km] to the southeast of the Rock Springs that is located in Rosebud County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pope County community of Rock Springs.
      • Searcy County
      • This Rock Springs is located in Searcy County and lies 1,030 miles [1,657.6 km] to the southeast of the Rock Springs that is located in Rosebud County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Searcy County community of Rock Springs.
    • California
      • Kern County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Rock Springs [Kern County].
    • Florida
      • Marion 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 Florida community of Rock Springs [Marion County].
      • Orange County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Florida community of Rock Springs [Orange County].
    • Georgia
      • Paulding County
      • This Rock Springs is located in Paulding County and lies 1,426 miles [2,294.9 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Rock Springs that is located in Rosebud County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Paulding County community of Rock Springs.
      • Toombs County
      • This Rock Springs is located in Toombs County and lies 1,617 miles [2,602.3 km] to the east southeast of the Rock Springs that is located in Rosebud County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Toombs County community of Rock Springs.
      • Walker 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 Georgia community of Rock Springs [Walker County].
    • Kansas
      • Osage 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 Rock Springs [Osage County].
    • Kentucky
      • Bracken County
      • This Rock Springs is located in Bracken County and lies 1,246 miles [2,005.2 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Rock Springs that is located in Rosebud County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bracken County community of Rock Springs.
      • Henderson County
      • This Rock Springs is located in Henderson County and lies 1,134 miles [1,825 km] to the east southeast of the Rock Springs that is located in Rosebud County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henderson County community of Rock Springs.
    • Maryland
      • Cecil County
      • This Rock Springs is located in Cecil County and lies 1,579 miles [2,541.2 km]<1> to the east of the Rock Springs that is located in Rosebud County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cecil County community of Rock Springs.
    • Missouri
      • Saint Francois County
      • This Rock Springs is located in Saint Francois County and lies 1,016 miles [1,635.1 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Rock Springs that is located in Rosebud County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Francois County community of Rock Springs.
      • Saint Louis City
      • This Rock Springs is located in Saint Louis City and lies 984 miles [1,583.6 km] to the east southeast of the Rock Springs that is located in Rosebud County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Louis City community of Rock Springs.
    • New Mexico
      • McKinley County
      • This Rock Springs is located in McKinley County and lies 785 miles [1,263.3 km]<1> to the south of the Rock Springs that is located in Rosebud County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McKinley County community of Rock Springs.
    • North Carolina
      • Orange 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 North Carolina community of Rock Springs [Orange County].
      • Pitt County
      • This Rock Springs is located in Pitt County and lies 1,675 miles [2,695.7 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Rock Springs that is located in Rosebud County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pitt County community of Rock Springs.
      • Polk County
      • This Rock Springs is located in Polk County and lies 1,472 miles [2,369 km] to the east southeast of the Rock Springs that is located in Rosebud County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Polk County community of Rock Springs.
    • Ohio
      • Meigs County
      • This Rock Springs is located in Meigs County and lies 1,329 miles [2,138.8 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Rock Springs that is located in Rosebud County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Meigs County community of Rock Springs.
    • Tennessee
      • Dickson County
      • This Rock Springs is located in Dickson County and lies 1,214 miles [1,953.7 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Rock Springs that is located in Rosebud County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dickson County community of Rock Springs.
      • Dyer County
      • This Rock Springs is located in Dyer County and lies 1,147 miles [1,845.9 km] to the southeast of the Rock Springs that is located in Rosebud County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dyer County community of Rock Springs.
      • Henderson County
      • This Rock Springs is located in Henderson County and lies 1,191 miles [1,916.7 km] to the southeast of the Rock Springs that is located in Rosebud County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henderson County community of Rock Springs.
      • Maury County
      • This Rock Springs is located in Maury County and lies 1,262 miles [2,031 km] to the east southeast of the Rock Springs that is located in Rosebud County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Maury County community of Rock Springs.
      • Rutherford 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 Tennessee community of Rock Springs [Rutherford County].
      • Sullivan County
      • This Rock Springs is located in Sullivan County and lies 1,408 miles [2,266 km] to the east southeast of the Rock Springs that is located in Rosebud County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sullivan County community of Rock Springs.
    • Texas
      • Bosque County
      • This Rock Springs is located in Bosque County and lies 1,144 miles [1,841.1 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Rock Springs that is located in Rosebud County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bosque County community of Rock Springs.
      • Franklin County
      • This Rock Springs is located in Franklin County and lies 1,116 miles [1,796 km] to the southeast of the Rock Springs that is located in Rosebud County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Rock Springs.
      • Marion County
      • This Rock Springs is located in Marion County and lies 1,147 miles [1,845.9 km] to the southeast of the Rock Springs that is located in Rosebud County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Rock Springs.
    • Utah
      • Salt Lake County
      • This Rock Springs is located in Salt Lake County and lies 504 miles [811.1 km]<1> to the southwest of the Rock Springs that is located in Rosebud County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Salt Lake County community of Rock Springs.
    • Virginia
      • Chesterfield 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 Virginia community of Rock Springs [Chesterfield County].
      • Fairfax County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Rock Springs [Fairfax County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Sauk County
      • This Rock Springs is located in Sauk County and lies 826 miles [1,329.3 km]<1> to the east of the Rock Springs that is located in Rosebud County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sauk County community of Rock Springs.
    • Wyoming
      • Sweetwater County
      • This Rock Springs is located in Sweetwater County and lies 389 miles [626 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Rock Springs that is located in Rosebud County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sweetwater County community of Rock Springs.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rock Springs ...

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.

  • Allen [Garfield County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allen
    • Allen [Garfield County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Rock Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allen have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Crow Rock [Prairie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crow Rock
    • Crow Rock [Prairie County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Rock Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crow Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crow Rock
  • Hillside [Garfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillside
    • Hillside [Garfield County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Rock Springs
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillside
  • Miles City [Custer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Miles City
    • Miles City [Custer County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Rock Springs
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,181 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Miles City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miles City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Miles City<5>
  • Purewater [Garfield County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Purewater
    • Purewater [Garfield County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Rock Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Purewater have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Rosebud [Rosebud County]

How Far From Rock Springs to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Rock Springs to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

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    • Forsyth, which is the Seat of Rosebud County and lies 43 miles [69.2 km]<1> to the south southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Rock Springs to Forsyth, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
    • Helena, which is the State Capital of Montana, lies 273 miles [439.4 km] to the west (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,565 miles [2,518.6 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 62 days and walking would take 89 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,496 miles [10,454.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,264 miles [11,690.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,245 miles [8,441 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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

The official website for State of Montana: https://mt.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- Rock Springs) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rock Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.8169, Longitude: -106.2470       In this case, the coordinates for Rock Springs have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Rock Springs 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 Rock Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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 Rock Springs to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 327.944 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 327.424 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 317.708 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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