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

  • 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 Rocker:
    • 46.003259, -112.606137
    • 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 Rocker
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rocker ...

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.

  • Butchertown [Silver Bow County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butchertown
    • Butchertown [Silver Bow County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Rocker
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butchertown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Centerville [Silver Bow County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerville
    • Centerville [Silver Bow County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Rocker
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerville
  • Crackerville [Deer Lodge County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crackerville
    • Crackerville [Deer Lodge County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Rocker
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crackerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crackerville
  • Feely [Silver Bow County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Feely
    • Feely [Silver Bow County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Rocker
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Feely have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Feely
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    • Floral Park [Silver Bow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Floral Park
      • Floral Park [Silver Bow County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Rocker
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Floral Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Floral Park
    • Highview [Silver Bow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highview
      • Highview [Silver Bow County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Rocker
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highview
    • Homestake [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homestake
      • Homestake [Jefferson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Rocker
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homestake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homestake
    • Miles Crossing [Silver Bow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Miles Crossing
      • Miles Crossing [Silver Bow County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Rocker
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Miles Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miles Crossing
    • Pioneer [Silver Bow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pioneer
      • Pioneer [Silver Bow County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Rocker
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pioneer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pioneer
    • Stringtown [Silver Bow County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stringtown
      • Stringtown [Silver Bow County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Rocker
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stringtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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 Rocker. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Bert Glennon     (Cinematographer)
      • Cinematographer. He was born in Anaconda (Montana) on Sunday November 19, 1893 and died in Sherman Oaks (California) on Thursday June 29, 1967 at the age of 73. He is buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Anaconda is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of Rocker.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bert Glennon<3>
    • Kirby Grant     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Butte (Montana) on Friday November 24, 1911 and died in Titusville (Florida) on Wednesday October 30, 1985 at the age of 73. He is buried at Missoula Cemetery (Missoula County, Montana).
      • Butte is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the east of Rocker.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kirby Grant<3>
    • Andrea Leeds     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Butte (Montana) on Monday August 18, 1913 and died in Palm Springs (California) on Monday May 21, 1984 at the age of 70. She is buried at Desert Memorial Park (Riverside County, California).
      • Butte is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the east of Rocker.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrea Leeds<3>
    • Martha Raye     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Butte (Montana) on Sunday August 27, 1916 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday October 19, 1994 at the age of 78.
      • Butte is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the east of Rocker.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Martha Raye<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Butte, which is the Seat of Silver Bow County and lies just to the East.
    • Helena, which is the State Capital of Montana, lies 49 miles [78.9 km]<1> to the north northeast (NNE). If you could walk a straight line from Rocker to Helena, with an average speed<4> 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 most of two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,860 miles [2,993.4 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of three days, a buggy would take 73 days and walking would take 106 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,694 miles [10,772.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,463 miles [12,010.5 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,484 miles [8,825.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Montana

About Silver Bow County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rocker. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rocker) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rocker. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.0033, Longitude: -112.6061       In this case, the coordinates for Rocker have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Rocker to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 332.882 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 333.05 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.702 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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