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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 Rockvale, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Rockvale 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 Rockvale:
    • 45.522448, -108.861812
    • 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 Rockvale
  • 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 Rockvale ...

We have found four communities that share the name Rockvale.

Within Montana, the name Rockvale is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Colorado
      • Fremont County
      • This Rockvale is located in Fremont County and lies 529 miles [851.3 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Rockvale that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockvale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fremont County community of Rockvale.
    • Kentucky
      • Breckinridge County
      • This Rockvale is located in Breckinridge County and lies 1,267 miles [2,039 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Rockvale that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockvale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Breckinridge County community of Rockvale.
    • South Carolina
      • Greenville County
      • This Rockvale is located in Greenville County and lies 1,570 miles [2,526.7 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Rockvale that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockvale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greenville County community of Rockvale.
    • Tennessee
      • Rutherford County
      • This Rockvale is located in Rutherford County and lies 1,343 miles [2,161.3 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Rockvale that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockvale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rutherford County community of Rockvale.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rockvale ...

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.

  • Cherry Springs [Carbon County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Springs
    • Cherry Springs [Carbon County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Rockvale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherry Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Coalville [Carbon County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coalville
    • Coalville [Carbon County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Rockvale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coalville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Columbus [Stillwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbus
    • Columbus [Stillwater County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Rockvale
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,117 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbus
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbus<3>
  • Edgar [Carbon County]
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    • Fox [Carbon County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox
      • Fox [Carbon County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Rockvale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fox have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Golden [Carbon County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Golden
      • Golden [Carbon County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Rockvale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Golden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Molt [Stillwater County]
    • Park City [Stillwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park City
      • Park City [Stillwater County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Rockvale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Park City<3>
    • Pryor [Big Horn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pryor
      • Pryor [Big Horn County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Rockvale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pryor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pryor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pryor<3>

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 Rockvale. 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 ...
    • James Anderson     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Wetumpka (Alabama) on Wednesday July 13, 1921 and died in Billings (Montana) on Sunday September 14, 1969 at the age of 48. He is buried at Valhalla Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Billings is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast of Rockvale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Anderson<4>
    • Myron Stanford 'Stan' Lynde     (Cartoonist)
      • Cartoonist. He was born in Billings (Montana) on Wednesday September 23, 1931 and died on Tueday August 6, 2013 at the age of 81. He is buried at Mountview Cemetery (Yellowstone County, Montana).
      • Billings is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast of Rockvale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Myron Stanford 'Stan' Lynde<4>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<5> community of Rockvale once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Rockvale and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Red Lodge, which is the Seat of Carbon County and lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Rockvale to Red Lodge, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • Helena, which is the State Capital of Montana, lies 168 miles [270.4 km] to the west northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,678 miles [2,700.5 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 66 days and walking would take 96 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,637 miles [10,681.2 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 7,405 miles [11,917.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,395 miles [8,682.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Montana

About Carbon County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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- Rockvale) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rockvale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.5224, Longitude: -108.8618       In this case, the coordinates for Rockvale 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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 Rockvale, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Rockvale 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 329.91 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 329.563 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 319.479 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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