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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Rockville 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 Rockville. 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 Rockville.

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

The Sherman County sighting report from eBird.

Since Rockville is near Howard County and also Buffalo County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Howard County

Sighting report for Buffalo 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 Rockville.

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

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

  • Loup City [Map], which is the Seat of Sherman County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Rockville to Loup City, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 113 miles [181.9 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,159 miles [1,865.2 km] to the East (E). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 46 days and walking would take 66 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,607 miles [10,632.9 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 7,363 miles [11,849.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,273 miles [8,486.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Rockville ...

We have found 48 communities that share the name Rockville.

While the name Rockville is unique within Nebraska, we know of another 48 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Nebraska

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Alabama

Clarke County

Our profile page for Rockville, Clarke County   [Map]

Distance: About 905 miles [1,456.5 km] to the Southeast.

California

Solano County

Our profile page for Rockville, Solano County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,249 miles [2,010.1 km] to the West.

Connecticut

Tolland County

Our profile page for Rockville, Tolland County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,360 miles [2,188.7 km] to the East.

Georgia

Putnam County

Our profile page for Rockville, Putnam County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,010 miles [1,625.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Idaho

Owyhee County

Our profile page for Rockville, Owyhee County   [Map]

Distance: About 939 miles [1,511.2 km] to the West Northwest.

Illinois

Kankakee County

Our profile page for Rockville, Kankakee County

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

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

Indiana

Parke County

Our profile page for Rockville, Parke County   [Map]

Distance: About 616 miles [991.4 km] to the East.

Iowa

Delaware County

Our profile page for Rockville, Delaware County   [Map]

Distance: About 406 miles [653.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Kansas

Miami County

Our profile page for Rockville, Miami County

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

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

Kentucky

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Rockville, Lawrence County   [Map]

Distance: About 883 miles [1,421.1 km] to the East.

Rowan County

Our profile page for Rockville, Rowan County

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

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

Maine

Knox County

Our profile page for Rockville, Knox County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,515 miles [2,438.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Maryland

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Rockville, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,150 miles [1,850.7 km] to the East.

Massachusetts

Norfolk County

Our profile page for Rockville, Norfolk County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,413 miles [2,274 km] to the East Northeast.

Minnesota

Stearns County

Our profile page for Rockville, Stearns County   [Map]

Distance: About 375 miles [603.5 km] to the Northeast.

Missouri

Bates County

Our profile page for Rockville, Bates County   [Map]

Distance: About 328 miles [527.9 km] to the Southeast.

New Brunswick

Our profile page for Rockville   [Map]

Distance: About 1,692 miles [2,723 km] to the East Northeast.

New York

Allegany County

Our profile page for Rockville, Allegany County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,065 miles [1,714 km] to the East.

Orange County

Our profile page for Rockville, Orange County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,262 miles [2,031 km] to the East.

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Rockville   [Map]

Distance: About 1,666 miles [2,681.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Ohio

Adams County

Our profile page for Rockville, Adams County   [Map]

Distance: About 841 miles [1,353.5 km] to the East.

Meigs County

Our profile page for Rockville, Meigs County

This community is historic.<8>

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

Muskingum County

Our profile page for Rockville, Muskingum County

This community is historic.

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

Stark County

Our profile page for Rockville, Stark County   [Map]

Distance: About 902 miles [1,451.6 km] to the East.

Ontario

Our profile page for Rockville

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

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

Oregon

Malheur County

Our profile page for Rockville, Malheur County   [Map]

Distance: About 944 miles [1,519.2 km] to the West Northwest.

Pennsylvania

Armstrong County

Our profile page for Rockville, Armstrong County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,009 miles [1,623.8 km] to the East.

Bedford County

Our profile page for Rockville, Bedford County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,058 miles [1,702.7 km] to the East.

Cambria County

Our profile page for Rockville, Cambria County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,047 miles [1,685 km] to the East.

Centre County

Our profile page for Rockville, Centre County   [Map]

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

Chester County

Our profile page for Rockville, Chester County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,203 miles [1,936 km] to the East.

Clarion County

Our profile page for Rockville, Clarion County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,010 miles [1,625.4 km] to the East.

Dauphin County

Our profile page for Rockville, Dauphin County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,145 miles [1,842.7 km] to the East.

Juniata County

Our profile page for Rockville, Juniata County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,116 miles [1,796 km] to the East.

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Rockville, Lawrence County   [Map]

Distance: About 969 miles [1,559.5 km] to the East.

Mifflin County

Our profile page for Rockville, Mifflin County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,097 miles [1,765.5 km] to the East.

Northampton County

Our profile page for Rockville, Northampton County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,213 miles [1,952.1 km] to the East.

York County

Our profile page for Rockville, York County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,159 miles [1,865.2 km] to the East.

Rhode Island

Washington County

Our profile page for Rockville, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,398 miles [2,249.9 km] to the East.

South Carolina

Charleston County

Our profile page for Rockville, Charleston County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,182 miles [1,902.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Tennessee

Monroe County

Our profile page for Rockville, Monroe County   [Map]

Distance: About 869 miles [1,398.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Utah

Washington County

Our profile page for Rockville, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 807 miles [1,298.7 km] to the West Southwest.

Vermont

Addison County

Our profile page for Rockville, Addison County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,320 miles [2,124.3 km] to the East Northeast.

Virginia

Hanover County

Our profile page for Rockville, Hanover County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,149 miles [1,849.1 km] to the East.

West Virginia

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Rockville, Lincoln County   [Map]

Distance: About 907 miles [1,459.7 km] to the East.

Preston County

Our profile page for Rockville, Preston County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,009 miles [1,623.8 km] to the East.

Wisconsin

Grant County

Our profile page for Rockville, Grant County   [Map]

Distance: About 432 miles [695.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Manitowoc County

Our profile page for Rockville, Manitowoc County   [Map]

Distance: About 583 miles [938.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rockville ...

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.

Cairo   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast of Rockville   [Map]

Elba   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Farwell   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Hazard   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Howard City   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Mason City   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the West   [Map]

Sweetwater   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Wood River   -   23 miles [37 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 Rockville. 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.

Edith Abbott

Social activist, educator, author. She was born in Grand Island (Nebraska) on Tueday September 26, 1876 and died in Grand Island (Nebraska) on Monday July 29, 1957 at an age of 80. She was buried at Grand Island Cemetery (Hall County, Nebraska) [Map].

Grand Island [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Rockville

Grand Island [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Rockville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edith Abbott<9>

Grace Abbott

Social activist. She was born in Grand Island (Nebraska) on Sunday November 17, 1878 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Monday June 19, 1939 at an age of 60. She was buried at Grand Island Cemetery (Hall County, Nebraska) [Map].

Grand Island [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Rockville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Grace Abbott

Henry Fonda     (Henry Jaynes Fonda)

Oscar winning actor. He was born in Grand Island (Nebraska) on Tueday May 16, 1905 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday August 12, 1982 at an age of 77.

Grand Island [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Rockville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Henry Fonda

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Nebraska

About Sherman County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Sherman County: www.co.sherman.ne.us/

The official website for State of Nebraska: www.nebraska.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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rockville) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rockville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rockville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rockville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1195, Longitude: -98.8318     [Map].

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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 Rockville 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 322.133 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 320.075 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.47 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Rockville 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>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 Rockville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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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