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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 Valley, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Rock Valley 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 Valley:
    • 41.889356, -75.084313
    • 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 Valley
  • 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 Valley ...

We have found two communities that share the name Rock Valley.

Within New York, the name Rock Valley is unique.

Beyond New York, we know of another two communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Iowa
      • Sioux County
      • This Rock Valley is located in Sioux County and lies 1,080 miles [1,738.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Rock Valley that is located in Delaware County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Valley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sioux County community of Rock Valley.
    • Massachusetts
      • Hampden County
      • This Rock Valley is located in Hampden County and lies 125 miles [201.2 km]<1> to the east of the Rock Valley that is located in Delaware County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Valley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hampden County community of Rock Valley.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rock Valley ...

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.

  • Basket [Sullivan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Basket
    • Basket [Sullivan County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Rock Valley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Basket have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Basket
  • Burnwood [Delaware County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnwood
    • Burnwood [Delaware County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Rock Valley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burnwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnwood
  • Butternut Grove [Delaware County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butternut Grove
    • Butternut Grove [Delaware County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Rock Valley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butternut Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butternut Grove
  • Elk Brook [Delaware County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Brook
    • Elk Brook [Delaware County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Rock Valley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Brook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Brook
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    • Fishs Eddy [Delaware County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fishs Eddy
      • Fishs Eddy [Delaware County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Rock Valley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fishs Eddy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fishs Eddy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fishs Eddy<3>
    • French Woods [Delaware County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for French Woods
      • French Woods [Delaware County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Rock Valley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for French Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on French Woods
    • Long Eddy [Sullivan County]
    • Lordville [Delaware County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lordville
      • Lordville [Delaware County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Rock Valley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lordville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lordville
    • Pea Brook [Delaware County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pea Brook
      • Pea Brook [Delaware County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Rock Valley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pea Brook
    • Peakville [Delaware County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peakville
      • Peakville [Delaware County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Rock Valley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peakville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peakville
    • Priceville [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Priceville
      • Priceville [Wayne County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Rock Valley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Priceville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Priceville
    • Stalker [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stalker
      • Stalker [Wayne County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Rock Valley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stalker have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stalker

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 Rock Valley. 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 ...
    • Thomas Everett 'Tom' Burns     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1880/05/01:1892/07/22)
    • Charles Hines     (Director)
      • Director. He was born in Oakland (PA) on February 14, 1892 (a Sunday) and died in Los Angeles (CA) on July 16, 1936 (a Thursday) at the age of 44. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Oakland is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Rock Valley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Hines<4>
    • Milton Kamen     (Actor, comic)
      • Actor, comic. He was born in Hurleyville (NY) on March 5, 1921 (a Saturday) and died in Beverly Hills (CA) on February 24, 1977 (a Thursday) at the age of 55. He is buried at Eden Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Hurleyville is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Rock Valley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Milton Kamen<4>
    • Joseph Bohomiel 'Joe' Lapchick     (Professional basketball)
    • Pat O'Malley     (Actor)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Delhi, which is the Seat of Delaware County and lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Rock Valley to Delhi, with an average speed<5> 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.
    • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 85 miles [136.8 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 230 miles [370.1 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,691 miles [9,158.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,404 miles [10,306.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,279 miles [6,886.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Delaware County

About New York

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Delaware County: www.co.delaware.ny.us/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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 Valley) 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 Rock Valley. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rock ValleyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rock Valley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.8894, Longitude: -75.0843    
<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>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.
<6>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 Valley to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 306.465 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 302.298 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.615 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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