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Welcome to Rockland ...

Rockland is located in Sullivan County<1>.

The location of Rockland has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Rockland is 1,290 feet [393 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Rockland lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Communities Also Named Rockland ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two New York communities named Rockland: This one is located in Sullivan County and the other is located in Rockland County.

Beyond New York, there are 34 communities that are also named Rockland - they are located in California (2), Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland (3), Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada (2), New Brunswick, Nova Scotia (2), Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Quebec, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Rockland.

Communities near Rockland ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Rockland.

  • Liberty (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
    • Liberty lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Rockland and is located in Sullivan County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,595 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
  • Walton (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walton
    • Walton lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northwest of Rockland and is located in Delaware County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,035 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walton
  • Liberty (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
    • Liberty lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southeast of Rockland and is located in Sullivan County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,318 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Liberty<5>
  • Bethel (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethel
    • Bethel lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the south of Rockland and is located in Sullivan County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,159 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel
  • Rockland (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockland
    • Rockland lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the east of Rockland and is located in Sullivan County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,684 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockland
  • Neversink (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Neversink
    • Neversink lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the east of Rockland and is located in Sullivan County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,430 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Neversink have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Neversink
  • Hancock (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hancock
    • Hancock lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the west of Rockland and is located in Delaware County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,967 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hancock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hancock
  • Callicoon (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Callicoon
    • Callicoon lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the south of Rockland and is located in Sullivan County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,924 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Callicoon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Callicoon
  • Walton (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walton
    • Walton lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northwest of Rockland and is located in Delaware County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,776 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walton<5>
  • Delaware (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delaware
    • Delaware lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the south of Rockland and is located in Sullivan County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,566 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delaware have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delaware

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Rockland. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Rockland.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Rockland. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Rockland.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Rockland. See our Newspapers Page for Rockland.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rockland ...

Looking for more information about Rockland? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Rockland, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Rockland.

Adding Rockland to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Rockland in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Rockland was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Rockland on a map titled Rand McNally Map of New York (1897).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Rockland on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Rockland

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About Sullivan County

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

The official website for Sullivan County: www.co.sullivan.ny.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Sullivan, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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 elevation is an estimate for the area around Rockland - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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- Rockland) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rockland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.9454, Longitude: -74.9129       In this case, the coordinates for Rockland have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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