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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 Hill, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Rock Hill 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 Hill:
    • 34.929340, -81.023837
    • 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 Hill
  • 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 Hill ...

We have found 28 communities that share the name Rock Hill.

There is one other community in South Carolina which is also named Rock Hill.

Beyond South Carolina, we know of another 27 communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Located In South Carolina ...
    • Fairfield County
      • This Rock Hill is located in Fairfield County and lies 48 miles [77.2 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Rock Hill that is located in York County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fairfield County community of Rock Hill.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Escambia County
      • This Rock Hill is located in Escambia County and lies 434 miles [698.5 km]<1> to the southwest of the Rock Hill that is located in York County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Escambia County community of Rock Hill.
    • Arkansas
      • Greene County
      • This Rock Hill is located in Greene County and lies 539 miles [867.4 km]<1> to the west of the Rock Hill that is located in York County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greene County community of Rock Hill.
      • Sevier County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Rock Hill [Sevier County].
    • Florida
      • Broward County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Florida community of Rock Hill [Broward County].
      • Walton County
      • This Rock Hill is located in Walton County and lies 419 miles [674.3 km]<1> to the southwest of the Rock Hill that is located in York County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Walton County community of Rock Hill.
    • Georgia
      • Early County
      • This Rock Hill is located in Early County and lies 339 miles [545.6 km]<1> to the southwest of the Rock Hill that is located in York County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Early County community of Rock Hill.
    • Indiana
      • Spencer County
      • This Rock Hill is located in Spencer County and lies 393 miles [632.5 km]<1> to the northwest of the Rock Hill that is located in York County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Spencer County community of Rock Hill.
    • Louisiana
      • Grant Parish
      • This Rock Hill is located in Grant Parish and lies 708 miles [1,139.4 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Rock Hill that is located in York County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grant Parish community of Rock Hill.
    • Mississippi
      • Alcorn County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Mississippi community of Rock Hill [Alcorn County].
      • Covington County
      • This Rock Hill is located in Covington County and lies 544 miles [875.5 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Rock Hill that is located in York County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Covington County community of Rock Hill.
      • Forrest County
      • This Rock Hill is located in Forrest County and lies 548 miles [881.9 km] to the west southwest of the Rock Hill that is located in York County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Forrest County community of Rock Hill.
      • Rankin County
      • This Rock Hill is located in Rankin County and lies 545 miles [877.1 km] to the west southwest of the Rock Hill that is located in York County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rankin County community of Rock Hill.
    • Missouri
      • Saint Louis County
      • This Rock Hill is located in Saint Louis County and lies 575 miles [925.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Rock Hill that is located in York County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Louis County community of Rock Hill.
    • New York
      • Sullivan County
      • This Rock Hill is located in Sullivan County and lies 578 miles [930.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the Rock Hill that is located in York County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sullivan County community of Rock Hill.
    • North Carolina
      • Cabarrus County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Rock Hill [Cabarrus County].
    • Ohio
      • Belmont County
      • This Rock Hill is located in Belmont County and lies 359 miles [577.8 km]<1> to the north of the Rock Hill that is located in York County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Belmont County community of Rock Hill.
    • Oregon
      • Linn County
      • This Rock Hill is located in Linn County and lies 2,295 miles [3,693.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Rock Hill that is located in York County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Linn County community of Rock Hill.
    • Tennessee
      • Hancock County
      • This Rock Hill is located in Hancock County and lies 162 miles [260.7 km]<1> to the northwest of the Rock Hill that is located in York County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hancock County community of Rock Hill.
      • Henderson County
      • This Rock Hill is located in Henderson County and lies 414 miles [666.3 km] to the west of the Rock Hill that is located in York County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henderson County community of Rock Hill.
      • Humphreys County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Rock Hill [Humphreys County].
      • Sullivan County
      • This Rock Hill is located in Sullivan County and lies 123 miles [197.9 km] to the northwest of the Rock Hill that is located in York County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sullivan County community of Rock Hill.
      • Williamson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Rock Hill [Williamson County].
    • Texas
      • Cherokee County
      • This Rock Hill is located in Cherokee County and lies 831 miles [1,337.4 km]<1> to the west of the Rock Hill that is located in York County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cherokee County community of Rock Hill.
      • Collin County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Rock Hill [Collin County].
      • Wood County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Rock Hill [Wood County].
    • Virginia
      • Fauquier County
      • This Rock Hill is located in Fauquier County and lies 328 miles [527.9 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Rock Hill that is located in York County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fauquier County community of Rock Hill.
      • Loudoun County
      • This Rock Hill is located in Loudoun County and lies 335 miles [539.1 km] to the north northeast of the Rock Hill that is located in York County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Loudoun County community of Rock Hill.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rock Hill ...

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.

  • Cedarwood [York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedarwood
    • Cedarwood [York County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Rock Hill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedarwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedarwood
  • Ebenezer [York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ebenezer
    • Ebenezer [York County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Rock Hill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ebenezer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ebenezer
  • Fairlawn [York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairlawn
    • Fairlawn [York County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Rock Hill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairlawn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairlawn
  • Flint Hill [York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flint Hill
    • Flint Hill [York County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Rock Hill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flint Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flint Hill
  • Continue List   (11 more) ...
    • Meadow Lakes [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Lakes
      • Meadow Lakes [York County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Rock Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Lakes
    • Mexico [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mexico
      • Mexico [York County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Rock Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mexico have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mexico
    • Pecan Grove [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pecan Grove
      • Pecan Grove [York County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Rock Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pecan Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pecan Grove
    • Pineridge [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pineridge
      • Pineridge [York County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Rock Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pineridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pineridge
    • Quail Run [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quail Run
      • Quail Run [York County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Rock Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quail Run have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quail Run
    • Red Oaks [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Oaks
      • Red Oaks [York County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Rock Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Oaks
    • Red River [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red River
      • Red River [York County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Rock Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red River have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red River
    • Shadowbrook [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shadowbrook
      • Shadowbrook [York County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Rock Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shadowbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shadowbrook
    • Swan Meadows [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swan Meadows
      • Swan Meadows [York County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Rock Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swan Meadows have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swan Meadows
    • Whispering Hills [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whispering Hills
      • Whispering Hills [York County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Rock Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whispering Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whispering Hills
    • Wintercrest [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wintercrest
      • Wintercrest [York County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Rock Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wintercrest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wintercrest

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 Hill. 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 ...
    • Theodore Wade 'Ted' Abernathy     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Stanley (NC) on March 6, 1933 (a Monday) and died in Gastonia (NC) on December 16, 2004 (a Thursday) at the age of 71. He is buried at Gaston Memorial Park (Gaston County, North Carolina).
      • Stanley is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Rock Hill.
      • Gastonia is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Rock Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Theodore Wade 'Ted' Abernathy<4>
    • Tom Addison     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Lancaster (SC) on April 12, 1936 (a Sunday) and died in Bluffton (SC) on June 14, 2011 (a Tueday) at the age of 75. He is buried at Lancaster Memorial Park (Lancaster County, South Carolina).
      • Lancaster is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Rock Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tom Addison<4>
    • Virginia Dale     (Actress)
    • Clarence T. Dixon     (Musician)
    • Ivan Nathaniel Dixon III     (Actor, director, producer)
      • Actor, director, producer. He was born in New York (NY) on April 6, 1931 (a Monday) and died in Charlotte (NC) on March 16, 2008 (a Sunday) at the age of 76. The body was cremated.
      • Charlotte is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of Rock Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ivan Nathaniel Dixon III<4>
    • Hal England     (Actor)
    • Spencer Gettys     (Negro League Baseball)
    • Annie Montrose Hagins     (Actress, activist)
    • Wilbert Harrison     (Singer)
      • Full name: Wilbert Huntington Harrison
      • Singer. He was born in Charlotte (NC) on January 5, 1929 (a Saturday) and died in Spencer (NC) on October 26, 1994 (a Wednesday) at the age of 65. He is buried at North Pinewood Cemetery (Mecklenburg County, North Carolina).
      • Charlotte is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of Rock Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wilbert Harrison<4>
    • Daisy and Violet Hilton     (Conjoined twins, sideshow performers)
      • Conjoined twins, sideshow performers. She was born in Brighton (England) on February 5, 1908 (a Wednesday) and died in Charlotte (NC) on January 4, 1969 (a Saturday) at the age of 60.
      • Charlotte is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of Rock Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Daisy and Violet Hilton<4>
    • Andrew Jackson     (7th President of the US (1829 - 1837))
      • 7th President of the US (1829 - 1837). He was born in Waxhaw (NC) on March 15, 1767 (a Sunday) and died in Hermitage (TN) on June 8, 1845 (a Sunday) at the age of 78.
      • Waxhaw is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Rock Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Jackson<4>
    • George F. McCorkle     (Musician)
    • Nina Mae McKinney     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Lancaster (SC) on June 12, 1912 (a Wednesday) and died in New York (NY) on May 3, 1967 (a Wednesday) at the age of 54. She is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Lancaster is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Rock Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nina Mae McKinney<4>

How Far From Rock Hill to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Rock Hill to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • York, which is the Seat of York County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Rock Hill to York, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Columbia, which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 64 miles [103 km] to the south (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 351 miles [564.9 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 14 days and walking would take 20 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,241 miles [10,043.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,939 miles [11,167.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,819 miles [7,755.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of South Carolina

About York County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Rock Hill: www.ci.rock-hill.sc.us/

The official website for York County: www.yorkcountygov.com/

The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rock Hill) 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 Hill. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rock HillOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rock Hill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9293, Longitude: -81.0238    
<2>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Rock Hill 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.
<3>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.
<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 Hill 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 310.325 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.628 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.662 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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