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As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Rockwood, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Rockwood 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 Rockwood:
    • 35.869238, -84.673240
    • 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 Rockwood
  • 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 Rockwood ...

We found 22 communities that share the name Rockwood.

Within Tennessee, the name Rockwood is unique.

Beyond Tennessee, we know of another 22 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 22 communities, twenty are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Franklin County
      • This Rockwood is located in Franklin County and lies 200 miles [321.9 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Rockwood that is located in Roane County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Rockwood.
    • California
      • Imperial County
      • This Rockwood is located in Imperial County and lies 1,759 miles [2,830.8 km]<1> to the west of the Rockwood that is located in Roane County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Imperial County community of Rockwood.
    • Colorado
      • La Plata County
      • This Rockwood is located in La Plata County and lies 1,282 miles [2,063.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Rockwood that is located in Roane County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the La Plata County community of Rockwood.
    • Illinois
      • Randolph County
      • This Rockwood is located in Randolph County and lies 308 miles [495.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Rockwood that is located in Roane County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Randolph County community of Rockwood.
    • Kentucky
      • Fayette County
      • This Rockwood is located in Fayette County and lies 151 miles [243 km]<1> to the north of the Rockwood that is located in Roane County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Rockwood.
    • Maine
      • Somerset County
      • This Rockwood is located in Somerset County and lies 1,030 miles [1,657.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the Rockwood that is located in Roane County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Somerset County community of Rockwood.
    • Manitoba
      • This Rockwood lies 1,167 miles [1,878.1 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Rockwood that is located in Roane County.
    • Michigan
      • Wayne County
      • This Rockwood is located in Wayne County and lies 434 miles [698.5 km]<1> to the north of the Rockwood that is located in Roane County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wayne County community of Rockwood.
    • Minnesota
      • Polk 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 Minnesota community of Rockwood [Polk County].
    • New Hampshire
      • Cheshire County
      • This Rockwood is located in Cheshire County and lies 819 miles [1,318.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Rockwood that is located in Roane County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cheshire County community of Rockwood.
    • New Jersey
      • Atlantic County
      • This Rockwood is located in Atlantic County and lies 604 miles [972 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Rockwood that is located in Roane County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Atlantic County community of Rockwood.
    • New York
      • Fulton County
      • This Rockwood is located in Fulton County and lies 734 miles [1,181.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Rockwood that is located in Roane County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fulton County community of Rockwood.
    • North Carolina
      • Alamance County
      • This Rockwood is located in Alamance County and lies 294 miles [473.1 km]<1> to the east of the Rockwood that is located in Roane County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Alamance County community of Rockwood.
      • Durham 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 Rockwood [Durham County].
    • Ohio
      • Lawrence County
      • This Rockwood is located in Lawrence County and lies 215 miles [346 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Rockwood that is located in Roane County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lawrence County community of Rockwood.
    • Ontario
      • This Rockwood lies 586 miles [943.1 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Rockwood that is located in Roane County.
    • Oregon
      • Multnomah County
      • This Rockwood is located in Multnomah County and lies 2,066 miles [3,324.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Rockwood that is located in Roane County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Multnomah County community of Rockwood.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Lebanon County
      • This Rockwood is located in Lebanon County and lies 544 miles [875.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Rockwood that is located in Roane County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lebanon County community of Rockwood.
      • Somerset County
      • This Rockwood is located in Somerset County and lies 410 miles [659.8 km] to the northeast of the Rockwood that is located in Roane County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Somerset County community of Rockwood.
      • Venango 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 Pennsylvania community of Rockwood [Venango County].
    • Texas
      • Coleman County
      • This Rockwood is located in Coleman County and lies 895 miles [1,440.4 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Rockwood that is located in Roane County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Coleman County community of Rockwood.
    • Wisconsin
      • Manitowoc County
      • This Rockwood is located in Manitowoc County and lies 594 miles [956 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Rockwood that is located in Roane County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Manitowoc County community of Rockwood.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rockwood ...

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.

  • Deerwood
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deerwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deerwood
    • Deerwood is located in Cumberland County
  • Dry Hill
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dry Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dry Hill
    • Dry Hill is located in Roane County
  • Eureka
    (Less than 2 miles to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eureka have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eureka
    • Eureka is located in Roane County
  • Glen Alice
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Alice have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Alice
    • Glen Alice is located in Roane County
  • Hillcrest
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillcrest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillcrest
    • Hillcrest is located in Roane County
  • Idle Oaks
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Idle Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Idle Oaks
    • Idle Oaks is located in Roane County
  • King Creek ‑ Historic
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for King Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for King Creek
    • King Creek is located in Roane County
  • Lake Shadow
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Shadow have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Shadow
    • Lake Shadow is located in Roane County
  • Pond Grove
    (Less than 2 miles to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pond Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pond Grove
    • Pond Grove is located in Roane County
  • Postoak
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Postoak
    • Postoak is located in Roane County
    • Postoak has also been known as:
    • Post Oak Springs
  • Rockwood Ferry
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockwood Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockwood Ferry
    • Rockwood Ferry is located in Roane County
  • Smoke Rise
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smoke Rise have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smoke Rise
    • Smoke Rise is located in Roane County

How Far From Rockwood to ...

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

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

  • Kingston, which is the Seat of Roane County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Rockwood to Kingston, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Nashville, which is the State Capital of Tennessee, lies 119 miles [191.5 km] to the west (W). 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) is 468 miles [753.2 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 19 days and walking would take 27 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,352 miles [10,222.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,064 miles [11,368.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,940 miles [7,950.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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

The official website for Roane County: www.roanealliance.org/

The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.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 from Point A (ie- Rockwood) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rockwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.8692, Longitude: -84.6732       In this case, the coordinates for Rockwood have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Rockwood 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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>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.
<5>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 Rockwood to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 312.496 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.255 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.871 degrees.









 

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