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Introduction ...

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

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 Rockport, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Rockport 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 Rockport:
    • 40.761301, -111.388113
    • 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 Rockport
  • 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 Rockport ...

We have found 28 communities that share the name Rockport.

Within Utah, the name Rockport is unique.

Beyond Utah, we know of another 28 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 28 communities, 26 are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...

    • Arkansas

      • Hot Spring County

      • This Rockport is located in Hot Spring County and lies 1,104 miles [1,776.7 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Rockport that is located in Summit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hot Spring County community of Rockport.
    • California

      • Mendocino County
      • This Rockport is located in Mendocino County and lies 658 miles [1,058.9 km]<1> to the west of the Rockport that is located in Summit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mendocino County community of Rockport.
    • Colorado

      • Weld County
      • This Rockport is located in Weld County and lies 344 miles [553.6 km]<1> to the east of the Rockport that is located in Summit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Weld County community of Rockport.
    • Florida

      • Hillsborough 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 Rockport [Hillsborough County].
    • Illinois

      • Pike County
      • This Rockport is located in Pike County and lies 1,076 miles [1,731.7 km]<1> to the east of the Rockport that is located in Summit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pike County community of Rockport.
    • Indiana

      • Parke County
      • This Rockport is located in Parke County and lies 1,266 miles [2,037.4 km]<1> to the east of the Rockport that is located in Summit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Parke County community of Rockport.

      • Spencer County
      • This Rockport is located in Spencer County and lies 1,310 miles [2,108.2 km]<1> to the east of the Rockport that is located in Summit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Spencer County community of Rockport.
    • Kansas

      • Rooks 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 Kansas community of Rockport [Rooks County].
    • Kentucky

      • Ohio County
      • This Rockport is located in Ohio County and lies 1,325 miles [2,132.4 km]<1> to the east of the Rockport that is located in Summit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ohio County community of Rockport.
    • Maine

      • Knox County
      • This Rockport is located in Knox County and lies 2,143 miles [3,448.8 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Rockport that is located in Summit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Knox County community of Rockport.
    • Massachusetts

      • Essex County
      • This Rockport is located in Essex County and lies 2,085 miles [3,355.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Rockport that is located in Summit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Essex County community of Rockport.
    • Michigan

      • Alpena County
      • This Rockport is located in Alpena County and lies 1,439 miles [2,315.8 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Rockport that is located in Summit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Alpena County community of Rockport.
    • Mississippi

      • Attala County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Mississippi community of Rockport [Attala County].

      • Copiah County
      • This Rockport is located in Copiah County and lies 1,329 miles [2,138.8 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Rockport that is located in Summit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Copiah County community of Rockport.
    • New Brunswick
      • This Rockport lies 2,348 miles [3,778.7 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Rockport that is located in Summit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockport
    • New Jersey

      • Sussex County
      • This Rockport is located in Sussex County and lies 1,902 miles [3,061 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Rockport that is located in Summit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sussex County community of Rockport.

      • Warren County
      • This Rockport is located in Warren County and lies 1,894 miles [3,048.1 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Rockport that is located in Summit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Warren County community of Rockport.
    • Ohio

      • Allen County
      • This Rockport is located in Allen County and lies 1,425 miles [2,293.3 km]<1> to the east of the Rockport that is located in Summit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allen County community of Rockport.

      • Cuyahoga County
      • This Rockport is located in Cuyahoga County and lies 1,530 miles [2,462.3 km]<1> to the east of the Rockport that is located in Summit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cuyahoga County community of Rockport.

      • Monroe County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Rockport [Monroe County].
    • Ontario
      • This Rockport lies 1,805 miles [2,904.9 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Rockport that is located in Summit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockport
    • Pennsylvania

      • Carbon County
      • This Rockport is located in Carbon County and lies 1,847 miles [2,972.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Rockport that is located in Summit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carbon County community of Rockport.
    • South Dakota

      • Hanson 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 South Dakota community of Rockport [Hanson County].
    • Tennessee

      • Benton County
      • This Rockport is located in Benton County and lies 1,304 miles [2,098.6 km]<1> to the east of the Rockport that is located in Summit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Benton County community of Rockport.
    • Texas

      • Aransas County
      • This Rockport is located in Aransas County and lies 1,196 miles [1,924.8 km]<1> to the southeast of the Rockport that is located in Summit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Aransas County community of Rockport.
    • Washington

      • Skagit County
      • This Rockport is located in Skagit County and lies 731 miles [1,176.4 km]<1> to the northwest of the Rockport that is located in Summit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Skagit County community of Rockport.
    • West Virginia

      • Wetzel County
      • This Rockport is located in Wetzel County and lies 1,617 miles [2,602.3 km]<1> to the east of the Rockport that is located in Summit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wetzel County community of Rockport.

      • Wood County
      • This Rockport is located in Wood County and lies 1,576 miles [2,536.3 km]<1> to the east of the Rockport that is located in Summit County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockport
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wood County community of Rockport.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rockport ...

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.

  • View Our List ...

    • Coalville [Summit County]

      • Coalville [Summit County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Rockport
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coalville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockport
    • Forest Home [Salt Lake County]

      • Forest Home [Salt Lake County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Rockport
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Home
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockport
    • Francis [Summit County]

      • Francis [Summit County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Rockport
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Francis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockport
    • Hailstone [Wasatch County]

      • Hailstone [Wasatch County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Rockport
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hailstone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockport
    • Hideout [Wasatch County]

      • Hideout [Wasatch County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Rockport
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hideout
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockport
    • Jeremy Ranch [Summit County]

      • Jeremy Ranch [Summit County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Rockport
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jeremy Ranch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockport
    • Marion [Summit County]

      • Marion [Summit County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Rockport
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockport
    • Park City [Summit County]

      • Park City [Summit County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Rockport
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockport
    • Silver Springs [Summit County]

      • Silver Springs [Summit County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Rockport
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockport
    • Summit Park [Summit County]

      • Summit Park [Summit County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Rockport
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summit Park
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockport

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 Rockport. 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 ...

    • Maude Adams     (Actress)

      • Actress. She was born in Salt Lake City (Utah) on Monday November 11, 1872 and died in Tannersville (New York) on Friday July 17, 1953 at the age of 80.
      • Salt Lake City is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Rockport.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Maude Adams<4>
    • Parley Baer     (Actor)
    • Bob Clotworthy     (Olympic Gold Medalist)

      • Olympic Gold Medalist. He was born in Newark (New Jersey) on Friday May 8, 1931 and died in Salt Lake City (Utah) on Friday June 1, 2018 at the age of 87. He is buried at Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery (Salt Lake County, Utah).
      • Salt Lake City is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Rockport.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bob Clotworthy<4>
    • Dave Hrechkosy     (Professional hockey)

      • Professional hockey. He was born in Winnipeg (Manitoba) on Thursday November 1, 1951 and died in Salt Lake City (Utah) on Wednesday March 7, 2012 at the age of 60. He is buried at Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery (Salt Lake County, Utah).
      • Salt Lake City is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Rockport.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dave Hrechkosy<4>
    • Edward Hubbard     (Aviation pioneer)
    • Dr. Grover Sanders Krantz     (Anthropologist)

      • Anthropologist. He was born in Salt Lake City (Utah) on Thursday November 5, 1931 and died in Port Angeles (Washington) on Thursday February 14, 2002 at the age of 70.
      • Salt Lake City is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Rockport.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. Grover Sanders Krantz<4>
    • William Mortensen     (Artist, photographer, author)

      • Artist, photographer, author. He was born in Park City (Utah) on Wednesday January 27, 1897 and died in La Jolla (California) on Thursday August 12, 1965 at the age of 68. He is buried at Fairhaven Memorial Park (Orange County, California).
      • Park City is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest of Rockport.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Mortensen<4>
    • Ernest 'Ernie' Wallengren     (Screenwriter)
    • Danny Walton     (Major League Baseball)

      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Los Angeles (California) on Monday July 14, 1947 and died in Morgan (Utah) on Wednesday August 9, 2017 at the age of 70. He is buried at Huntsville Cemetery (Weber County, Utah).
      • Morgan is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Rockport.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Danny Walton<4>
    • Albert Winsborough 'Bert' Yancey     (Professional golf)

      • Professional golf. He was born in Chipley (Florida) on Saturday August 6, 1938 and died in Park City (Utah) on Friday August 26, 1994 at the age of 56. He is buried at Oakland Cemetery (Leon County, Florida).
      • Park City is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest of Rockport.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Albert Winsborough 'Bert' Yancey<4>
    • Brigham Young     (Religious leader of the Latter Day Saints (LDS))

      • Religious leader of the Latter Day Saints (LDS). He was born in Whitingham (Vermont) on Monday June 1, 1801 and died in Salt Lake City (Utah) on Wednesday August 29, 1877 at the age of 76. He is buried at Mormon Pioneer Memorial (Utah).
      • Salt Lake City is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Rockport.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Brigham Young<4>
    • Loretta Young     (Oscar winning actress)

      • Oscar winning actress. She was born in Salt Lake City (Utah) on Monday January 6, 1913 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday August 12, 2000 at the age of 87.
      • Salt Lake City is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Rockport.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Loretta Young<4>

How Far From Rockport 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 community such as Rockport to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic community of Rockport once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Rockport and extending to:

  • View Our List ...

    • Coalville, which is the Seat of Summit County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north. If you could walk a straight line from Rockport to Coalville, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take a little over three hours.

    • Salt Lake City, which is the State Capital of Utah, lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west (W). The buggy would take just over a day and walking would take just about two full days.

    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,814 miles [2,919.4 km]<1> to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, would take most of three days, a buggy would take 71 days and walking would take 103 days.

    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,986 miles [11,242.9 km]<1> and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>

    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,754 miles [12,478.9 km]<1> and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>

    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,730 miles [9,221.5 km]<1> and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Summit County: www.co.summit.ut.us/

The official website for State of Utah: https://www.utah.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Rockport) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rockport. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7613, Longitude: -111.3881    
<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 Rockport 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>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 Rockport, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Rockport 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 331.529 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.019 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.476 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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