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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 Rockville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Rockville 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 Rockville:
    • 37.725800, -77.678925
    • 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 Rockville
  • 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 Rockville ...

We have found 48 communities that share the name Rockville.

Within Virginia, the name Rockville is unique.

Beyond Virginia, we know of another 48 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 48 communities, 45 are located in the United States and four are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Clarke County
      • This Rockville is located in Clarke County and lies 722 miles [1,161.9 km]<1> to the southwest of the Rockville that is located in Hanover County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clarke County community of Rockville.
    • California
      • Solano County
      • This Rockville is located in Solano County and lies 2,395 miles [3,854.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Rockville that is located in Hanover County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Solano County community of Rockville.
    • Connecticut
      • Tolland County
      • This Rockville is located in Tolland County and lies 398 miles [640.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Rockville that is located in Hanover County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tolland County community of Rockville.
    • Georgia
      • Putnam County
      • This Rockville is located in Putnam County and lies 434 miles [698.5 km]<1> to the southwest of the Rockville that is located in Hanover County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Putnam County community of Rockville.
    • Idaho
      • Owyhee County
      • This Rockville is located in Owyhee County and lies 2,079 miles [3,345.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Rockville that is located in Hanover County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Owyhee County community of Rockville.
    • Illinois
      • Kankakee 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 Illinois community of Rockville [Kankakee County].
    • Indiana
      • Parke County
      • This Rockville is located in Parke County and lies 533 miles [857.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Rockville that is located in Hanover County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Parke County community of Rockville.
    • Iowa
      • Delaware County
      • This Rockville is located in Delaware County and lies 780 miles [1,255.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Rockville that is located in Hanover County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Delaware County community of Rockville.
    • Kansas
      • Miami 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 Rockville [Miami County].
    • Kentucky
      • Lawrence County
      • This Rockville is located in Lawrence County and lies 270 miles [434.5 km]<1> to the west of the Rockville that is located in Hanover County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lawrence County community of Rockville.
      • Rowan 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 Kentucky community of Rockville [Rowan County].
    • Maine
      • Knox County
      • This Rockville is located in Knox County and lies 629 miles [1,012.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Rockville that is located in Hanover County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Knox County community of Rockville.
    • Maryland
      • Montgomery County
      • This Rockville is located in Montgomery County and lies 97 miles [156.1 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Rockville that is located in Hanover County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Rockville.
    • Massachusetts
      • Norfolk County
      • This Rockville is located in Norfolk County and lies 452 miles [727.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Rockville that is located in Hanover County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Norfolk County community of Rockville.
    • Minnesota
      • Stearns County
      • This Rockville is located in Stearns County and lies 1,008 miles [1,622.2 km]<1> to the northwest of the Rockville that is located in Hanover County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stearns County community of Rockville.
    • Missouri
      • Bates County
      • This Rockville is located in Bates County and lies 892 miles [1,435.5 km]<1> to the west of the Rockville that is located in Hanover County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bates County community of Rockville.
    • Nebraska
      • Sherman County
      • This Rockville is located in Sherman County and lies 1,149 miles [1,849.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Rockville that is located in Hanover County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sherman County community of Rockville.
    • New Brunswick
      • This Rockville lies 835 miles [1,343.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Rockville that is located in Hanover County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
    • New York
      • Allegany County
      • This Rockville is located in Allegany County and lies 317 miles [510.2 km]<1> to the north of the Rockville that is located in Hanover County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allegany County community of Rockville.
      • Orange County
      • This Rockville is located in Orange County and lies 312 miles [502.1 km] to the north northeast of the Rockville that is located in Hanover County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Orange County community of Rockville.
    • Nova Scotia
      • This Rockville lies 734 miles [1,181.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Rockville that is located in Hanover County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
    • Ohio
      • Adams County
      • This Rockville is located in Adams County and lies 309 miles [497.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Rockville that is located in Hanover County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Adams County community of Rockville.
      • Meigs County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Meigs County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Meigs County community of Rockville.
      • Muskingum County
      • This community is historic and although located in Muskingum County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Muskingum County community of Rockville.
      • Stark County
      • This Rockville is located in Stark County and lies 289 miles [465.1 km] to the northwest of the Rockville that is located in Hanover County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stark County community of Rockville.
    • Ontario
      • 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 Ontario community of Rockville.
    • Oregon
      • Malheur County
      • This Rockville is located in Malheur County and lies 2,085 miles [3,355.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Rockville that is located in Hanover County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Malheur County community of Rockville.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Armstrong County
      • This Rockville is located in Armstrong County and lies 228 miles [366.9 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Rockville that is located in Hanover County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Armstrong County community of Rockville.
      • Bedford County
      • This Rockville is located in Bedford County and lies 161 miles [259.1 km] to the north northwest of the Rockville that is located in Hanover County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bedford County community of Rockville.
      • Cambria County
      • This Rockville is located in Cambria County and lies 191 miles [307.4 km] to the north northwest of the Rockville that is located in Hanover County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cambria County community of Rockville.
      • Centre County
      • This Rockville is located in Centre County and lies 222 miles [357.3 km] to the north of the Rockville that is located in Hanover County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Centre County community of Rockville.
      • Chester County
      • This Rockville is located in Chester County and lies 189 miles [304.2 km] to the north northeast of the Rockville that is located in Hanover County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chester County community of Rockville.
      • Clarion County
      • This Rockville is located in Clarion County and lies 246 miles [395.9 km] to the north northwest of the Rockville that is located in Hanover County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clarion County community of Rockville.
      • Dauphin County
      • This Rockville is located in Dauphin County and lies 184 miles [296.1 km] to the north northeast of the Rockville that is located in Hanover County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dauphin County community of Rockville.
      • Juniata County
      • This Rockville is located in Juniata County and lies 197 miles [317 km] to the north of the Rockville that is located in Hanover County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Juniata County community of Rockville.
      • Lawrence County
      • This Rockville is located in Lawrence County and lies 262 miles [421.6 km] to the north northwest of the Rockville that is located in Hanover County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lawrence County community of Rockville.
      • Mifflin County
      • This Rockville is located in Mifflin County and lies 199 miles [320.3 km] to the north of the Rockville that is located in Hanover County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mifflin County community of Rockville.
      • Northampton County
      • This Rockville is located in Northampton County and lies 241 miles [387.9 km] to the north northeast of the Rockville that is located in Hanover County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Northampton County community of Rockville.
      • York County
      • This Rockville is located in York County and lies 149 miles [239.8 km] to the north northeast of the Rockville that is located in Hanover County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the York County community of Rockville.
    • Rhode Island
      • Washington County
      • This Rockville is located in Washington County and lies 409 miles [658.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the Rockville that is located in Hanover County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Rockville.
    • South Carolina
      • Charleston County
      • This Rockville is located in Charleston County and lies 381 miles [613.2 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Rockville that is located in Hanover County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Charleston County community of Rockville.
    • Tennessee
      • Monroe County
      • This Rockville is located in Monroe County and lies 398 miles [640.5 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Rockville that is located in Hanover County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of Rockville.
    • Utah
      • Washington County
      • This Rockville is located in Washington County and lies 1,927 miles [3,101.2 km]<1> to the west of the Rockville that is located in Hanover County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Rockville.
    • Vermont
      • Addison County
      • This Rockville is located in Addison County and lies 510 miles [820.8 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Rockville that is located in Hanover County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Addison County community of Rockville.
    • West Virginia
      • Lincoln County
      • This Rockville is located in Lincoln County and lies 246 miles [395.9 km]<1> to the west of the Rockville that is located in Hanover County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Rockville.
      • Preston County
      • This Rockville is located in Preston County and lies 170 miles [273.6 km] to the northwest of the Rockville that is located in Hanover County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Preston County community of Rockville.
    • Wisconsin
      • Grant County
      • This Rockville is located in Grant County and lies 766 miles [1,232.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Rockville that is located in Hanover County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grant County community of Rockville.
      • Manitowoc County
      • This Rockville is located in Manitowoc County and lies 687 miles [1,105.6 km] to the northwest of the Rockville that is located in Hanover County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Manitowoc County community of Rockville.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rockville ...

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.

  • Centerville [Goochland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerville
    • Centerville [Goochland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Rockville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centerville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerville
  • Fords [Goochland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fords
    • Fords [Goochland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Rockville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fords have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fords
  • Fox Downs [Goochland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox Downs
    • Fox Downs [Goochland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Rockville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fox Downs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fox Downs
  • Goosepoint [Goochland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goosepoint
    • Goosepoint [Goochland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Rockville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goosepoint have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goosepoint
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    • Hermitage Hamlet [Goochland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hermitage Hamlet
      • Hermitage Hamlet [Goochland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Rockville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hermitage Hamlet have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hermitage Hamlet
    • Hickory Haven [Goochland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Haven
      • Hickory Haven [Goochland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Rockville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Haven
    • Pickels [Goochland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pickels
      • Pickels [Goochland County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Rockville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pickels have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickels
    • Shady Grove [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Grove
      • Shady Grove [Henrico County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Rockville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Grove
    • Smokey Hollow [Goochland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smokey Hollow
      • Smokey Hollow [Goochland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Rockville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smokey Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smokey Hollow
    • Sycamore Creek [Goochland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sycamore Creek
      • Sycamore Creek [Goochland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Rockville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sycamore Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sycamore Creek
    • Wheatlands [Goochland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheatlands
      • Wheatlands [Goochland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Rockville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wheatlands have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheatlands
    • Windy Run [Goochland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windy Run
      • Windy Run [Goochland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Rockville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windy Run have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windy Run

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 Rockville. 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.

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    • Edmund Archer     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Richmond (VA) on September 28, 1904 (a Wednesday) and died in Richmond (VA) on July 13, 1986 (a Sunday) at the age of 81. He is buried at Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Rockville.
      • Richmond is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Rockville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edmund Archer<5>
    • Clarence H. Bassett     (Singer)
    • John Joseph 'Joe' Boehling     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Richmond (VA) on March 20, 1891 (a Friday) and died in Richmond (VA) on September 8, 1941 (a Monday) at the age of 50. He is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Rockville.
      • Richmond is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Rockville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Joseph 'Joe' Boehling<5>
    • Jim Bridger     (Frontiersman, explorer)
    • John Mitchell Brooks     (Civil rights activist)
      • Civil rights activist. He was born in Braddock (PA) on September 1, 1917 (a Saturday) and died in Richmond (VA) on August 8, 1980 (a Friday) at the age of 62. He is buried at Riverview Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Rockville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Mitchell Brooks<5>
    • James Branch Cabell     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Richmond (VA) on April 14, 1879 (a Monday) and died in Richmond (VA) on May 5, 1958 (a Monday) at the age of 79. He is buried at Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Rockville.
      • Richmond is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Rockville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Branch Cabell<5>
    • Edith Elliott Lindeman Calisch     (Journalist, lyricist)
    • Alan Campbell     (Screenwriter, actor)
      • Screenwriter, actor. He was born in Richmond (VA) on February 21, 1904 (a Sunday) and died in West Hollywood (CA) on June 14, 1963 (a Friday) at the age of 59. He is buried at Hebrew Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Rockville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alan Campbell<5>
    • Arthur Dawson     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Crewe (England) on March 9, 1858 (a Tueday) and died in Richmond (VA) on August 22, 1922 (a Tueday) at the age of 64. He is buried at Riverview Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Rockville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arthur Dawson<5>
    • Jimmy Dean     (Singer, actor, TV Host, businessman)
      • Full name: Jimmy Ray Dean
      • Singer, actor, TV Host, businessman. He was born in Olton (TX) on August 10, 1928 (a Friday) and died in Varina (VA) on June 13, 2010 (a Sunday) at the age of 81.
      • Varina is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Rockville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jimmy Dean<5>
    • Thomas A. 'Tommy' Eldridge     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Richmond (VA) on October 23, 1940 (a Wednesday) and died in Richmond (VA) on June 19, 2000 (a Monday) at the age of 59. He is buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Richmond is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Rockville.
      • Richmond is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Rockville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas A. 'Tommy' Eldridge<5>
    • Douglas Southall Freeman     (Author, historian)
    • Charles Gilpin     (Actor)

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

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

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    • Hanover, which is the Seat of Hanover County and lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Rockville to Hanover, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast (SE). The buggy would take five to six hours and walking would take just over a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 88 miles [141.6 km] to the north northeast (NNE). 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 shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,975 miles [9,615.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,676 miles [10,744 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,554 miles [7,329 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Hanover County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Hanover County: www.co.hanover.va.us/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.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 drawn from Point A (ie- Rockville) 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 Rockville. 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 RockvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rockville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7258, Longitude: -77.6789    
<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 Rockville 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 Rockville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Rockville to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 308.331 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.762 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.418 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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