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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Rock Camp to ...

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Rock Camp to:

  • Union [Map], which is the Seat of Monroe County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 80 miles [128.7 km] to the Northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from Rock Camp to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 216 miles [347.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,109 miles [9,831.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,817 miles [10,970.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,693 miles [7,552.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Rock Camp ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Rock Camp.

While the name Rock Camp is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of West Virginia


Columbiana County

Our profile page for Rock Camp, Columbiana County   [Map]
Distance: About 220 miles [354.1 km] to the North

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Rock Camp, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 127 miles [204.4 km] to the Northwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rock Camp ...

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Assurance   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West of Rock Camp   [Map]
Crimson Springs   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Gates   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Greenville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Knobs   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Lillydale   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Salt Sulphur Springs   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Union   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Wayside   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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 Camp. 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.

Henry King
  Director. He was born in Christiansburg (Virginia) on Sunday January 24, 1886 and died in Toluca Lake (California) on Tueday June 29, 1982 at an age of 96. He was buried at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park (Hillsborough County, Florida) [Map].

Christiansburg [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Rock Camp

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Henry King<7>
Erwin Coolidge 'Bob' Porterfield
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Newport (Virginia) on Friday August 10, 1923 and died in Charlotte (North Carolina) on Monday April 28, 1980 at an age of 56. He was buried at Sharon Memorial Park (Mecklenburg County, North Carolina) [Map].

Newport [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Rock Camp

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Erwin Coolidge 'Bob' Porterfield

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Rock Camp. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rock Camp) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rock Camp. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4982, Longitude: -80.6067     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rock Camp have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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.

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<3>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 Camp to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.061 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.702 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.703 degrees.

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<7>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:

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