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(Raleigh County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Rock Creek 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 Rock Creek 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 Creek to:

  • Beckley [Map], which is the Seat of Raleigh County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Rock Creek to Beckley, with an average speed<2> 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.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 35 miles [56.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 249 miles [400.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 15 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,128 miles [9,862.1 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 6,840 miles [11,007.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,715 miles [7,588.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Rock Creek ...

We have found 52 communities that share the name Rock Creek.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Rock Creek. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 51 communities in the United States and Canada - with 51 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in West Virginia

Communities outside of West Virginia


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Colbert County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Colbert County   [Map]
Distance: About 424 miles [682.4 km] to the West Southwest

Escambia County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Escambia County   [Map]
Distance: About 561 miles [902.8 km] to the Southwest

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 436 miles [701.7 km] to the Southwest

Winston County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Winston County   [Map]
Distance: About 416 miles [669.5 km] to the Southwest

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Arkansas

Pike County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Pike County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 716 miles [1,152.3 km] to the West Southwest

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Pulaski County   [Map]
Distance: About 646 miles [1,039.6 km] to the West Southwest

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British Columbia

Our profile page for Rock Creek   [Map]
Distance: About 2,009 miles [3,233.2 km] to the Northwest

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California

Plumas County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Plumas County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,131 miles [3,429.5 km] to the West Northwest

Shasta County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Shasta County
This community is historic.
Although located in Shasta County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Colorado

Boulder County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Boulder County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,278 miles [2,056.7 km] to the West Northwest

Eagle County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Eagle County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Eagle County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Florida

Jackson County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 540 miles [869 km] to the South Southwest

Okaloosa County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Okaloosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 563 miles [906.1 km] to the Southwest

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Georgia

Walker County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Walker County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Walker County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Idaho

Cassia County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Cassia County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Cassia County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Twin Falls County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Twin Falls County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,751 miles [2,818 km] to the West Northwest

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Illinois

Adams County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 554 miles [891.6 km] to the West Northwest

Hardin County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Hardin County   [Map]
Distance: About 370 miles [595.5 km] to the West

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Iowa

Mitchell County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Mitchell County   [Map]
Distance: About 706 miles [1,136.2 km] to the Northwest

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Kansas

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 765 miles [1,231.1 km] to the West Northwest

Lyon County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Lyon County
This community is historic.
Although located in Lyon County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Miami County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Miami County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Miami County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Morris County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Morris County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Morris County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Shawnee County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Shawnee County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Shawnee County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Wabaunsee County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Wabaunsee County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Wabaunsee County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kentucky

Grayson County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Grayson County   [Map]
Distance: About 258 miles [415.2 km] to the West

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Maryland

Somerset County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Somerset County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Somerset County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Minnesota

Pine County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Pine County   [Map]
Distance: About 802 miles [1,290.7 km] to the Northwest

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Mississippi

George County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, George County   [Map]
Distance: About 623 miles [1,002.6 km] to the Southwest

Newton County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 561 miles [902.8 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Jackson County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Jackson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Jackson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 492 miles [791.8 km] to the West

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Montana

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Lincoln County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Lincoln County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Nebraska

Our profile page for Rock Creek
This community is historic.
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Nevada

Lander County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Lander County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Lander County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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North Carolina

Alamance County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Alamance County   [Map]
Distance: About 169 miles [272 km] to the Southeast

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Ohio

Ashtabula County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Ashtabula County   [Map]
Distance: About 264 miles [424.9 km] to the North

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Oklahoma

Hughes County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Hughes County   [Map]
Distance: About 841 miles [1,353.5 km] to the West

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Oregon

Baker County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Baker County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,939 miles [3,120.5 km] to the West Northwest

Gilliam County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Gilliam County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,050 miles [3,299.2 km] to the West Northwest

Linn County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Linn County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Linn County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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South Carolina

Fairfield County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Fairfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 237 miles [381.4 km] to the South

Greenwood County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Greenwood County   [Map]
Distance: About 253 miles [407.2 km] to the South

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Tennessee

McMinn County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, McMinn County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in McMinn County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Pickett County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Pickett County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Pickett County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Unicoi County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Unicoi County   [Map]
Distance: About 128 miles [206 km] to the South Southwest

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Texas

Briscoe County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Briscoe County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,136 miles [1,828.2 km] to the West

McLennan County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, McLennan County   [Map]
Distance: About 990 miles [1,593.3 km] to the West Southwest

Parker County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Parker County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Parker County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Somervell County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Somervell County
Although located in Somervell County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Wyoming

Albany County

Our profile page for Rock Creek, Albany County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,318 miles [2,121.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Rock Creek ...

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.

Bolt   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South of Rock Creek   [Map]
Clear Creek   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Dorothy   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Dry Creek   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Friendly View   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Glen Daniel   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Leevale   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Packsville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pineknob   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Posey   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Redbird   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Sundial   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Trap Hill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [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 Creek. 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.

Earl Coleman Francis
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Slab Fork (West Virginia) on Sunday July 14, 1935 and died in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday July 3, 2002 at an age of 67. He was buried at Homewood Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania) [Map].

Slab Fork [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast of Rock Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Coleman Francis<9>
 
Alex Hawkins     (Clifton Alexander Hawkins)
  Professional football. He was born in Welch (West Virginia) on Friday July 2, 1937 and died in Columbia (South Carolina) on Tueday September 12, 2017 at an age of 80.

Welch [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Rock Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alex Hawkins

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rock Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8507, Longitude: -81.4518     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rock Creek 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 Creek 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 310.561 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.325 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.946 degrees.

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<7>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 Rock Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Rock Creek 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.

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<9>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.

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