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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 Rock Lake Village, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Rock Lake Village 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 Rock Lake Village:
    • 38.347318, -81.740959
    • 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 Rock Lake Village
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rock Lake Village ...

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.

  • Cross Lanes [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cross Lanes
    • Cross Lanes [Kanawha County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Rock Lake Village
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cross Lanes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Lanes
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cross Lanes<3>
  • Elk [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk
    • Elk [Kanawha County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Rock Lake Village
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk
  • Forks of Coal [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forks of Coal
    • Forks of Coal [Kanawha County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Rock Lake Village
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forks of Coal have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forks of Coal
  • Green Valley [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Valley
    • Green Valley [Kanawha County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Rock Lake Village
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Valley
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    • Institute [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Institute
      • Institute [Kanawha County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Rock Lake Village
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Institute have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Institute
    • Ivydale [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ivydale
      • Ivydale [Kanawha County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Rock Lake Village
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ivydale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ivydale
    • Lincoln Park [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln Park
      • Lincoln Park [Kanawha County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Rock Lake Village
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln Park
    • Lone Oak Park [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lone Oak Park
      • Lone Oak Park [Kanawha County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Rock Lake Village
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lone Oak Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lone Oak Park
    • Mound [Kanawha County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mound
      • Mound [Kanawha County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Rock Lake Village
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mound have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Nitro [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nitro
      • Nitro [Kanawha County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Rock Lake Village
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,285 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nitro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nitro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nitro<3>
    • River Bend [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for River Bend
      • River Bend [Kanawha County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Rock Lake Village
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for River Bend have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Bend
    • Strawberry Heights [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strawberry Heights
      • Strawberry Heights [Kanawha County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Rock Lake Village
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Strawberry Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strawberry Heights
    • Sun Valley [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sun Valley
      • Sun Valley [Kanawha County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Rock Lake Village
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sun Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sun Valley
    • Tornado [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tornado
      • Tornado [Kanawha County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Rock Lake Village
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tornado have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tornado
    • Virginia Heights [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virginia Heights
      • Virginia Heights [Kanawha County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Rock Lake Village
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Virginia Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virginia Heights

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 Lake Village. 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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    • Dagmar     (Actress, singer)
      • Actress, singer. She was born in Yawkey (West Virginia) on Tueday November 29, 1921 and died in Ceredo (West Virginia) on Tueday October 9, 2001 at the age of 79. She is buried at Woodmere Memorial Park (Cabell County, West Virginia).
      • Yawkey is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest of Rock Lake Village.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dagmar<4>
    • Conchata Galen Ferrell     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Loudendale (West Virginia) on Sunday March 28, 1943 and died in Sherman Oaks (California) on Monday October 12, 2020 at the age of 77. She is buried at Forest Cemetery (Pickaway County, Ohio).
      • Loudendale is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southeast of Rock Lake Village.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Conchata Galen Ferrell<4>
    • Joseph Gilliam     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Charleston (West Virginia) on Friday December 29, 1950 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Monday December 25, 2000 at the age of 50. He is buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee).
      • Charleston is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east of Rock Lake Village.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Gilliam<4>
    • Allison Hayes     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Charleston (West Virginia) on Thursday March 6, 1930 and died in San Diego (California) on Sunday February 27, 1977 at the age of 46.
      • Charleston is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east of Rock Lake Village.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allison Hayes<4>
    • Pattie Ruffner Jacobs     (Social reformer)
      • Social reformer. She was born in Malden (West Virginia) on Saturday October 2, 1875 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday December 22, 1935 at the age of 60. She is buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama).
      • Malden is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of Rock Lake Village.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Pattie Ruffner Jacobs<4>
    • Chuck Yeager     (Aviation pioneer, Air Force officer)
      • Aviation pioneer, Air Force officer. He was born in Myra (West Virginia) on Tueday February 13, 1923 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday December 7, 2020 at the age of 97. We don't have any burial details.
      • Myra is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Rock Lake Village.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chuck Yeager<4>

How Far From Rock Lake Village 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 Rock Lake Village to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Charleston, which is the Seat of Kanawha County and lies just to the East.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies just to the east (E).
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 256 miles [412 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Rock Lake Village to White House, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 15 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 10 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,118 miles [9,846 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,832 miles [10,995 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,707 miles [7,575.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in West Virginia

About Kanawha County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Kanawha County: www.kanawha.us/

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.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- Rock Lake Village) 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 Rock Lake Village. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rock Lake VillageOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rock Lake Village. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3473, Longitude: -81.7410       In this case, the coordinates for Rock Lake Village have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Rock Lake Village 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 310.727 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.588 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.911 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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