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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Lewisburg [Map], which is the Seat of Greenbrier County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 74 miles [119.1 km] to the Northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from Rockland 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 204 miles [328.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,095 miles [9,809 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 6,803 miles [10,948.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,679 miles [7,530.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Rockland ...

We have found 33 communities that share the name Rockland.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Rockland. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 32 communities in the United States and Canada - with 29 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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California

Del Norte County

Our profile page for Rockland, Del Norte County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,296 miles [3,695.1 km] to the West Northwest

Shasta County

Our profile page for Rockland, Shasta County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Shasta County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Colorado

Logan County

Our profile page for Rockland, Logan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,201 miles [1,932.8 km] to the West Northwest

Connecticut

New Haven County

Our profile page for Rockland, New Haven County   [Map]
Distance: About 489 miles [787 km] to the East Northeast

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Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Rockland, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 301 miles [484.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Florida

Polk County

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

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Idaho

Power County

Our profile page for Rockland, Power County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,729 miles [2,782.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Chase County

Our profile page for Rockland, Chase County   [Map]
Distance: About 876 miles [1,409.8 km] to the West

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Kentucky

Warren County

Our profile page for Rockland, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 335 miles [539.1 km] to the West

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Maine

Knox County

Our profile page for Rockland, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 738 miles [1,187.7 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Rockland, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 237 miles [381.4 km] to the East Northeast

Howard County

Our profile page for Rockland, Howard County   [Map]
Distance: About 227 miles [365.3 km] to the East Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Rockland, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 205 miles [329.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Massachusetts

Plymouth County

Our profile page for Rockland, Plymouth County   [Map]
Distance: About 591 miles [951.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Ontonagon County

Our profile page for Rockland, Ontonagon County   [Map]
Distance: About 762 miles [1,226.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Nevada

Elko County

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

Lyon County

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

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New Brunswick

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

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New York

Rockland County

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

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Rockland, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 415 miles [667.9 km] to the Northeast

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Rockland   [Map]
Distance: About 958 miles [1,541.8 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Washington County

Our profile page for Rockland, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 122 miles [196.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Rockland   [Map]
Distance: About 602 miles [968.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Douglas County

Our profile page for Rockland, Douglas County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,242 miles [3,608.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Venango County

Our profile page for Rockland, Venango County   [Map]
Distance: About 248 miles [399.1 km] to the North

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Quebec

Our profile page for Rockland   [Map]
Distance: About 691 miles [1,112.1 km] to the Northeast

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Rhode Island

Providence County

Our profile page for Rockland, Providence County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 546 miles [878.7 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Charleston County

Our profile page for Rockland, Charleston County   [Map]
Distance: About 353 miles [568.1 km] to the South

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Tennessee

Sumner County

Our profile page for Rockland, Sumner County   [Map]
Distance: About 351 miles [564.9 km] to the West Southwest

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Texas

Tyler County

Our profile page for Rockland, Tyler County   [Map]
Distance: About 914 miles [1,470.9 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Warren County

Our profile page for Rockland, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 155 miles [249.4 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

La Crosse County

Our profile page for Rockland, La Crosse County   [Map]
Distance: About 690 miles [1,110.4 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Rockland ...

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.

Crowfields   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast of Rockland   [Map]
Half Way   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Hokes Mill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Lewisburg   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Monitor   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Organ Cave   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Palestine   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Pickaway   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Secondcreek   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Sinks Grove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Snowflake   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Teaberry   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

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

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rockland. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7296, Longitude: -80.5129     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rockland 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 Rockland 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 310.00 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.667 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.589 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 Rockland, 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 Rockland 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Rockland.



 
 
 

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