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Our Genealogy Helper for Rockland ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Rockland (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Rockland. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Name Variations for Rockland ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

Another variation: Rock Land.

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Rockland is located in Hardy County.

To see how the shape of West Virginia's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Hardy County: Frederick (VA), Rockingham (VA), Shenandoah (VA), Grant, Hampshire & Pendleton.

Below are the counties that are near Rockland. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Rockland:

  • Hardy County     (The home county of Rockland)
    • Baker [Hardy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baker
      • Baker [Hardy County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Rockland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baker
    • Lost City [Hardy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lost City
      • Lost City [Hardy County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Rockland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lost City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lost City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lost City<3>
    • Wardensville [Hardy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wardensville
      • Wardensville [Hardy County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Rockland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 258 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wardensville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wardensville<3>
    • Fort Run [Hardy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Run
      • Fort Run [Hardy County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Rockland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Run
    • Moorefield [Hardy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moorefield
      • Moorefield [Hardy County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Rockland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,391 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moorefield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moorefield<3>
  • Grant County
    • Dorcas [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dorcas
      • Dorcas [Grant County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Rockland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dorcas
    • Petersburg [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petersburg
      • Petersburg [Grant County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Rockland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,683 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Petersburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petersburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Petersburg<3>
    • Arthur [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arthur
      • Arthur [Grant County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Rockland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arthur
    • Greenland [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenland
      • Greenland [Grant County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Rockland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenland
  • Hampshire County
    • Yellow Spring [Hampshire County]
    • Sedan [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sedan
      • Sedan [Hampshire County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Rockland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sedan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sedan
    • Lehew [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lehew
      • Lehew [Hampshire County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Rockland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lehew
    • Augusta [Hampshire County]
    • Romney [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Romney
      • Romney [Hampshire County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Rockland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,680 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Romney
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Romney<3>
    • Capon Bridge [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Capon Bridge
      • Capon Bridge [Hampshire County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Rockland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 371 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Capon Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Capon Bridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Capon Bridge<3>
    • Slanesville [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slanesville
      • Slanesville [Hampshire County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Rockland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slanesville
    • Springfield [Hampshire County]
  • Mineral County
    • Burlington [Mineral County]
    • New Creek [Mineral County]
    • Keyser [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keyser
      • Keyser [Mineral County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Rockland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,863 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keyser
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Keyser<3>
    • Fort Ashby [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Ashby
      • Fort Ashby [Mineral County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Rockland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Ashby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Ashby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Ashby<3>
    • Elk Garden [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Garden
      • Elk Garden [Mineral County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Rockland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 209 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Garden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Garden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elk Garden<3>
  • Pendleton County
    • Brushy Run [Pendleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brushy Run
      • Brushy Run [Pendleton County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Rockland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brushy Run
    • Brandywine [Pendleton County]
    • Franklin [Pendleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
      • Franklin [Pendleton County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Rockland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 638 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin<3>
  • Garrett County (MD)
    • Kitzmiller [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kitzmiller
      • Kitzmiller [Garrett County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Rockland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 301 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kitzmiller have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kitzmiller
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kitzmiller<3>
  • Clarke County (VA)
    • White Post [Clarke County]
    • Boyce [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boyce
      • Boyce [Clarke County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Rockland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 629 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boyce
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boyce<3>
    • Berryville [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berryville
      • Berryville [Clarke County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Rockland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,369 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berryville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Berryville<3>
  • Fauquier County (VA)
    • Petersburg [Fauquier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petersburg
      • Petersburg [Fauquier County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Rockland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Petersburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petersburg
    • Markham [Fauquier County]
  • Frederick County (VA)
    • Middletown [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middletown
      • Middletown [Frederick County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Rockland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,424 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middletown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middletown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middletown<3>
    • Fawcett Gap [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fawcett Gap
      • Fawcett Gap [Frederick County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Rockland
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Fawcett Gap. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fawcett Gap
    • Stephens City [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stephens City
      • Stephens City [Frederick County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Rockland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,106 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stephens City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stephens City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stephens City<3>
    • Day - Mar Village [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Day - Mar Village
      • Day - Mar Village [Frederick County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Rockland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Day - Mar Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Day - Mar Village
    • Echo Village [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Echo Village
      • Echo Village [Frederick County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Rockland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Echo Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Echo Village
    • Hayfield [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hayfield
      • Hayfield [Frederick County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Rockland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hayfield
    • Armel [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Armel
      • Armel [Frederick County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Rockland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Armel
    • Cross Junction [Frederick County]
    • White Hall [Frederick County]
  • Harrisonburg City (VA)
    • Harrisonburg [Harrisonburg City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrisonburg
      • Harrisonburg [Harrisonburg City] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Rockland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,204 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisonburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrisonburg<3>
  • Page County (VA)
    • Leaksville [Page County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leaksville
      • Leaksville [Page County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Rockland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leaksville
    • Luray [Page County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Luray
      • Luray [Page County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Rockland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,849 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luray
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Luray<3>
    • Marksville [Page County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marksville
      • Marksville [Page County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Rockland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marksville
    • Stanley [Page County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanley
      • Stanley [Page County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Rockland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,676 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stanley<3>
    • Shenandoah [Page County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shenandoah
      • Shenandoah [Page County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Rockland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,334 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shenandoah have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shenandoah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shenandoah<3>
  • Rappahannock County (VA)
    • Chester Gap [Rappahannock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chester Gap
      • Chester Gap [Rappahannock County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Rockland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chester Gap
    • Sperryville [Rappahannock County]
    • Washington [Rappahannock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washington
      • Washington [Rappahannock County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Rockland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 122 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Washington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Washington<3>
  • Rockingham County (VA)
    • Plains Mill [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plains Mill
      • Plains Mill [Rockingham County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Rockland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plains Mill
    • Timberville [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timberville
      • Timberville [Rockingham County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Rockland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,705 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timberville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Timberville<3>
    • Cootes Store [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cootes Store
      • Cootes Store [Rockingham County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Rockland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cootes Store
    • Fulks Run [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fulks Run
      • Fulks Run [Rockingham County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Rockland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fulks Run
    • Broadway [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Broadway
      • Broadway [Rockingham County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Rockland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,995 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Broadway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Broadway<3>
    • Mayland [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayland
      • Mayland [Rockingham County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Rockland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayland
    • Turleytown [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turleytown
      • Turleytown [Rockingham County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Rockland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turleytown
    • Cherry Grove [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Grove
      • Cherry Grove [Rockingham County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Rockland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry Grove
    • Lacey Spring [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lacey Spring
      • Lacey Spring [Rockingham County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Rockland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lacey Spring
    • Singers Glen [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Singers Glen
      • Singers Glen [Rockingham County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Rockland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Singers Glen
    • Edom [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edom
      • Edom [Rockingham County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Rockland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edom
    • Linville [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linville
      • Linville [Rockingham County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Rockland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linville
  • Shenandoah County (VA)
    • Columbia Furnace [Shenandoah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia Furnace
      • Columbia Furnace [Shenandoah County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Rockland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia Furnace
    • Edinburg [Shenandoah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edinburg
      • Edinburg [Shenandoah County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Rockland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,078 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edinburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edinburg<3>
    • Woodstock [Shenandoah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodstock
      • Woodstock [Shenandoah County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Rockland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,293 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodstock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodstock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodstock<3>
    • Basye-Bryce Mountain [Shenandoah County]
    • Maurertown [Shenandoah County]
    • Orkney Springs [Shenandoah County]
    • Toms Brook [Shenandoah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toms Brook
      • Toms Brook [Shenandoah County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Rockland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 273 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toms Brook
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Toms Brook<3>
    • Mount Jackson [Shenandoah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Jackson
      • Mount Jackson [Shenandoah County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Rockland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,144 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Jackson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Jackson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Jackson<3>
    • Dilbeck [Shenandoah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dilbeck
      • Dilbeck [Shenandoah County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Rockland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dilbeck have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dilbeck
    • Strasburg [Shenandoah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strasburg
      • Strasburg [Shenandoah County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Rockland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,716 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Strasburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strasburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Strasburg<3>
    • New Market [Shenandoah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Market
      • New Market [Shenandoah County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Rockland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,268 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Market
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Market<3>
  • Warren County (VA)
    • Overall [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Overall
      • Overall [Warren County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Rockland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Overall
    • Limeton [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Limeton
      • Limeton [Warren County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Rockland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Limeton
    • Reliance [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reliance
      • Reliance [Warren County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Rockland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reliance
    • Royal Village [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Royal Village
      • Royal Village [Warren County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Rockland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Royal Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Royal Village
    • Front Royal [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Front Royal
      • Front Royal [Warren County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Rockland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,389 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Front Royal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Front Royal<3>
    • Riverton [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverton
      • Riverton [Warren County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Rockland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverton
    • Viscose City [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Viscose City
      • Viscose City [Warren County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Rockland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Viscose City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Viscose City
  • Winchester City (VA)
    • Winchester [Winchester City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winchester
      • Winchester [Winchester City] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Rockland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,700 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winchester<3>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Rockland, see our County-by-County Page for Rockland.

Newspapers Published in Rockland ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 50 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rockland.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rockland, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rockland.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Rockland:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Maryland
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Cemeteries Near Rockland ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rockland.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Rockland covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Heltsley Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Heltsley Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Heltsley Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • The Heltsley Cemetery is located less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Columbia Furnace (VA).
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  • Union Cemetery
  • St. Pauls Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Pauls Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Pauls Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • St. Pauls Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Rockland.
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  • Greenwood Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Greenwood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Greenwood Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Rockland.
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  • Christ Church Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Christ Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Christ Church Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Rockland.
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  • Wakemans Grove Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wakemans Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Wakemans Grove Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Rockland.
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    • Stoney Creek Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Stoney Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Stoney Creek Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Rockland.
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    • Calvary Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Calvary Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Calvary Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Rockland.
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    • Patmos Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Patmos Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Patmos Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Rockland.
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    • Mt. Zion Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Zion Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Zion Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Rockland.
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    • Sugar Hill Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sugar Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sugar Hill Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Rockland.
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    • New Dale Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Dale Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • New Dale Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Rockland.
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    • Cedar Hill Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cedar Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cedar Hill Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Rockland.
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    • Bethel Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bethel Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Rockland.
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    • Union Forge Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Union Forge Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Union Forge Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Rockland.
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Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Rockland had a post office and no railroad service.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Rockland, with the one closest to Rockland listed first.

  • Rockland [Hardy County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockland
    • Rockland [Hardy County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Rockland
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rockland had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Perry [Hardy County]
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    • Perry [Hardy County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Rockland
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 10 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Perry had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Jerome [Shenandoah County]
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    • Jerome [Shenandoah County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Rockland
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Jerome had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jerome have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Columbia Furnace [Shenandoah County]
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    • Columbia Furnace [Shenandoah County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Rockland
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 29 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Columbia Furnace had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Saint Luke [Shenandoah County]
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    • Saint Luke [Shenandoah County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Rockland
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 13 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Saint Luke had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Luke have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Alonzaville [Shenandoah County]
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    • Alonzaville [Shenandoah County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Rockland
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 58 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Alonzaville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alonzaville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Van Buren Furnace [Shenandoah County]
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      • Van Buren Furnace [Shenandoah County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Rockland
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 28 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Van Buren Furnace had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Van Buren Furnace have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Needmore [Hardy County]
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      • Needmore [Hardy County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Rockland
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Needmore had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Needmore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Calvary [Shenandoah County]
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      • Calvary [Shenandoah County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Rockland
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 11 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Calvary had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calvary have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Mathias [Hardy County]
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      • Mathias [Hardy County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Rockland
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mathias had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mathias have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mathias<3>
    • Hamburg [Shenandoah County]
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      • Hamburg [Shenandoah County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Rockland
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 50 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hamburg had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Edinburg [Shenandoah County]
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      • Edinburg [Shenandoah County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Rockland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,078 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Edinburg had railroad service and no post office
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edinburg<3>
    • Willow Grove [Shenandoah County]
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      • Willow Grove [Shenandoah County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Rockland
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 21 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Willow Grove had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Woodstock [Shenandoah County]
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      • Woodstock [Shenandoah County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Rockland
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,068 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,293 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Woodstock had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodstock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodstock<3>
    • Saumsville [Shenandoah County]
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      • Saumsville [Shenandoah County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Rockland
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 75 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Saumsville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saumsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Rockland. See our List of 1890's Communities around Rockland.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Rockland ...

While our initial data about Rockland came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Rockland in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Rockland.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Rockland:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

SPV's Comprehensive Railroad Atlas of North America - Appalachia & Piedmont
(Available from Amazon.com)

Written by: Walker, Mike

Published by Steam Powered Video (SPV), 2004

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Rockland. See our Misc Page for Rockland for more information.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Rockland) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rockland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9443, Longitude: -78.6925       In this case, the coordinates for Rockland 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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>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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