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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 Rockland, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Rockland 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 Rockland:
    • 38.944277, -78.692517
    • 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 Rockland
  • 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

Communities Also Named Rockland ...

We have found 33 communities that share the name Rockland.

There is one other community in West Virginia which is also named Rockland.

Beyond West Virginia, we know of another 32 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 32 communities, 29 are located in the United States and five are in Canada.

  • Communities Located In West Virginia ...
    • Greenbrier County
      • This Rockland is located in Greenbrier County and lies 129 miles [207.6 km]<1> to the southwest of the Rockland that is located in Hardy County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greenbrier County community of Rockland.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Del Norte County
      • This Rockland is located in Del Norte County and lies 2,359 miles [3,796.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Rockland that is located in Hardy County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Del Norte County community of Rockland.
      • Shasta County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Shasta County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shasta County community of Rockland.
    • Colorado
      • Logan County
      • This Rockland is located in Logan County and lies 1,276 miles [2,053.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Rockland that is located in Hardy County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Logan County community of Rockland.
    • Connecticut
      • New Haven County
      • This Rockland is located in New Haven County and lies 361 miles [581 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Rockland that is located in Hardy County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the New Haven County community of Rockland.
    • Delaware
      • New Castle County
      • This Rockland is located in New Castle County and lies 176 miles [283.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Rockland that is located in Hardy County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the New Castle County community of Rockland.
    • Florida
      • Polk County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Florida community of Rockland [Polk County].
    • Idaho
      • Power County
      • This Rockland is located in Power County and lies 1,792 miles [2,883.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Rockland that is located in Hardy County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Power County community of Rockland.
    • Kansas
      • Chase County
      • This Rockland is located in Chase County and lies 966 miles [1,554.6 km]<1> to the west of the Rockland that is located in Hardy County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chase County community of Rockland.
    • Kentucky
      • Warren County
      • This Rockland is located in Warren County and lies 447 miles [719.4 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Rockland that is located in Hardy County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Warren County community of Rockland.
    • Maine
      • Knox County
      • This Rockland is located in Knox County and lies 609 miles [980.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Rockland that is located in Hardy County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Knox County community of Rockland.
    • Maryland
      • Baltimore County
      • This Rockland is located in Baltimore County and lies 112 miles [180.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Rockland that is located in Hardy County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baltimore County community of Rockland.
      • Howard County
      • This Rockland is located in Howard County and lies 103 miles [165.8 km] to the east northeast of the Rockland that is located in Hardy County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Howard County community of Rockland.
      • Montgomery County
      • This Rockland is located in Montgomery County and lies 84 miles [135.2 km] to the east of the Rockland that is located in Hardy County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Rockland.
    • Massachusetts
      • Plymouth County
      • This Rockland is located in Plymouth County and lies 463 miles [745.1 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Rockland that is located in Hardy County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Plymouth County community of Rockland.
    • Michigan
      • Ontonagon County
      • This Rockland is located in Ontonagon County and lies 754 miles [1,213.4 km]<1> to the northwest of the Rockland that is located in Hardy County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ontonagon County community of Rockland.
    • Nevada
      • Elko County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Elko County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Elko County community of Rockland.
      • Lyon County
      • This community is historic and although located in Lyon County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lyon County community of Rockland.
    • New Brunswick
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Brunswick community of Rockland.
    • New York
      • Rockland County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New York community of Rockland [Rockland County].
      • Sullivan County
      • This Rockland is located in Sullivan County and lies 286 miles [460.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Rockland that is located in Hardy County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sullivan County community of Rockland.
    • Nova Scotia
      • This Rockland lies 829 miles [1,334.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Rockland that is located in Hardy County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockland
    • Ohio
      • Washington County
      • This Rockland is located in Washington County and lies 157 miles [252.7 km]<1> to the west of the Rockland that is located in Hardy County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Rockland.
    • Ontario
      • This Rockland lies 487 miles [783.8 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Rockland that is located in Hardy County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockland
    • Oregon
      • Douglas County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oregon community of Rockland [Douglas County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Venango County
      • This Rockland is located in Venango County and lies 170 miles [273.6 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Rockland that is located in Hardy County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Venango County community of Rockland.
    • Quebec
      • This Rockland lies 566 miles [910.9 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Rockland that is located in Hardy County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockland
    • Rhode Island
      • Providence County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Rhode Island community of Rockland [Providence County].
    • South Carolina
      • Charleston County
      • This Rockland is located in Charleston County and lies 445 miles [716.2 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Rockland that is located in Hardy County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Charleston County community of Rockland.
    • Tennessee
      • Sumner County
      • This Rockland is located in Sumner County and lies 471 miles [758 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Rockland that is located in Hardy County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sumner County community of Rockland.
    • Texas
      • Tyler County
      • This Rockland is located in Tyler County and lies 1,040 miles [1,673.7 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Rockland that is located in Hardy County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tyler County community of Rockland.
    • Virginia
      • Warren County
      • This Rockland is located in Warren County and lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of the Rockland that is located in Hardy County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Warren County community of Rockland.
    • Wisconsin
      • La Crosse County
      • This Rockland is located in La Crosse County and lies 718 miles [1,155.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Rockland that is located in Hardy County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the La Crosse County community of Rockland.

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

  • Calvary [Shenandoah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calvary
    • Calvary [Shenandoah County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Rockland
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calvary have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calvary
  • 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<5>
  • Furnace [Hardy County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Furnace
    • Furnace [Hardy County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Rockland
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Furnace have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Harmony [Shenandoah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harmony
    • Harmony [Shenandoah County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Rockland
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harmony have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harmony
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Jerome [Shenandoah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jerome
      • Jerome [Shenandoah County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Rockland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jerome have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jerome
    • 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.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lost City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lost City<5>
    • Needmore [Hardy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Needmore
      • Needmore [Hardy County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Rockland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Needmore have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Needmore
    • Readus [Shenandoah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Readus
      • Readus [Shenandoah County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Rockland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Readus have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Readus
    • Red Banks [Shenandoah County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Banks
      • Red Banks [Shenandoah County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Rockland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Banks have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Willow Grove [Shenandoah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Grove
      • Willow Grove [Shenandoah County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Rockland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Grove

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Moorefield, which is the Seat of Hardy County and lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Rockland to Moorefield, with an average speed<6> 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, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 163 miles [262.3 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 89 miles [143.2 km] to the east (E). Driving would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,965 miles [9,599.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,674 miles [10,740.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,550 miles [7,322.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Hardy County

About West Virginia

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' 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>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.
<3>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 308.87 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.561 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.398 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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