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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Madison [Map], which is the Seat of Boone County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Rocklick to Madison, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 34 miles [54.7 km] to the North (N). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 259 miles [416.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 15 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,136 miles [9,874.9 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 6,848 miles [11,020.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,723 miles [7,600.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Rocklick ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Rocklick.

Within West Virginia, there are 2 communities which are also named Rocklick.

Other Communities Located In West Virginia

Fayette County

Our profile page for Rocklick, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 30 miles [48.3 km] to the East Northeast

Marshall County

Our profile page for Rocklick, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 152 miles [244.6 km] to the North Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rocklick ...

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.

Bald Knob   -   Less than 2 miles to the North of Rocklick   [Map]
Bob White   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Cyclone   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Dry Creek   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Friendly View   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Greenwood   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Kelly   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Marthatown   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Packsville   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pardee   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pineknob   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Rock Creek   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Stark   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Sundial   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Twilight   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Rocklick. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

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

Slab Fork [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Rocklick

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Coleman Francis<7>
William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield
  Folk figure. He was born in Logan (West Virginia) on Monday September 9, 1839 and died in Stirrat (West Virginia) on Friday January 7, 1921 at an age of 81. He was buried at Hatfield Family Cemetery (Logan County, West Virginia) [Map].

Logan [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of Rocklick

Stirrat [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Rocklick

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield
Alex Hawkins     (Clifton Alexander Hawkins)
  Professional football. He was born in Welch (West Virginia) on Friday July 2, 1937 and died in Columbia (South Carolina) on Tueday September 12, 2017 at an age of 80.

Welch [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Rocklick

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alex Hawkins

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rocklick. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rocklick

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rocklick. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8448, Longitude: -81.6296     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rocklick have been estimated.

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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 Rocklick 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 310.668 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.447 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.023 degrees.

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<7>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:

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