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Rocklick, West Virginia
(Fayette County)

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The location of Rocklick

Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Rocklick 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 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 and extending to:

  • Fayetteville [Map], which is the Seat of Fayette County, lies just to the North.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 38 miles [61.2 km] to the Northwest (NW). If you could walk a straight line from Rocklick to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 228 miles [366.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,108 miles [9,829.9 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 6,819 miles [10,974.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,695 miles [7,555.9 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

Boone County

Our profile page for Rocklick, Boone County   [Map]

Distance: About 30 miles [48.3 km] to the West Southwest.

Marshall County

Our profile page for Rocklick, Marshall County   [Map]

Distance: About 134 miles [215.7 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.

Bowlin   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest of Rocklick   [Map]

Fire Creek (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Glen Jean   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Greenstown   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Harvey   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Hilltop   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Meadow Fork   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Prudence   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Red Ash (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Redstar   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Rosedale   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Rush Run (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Scarbro   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [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 23 miles [37 km] to the southwest of Rocklick

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Coleman Francis<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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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 from Point A (ie- Rocklick) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rocklick. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9812, Longitude: -81.1023     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rocklick 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 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 310.348 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.101 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.755 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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