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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 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:

  • Moundsville [Map], which is the Seat of Marshall County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Rocklick to Moundsville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 120 miles [193.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 198 miles [318.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). 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 6,000 miles [9,656.1 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 6,717 miles [10,810 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,593 miles [7,391.7 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 152 miles [244.6 km] to the South Southwest

Fayette County

Our profile page for Rocklick, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 134 miles [215.7 km] to the South Southwest

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Rocklick. A straight line distance ignores things 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 that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.8731, Longitude: -80.5270     [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 309.94 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.918 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.866 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Rocklick.