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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Parkersburg [Map], which is the Seat of Wood County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Rockport to Parkersburg, 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 50 miles [80.5 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 242 miles [389.5 km] to the East (E). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,077 miles [9,780 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 6,794 miles [10,933.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,669 miles [7,514 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Rockport ...

We have found 28 communities that share the name Rockport.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Rockport. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 27 communities in the United States and Canada - with 26 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in West Virginia

Communities outside of West Virginia


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Arkansas

Hot Spring County

Our profile page for Rockport, Hot Spring County   [Map]
Distance: About 700 miles [1,126.5 km] to the West Southwest

California

Mendocino County

Our profile page for Rockport, Mendocino County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,234 miles [3,595.3 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Weld County

Our profile page for Rockport, Weld County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,232 miles [1,982.7 km] to the West Northwest

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Rockport, Hillsborough County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Hillsborough County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Illinois

Pike County

Our profile page for Rockport, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 505 miles [812.7 km] to the West

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Indiana

Parke County

Our profile page for Rockport, Parke County   [Map]
Distance: About 310 miles [498.9 km] to the West Northwest

Spencer County

Our profile page for Rockport, Spencer County   [Map]
Distance: About 308 miles [495.7 km] to the West Southwest

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Kansas

Rooks County

Our profile page for Rockport, Rooks County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Rooks County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kentucky

Ohio County

Our profile page for Rockport, Ohio County   [Map]
Distance: About 318 miles [511.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Maine

Knox County

Our profile page for Rockport, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 733 miles [1,179.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Massachusetts

Essex County

Our profile page for Rockport, Essex County   [Map]
Distance: About 621 miles [999.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Alpena County

Our profile page for Rockport, Alpena County   [Map]
Distance: About 433 miles [696.8 km] to the North

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Mississippi

Attala County

Our profile page for Rockport, Attala County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 612 miles [984.9 km] to the Southwest

Copiah County

Our profile page for Rockport, Copiah County   [Map]
Distance: About 697 miles [1,121.7 km] to the Southwest

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Rockport   [Map]
Distance: About 980 miles [1,577.2 km] to the East Northeast

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New Jersey

Sussex County

Our profile page for Rockport, Sussex County   [Map]
Distance: About 397 miles [638.9 km] to the East Northeast

Warren County

Our profile page for Rockport, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 373 miles [600.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Allen County

Our profile page for Rockport, Allen County   [Map]
Distance: About 179 miles [288.1 km] to the Northwest

Cuyahoga County

Our profile page for Rockport, Cuyahoga County   [Map]
Distance: About 165 miles [265.5 km] to the North

Monroe County

Our profile page for Rockport, Monroe County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 55 miles [88.5 km] to the Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Rockport   [Map]
Distance: About 466 miles [750 km] to the Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Carbon County

Our profile page for Rockport, Carbon County   [Map]
Distance: About 332 miles [534.3 km] to the East Northeast

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South Dakota

Hanson County

Our profile page for Rockport, Hanson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Hanson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Tennessee

Benton County

Our profile page for Rockport, Benton County   [Map]
Distance: About 414 miles [666.3 km] to the West Southwest

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Texas

Aransas County

Our profile page for Rockport, Aransas County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,169 miles [1,881.3 km] to the Southwest

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Utah

Summit County

Our profile page for Rockport, Summit County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,576 miles [2,536.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Washington

Skagit County

Our profile page for Rockport, Skagit County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,072 miles [3,334.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Rockport ...

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.

Cool Springs   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast of Rockport   [Map]
Creels   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Cuba   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Elizabeth   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Fountain Spring   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Jerrys Run   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Kingbury (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Leachtown   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Lucky (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Manganese (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Mineral Wells   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Palestine   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Peewee   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Pleasant Hill   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Powers (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Rover   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Slate   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Windy   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Zackville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...



Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Wood County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Wood County: www.woodcountywv.com/

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rockport. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0742, Longitude: -81.5532     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rockport 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 Rockport 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 310.596 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.546 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.593 degrees.

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<7>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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 Rockport 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.

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<8>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 Rockport, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Rockport.



 
 
 

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