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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Kingwood [Map], which is the Seat of Preston County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Rockville to Kingwood, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 135 miles [217.3 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 151 miles [243 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,978 miles [9,620.7 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 6,692 miles [10,769.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,567 miles [7,349.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Rockville ...

We have found 48 communities that share the name Rockville.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Rockville. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 47 communities in the United States and Canada - with 45 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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Alabama

Clarke County

Our profile page for Rockville, Clarke County   [Map]
Distance: About 727 miles [1,170 km] to the Southwest

California

Solano County

Our profile page for Rockville, Solano County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,259 miles [3,635.5 km] to the West Northwest

Connecticut

Tolland County

Our profile page for Rockville, Tolland County   [Map]
Distance: About 409 miles [658.2 km] to the East Northeast

Georgia

Putnam County

Our profile page for Rockville, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 476 miles [766 km] to the South Southwest

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Idaho

Owyhee County

Our profile page for Rockville, Owyhee County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,930 miles [3,106 km] to the West Northwest

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Illinois

Kankakee County

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

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Indiana

Parke County

Our profile page for Rockville, Parke County   [Map]
Distance: About 399 miles [642.1 km] to the West

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Iowa

Delaware County

Our profile page for Rockville, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 625 miles [1,005.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Miami County

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

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Kentucky

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Rockville, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 182 miles [292.9 km] to the West Southwest

Rowan County

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

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Maine

Knox County

Our profile page for Rockville, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 627 miles [1,009.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Maryland

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Rockville, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 141 miles [226.9 km] to the East Southeast

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Massachusetts

Norfolk County

Our profile page for Rockville, Norfolk County   [Map]
Distance: About 468 miles [753.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Minnesota

Stearns County

Our profile page for Rockville, Stearns County   [Map]
Distance: About 844 miles [1,358.3 km] to the Northwest

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Missouri

Bates County

Our profile page for Rockville, Bates County   [Map]
Distance: About 779 miles [1,253.7 km] to the West

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Nebraska

Sherman County

Our profile page for Rockville, Sherman County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,009 miles [1,623.8 km] to the West Northwest

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Rockville   [Map]
Distance: About 835 miles [1,343.8 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Allegany County

Our profile page for Rockville, Allegany County   [Map]
Distance: About 202 miles [325.1 km] to the North Northeast

Orange County

Our profile page for Rockville, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 305 miles [490.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Rockville   [Map]
Distance: About 756 miles [1,216.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Adams County

Our profile page for Rockville, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 203 miles [326.7 km] to the West Southwest

Meigs County

Our profile page for Rockville, Meigs County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Meigs County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Muskingum County

Our profile page for Rockville, Muskingum County
This community is historic.
Although located in Muskingum County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Stark County

Our profile page for Rockville, Stark County   [Map]
Distance: About 120 miles [193.1 km] to the Northwest

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Ontario

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

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Oregon

Malheur County

Our profile page for Rockville, Malheur County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,935 miles [3,114.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Armstrong County

Our profile page for Rockville, Armstrong County   [Map]
Distance: About 78 miles [125.5 km] to the North

Bedford County

Our profile page for Rockville, Bedford County   [Map]
Distance: About 58 miles [93.3 km] to the East Northeast

Cambria County

Our profile page for Rockville, Cambria County   [Map]
Distance: About 70 miles [112.7 km] to the Northeast

Centre County

Our profile page for Rockville, Centre County   [Map]
Distance: About 149 miles [239.8 km] to the Northeast

Chester County

Our profile page for Rockville, Chester County   [Map]
Distance: About 206 miles [331.5 km] to the East

Clarion County

Our profile page for Rockville, Clarion County   [Map]
Distance: About 99 miles [159.3 km] to the North

Dauphin County

Our profile page for Rockville, Dauphin County   [Map]
Distance: About 156 miles [251.1 km] to the East Northeast

Juniata County

Our profile page for Rockville, Juniata County   [Map]
Distance: About 137 miles [220.5 km] to the East Northeast

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Rockville, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 98 miles [157.7 km] to the North Northwest

Mifflin County

Our profile page for Rockville, Mifflin County   [Map]
Distance: About 123 miles [197.9 km] to the Northeast

Northampton County

Our profile page for Rockville, Northampton County   [Map]
Distance: About 235 miles [378.2 km] to the East Northeast

York County

Our profile page for Rockville, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 156 miles [251.1 km] to the East

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Rhode Island

Washington County

Our profile page for Rockville, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 436 miles [701.7 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Charleston County

Our profile page for Rockville, Charleston County   [Map]
Distance: About 485 miles [780.5 km] to the South

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Tennessee

Monroe County

Our profile page for Rockville, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 376 miles [605.1 km] to the Southwest

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Utah

Washington County

Our profile page for Rockville, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,801 miles [2,898.4 km] to the West

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Vermont

Addison County

Our profile page for Rockville, Addison County   [Map]
Distance: About 466 miles [750 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Hanover County

Our profile page for Rockville, Hanover County   [Map]
Distance: About 170 miles [273.6 km] to the Southeast

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Wisconsin

Grant County

Our profile page for Rockville, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 608 miles [978.5 km] to the West Northwest

Manitowoc County

Our profile page for Rockville, Manitowoc County   [Map]
Distance: About 519 miles [835.2 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Rockville ...

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.

Bull Run   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest of Rockville   [Map]
Florence (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Herring   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Hopewell   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Laurel Run   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Little Sandy   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Sugar Valley   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Valley Point   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [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 Rockville. 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.

Don Knotts     (Jesse Donald Knotts)
  Comedian, actor. He was born in Morgantown (West Virginia) on Monday July 21, 1924 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday February 24, 2006 at an age of 81. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Morgantown [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the west of Rockville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Knotts<9>
 
Ronald Ron Lancaster
  Professional football. He was born in Fairchance (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 14, 1938 and died in Hamilton (Ontario) on Thursday September 18, 2008 at an age of 69.

Fairchance [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest of Rockville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronald Ron Lancaster
 
Matt McHugh     (Matthew McHugh)
  Actor. He was born in Connellsville (Pennsylvania) on Monday January 22, 1894 and died in Northridge (California) on Monday February 22, 1971 at an age of 77.

Connellsville [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Rockville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Matt McHugh

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 from Rockville. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rockville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rockville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6215, Longitude: -79.7048     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rockville 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 Rockville 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 309.448 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.321 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.592 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Rockville 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 Rockville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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: findagrave.com.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Rockville.