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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Buckhannon [Map], which is the Seat of Upshur County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 83 miles [133.6 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Rocky Ford to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 174 miles [280 km] to the East (E). Driving would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,031 miles [9,706 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 6,744 miles [10,853.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,619 miles [7,433.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Rocky Ford ...

We have found 30 communities that share the name Rocky Ford.

While the name Rocky Ford is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 30 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Greene County

Our profile page for Rocky Ford, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 603 miles [970.4 km] to the Southwest

Arkansas

Madison County

Our profile page for Rocky Ford, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 761 miles [1,224.7 km] to the West

Marion County

Our profile page for Rocky Ford, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 695 miles [1,118.5 km] to the West Southwest

Perry County

Our profile page for Rocky Ford, Perry County   [Map]
Distance: About 757 miles [1,218.3 km] to the West Southwest

Randolph County

Our profile page for Rocky Ford, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 608 miles [978.5 km] to the West Southwest

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Colorado

Otero County

Our profile page for Rocky Ford, Otero County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,264 miles [2,034.2 km] to the West

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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Rocky Ford, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 767 miles [1,234.4 km] to the South

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Georgia

Screven County

Our profile page for Rocky Ford, Screven County   [Map]
Distance: About 442 miles [711.3 km] to the South Southwest

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Illinois

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Rocky Ford, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 422 miles [679.1 km] to the West

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Indiana

Warren County

Our profile page for Rocky Ford, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 387 miles [622.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Clay County

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

Greenwood County

Our profile page for Rocky Ford, Greenwood County   [Map]
Distance: About 855 miles [1,376 km] to the West

Riley County

Our profile page for Rocky Ford, Riley County   [Map]
Distance: About 872 miles [1,403.3 km] to the West

Wabaunsee County

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

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Mississippi

Clay County

Our profile page for Rocky Ford, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 591 miles [951.1 km] to the Southwest

Pontotoc County

Our profile page for Rocky Ford, Pontotoc County   [Map]
Distance: About 581 miles [935 km] to the West Southwest

Union County

Our profile page for Rocky Ford, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 583 miles [938.2 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Vernon County

Our profile page for Rocky Ford, Vernon County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 753 miles [1,211.8 km] to the West

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North Carolina

Franklin County

Our profile page for Rocky Ford, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 217 miles [349.2 km] to the South Southeast

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Ohio

Wood County

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

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Oklahoma

Comanche County

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

Delaware County

Our profile page for Rocky Ford, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 822 miles [1,322.9 km] to the West

Grady County

Our profile page for Rocky Ford, Grady County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,020 miles [1,641.5 km] to the West

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Oregon

Klamath County

Our profile page for Rocky Ford, Klamath County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,143 miles [3,448.8 km] to the West Northwest

Malheur County

Our profile page for Rocky Ford, Malheur County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,922 miles [3,093.2 km] to the West Northwest

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South Dakota

Fall River County

Our profile page for Rocky Ford, Fall River County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,244 miles [2,002 km] to the West Northwest

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Tennessee

Campbell County

Our profile page for Rocky Ford, Campbell County   [Map]
Distance: About 279 miles [449 km] to the Southwest

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Virginia

Bedford County

Our profile page for Rocky Ford, Bedford County   [Map]
Distance: About 119 miles [191.5 km] to the South Southeast

Brunswick County

Our profile page for Rocky Ford, Brunswick County   [Map]
Distance: About 197 miles [317 km] to the Southeast

Frederick County

Our profile page for Rocky Ford, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 121 miles [194.7 km] to the East

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Rocky Ford ...

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.

Atlas   -   Less than 2 miles to the North of Rocky Ford   [Map]
Deanville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Freeman   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
French Creek   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Georgetown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Heavener Grove   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Heavner (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Ivy   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Red Rock   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rocky Ford. 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 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Rocky Ford. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rocky Ford) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rocky Ford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9548, Longitude: -80.2876     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rocky Ford 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 Rocky Ford 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 309.829 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.654 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.081 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 Rocky Ford 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 Rocky Ford, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Rocky Ford.