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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Rocky Fork, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Rocky Fork and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Rocky Fork:
    • 38.455371, -81.722628
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Rocky Fork
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Rocky Fork ...

We have found three communities that share the name Rocky Fork.

Within West Virginia, the name Rocky Fork is unique.

Beyond West Virginia, we know of another three communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Ohio
      • Licking County
      • This Rocky Fork is located in Licking County and lies 121 miles [194.7 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Rocky Fork that is located in Kanawha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Fork
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Licking County community of Rocky Fork.
    • Tennessee
      • Rutherford County
      • This Rocky Fork is located in Rutherford County and lies 319 miles [513.4 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Rocky Fork that is located in Kanawha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Fork
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rutherford County community of Rocky Fork.
      • Unicoi County
      • This Rocky Fork is located in Unicoi County and lies 173 miles [278.4 km] to the south southwest of the Rocky Fork that is located in Kanawha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Fork
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Unicoi County community of Rocky Fork.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rocky Fork ...

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Black Betsey [Putnam County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Betsey
    • Black Betsey [Putnam County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Rocky Fork
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Betsey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Betsey
  • Cross Lanes [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cross Lanes
    • Cross Lanes [Kanawha County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Rocky Fork
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cross Lanes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Lanes
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cross Lanes<3>
  • Elk [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk
    • Elk [Kanawha County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Rocky Fork
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk
  • Green Valley [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Valley
    • Green Valley [Kanawha County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Rocky Fork
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Valley
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    • Institute [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Institute
      • Institute [Kanawha County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Rocky Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Institute have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Institute
    • Legg [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Legg
      • Legg [Kanawha County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Rocky Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Legg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Legg
    • Lincoln Park [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln Park
      • Lincoln Park [Kanawha County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Rocky Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln Park
    • Mound [Kanawha County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mound
      • Mound [Kanawha County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Rocky Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mound have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Nitro [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nitro
      • Nitro [Kanawha County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Rocky Fork
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,285 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nitro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nitro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nitro<3>
    • Plymouth [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plymouth
      • Plymouth [Putnam County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Rocky Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plymouth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plymouth
    • Raymond City [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raymond City
      • Raymond City [Putnam County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Rocky Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raymond City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raymond City
    • Rock Branch [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Branch
      • Rock Branch [Putnam County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Rocky Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Branch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Branch
    • Rock Lake Village [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Lake Village
      • Rock Lake Village [Kanawha County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Rocky Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Lake Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Lake Village
    • Scary [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scary
      • Scary [Putnam County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Rocky Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scary have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scary
    • Winter [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winter
      • Winter [Putnam County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Rocky Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winter

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 Rocky Fork. 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.

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    • Dagmar     (Actress, singer)
      • Actress, singer. She was born in Yawkey (West Virginia) on Tueday November 29, 1921 and died in Ceredo (West Virginia) on Tueday October 9, 2001 at the age of 79. She is buried at Woodmere Memorial Park (Cabell County, West Virginia).
      • Yawkey is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest of Rocky Fork.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dagmar<4>
    • Conchata Galen Ferrell     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Loudendale (West Virginia) on Sunday March 28, 1943 and died in Sherman Oaks (California) on Monday October 12, 2020 at the age of 77. She is buried at Forest Cemetery (Pickaway County, Ohio).
      • Loudendale is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the south of Rocky Fork.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Conchata Galen Ferrell<4>
    • Joseph Gilliam     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Charleston (West Virginia) on Friday December 29, 1950 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Monday December 25, 2000 at the age of 50. He is buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee).
      • Charleston is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of Rocky Fork.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Gilliam<4>
    • Allison Hayes     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Charleston (West Virginia) on Thursday March 6, 1930 and died in San Diego (California) on Sunday February 27, 1977 at the age of 46.
      • Charleston is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of Rocky Fork.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allison Hayes<4>
    • Pattie Ruffner Jacobs     (Social reformer)
      • Social reformer. She was born in Malden (West Virginia) on Saturday October 2, 1875 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday December 22, 1935 at the age of 60. She is buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama).
      • Malden is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast of Rocky Fork.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Pattie Ruffner Jacobs<4>
    • Chuck Yeager     (Aviation pioneer, Air Force officer)
      • Aviation pioneer, Air Force officer. He was born in Myra (West Virginia) on Tueday February 13, 1923 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday December 7, 2020 at the age of 97. We don't have any burial details.
      • Myra is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Rocky Fork.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chuck Yeager<4>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Rocky Fork and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Charleston, which is the Seat of Kanawha County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Rocky Fork to Charleston, with an average speed<5> 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, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast (SE). The buggy would take a little over three hours and walking would take four to five hours.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 254 miles [408.8 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 15 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,112 miles [9,836.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,827 miles [10,987 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,702 miles [7,567.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Kanawha County: www.kanawha.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rocky Fork) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rocky Fork. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4554, Longitude: -81.7226       In this case, the coordinates for Rocky Fork have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Fork to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.714 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.589 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.869 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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