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Town of Rome, Wisconsin

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Welcome to Rome ...

The Town of Rome is located in Adams County.

When the people of Rome refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Roman<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2014, the Town of Rome has a population of 2,689 people<2> (see below for details).

Rome is 1,000 feet [305 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Rome lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Rome: (608)

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Rome had a population of 2,720 people (or 13.03% of the total population of Adams County). This makes Rome the county's most populous community.

The population of Rome represents 0.05% of the population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 327th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,720 people, the population of Rome increased 2.41% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,656 people).

Taken from the 2014 Census Estimates, Rome had an population of 2,689 people. This is a decrease of 1.14% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.24% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Rome.

Communities near Rome ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<4>.

Community   2014
Adams   [Map]   1,899   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Grand Rapids   [Map]   7,533   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Grant   [Map]   1,953   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Necedah   [Map]   2,296   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Nekoosa   [Map]   2,498   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Port Edwards   [Map]   1,381   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Rome.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Rome. We make it easy to see a Google satellite image of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Rome. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Rome:

Websites for Rome ...

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Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Rome. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
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PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
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Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

If you haven't already, you should also register your business through the Bing Business Portal.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Rome:

The official website for Adams County

The Panormaio photo collection contain pictures for the area around Rome:

Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Rome refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Rome may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Rome.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rome - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning at Rome. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, private property - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rome) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rome. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Rome

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rome. The point that we use is located at the coordinates of 44.2025, -89.8185   [Map]. The coordinates we use for Rome have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Rome.


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