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Welcome to Rock City ...

Rock City is located in Jackson County<1>.

The location of Rock City has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Rock City is 1,170 feet [357 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Note: If you travel east from Rock City (for example, toward Euthtilloga (GA)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Telephone area codes for Rock City: (256) and (938)<4>

Communities Also Named Rock City ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Alabama communities named Rock City: This one is located in Jackson County and the other is located in Marion County.

Beyond Alabama, there are 10 communities that are also named Rock City - they are located in California, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, New York (3) and Tennessee (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Rock City.

Communities near Rock City ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Rock City.

  • Scottsboro [Jackson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scottsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scottsboro
    • Scottsboro [Jackson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Rock City
    • Estimated population in 2019: 14,436 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scottsboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scottsboro<6>
  • Fort Payne [DeKalb County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Payne
    • Fort Payne [DeKalb County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Rock City
    • Estimated population in 2019: 14,074 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Payne
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Payne<6>
  • Rainsville [DeKalb County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rainsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainsville
    • Rainsville [DeKalb County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Rock City
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,123 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rainsville<6>
  • Henagar [DeKalb County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henagar
    • Henagar [DeKalb County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Rock City
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,363 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henagar
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Henagar<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Collinsville [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collinsville
      • Collinsville [DeKalb County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Rock City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,009 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collinsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collinsville<6>
    • Sylvania [DeKalb County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sylvania have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sylvania
      • Sylvania [DeKalb County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of Rock City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,894 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sylvania
    • Crossville [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crossville
      • Crossville [DeKalb County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Rock City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,857 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crossville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crossville<6>
    • Fyffe [DeKalb County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fyffe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fyffe
      • Fyffe [DeKalb County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Rock City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,045 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fyffe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fyffe<6>
    • Hollywood [Jackson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollywood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollywood
      • Hollywood [Jackson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Rock City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 984 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollywood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hollywood<6>
    • Grant [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grant
      • Grant [Marshall County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Rock City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 916 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grant
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grant<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Rock City. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Rock City.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Rock City. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Rock City.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Rock City. See our Newspapers Page for Rock City.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rock City ...

Looking for more information about Rock City? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Rock City, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Rock City.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Jackson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Jackson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rock City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rock City) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rock City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rock City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rock City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5326, Longitude: -85.9503       In this case, the coordinates for Rock City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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