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Welcome to The Rock ...

The town of The Rock is located in Upson County<1>.

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

We don't have a date for the establishment of The Rock.

The town of The Rock was previously named Topeka Junction.

The Rock is 820 feet [250 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The Rock lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from The Rock (for example, toward Valley (AL)), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Telephone area codes for The Rock: (706) and (762)<4>

The ZIP code for The Rock: 30285<5>

Adding The Rock to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of The Rock in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for The Rock was

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for The Rock on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named The Rock ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 23 communities that are also named The Rock - they are located in Arkansas, Florida (2), Illinois, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana (3), Maryland (2), Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and West Virginia (2).

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

Communities near The Rock ...

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

  • Lawrences Mill [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawrences Mill
    • Lawrences Mill [Pike County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the west of The Rock
    • Estimated population in 2019: 30,834 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lawrences Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawrences Mill
  • Carrolls [Meriwether County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carrolls
    • Carrolls [Meriwether County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of The Rock
    • Estimated population in 2019: 27,259 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carrolls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrolls
  • Griffin [Spalding County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Griffin
    • Griffin [Spalding County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of The Rock
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,665 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Griffin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Griffin<7>
  • Thomaston [Upson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thomaston
    • Thomaston [Upson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southwest of The Rock
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,770 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thomaston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thomaston<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Barnesville [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barnesville
      • Barnesville [Lamar County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northeast of The Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,669 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barnesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Barnesville<7>
    • Forsyth [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forsyth
      • Forsyth [Monroe County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of The Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,312 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forsyth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forsyth<7>
    • Lincoln Park [Upson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln Park
      • Lincoln Park [Upson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southwest of The Rock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,503 people
      • 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
    • Zebulon [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zebulon
      • Zebulon [Pike County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northwest of The Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,223 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zebulon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Zebulon<7>
    • Woodbury [Meriwether County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodbury
      • Woodbury [Meriwether County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of The Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 898 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodbury
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodbury<7>
    • Russellville [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Russellville
      • Russellville [Monroe County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the east of The Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Russellville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Russellville

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 The Rock. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for The Rock.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of The Rock. 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 The Rock.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for The Rock ...

Looking for more information about The Rock? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for The Rock, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for The Rock.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Upson, 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 The Rock - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (762) is an overlay for area code (706).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as The Rock). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether The Rock or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- The Rock) 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 The Rock. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from The RockOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in The Rock. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9640, Longitude: -84.2410       In this case, the coordinates for The Rock have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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