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Welcome to Rocky Mount ...

Rocky Mount is located in Meriwether County<1>.

When the people of Rocky Mount refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Rocky Mounter<2>

A typical abbreviation for Rocky Mount: Rocky Mt. (or less commonly used: Rocky Mnt.)

Rocky Mount is 920 feet [280 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

Communities Also Named Rocky Mount ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 9 communities that are also named Rocky Mount - they are located in Alabama (2), Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri (2), North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Rocky Mount.

Communities near Rocky Mount ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Rocky Mount.

  • Smokey Acres [Coweta County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smokey Acres
    • Smokey Acres [Coweta County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Rocky Mount
    • Estimated population in 2019: 56,666 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smokey Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smokey Acres
  • Newnan [Coweta County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newnan
    • Newnan [Coweta County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Rocky Mount
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,885 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newnan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newnan<6>
  • Peachtree City [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peachtree City
    • Peachtree City [Fayette County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the north of Rocky Mount
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 36,763 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peachtree City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peachtree City<6>
  • Lawrences Mill [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawrences Mill
    • Lawrences Mill [Pike County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Rocky Mount
    • Estimated population in 2019: 30,834 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lawrences Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawrences Mill
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Carrolls [Meriwether County]
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      • Carrolls [Meriwether County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the southeast of Rocky Mount
      • Estimated population in 2019: 27,259 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carrolls have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrolls
    • Foreston Place [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Foreston Place
      • Foreston Place [Fayette County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Rocky Mount
      • Estimated population in 2019: 20,020 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Foreston Place have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Foreston Place
    • Hamptons Corner [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamptons Corner
      • Hamptons Corner [Fayette County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Rocky Mount
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,073 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamptons Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamptons Corner
    • Senoia [Coweta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Senoia
      • Senoia [Coweta County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the northeast of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,528 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Senoia have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Senoia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Senoia<6>
    • Grantville [Coweta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grantville
      • Grantville [Coweta County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,341 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grantville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grantville<6>
    • Hogansville [Troup County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hogansville
      • Hogansville [Troup County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the west of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,147 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hogansville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hogansville<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 Rocky Mount. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Rocky Mount.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rocky Mount ...

Looking for more information about Rocky Mount? 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 Rocky Mount, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Rocky Mount.

Adding Rocky Mount to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Rocky Mount 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 Rocky Mount was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Georgia

About Meriwether County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rocky Mount. 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 Meriwether, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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 Rocky Mount 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 Rocky Mount may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rocky Mount - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rocky Mount) 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 Rocky Mount. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rocky MountOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rocky Mount. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1655, Longitude: -84.6731    
<5>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.
<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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