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Welcome to Rome ...

The city of Rome is located in Floyd County<1> and is the County Seat for Floyd County.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Rome, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1846.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Rome has a population of 36,691 people<3> (see below for details).

Rome is 600 feet [183 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

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

Telephone area codes for Rome: (706) and (762)<5>

The ZIP codes for Rome: 30161-30165<6>

Websites for Rome ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Rome had an population of 36,691 people. This is an increase of 1.07% since the 2010 Census.

At the time of the 2010 Census, Rome had a population of 36,303 people (which is 37.69% of the total population of Floyd County). This makes Rome the county's most populous community.

The population of Rome represents 0.37% of the total population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 15th most populous community.

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

Communities Also Named Rome ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 35 communities that are also named Rome - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi (2), Missouri, New York (2), North Carolina, Ohio (8), Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Rome ...

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

  • Ligon ‑ Historic
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ligon have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ligon
    • Ligon is located in Bartow County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,810 people
  • Cedartown
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
  • Adairsville
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Rockmart
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockmart have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockmart
    • Rockmart is located in Polk County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,492 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockmart <8>
  • Euharlee
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Seney
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seney have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seney
    • Seney is located in Polk County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,412 people
  • Summerville
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
  • Aragon
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Cave Spring
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
  • Shellman ‑ Historic
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shellman have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shellman
    • Shellman is located in Bartow County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 933 people

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

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Rome.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Rome. Our list includes 34 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Rome.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rome ...

Looking for more information about Rome? 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 Rome, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Rome.

Adding Rome to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Rome was in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

We also found Rome in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Rome.

The official website for Rome:

The official website for Floyd County:

The official website for State of Georgia:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Floyd, 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 Rome refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city'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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Rome.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rome - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (762) is an overlay for area code (706).
<6>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 city (such as Rome). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Rome or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Rome includes: 30161, 30162, 30163, 30164 & 30165.
<7>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>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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