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Welcome to Rochester ...

Rochester is located in Cedar County<1>.

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

Rochester is 660 feet [201 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Communities Also Named Rochester ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 32 communities that are also named Rochester - they are located in Alberta, California, Illinois (2), Indiana, Kansas (6), Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana (2), Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio (4), Pennsylvania, Texas, Vermont, Washington and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Rochester ...

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

  • Iowa City [Johnson County]
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    • Iowa City [Johnson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the west of Rochester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 76,608 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iowa City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Iowa City<5>
  • Muscatine [Muscatine County]
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    • Muscatine [Muscatine County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the south of Rochester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,523 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Muscatine have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Muscatine<5>
  • West Liberty [Muscatine County]
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    • West Liberty [Muscatine County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the southwest of Rochester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,734 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Liberty<5>
  • Tipton [Cedar County]
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    • Tipton [Cedar County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the north of Rochester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,178 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tipton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tipton<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Wilton [Muscatine County]
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      • Wilton [Muscatine County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the southeast of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,800 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilton<5>
    • Solon [Johnson County]
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      • Solon [Johnson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northwest of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,771 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Solon have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Solon<5>
    • West Branch [Cedar County]
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      • West Branch [Cedar County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the west of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,519 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Branch<5>
    • Durant [Cedar County]
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      • Durant [Cedar County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the east of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,857 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Durant have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Durant<5>
    • Walcott [Scott County]
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      • Walcott [Scott County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the east of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,627 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walcott have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walcott<5>
    • Lone Tree [Johnson County]
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      • Lone Tree [Johnson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southwest of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,384 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lone Tree have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lone Tree
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lone Tree<5>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rochester ...

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

Adding Rochester to Our Gazetteer ...

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

We also found Rochester on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Iowa (1911).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Iowa

About Cedar County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Iowa's counties, including Cedar, 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 Rochester 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 Rochester may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rochester - 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rochester) 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 Rochester. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RochesterOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rochester. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.6745, Longitude: -91.1580    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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