A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to Rochester ...
The location of Rochester has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
The pronunciation of Rochester: RAH-ches-tuhr<3>
When the people of Rochester refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Rochesterian<4>
Rochester is 390 feet [119 m] above sea level.<5>.
Time Zone: Rochester lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Note: If you travel east from Rochester (for example, toward Spurgeon (IN)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).
Rochester is within the boundaries of the (618) area code.
Communities Also Named Rochester ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Illinois communities named Rochester: This one is located in Wabash County and the other is located in Sangamon County.
Beyond Illinois, there are 32 communities that are also named Rochester - they are located in Alberta, California, Indiana, Iowa, 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.
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 on a map titled Rand McNally Map (1881).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Rochester on our Genealogy Page.
Other Roadside Stops ...
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 Illinois: https://illinois.gov
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This page was last modified: 27 Apr 2022