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Welcome to Rock ...

Rock is located in Pope County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Rock, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1853.

Rock is 660 feet [201 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Rock is located in the (618) area code.

Communities Also Named Rock ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 23 communities that are also named Rock - they are located in Arkansas, Florida (2), Georgia, 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 Rock.

Communities near Rock ...

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

  • Metropolis
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
  • Carrier Mills
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carrier Mills
    • Carrier Mills is located in Saline County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,527 people
    • Former names for Carrier Mills:
    • Carriers Mills
    • Morrilsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carrier Mills <3>
  • Vienna
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
  • Rosiclare
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosiclare have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosiclare
    • Rosiclare is located in Hardin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,008 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rosiclare <3>
  • Brookport
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookport have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookport
    • Brookport is located in Massac County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 815 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brookport <3>
  • Golconda
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Golconda have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Golconda
    • Golconda is located in Pope County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 622 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Golconda <3>
  • Creal Springs
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creal Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creal Springs
    • Creal Springs is located in Williamson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 521 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Creal Springs <3>
  • Joppa
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Joppa have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joppa
    • Joppa is located in Massac County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 298 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Joppa <3>
  • Stonefort
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonefort have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonefort
    • Stonefort is located in Saline County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 279 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stonefort <3>
  • Elizabethtown
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elizabethtown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabethtown
    • Elizabethtown is located in Hardin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 272 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elizabethtown <3>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rock ...

Looking for more information about 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Rock, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Rock.

Adding Rock to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Rock 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 Rock was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Rock post office opened in 1853.

We also found Rock in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Rock.

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

The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Pope, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rock - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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