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Welcome to Rockwood ...

The village of Rockwood is located in Randolph County<1>.


The location of Rockwood has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Rockwood, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1865.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Rockwood has a population of 43 people<3> (see below for details).

Rockwood is 510 feet [155 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Rockwood is located in the (618) area code.

The ZIP code for Rockwood: 62280<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Rockwood had an population of 43 people. This is an increase of 2.38% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.88% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Rockwood had a population of 42 people. This makes Rockwood the county's 13th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 42 people, the population of Rockwood increased 2.44% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 41 people).

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

Communities Also Named Rockwood ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 22 communities that are also named Rockwood - they are located in Alabama, California, Colorado, Kentucky, Maine, Manitoba, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina (2), Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (3), Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Rockwood ...

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

  • Perryville
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
  • Chester
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chester
    • Chester is located in Randolph County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,145 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chester <6>
  • Steeleville
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
  • Percy
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
  • Ava
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ava have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ava
    • Ava is located in Jackson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 610 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ava <6>
  • Willisville
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willisville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willisville
    • Willisville is located in Perry County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 578 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Willisville <6>
  • Grand Tower
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
  • Cutler
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Saint Mary
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Mary have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Mary
    • Saint Mary is located in Sainte Genevieve County (MO)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 345 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Mary <6>
  • Ellis Grove
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellis Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellis Grove
    • Ellis Grove is located in Randolph County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 345 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellis Grove <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 Rockwood. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Rockwood.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rockwood ...

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

Adding Rockwood to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Rockwood 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 Rockwood was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Rockwood post office opened in 1865.

We also found Rockwood on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1870.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Rockwood.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rockwood. 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 Randolph, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Rockwood.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rockwood - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 village (such as Rockwood). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Rockwood or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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