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Welcome to Rochdale ...

Rochdale is located in Worcester County<1>.

Rochdale is 720 feet [219 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Telephone area codes for Rochdale: (508) and (774)<3>

The ZIP code for Rochdale: 01542<4>

Communities Also Named Rochdale ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Rochdale - they are located in Mississippi, New York and North Carolina.

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

Communities near Rochdale ...

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

  • Worcester [Worcester County]
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    • Worcester [Worcester County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Rochdale
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 184,570 people
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  • Shrewsbury [Worcester County]
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    • Shrewsbury [Worcester County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Rochdale
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 38,910 people
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  • Holden [Worcester County]
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    • Holden [Worcester County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Rochdale
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,259 people
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  • Grafton [Worcester County]
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    • Grafton [Worcester County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Rochdale
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,082 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Westborough [Worcester County]
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      • Westborough [Worcester County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Rochdale
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,063 people
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    • Hopkinton [Middlesex County]
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      • Hopkinton [Middlesex County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Rochdale
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,624 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopkinton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Webster [Worcester County]
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      • Webster [Worcester County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the south of Rochdale
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,822 people
      • Webster has also been known as:
      • Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg
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    • Southbridge [Worcester County]
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      • Southbridge [Worcester County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Rochdale
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,788 people
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    • Auburn [Worcester County]
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      • Auburn [Worcester County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<5> to the east of Rochdale
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,701 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Auburn have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Northbridge [Worcester County]
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      • Northbridge [Worcester County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Rochdale
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,621 people
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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 Rochdale. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Rochdale.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rochdale ...

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

Adding Rochdale to Our Gazetteer ...

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

We also found Rochdale on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1901).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Massachusetts

About Worcester County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Massachusetts' counties, including Worcester, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rochdale - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Area code (774) is an overlay for area code (508).
<4>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 community (such as Rochdale). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Rochdale or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rochdale) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rochdale. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RochdaleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rochdale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.1938, Longitude: -71.9069    
<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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