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Do you know of Rockwood ???

This page is an orphan - a placeholder until we can discover more about Rockwood. When we encounter a name that is new to us, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope that we'll discover more information in the future. Such is the case with Rockwood.

We found mention of Rockwood as a community (see Mentions and References below), but haven't been able to determine its location - other than being located somewhere in Polk County, Minnesota.

This entry could have originated in error. It might be that a source had a misprint, was simply wrong or we made a transcription error while referencing it. Many of the documents we reference are from the 1800s and the early 1900s, with some easier to read than others.

Communities Also Named Rockwood ...

We found 22 communities that share the name Rockwood.

Within Minnesota, the name Rockwood is unique.

Beyond Minnesota, we know of another 22 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 22 communities, twenty are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Franklin County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Rockwood [Franklin County].
    • California
      • Imperial County
      • Please visit our profile page for the California community of Rockwood [Imperial County].
    • Colorado
      • La Plata County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Rockwood [La Plata County].
    • Illinois
      • Randolph County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Rockwood [Randolph County].
    • Kentucky
      • Fayette County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Rockwood [Fayette County].
    • Maine
      • Somerset County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Maine community of Rockwood [Somerset County].
    • Manitoba
      • Please visit our profile page for the Manitoba community of Rockwood.
    • Michigan
      • Wayne County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Rockwood [Wayne County].
    • New Hampshire
      • Cheshire County
      • Please visit our profile page for the New Hampshire community of Rockwood [Cheshire County].
    • New Jersey
      • Atlantic County
      • Please visit our profile page for the New Jersey community of Rockwood [Atlantic County].
    • New York
      • Fulton County
      • Please visit our profile page for the New York community of Rockwood [Fulton County].
    • North Carolina
      • Alamance County
      • Please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Rockwood [Alamance County].
      • Durham County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Rockwood [Durham County].
    • Ohio
      • Lawrence County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Rockwood [Lawrence County].
    • Ontario
      • Please visit our profile page for the Ontario community of Rockwood.
    • Oregon
      • Multnomah County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Oregon community of Rockwood [Multnomah County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Lebanon County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Rockwood [Lebanon County].
      • Somerset County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Rockwood [Somerset County].
      • Venango County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Rockwood [Venango County].
    • Tennessee
      • Roane County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Rockwood [Roane County].
    • Texas
      • Coleman County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Rockwood [Coleman County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Manitowoc County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Wisconsin community of Rockwood [Manitowoc County].

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Rockwood ...

We've created the following list to keep track of the sources that proved useful in adding to our knowledge about Rockwood:

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

A note taken from the Shipper's Guide for Rockwood - Services available: had a Railroad Station, Express Office, no Post Office mentioned

More Orphans in  Polk County ...

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As we explained above, when we encounter a name that might be a community or a post office we add it to our Gazetteer. If we have little information to go with the name, we call them Orphans. Below are Orphans that we believe to be located in Polk County.

BeudryMarin
BrayMcDonald
BrooksMerrills
Buffington 
 Neby
CarmanNesbit
Carthage Junction 
CarthageOvetia
Columbia 
CummingsPark View
  
EdnaRed Lake Falls
EmardRidge
 Rouxville
GodfreyRussia
Gossen 
 Saint Hilaire
HansvilleSletten
HilltopSouth Euclid
HolmesSullivan's
Huto 
 Terrebonne
IvesThief River Falls
 Tilden
Keystone FarmTweet
Keystone 
KittsonValley
  
LambertWig
LindsayWoodside
 Wylie

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Rockwood could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.









 

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