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Welcome to Rochester ...

So far, we have found very little information about Rochester. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Rochester to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Rochester, please Contact Us.


Rochester would have been located within present day Andrew County<2>.

When the people of Rochester referred to themselves (known as a demonym), they are believed to have used Rochesterian<3>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Rochester is 890 feet [271 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: The area where Rochester was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The location where Rochester once stood is in the (816) area code.

Communities Also Named Rochester ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 32 communities that are also named Rochester - they are located in Alberta, California, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (6), Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, 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.

  • Saint Joseph [Buchanan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Joseph
    • Saint Joseph [Buchanan County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Rochester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 74,074 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Joseph
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Joseph<6>
  • Savannah [Andrew County]
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    • Savannah [Andrew County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Rochester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,168 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Savannah have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Savannah
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Savannah<6>
  • Country Club [Andrew County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Country Club
    • Country Club [Andrew County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Rochester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,530 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Country Club have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Country Club
  • Wathena [Doniphan County]
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    • Wathena [Doniphan County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Rochester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,272 people
    • Former name for Wathena:
    • Bryan
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wathena<6>
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    • Elwood [Doniphan County]
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      • Elwood [Doniphan County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,176 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elwood have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Maysville [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maysville
      • Maysville [DeKalb County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,073 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maysville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maysville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maysville<6>
    • King City [Gentry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for King City
      • King City [Gentry County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 980 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for King City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on King City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for King City<6>
    • Stewartsville [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stewartsville
      • Stewartsville [DeKalb County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 729 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stewartsville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stewartsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stewartsville<6>
    • Agency [Buchanan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Agency
      • Agency [Buchanan County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 651 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Agency
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Agency<6>
    • Union Star [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Star
      • Union Star [DeKalb County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 415 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Star

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.

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 in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Rochester on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1904.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Missouri

About Andrew County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Rochester, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Missouri's counties, including Andrew, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Rochester refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Rochester may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rochester - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rochester) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rochester. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RochesterOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rochester. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.9120, Longitude: -94.6840    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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