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(Copiah County)

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Welcome to Rockport ...

Rockport is located in Copiah County<1>.

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

Rockport is 210 feet [64 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Rockport: (601) & (769)<4>

Adding Rockport to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Rockport in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Rockport elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Rockport on a Rand McNally Map of Mississippi (1911).

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

Communities Also Named Rockport ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Mississippi communities named Rockport: This one is located in Copiah County and the other is located in Attala County.

Beyond Mississippi, there are 28 communities that are also named Rockport - they are located in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana (2), Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Brunswick, New Jersey (2), Ohio (3), Ontario, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington and West Virginia (2).

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

Communities near Rockport ...

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

  • Crystal Springs [Copiah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal Springs
    • Crystal Springs [Copiah County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Rockport
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,715 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crystal Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crystal Springs<6>
  • Hazlehurst [Copiah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazlehurst
    • Hazlehurst [Copiah County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Rockport
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,730 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazlehurst
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hazlehurst<6>
  • Wesson [Copiah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wesson
    • Wesson [Copiah County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Rockport
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,722 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wesson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wesson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wesson<6>
  • Monticello [Lawrence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monticello
    • Monticello [Lawrence County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Rockport
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,472 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monticello have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monticello
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monticello<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • New Hebron [Lawrence County]
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      • New Hebron [Lawrence County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Rockport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 421 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Hebron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Hebron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Hebron<6>
    • Beauregard [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beauregard
      • Beauregard [Copiah County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Rockport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 324 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beauregard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beauregard
    • Georgetown [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
      • Georgetown [Copiah County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the north of Rockport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 268 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgetown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
    • Silver Creek [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Creek
      • Silver Creek [Lawrence County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Rockport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 198 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Silver Creek<6>
    • Braxton [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Braxton
      • Braxton [Simpson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Rockport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 179 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Braxton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Braxton
    • Shivers [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shivers
      • Shivers [Simpson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the east of Rockport
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shivers

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rockport ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Mississippi

About Copiah County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Copiah, 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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rockport - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (769) is an overlay for area code (601).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rockport) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rockport. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7949, Longitude: -90.1568       In this case, the coordinates for Rockport have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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