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Rocky Mount, Mississippi

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Welcome to Rocky Mount ...

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

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

Rocky Mount would have been located within present day Kemper County.

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

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

A typical abbreviation for Rocky Mount: Rocky Mt. (or less commonly used: Rocky Mnt.)

While the community is gone, the present day location for Rocky Mount is 210 feet [64 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Communities near Rocky Mount ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Rocky Mount and not the distance if you are driving.<5>.

Community   2017<6>
Bethel (AL) - Historic   [Map]   ---   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Emelle (AL)   [Map]   49   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Geiger (AL)   [Map]   154   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Sledge (AL) - Historic   [Map]   ---   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Collinsville   [Map]   ---   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
De Kalb   [Map]   1,034   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Rocky Mount.

Communities Also Named Rocky Mount ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 9 communities that are also named Rocky Mount - they are located in Alabama (2), Georgia, Louisiana, Missouri (2), North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Rocky Mount. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Rocky Mount. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Rocky Mount.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Rocky Mount:

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Mississippi

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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 Rocky Mount, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<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.

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<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 Rocky Mount 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 Rocky Mount may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rocky Mount - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<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- Rocky Mount) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rocky Mount. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7029, Longitude: -88.5795     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rocky Mount have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<6>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Rocky Mount.

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