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Welcome to Gold Rock ...

Gold Rock is located in Nash County<1>.

We aren't confident of the location of Gold Rock, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>

Gold Rock is 100 feet [30 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Gold Rock is within the (252) area code.

Communities Also Named Gold Rock ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Gold Rock - it's located in Ontario.

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

Communities near Gold Rock ...

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

  • Rocky Mount [Edgecombe County]
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    • Rocky Mount [Edgecombe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the south of Gold Rock
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,689 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Mount
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rocky Mount<5>
  • Tarboro [Edgecombe County]
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    • Tarboro [Edgecombe County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southeast of Gold Rock
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,575 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tarboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tarboro<5>
  • Nashville [Nash County]
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    • Nashville [Nash County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Gold Rock
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,572 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nashville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nashville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nashville<5>
  • Red Oak [Nash County]
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    • Red Oak [Nash County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the west of Gold Rock
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,492 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Oak have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Oak
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Enfield [Halifax County]
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      • Enfield [Halifax County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Gold Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,260 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Enfield<5>
    • Sharpsburg [Edgecombe County]
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      • Sharpsburg [Edgecombe County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the south of Gold Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,018 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sharpsburg<5>
    • Spring Hope [Nash County]
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      • Spring Hope [Nash County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southwest of Gold Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,319 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Hope
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spring Hope<5>
    • Elm City [Wilson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elm City
      • Elm City [Wilson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the south of Gold Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,296 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elm City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elm City<5>
    • Dortches [Nash County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dortches
      • Dortches [Nash County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the southwest of Gold Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 964 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dortches have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dortches
    • Whitakers [Edgecombe County]
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      • Whitakers [Edgecombe County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Gold Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 700 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitakers have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitakers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitakers<5>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gold Rock ...

Looking for more information about Gold Rock? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Gold Rock, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Gold Rock.

Adding Gold Rock to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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About Nash County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Nash County: www.co.nash.nc.us/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Nash, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gold Rock - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Gold Rock) 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 Gold Rock. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gold RockOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gold Rock. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0702, Longitude: -77.8125       In this case, the coordinates for Gold Rock have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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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