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Welcome to Rock Springs ...

Rock Springs is primarily located in Polk County<1>. A portion of Rock Springs extends into Rutherford County.

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

A typical abbreviation for Rock Springs: Rock Spgs. (or less commonly used: Rock Spngs. or Rock Sprngs.)

Rock Springs is 1,150 feet [351 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Rock Springs is within the (828) area code.

Communities Also Named Rock Springs ...

While we believe that this Rock Springs is located in Polk County, we know of another 2 North Carolina communities named Rock Springs. Those communities are located in the following counties: Orange and Pitt County.

Beyond North Carolina, there are 40 communities that are also named Rock Springs - they are located in Alabama (5), Arizona, Arkansas (3), California, Florida (2), Georgia (3), Kansas, Kentucky (2), Maryland, Missouri (2), Montana, New Mexico, Ohio, Tennessee (6), Texas (3), Utah, Virginia (2), Wisconsin and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Rock Springs ...

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

  • Hendersonville [Henderson County]
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    • Hendersonville [Henderson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the west of Rock Springs
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,235 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hendersonville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hendersonville<5>
  • Black Mountain [Buncombe County]
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    • Black Mountain [Buncombe County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northwest of Rock Springs
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,256 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Black Mountain<5>
  • Forest City [Rutherford County]
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    • Forest City [Rutherford County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the east of Rock Springs
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,138 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest City<5>
  • Spindale [Rutherford County]
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    • Spindale [Rutherford County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the east of Rock Springs
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,175 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spindale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spindale<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Rutherfordton [Rutherford County]
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      • Rutherfordton [Rutherford County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the east of Rock Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,090 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rutherfordton<5>
    • Landrum [Spartanburg County]
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      • Landrum [Spartanburg County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the south of Rock Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,725 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Landrum<5>
    • Tryon [Polk County]
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      • Tryon [Polk County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Rock Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,635 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tryon<5>
    • Lake Lure [Rutherford County]
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      • Lake Lure [Rutherford County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the northwest of Rock Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,153 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Lure have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Lure<5>
    • Columbus [Polk County]
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      • Columbus [Polk County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the south of Rock Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,007 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbus<5>
    • Montreat [Buncombe County]
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      • Montreat [Buncombe County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northwest of Rock Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 939 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montreat have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montreat
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montreat<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 Rock Springs. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Rock Springs.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rock Springs ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Polk County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Polk County: www.polknc.org

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 Polk, 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 Rock Springs - 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rock Springs) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rock Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3957, Longitude: -82.1307       In this case, the coordinates for Rock Springs 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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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