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Rockingham, North Carolina
Welcome to Rockingham ...
The location of Rockingham has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
The pronunciation of Rockingham: ROCK-ing-ham<3>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Rockingham has a population of 8,682 people<4> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Rockingham.
Rockingham is 270 feet [82 m] above sea level.<5>.
Time Zone: Rockingham lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Rockingham lies within the (910) area code.
Websites for Rockingham ...
Chamber of Commerce: www.richmondcountychamber.com/
Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Rockingham, the following might be of interest:
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Rockingham had an population of 8,682 people. This is a decrease of 9.17% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.24% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Rockingham had a population of 9,558 people (which is 20.49% of the total population of Richmond County). This makes Rockingham the county's most populous community.
The population of Rockingham represents 0.1% of the total population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 87th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 9,558 people, the population of Rockingham decreased 1.18% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 9,672 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Rockingham.
Communities Also Named Rockingham ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 12 communities that are also named Rockingham - they are located in Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Vermont and Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Rockingham.
Communities near Rockingham ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Rockingham.
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 Rockingham. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Rockingham.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Rockingham. 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 Rockingham.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Rockingham. Our list includes 20 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Rockingham.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rockingham ...
Looking for more information about Rockingham? 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 Rockingham, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Rockingham.
Adding Rockingham to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Rockingham 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 Rockingham was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Rockingham on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Rockingham on our Genealogy Page.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rockingham. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Richmond County: www.co.richmond.nc.us/
The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/
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This page was last modified: 27 Apr 2022