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Welcome to Rockingham ...

The city of Rockingham is located in Richmond County<1> and is the County Seat for Richmond County.

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.

  • Cheraw [Chesterfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheraw
    • Cheraw [Chesterfield County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Rockingham
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,554 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheraw
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cheraw<7>
  • Wadesboro [Anson County]
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    • Wadesboro [Anson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Rockingham
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,242 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wadesboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wadesboro<7>
  • Foxfire [Moore County]
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    • Foxfire [Moore County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Rockingham
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,061 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Foxfire have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Foxfire
  • Ellerbe [Richmond County]
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    • Ellerbe [Richmond County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the north of Rockingham
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 968 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellerbe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellerbe
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellerbe<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hoffman [Richmond County]
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      • Hoffman [Richmond County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Rockingham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 571 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoffman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoffman
    • Gibson [Scotland County]
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      • Gibson [Scotland County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Rockingham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 497 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gibson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gibson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gibson<7>
    • Lilesville [Anson County]
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      • Lilesville [Anson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the west of Rockingham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 482 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lilesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lilesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lilesville<7>
    • Morven [Anson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morven
      • Morven [Anson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Rockingham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 465 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morven
    • Norman [Richmond County]
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      • Norman [Richmond County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of Rockingham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 130 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norman
    • McFarlan [Anson County]
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      • McFarlan [Anson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Rockingham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 107 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McFarlan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McFarlan

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Richmond County

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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/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Richmond, 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 pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Rockingham. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Rockingham.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rockingham - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>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 from Point A (ie- Rockingham) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rockingham. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RockinghamOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rockingham. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9389, Longitude: -79.7606       In this case, the coordinates for Rockingham have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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