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Our Genealogy Helper for Rocky Mount ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Rocky Mount (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Rocky Mount. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Name Variations for Rocky Mount ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

Another variation: Rockymount.

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

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Rocky Mount is primarily located in Edgecombe County. A portion of Rocky Mount extends into Nash County.

To see how the shape of North Carolina's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Edgecombe County: Halifax, Martin, Nash, Pitt & Wilson.

Below are the counties that are near Rocky Mount. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Rocky Mount:

  • Edgecombe County     (The home county of Rocky Mount)
    • Sharpsburg [Edgecombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharpsburg
      • Sharpsburg [Edgecombe County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,018 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharpsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sharpsburg<2>
    • Battleboro [Edgecombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Battleboro
      • Battleboro [Edgecombe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Rocky Mount
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Battleboro have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Battleboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Battleboro<2>
    • Leggett [Edgecombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leggett
      • Leggett [Edgecombe County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 54 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leggett
    • Summerfield [Edgecombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerfield
      • Summerfield [Edgecombe County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Rocky Mount
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summerfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerfield
    • Whitakers [Edgecombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitakers
      • Whitakers [Edgecombe County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 700 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitakers have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitakers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitakers<2>
    • Henrietta [Edgecombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henrietta
      • Henrietta [Edgecombe County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Rocky Mount
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Henrietta have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henrietta
    • Pinetops [Edgecombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinetops
      • Pinetops [Edgecombe County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,221 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinetops
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pinetops<2>
    • Fairview [Edgecombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairview
      • Fairview [Edgecombe County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Rocky Mount
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview
    • Hope Lodge [Edgecombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hope Lodge
      • Hope Lodge [Edgecombe County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Rocky Mount
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hope Lodge
    • Tarboro [Edgecombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tarboro
      • Tarboro [Edgecombe County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,575 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tarboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tarboro<2>
    • Princeville [Edgecombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Princeville
      • Princeville [Edgecombe County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,901 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Princeville
    • Macclesfield [Edgecombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Macclesfield
      • Macclesfield [Edgecombe County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 423 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Macclesfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Macclesfield<2>
  • Bertie County
    • Kelford [Bertie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kelford
      • Kelford [Bertie County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 217 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kelford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kelford
    • Roxobel [Bertie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roxobel
      • Roxobel [Bertie County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 209 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxobel
    • Lewiston Woodville [Bertie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewiston Woodville
      • Lewiston Woodville [Bertie County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 473 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewiston Woodville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewiston Woodville
  • Franklin County
    • White Level [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Level
      • White Level [Franklin County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Rocky Mount
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Level
    • Centerville [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerville
      • Centerville [Franklin County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Rocky Mount
      • Estimated population in 2017: 102 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centerville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerville
    • Bunn [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bunn
      • Bunn [Franklin County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 401 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bunn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bunn<2>
    • Sutton [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sutton
      • Sutton [Franklin County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Rocky Mount
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sutton
    • Louisburg [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louisburg
      • Louisburg [Franklin County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,694 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louisburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Louisburg<2>
    • Franklinton [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklinton
      • Franklinton [Franklin County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,312 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklinton<2>
    • Youngsville [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Youngsville
      • Youngsville [Franklin County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,413 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Youngsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Youngsville<2>
  • Greene County
    • Walstonburg [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walstonburg
      • Walstonburg [Greene County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 207 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walstonburg
    • Snow Hill [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snow Hill
      • Snow Hill [Greene County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,483 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snow Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snow Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Snow Hill<2>
    • Hookerton [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hookerton
      • Hookerton [Greene County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 389 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hookerton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hookerton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hookerton<2>
  • Halifax County
    • White Oak [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Oak
      • White Oak [Halifax County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Rocky Mount
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Oak have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Oak
    • Enfield [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enfield
      • Enfield [Halifax County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,260 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Enfield<2>
    • Roseneath [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roseneath
      • Roseneath [Halifax County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Rocky Mount
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roseneath
    • Heathsville [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heathsville
      • Heathsville [Halifax County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Rocky Mount
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heathsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heathsville
    • Hobgood [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hobgood
      • Hobgood [Halifax County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 315 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hobgood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hobgood
    • Brinkleyville [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brinkleyville
      • Brinkleyville [Halifax County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Rocky Mount
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brinkleyville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brinkleyville
    • Hollister [Halifax County]
    • Scotland Neck [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotland Neck
      • Scotland Neck [Halifax County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,810 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotland Neck have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotland Neck
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scotland Neck<2>
    • Allen Grove [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allen Grove
      • Allen Grove [Halifax County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Rocky Mount
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen Grove
    • Tillery [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tillery
      • Tillery [Halifax County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Rocky Mount
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tillery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tillery
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tillery<2>
    • Halifax [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halifax
      • Halifax [Halifax County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 201 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halifax have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halifax
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Halifax<2>
    • Littleton [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littleton
      • Littleton [Halifax County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 584 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Littleton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Littleton<2>
  • Johnston County
    • Kenly [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kenly
      • Kenly [Johnston County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,624 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kenly have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kenly
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kenly<2>
    • Micro [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Micro
      • Micro [Johnston County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 553 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Micro have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Micro
    • Archer Lodge [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Archer Lodge
      • Archer Lodge [Johnston County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,322 people
      • Archer Lodge has also been known as:
      • Archer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Archer Lodge
    • Princeton [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Princeton
      • Princeton [Johnston County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,425 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Princeton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Princeton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Princeton<2>
    • Pine Level [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Level
      • Pine Level [Johnston County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,080 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Level
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pine Level<2>
    • Selma [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Selma
      • Selma [Johnston County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,323 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Selma<2>
    • Wilson's Mills [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilson's Mills
      • Wilson's Mills [Johnston County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,847 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson's Mills
  • Martin County
    • Oak City [Martin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak City
      • Oak City [Martin County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 281 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak City<2>
    • Hassell [Martin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hassell
      • Hassell [Martin County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 75 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hassell
    • Parmele [Martin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parmele
      • Parmele [Martin County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 253 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parmele have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parmele
    • Robersonville [Martin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robersonville
      • Robersonville [Martin County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,322 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robersonville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robersonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Robersonville<2>
    • Hamilton [Martin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamilton
      • Hamilton [Martin County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 363 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamilton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hamilton<2>
    • Everetts [Martin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Everetts
      • Everetts [Martin County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 138 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Everetts have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Everetts
    • Bear Grass [Martin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bear Grass
      • Bear Grass [Martin County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 65 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bear Grass have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bear Grass
  • Nash County
    • North Green [Nash County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Green
      • North Green [Nash County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Rocky Mount
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Green have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Green
    • Ashburk [Nash County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashburk
      • Ashburk [Nash County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Rocky Mount
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashburk have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashburk
    • Easonburg [Nash County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Easonburg
      • Easonburg [Nash County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Rocky Mount
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Easonburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Easonburg
    • Halifax Crossing [Nash County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halifax Crossing
      • Halifax Crossing [Nash County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Rocky Mount
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halifax Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halifax Crossing
    • Dortches [Nash County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dortches
      • Dortches [Nash County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 964 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dortches have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dortches
    • Joyners Crossing [Nash County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joyners Crossing
      • Joyners Crossing [Nash County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Rocky Mount
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Joyners Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joyners Crossing
    • Westry [Nash County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westry
      • Westry [Nash County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Rocky Mount
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westry
    • Drake [Nash County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drake
      • Drake [Nash County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Rocky Mount
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Drake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drake
    • Langley Crossroads [Nash County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Langley Crossroads
      • Langley Crossroads [Nash County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Rocky Mount
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Langley Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Langley Crossroads
    • Regency Estates [Nash County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Regency Estates
      • Regency Estates [Nash County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Rocky Mount
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Regency Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Regency Estates
    • Snells Crossroads [Nash County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snells Crossroads
      • Snells Crossroads [Nash County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Rocky Mount
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snells Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snells Crossroads
    • Gold Rock [Nash County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gold Rock
      • Gold Rock [Nash County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Rocky Mount
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gold Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gold Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gold Rock<2>
  • Northampton County
    • Rich Square [Northampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rich Square
      • Rich Square [Northampton County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 834 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rich Square have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rich Square
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rich Square<2>
    • Garysburg [Northampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garysburg
      • Garysburg [Northampton County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 913 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garysburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garysburg<2>
    • Jackson [Northampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jackson
      • Jackson [Northampton County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 452 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jackson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jackson<2>
    • Gaston [Northampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gaston
      • Gaston [Northampton County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,022 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gaston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gaston<2>
    • Lasker [Northampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lasker
      • Lasker [Northampton County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 106 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lasker have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lasker
    • Henrico [Northampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henrico
      • Henrico [Northampton County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Rocky Mount
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Henrico have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henrico
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Henrico<2>
  • Pitt County
    • Fountain [Pitt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fountain
      • Fountain [Pitt County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 439 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fountain have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fountain<2>
    • Falkland [Pitt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falkland
      • Falkland [Pitt County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 98 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falkland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falkland
    • Bethel [Pitt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethel
      • Bethel [Pitt County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,614 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethel have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bethel<2>
    • Farmville [Pitt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmville
      • Farmville [Pitt County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,747 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmville
    • Whitehurst [Pitt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitehurst
      • Whitehurst [Pitt County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Rocky Mount
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitehurst
    • Greenville [Pitt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenville
      • Greenville [Pitt County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,779 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenville<2>
    • Winterville [Pitt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winterville
      • Winterville [Pitt County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,132 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winterville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winterville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winterville<2>
    • Ayden [Pitt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ayden
      • Ayden [Pitt County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,159 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ayden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ayden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ayden<2>
    • Simpson [Pitt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Simpson
      • Simpson [Pitt County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 483 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Simpson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Simpson
  • Vance County
    • Kittrell [Vance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kittrell
      • Kittrell [Vance County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 155 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kittrell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kittrell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kittrell<2>
  • Wake County
    • Zebulon [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zebulon
      • Zebulon [Wake County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,514 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zebulon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Zebulon<2>
    • Wendell [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wendell
      • Wendell [Wake County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,387 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wendell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wendell<2>
    • Rolesville [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolesville
      • Rolesville [Wake County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,882 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolesville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rolesville<2>
    • Knightdale [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knightdale
      • Knightdale [Wake County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,122 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knightdale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knightdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Knightdale<2>
  • Warren County
    • Arcola [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcola
      • Arcola [Warren County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Rocky Mount
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcola
    • Vaughan [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vaughan
      • Vaughan [Warren County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Rocky Mount
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vaughan have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vaughan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vaughan<2>
    • Macon [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Macon
      • Macon [Warren County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 109 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Macon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Macon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Macon<2>
    • Warrenton [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warrenton
      • Warrenton [Warren County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 821 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warrenton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warrenton<2>
  • Wayne County
    • Eureka [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eureka
      • Eureka [Wayne County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 200 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eureka
    • Fremont [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fremont
      • Fremont [Wayne County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,264 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fremont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fremont<2>
    • Pikeville [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pikeville
      • Pikeville [Wayne County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 677 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pikeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pikeville<2>
    • Goldsboro [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goldsboro
      • Goldsboro [Wayne County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,447 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goldsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goldsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goldsboro<2>
  • Wilson County
    • Elm City [Wilson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elm City
      • Elm City [Wilson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Rocky Mount
      • 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<2>
    • Spring Lake [Wilson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Lake
      • Spring Lake [Wilson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Rocky Mount
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Lake
    • Wilson [Wilson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilson
      • Wilson [Wilson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 49,479 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilson<2>
    • Eastwood [Wilson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eastwood
      • Eastwood [Wilson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Rocky Mount
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eastwood
    • Sims [Wilson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sims
      • Sims [Wilson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 286 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sims
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sims<2>
    • Saratoga [Wilson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saratoga
      • Saratoga [Wilson County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 408 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saratoga
    • Scotts [Wilson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotts
      • Scotts [Wilson County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Rocky Mount
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotts have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotts
    • Black Creek [Wilson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Creek
      • Black Creek [Wilson County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 767 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Creek
    • Stantonsburg [Wilson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stantonsburg
      • Stantonsburg [Wilson County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 780 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stantonsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stantonsburg<2>
    • Lucama [Wilson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucama
      • Lucama [Wilson County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,155 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lucama have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lucama
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lucama<2>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Rocky Mount, see our County-by-County Page for Rocky Mount.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Rocky Mount ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 46 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rocky Mount.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Rocky Mount. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Rocky Mount and those printed in the larger area surrounding Rocky Mount.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 16 miles [25.7 km] of Rocky Mount.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Rocky Mount:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from North Carolina

Cemeteries Near Rocky Mount ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rocky Mount.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Rocky Mount covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Pineview Cemetery
  • Pineview Cemetery
  • Unity Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Unity Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Unity Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Unity Cemetery
  • Northeastern Cemetery
  • Battle Park Cemetery
  • Bulluck Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bulluck Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bulluck Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bulluck Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Powell Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Powell Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Powell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powell Cemetery
    • Brown Cemetery
    • Old Town Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Town Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Town Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Town Cemetery
    • Rocky Mount Memorial Park
    • Brake Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Brake Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Brake Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brake Cemetery
    • Drake Family Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Drake Family Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Drake Family Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
      • Drake Family Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Rocky Mount.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drake Family Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2516811<4>
    • Robinson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Robinson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Robinson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Robinson Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Rocky Mount.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robinson Cemetery
    • Ellen Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ellen Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Ellen Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
      • Ellen Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Rocky Mount.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellen Cemetery
    • Phillips Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Phillips Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Phillips Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Phillips Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Rocky Mount.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phillips Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Rocky Mount had a population of 816 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Rocky Mount had a population of 53,689 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Rocky Mount, with the one closest to Rocky Mount listed first.

  • Rocky Mount [Edgecombe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Mount
    • Rocky Mount [Edgecombe County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Rocky Mount
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 816 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,689 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Rocky Mount had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Mount
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rocky Mount<2>
  • Sharpsburg [Edgecombe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharpsburg
    • Sharpsburg [Edgecombe County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Rocky Mount
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 63 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,018 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sharpsburg had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharpsburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sharpsburg<2>
  • Penelo [Edgecombe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Penelo
    • Penelo [Edgecombe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Rocky Mount
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Penelo had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Penelo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Penelo
  • Battleboro [Edgecombe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Battleboro
    • Battleboro [Edgecombe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Rocky Mount
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 465 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Battleboro had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Battleboro have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Battleboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Battleboro<2>
  • Hartsboro [Edgecombe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartsboro
    • Hartsboro [Edgecombe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Rocky Mount
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hartsboro had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartsboro
  • Gold Rock [Nash County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gold Rock
    • Gold Rock [Nash County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Rocky Mount
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gold Rock had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gold Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gold Rock
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gold Rock<2>
  • Continue List ...
    • Red Oak [Nash County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Oak
      • Red Oak [Nash County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Rocky Mount
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 18 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,492 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Red Oak had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Oak have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Oak
    • Nashville [Nash County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nashville
      • Nashville [Nash County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Rocky Mount
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 401 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,572 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Nashville had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nashville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nashville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nashville<2>
    • Elm City [Wilson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elm City
      • Elm City [Wilson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Rocky Mount
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 482 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,296 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Elm City had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elm City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elm City<2>
    • Saint Lewis [Edgecombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Lewis
      • Saint Lewis [Edgecombe County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Rocky Mount
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Saint Lewis had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Lewis have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Lewis
    • Leggett [Edgecombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leggett
      • Leggett [Edgecombe County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Rocky Mount
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 54 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Leggett had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leggett
    • Whitakers [Edgecombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitakers
      • Whitakers [Edgecombe County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Rocky Mount
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 397 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 700 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Whitakers had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitakers have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitakers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitakers<2>
    • Bridgersville [Wilson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgersville
      • Bridgersville [Wilson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Rocky Mount
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bridgersville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridgersville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgersville
    • Hilliardston [Nash County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hilliardston
      • Hilliardston [Nash County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Rocky Mount
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hilliardston had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hilliardston have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hilliardston
    • Dukes [Nash County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dukes
      • Dukes [Nash County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Rocky Mount
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dukes had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dukes have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dukes

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Rocky Mount. See our List of 1890's Communities around Rocky Mount.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Rocky Mount ...

While our initial data about Rocky Mount came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Rocky Mount in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Rocky Mount.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Rocky Mount:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

We have found Rocky Mount in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Rocky Mount for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Rocky Mount. See our Misc Page for Rocky Mount for more information.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Rocky Mount: www.ci.rocky-mount.nc.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Rocky Mount) 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 Rocky Mount. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rocky MountOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rocky Mount. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9442, Longitude: -77.7945    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>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.
<6>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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