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Our Genealogy Helper for Rocky Point ...

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 Point (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 Point. 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 Point ...

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: Rockypoint.

  • A typical abbreviation for Rocky Point: Rocky Pt.

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 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 Point is located in Pender 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 Pender County: Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Duplin, New Hanover, Onslow & Sampson.

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

  • Pender County     (The home county of Rocky Point)
    • Ashton [Pender County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashton
      • Ashton [Pender County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Rocky Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashton
    • Saint Helena [Pender County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Helena
      • Saint Helena [Pender County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Rocky Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 428 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Helena have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Helena
    • Burgaw [Pender County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burgaw
      • Burgaw [Pender County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Rocky Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,127 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burgaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burgaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burgaw<3>
    • Brown Town [Pender County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brown Town
      • Brown Town [Pender County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Rocky Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brown Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brown Town
    • Topsail [Pender County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Topsail
      • Topsail [Pender County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Rocky Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Topsail
    • Murray Town [Pender County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murray Town
      • Murray Town [Pender County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Rocky Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murray Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murray Town
    • Hampstead [Pender County]
    • Currie [Pender County]
    • Topsail Beach [Pender County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Topsail Beach
      • Topsail Beach [Pender County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Rocky Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 438 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Topsail Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Topsail Beach<3>
    • Watha [Pender County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watha
      • Watha [Pender County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Rocky Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 247 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Watha have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watha
    • Atkinson [Pender County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atkinson
      • Atkinson [Pender County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Rocky Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 366 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Atkinson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atkinson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Atkinson<3>
    • Willard [Pender County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willard
      • Willard [Pender County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Rocky Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willard
    • Maple Hill [Pender County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Hill
      • Maple Hill [Pender County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Rocky Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maple Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Hill
  • Bladen County
    • Long View [Bladen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long View
      • Long View [Bladen County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Rocky Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long View
    • Kelly [Bladen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kelly
      • Kelly [Bladen County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Rocky Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kelly
    • East Arcadia [Bladen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Arcadia
      • East Arcadia [Bladen County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Rocky Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 470 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Arcadia
    • White Lake [Bladen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Lake
      • White Lake [Bladen County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Rocky Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 742 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Lake<3>
  • Brunswick County
    • Navassa [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Navassa
      • Navassa [Brunswick County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Rocky Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,534 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Navassa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Navassa
    • Belville [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belville
      • Belville [Brunswick County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Rocky Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,135 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belville
    • Northwest [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northwest
      • Northwest [Brunswick County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Rocky Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 806 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northwest
    • Leland [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leland
      • Leland [Brunswick County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Rocky Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,647 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leland<3>
    • Sandy Creek [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Creek
      • Sandy Creek [Brunswick County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Rocky Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 319 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Creek
    • Old Town [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Town
      • Old Town [Brunswick County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Rocky Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Town
    • Winnabow [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winnabow
      • Winnabow [Brunswick County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Rocky Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winnabow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winnabow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winnabow<3>
    • Boiling Spring Lakes [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boiling Spring Lakes
      • Boiling Spring Lakes [Brunswick County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Rocky Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,430 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boiling Spring Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boiling Spring Lakes
    • Bolivia [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolivia
      • Bolivia [Brunswick County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Rocky Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 154 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolivia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolivia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bolivia<3>
    • Southport [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southport
      • Southport [Brunswick County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Rocky Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,088 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Southport<3>
    • Saint James [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint James
      • Saint James [Brunswick County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Rocky Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,607 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint James have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint James
    • Supply [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Supply
      • Supply [Brunswick County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Rocky Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Supply have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Supply
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Supply<3>
    • Caswell Beach [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caswell Beach
      • Caswell Beach [Brunswick County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Rocky Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 438 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caswell Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caswell Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Caswell Beach<3>
  • Columbus County
    • Acme [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acme
      • Acme [Columbus County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Rocky Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acme
    • Delco [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delco
      • Delco [Columbus County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Rocky Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delco have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delco
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Delco<3>
    • Riegelwood [Columbus County]
    • Sandyfield [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandyfield
      • Sandyfield [Columbus County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Rocky Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 415 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandyfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandyfield
    • Bolton [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolton
      • Bolton [Columbus County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Rocky Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 632 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bolton<3>
    • Lake Waccamaw [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Waccamaw
      • Lake Waccamaw [Columbus County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Rocky Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,392 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Waccamaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Waccamaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Waccamaw<3>
  • Duplin County
    • Tin City [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tin City
      • Tin City [Duplin County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Rocky Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tin City
    • Wallace [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wallace
      • Wallace [Duplin County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Rocky Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,859 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wallace have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wallace
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wallace<3>
    • Pin Hook [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pin Hook
      • Pin Hook [Duplin County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Rocky Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pin Hook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pin Hook
    • Cartersville [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cartersville
      • Cartersville [Duplin County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Rocky Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cartersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cartersville
    • Sholars Crossroads [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sholars Crossroads
      • Sholars Crossroads [Duplin County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Rocky Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sholars Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sholars Crossroads
    • Sloan [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sloan
      • Sloan [Duplin County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Rocky Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sloan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sloan
    • Teachey [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Teachey
      • Teachey [Duplin County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Rocky Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 430 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Teachey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Teachey
    • Safe [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Safe
      • Safe [Duplin County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Rocky Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Safe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Safe
    • Hancheys Store [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hancheys Store
      • Hancheys Store [Duplin County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Rocky Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hancheys Store have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hancheys Store
    • Pasley [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pasley
      • Pasley [Duplin County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Rocky Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pasley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pasley
    • Cypress Creek [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cypress Creek
      • Cypress Creek [Duplin County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Rocky Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cypress Creek
    • Duff Creek [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duff Creek
      • Duff Creek [Duplin County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Rocky Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duff Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duff Creek
    • Murphey [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murphey
      • Murphey [Duplin County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Rocky Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murphey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murphey
  • New Hanover County
    • Castle Hayne [New Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castle Hayne
      • Castle Hayne [New Hanover County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Rocky Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castle Hayne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castle Hayne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Castle Hayne<3>
    • Skippers Corner [New Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skippers Corner
      • Skippers Corner [New Hanover County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Rocky Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skippers Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skippers Corner
    • Murraysville [New Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murraysville
      • Murraysville [New Hanover County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Rocky Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murraysville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murraysville
    • Wrightsboro [New Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wrightsboro
      • Wrightsboro [New Hanover County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Rocky Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wrightsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wrightsboro
    • Kirkland [New Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirkland
      • Kirkland [New Hanover County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Rocky Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kirkland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirkland
    • Hightsville [New Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hightsville
      • Hightsville [New Hanover County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Rocky Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hightsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hightsville
    • Kings Grant [New Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Grant
      • Kings Grant [New Hanover County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Rocky Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kings Grant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings Grant
    • Ogden [New Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ogden
      • Ogden [New Hanover County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Rocky Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ogden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ogden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ogden<3>
    • Smith Creek [New Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smith Creek
      • Smith Creek [New Hanover County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Rocky Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smith Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smith Creek
    • Bayshore [New Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayshore
      • Bayshore [New Hanover County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Rocky Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bayshore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayshore
    • Windemere [New Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windemere
      • Windemere [New Hanover County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Rocky Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windemere have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windemere
    • Seagate [New Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seagate
      • Seagate [New Hanover County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Rocky Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seagate have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seagate
    • Wilmington [New Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilmington
      • Wilmington [New Hanover County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Rocky Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 124,794 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilmington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilmington<3>
  • Onslow County
    • Surf City [Onslow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Surf City
      • Surf City [Onslow County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Rocky Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,532 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Surf City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Surf City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Surf City<3>
    • Holly Ridge [Onslow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Ridge
      • Holly Ridge [Onslow County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Rocky Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,092 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Ridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Holly Ridge<3>
    • Ocean City Beach [Onslow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ocean City Beach
      • Ocean City Beach [Onslow County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Rocky Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ocean City Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ocean City Beach
    • Folkstone [Onslow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Folkstone
      • Folkstone [Onslow County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Rocky Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Folkstone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Folkstone
    • North Topsail Beach [Onslow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Topsail Beach
      • North Topsail Beach [Onslow County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Rocky Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 743 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Topsail Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Topsail Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Topsail Beach<3>
    • Sneads Ferry [Onslow County]
    • Peru [Onslow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peru
      • Peru [Onslow County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Rocky Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peru
    • Jacksonville [Onslow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacksonville
      • Jacksonville [Onslow County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Rocky Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 76,284 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jacksonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacksonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jacksonville<3>
    • Midway Park [Onslow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midway Park
      • Midway Park [Onslow County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Rocky Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Midway Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midway Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Midway Park<3>
    • Richlands [Onslow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richlands
      • Richlands [Onslow County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Rocky Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,718 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richlands have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richlands
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richlands<3>
  • Sampson County
    • Ivanhoe [Sampson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ivanhoe
      • Ivanhoe [Sampson County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Rocky Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ivanhoe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ivanhoe
    • Garland [Sampson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garland
      • Garland [Sampson County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Rocky Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 613 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garland<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Rocky Point ...

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 91 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rocky Point.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rocky Point, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rocky Point.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 Point:

  • 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 Point ...

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

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 Point covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Hocutt Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hocutt Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hocutt Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hocutt Cemetery
  • Ashe Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ashe Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ashe Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashe Cemetery
  • Rileys Creek Memorial Cemetery
  • Shoulder Branch Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Shoulder Branch Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Shoulder Branch Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shoulder Branch Cemetery
  • Riley's Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Isom Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Isom Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Isom Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Isom Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Rocky Point.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Isom Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Miller Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Miller Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Miller Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Miller Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Rocky Point.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miller Cemetery
    • Garrisons Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Garrisons Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Garrisons Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Garrisons Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Rocky Point.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garrisons Cemetery
    • Henry Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Henry Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Henry Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Henry Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Rocky Point.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henry Cemetery
    • Larkins Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Larkins Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Larkins Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Larkins Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Rocky Point.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Larkins Cemetery
    • Parker Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Parker Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Parker Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Parker Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Rocky Point.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parker Cemetery
    • Herring Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Herring Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Herring Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Herring Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Rocky Point.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herring Cemetery
    • Simpson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Simpson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Simpson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Simpson Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Rocky Point.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Simpson Cemetery
    • Bell Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bell Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bell Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Rocky Point.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bell Cemetery
    • Croom Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Croom Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Croom Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Croom Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Rocky Point.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Croom 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.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Rocky Point had a population of 196 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

  • Rocky Point [Pender County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Point
    • Rocky Point [Pender County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Rocky Point
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 196 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Rocky Point had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Point
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rocky Point<3>
  • Ashton [Pender County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashton
    • Ashton [Pender County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Rocky Point
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ashton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashton
  • Castle Hayne [New Hanover County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castle Hayne
    • Castle Hayne [New Hanover County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Rocky Point
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Castle Hayne had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castle Hayne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castle Hayne
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Castle Hayne<3>
  • Long Creek [Pender County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Creek
    • Long Creek [Pender County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Rocky Point
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 39 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Long Creek had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Creek
  • Burgaw [Pender County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burgaw
    • Burgaw [Pender County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Rocky Point
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 366 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,127 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Burgaw had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burgaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burgaw
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burgaw<3>
  • Wrightsboro [New Hanover County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wrightsboro
    • Wrightsboro [New Hanover County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Rocky Point
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wrightsboro had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wrightsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wrightsboro
  • Continue List ...
    • Kirkland [New Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirkland
      • Kirkland [New Hanover County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Rocky Point
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kirkland had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kirkland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirkland
    • Scotts Hill [Pender County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotts Hill
      • Scotts Hill [Pender County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Rocky Point
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 39 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Scotts Hill had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotts Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotts Hill
    • Montague [Pender County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montague
      • Montague [Pender County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Rocky Point
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Montague had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montague have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montague
    • Hampstead [Pender County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hampstead
      • Hampstead [Pender County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Rocky Point
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hampstead had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampstead
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hampstead<3>
    • Currie [Pender County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Currie
      • Currie [Pender County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Rocky Point
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Currie had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Currie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Currie<3>
    • Phoenix [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phoenix
      • Phoenix [Brunswick County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Rocky Point
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Phoenix had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Phoenix have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phoenix
    • Navassa [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Navassa
      • Navassa [Brunswick County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Rocky Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,534 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Navassa had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Navassa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Navassa
    • Wilmington [New Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilmington
      • Wilmington [New Hanover County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Rocky Point
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 20,056 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 124,794 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Wilmington had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilmington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilmington<3>
    • Wrightsville [New Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wrightsville
      • Wrightsville [New Hanover County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Rocky Point
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wrightsville had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wrightsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wrightsville

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Rocky Point ...

While our initial data about Rocky Point came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Rocky Point 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 Point.

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 Point:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station

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

SPV's Comprehensive Railroad Atlas of North America - Appalachia & Piedmont
Written by: Walker, Mike
Published by Steam Powered Video (SPV), 2004
(Available from Amazon.com)

Shell Oil Road Map for North Carolina (1956)
Published by Shell Oil Company

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of North Carolina

About Pender County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Pender County: www.pender-county.com/

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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rocky Point) 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 Point. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rocky PointOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rocky Point. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4352, Longitude: -77.8878       In this case, the coordinates for Rocky Point have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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>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 Point, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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