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Welcome to Rocky Point ...

Rocky Point is located in Pender County<1>.

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

A typical abbreviation for Rocky Point: Rocky Pt.

Rocky Point is 30 feet [9 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Rocky Point lies within the (910) area code.

Communities Also Named Rocky Point ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 26 communities that are also named Rocky Point - they are located in Alabama, Arizona, British Columbia, California, Florida, Idaho, Mississippi, Montana (2), New York (2), Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Prince Edward Island, Rhode Island, Tennessee (4), Texas, Virginia and Washington (3).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Rocky Point.

Communities near Rocky Point ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Rocky Point.

  • Wilmington [New Hanover County]
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    • Wilmington [New Hanover County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> 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<5>
  • Leland [Brunswick County]
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    • Leland [Brunswick County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> 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<5>
  • Burgaw [Pender County]
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    • Burgaw [Pender County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> 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<5>
  • Holly Ridge [Onslow County]
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    • Holly Ridge [Onslow County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> 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.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Holly Ridge<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Navassa [Brunswick County]
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      • Navassa [Brunswick County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> 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.
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    • Surf City [Onslow County]
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      • Surf City [Onslow County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> 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<5>
    • Wrightsville Beach [New Hanover County]
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      • Wrightsville Beach [New Hanover County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the south of Rocky Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,516 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wrightsville Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wrightsville Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wrightsville Beach<5>
    • Belville [Brunswick County]
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      • Belville [Brunswick County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> 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]
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      • Northwest [Brunswick County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southwest of Rocky Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 806 people
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    • Topsail Beach [Pender County]
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      • Topsail Beach [Pender County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> 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<5>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Rocky Point. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Rocky Point.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Rocky Point. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Rocky Point.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rocky Point ...

Looking for more information about Rocky Point? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Rocky Point, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Rocky Point.

Adding Rocky Point to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Rocky Point in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Rocky Point was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Rocky Point on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Rocky Point on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities 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>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Pender, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rocky Point - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rocky Point) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rocky Point. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, 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).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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