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Rocky Springs, North Carolina
(Alexander County)

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Welcome to Rocky Springs ...

Rocky Springs is located in Alexander County<1>.

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

A typical abbreviation for Rocky Springs: Rocky Spgs. (or less commonly used: Rocky Spngs. or Rocky Sprngs.)

Rocky Springs is 1,180 feet [360 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Rocky Springs: (828)

Communities Also Named Rocky Springs ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two North Carolina communities named Rocky Springs: This one is located in Alexander County and the other is located in Rockingham County.

Beyond North Carolina, there are 8 communities that are also named Rocky Springs - they are located in Alabama, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, Montana, Tennessee and Texas.

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

Communities near Rocky Springs ...

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

  • Statesville [Iredell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Statesville
    • Statesville [Iredell County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Rocky Springs
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,045 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Statesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Statesville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Statesville<5>
  • Conover [Catawba County]
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    • Conover [Catawba County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the south of Rocky Springs
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,573 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Conover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conover
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Conover<5>
  • North Wilkesboro [Wilkes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Wilkesboro
    • North Wilkesboro [Wilkes County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the north of Rocky Springs
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,082 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Wilkesboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Wilkesboro<5>
  • Wilkesboro [Wilkes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilkesboro
    • Wilkesboro [Wilkes County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the north of Rocky Springs
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,430 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilkesboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilkesboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilkesboro<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Taylorsville [Alexander County]
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      • Taylorsville [Alexander County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the southwest of Rocky Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,140 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylorsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylorsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylorsville<5>
    • Claremont [Catawba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claremont
      • Claremont [Catawba County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the south of Rocky Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,414 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Claremont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Claremont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Claremont<5>
    • Catawba [Catawba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catawba
      • Catawba [Catawba County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the south of Rocky Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 627 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Catawba have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Catawba
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Catawba<5>
    • Harmony [Iredell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harmony
      • Harmony [Iredell County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the east of Rocky Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 604 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harmony have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harmony
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harmony<5>
    • Cedar Rock [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Rock
      • Cedar Rock [Caldwell County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the west of Rocky Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 299 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cedar Rock has also been known as:
      • Cedar Rock village
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Rock
    • Love Valley [Iredell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Love Valley
      • Love Valley [Iredell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the east of Rocky Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 115 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Love Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Love Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Love Valley<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 Springs. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Rocky Springs.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Rocky Springs. 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 Springs.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rocky Springs ...

Looking for more information about Rocky Springs? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Rocky Springs, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Rocky Springs.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of North Carolina

About Alexander County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Alexander County: www.co.alexander.nc.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Alexander, 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 Springs - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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 Springs) 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 Springs. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rocky SpringsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rocky Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9515, Longitude: -81.1015       In this case, the coordinates for Rocky Springs 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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