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Welcome to Rockhill (aka 'Rockhill Furnace') ...

Rockhill is located in Huntingdon County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Rockhill, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Rockhill has a population of 362 people<2> (see below for details).

Rockhill is 750 feet [229 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Rockhill is within the (814) area code.

The ZIP code for Rockhill: 17249<4>

The community of Rockhill has also been called Rockhill Furnace.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Rockhill had an population of 362 people. This is a decrease of 2.43% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.56% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Rockhill had a population of 371 people. This makes Rockhill the county's 8th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 371 people, the population of Rockhill decreased 10.39% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 414 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Rockhill.

Communities Also Named Rockhill ...

While we believe that this Rockhill is located in Huntingdon County, we know of another 2 Pennsylvania communities named Rockhill. Those communities are located in the following counties: Bucks and Lancaster County.

Beyond Pennsylvania, there are 5 communities that are also named Rockhill - they are located in Mississippi, Nevada and Texas.

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

Communities near Rockhill ...

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

  • Huntingdon
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
  • Mount Union
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
  • Todd
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Todd
    • Todd is located in Huntingdon County
  • Saxton
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saxton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saxton
    • Saxton is located in Bedford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 679 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saxton <5>
  • Broad Top City
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Broad Top City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Broad Top City
    • Broad Top City is located in Huntingdon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 443 people
  • Three Springs
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
  • Mapleton
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mapleton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mapleton
    • Mapleton is located in Huntingdon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 410 people
  • Newburg
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newburg have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newburg
    • Newburg is located in Cumberland County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 335 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newburg <5>
  • McVeytown
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McVeytown have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McVeytown
    • McVeytown is located in Mifflin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 330 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McVeytown <5>
  • Saltillo
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saltillo
    • Saltillo is located in Huntingdon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 328 people

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 Rockhill. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Rockhill.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rockhill ...

Looking for more information about Rockhill? 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 Rockhill, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Rockhill.

Adding Rockhill to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Rockhill was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Rockhill.

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

The official website for Huntingdon County: www.huntingdoncounty.net/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Huntingdon, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Rockhill.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rockhill - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Rockhill). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Rockhill or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.









 

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