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Welcome to Rockton ...

Rockton is located in Fairfield County<1>.

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

Rockton is 580 feet [177 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Rockton is within the (803) area code.

Websites for Rockton ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.fairfieldchamber.org/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Rockton, the following might be of interest:

Communities Also Named Rockton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Rockton - they are located in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ontario, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Rockton ...

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

  • Irmo [Lexington County]
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    • Irmo [Lexington County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the south of Rockton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,734 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Irmo<5>
  • Blythewood [Richland County]
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    • Blythewood [Richland County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Rockton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,531 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blythewood<5>
  • Great Falls [Chester County]
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    • Great Falls [Chester County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northeast of Rockton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,872 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Great Falls<5>
  • Chapin [Lexington County]
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    • Chapin [Lexington County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southwest of Rockton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,664 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chapin<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Ridgeway [Fairfield County]
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      • Ridgeway [Fairfield County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the east of Rockton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 279 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeway<5>
    • Pomaria [Newberry County]
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      • Pomaria [Newberry County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the west of Rockton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 178 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pomaria<5>
    • Peak [Newberry County]
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      • Peak [Newberry County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Rockton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 65 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peak<5>
    • Jenkinsville [Fairfield County]
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      • Jenkinsville [Fairfield County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the southwest of Rockton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 42 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jenkinsville<5>
    • Adger [Fairfield County]
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      • Adger [Fairfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the north of Rockton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Adger have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Smallwood [Fairfield County]
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      • Smallwood [Fairfield County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the southeast of Rockton
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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 Rockton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Rockton.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rockton ...

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

Adding Rockton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Rockton 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 Rockton was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Rockton on a map titled Rand McNally Map of South Carolina (1911).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in South Carolina

About Fairfield County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Fairfield, 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 Rockton - 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rockton) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rockton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3474, Longitude: -81.0873       In this case, the coordinates for Rockton 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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