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Welcome to Rockdale ...

The city of Rockdale is located

Rockdale is located in Milam County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Rockdale has a population of 5,471 people<2> (see below for details).

The community of Rockdale is 460 feet [140 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Rockdale lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Rockdale: (512)

The ZIP code for Rockdale: 76567<4>

We don't have a date for the establishment of Rockdale.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Rockdale had an population of 5,471 people. This is a decrease of 2.22% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.59% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Rockdale had a population of 5,595 people (which is 22.6% of the total population of Milam County). This makes Rockdale the county's most populous community.

The population of Rockdale represents 0.02% of the population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 310th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,595 people, the population of Rockdale increased 2.87% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 5,439 people).

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

Communities Also Named Rockdale ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Texas communities named Rockdale: This one is located in Milam County and the other is located in Hopkins County.

Beyond Texas, there are 37 communities that are also named Rockdale - they are located in Alabama (2), Colorado (2), Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky (2), Maryland, Massachusetts (3), Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Ontario (2), Pennsylvania (7), Tennessee (2), Washington (2), West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Rockdale ...

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

  • Cameron
  • Thorndale
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    • Thorndale lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Rockdale.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,302 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thorndale have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thorndale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thorndale<6>
  • Lexington
  • Thrall
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thrall
    • Thrall lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Rockdale.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,014 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thrall have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thrall
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thrall<6>
  • Buckholts
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    • Buckholts lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Rockdale.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 518 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buckholts have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buckholts
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buckholts<6>
  • Milano
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milano
    • Milano lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Rockdale.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 420 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milano have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milano
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milano<6>
  • Hicks
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hicks
    • Hicks lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the south of Rockdale.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hicks have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hicks
  • Minerva
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minerva
    • Minerva lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the north of Rockdale.
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  • Tracy
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tracy
    • Tracy lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Rockdale.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tracy
  • Tanglewood
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tanglewood
    • Tanglewood lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Rockdale.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tanglewood have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tanglewood

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rockdale ...

Looking for more information about Rockdale? 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 Rockdale, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Rockdale.

Adding Rockdale to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Rockdale 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 Rockdale was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Rockdale post office opened in 1873.

We also found Rockdale in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Rockdale.

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

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Milam, 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 Rockdale.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rockdale - 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 city (such as Rockdale). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Rockdale or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>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- Rockdale) 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 Rockdale. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RockdaleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rockdale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.6553, Longitude: -97.0071    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/




 

 

 

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