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Our Genealogy Helper for Rock ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Rock (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Rock. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Rock is located in Mercer County.

To see how the shape of West Virginia's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Mercer County: Bland (VA), Giles (VA), Tazewell (VA), McDowell, Raleigh, Summers & Wyoming.

Below are the counties that are near Rock. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Rock:

  • Mercer County     (The home county of Rock)
    • Montcalm [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montcalm
      • Montcalm [Mercer County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montcalm have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montcalm
    • Flipping [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flipping
      • Flipping [Mercer County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flipping have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flipping
    • Matoaka [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Matoaka
      • Matoaka [Mercer County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 193 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Matoaka have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matoaka
    • Weyanoke [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weyanoke
      • Weyanoke [Mercer County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Rock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weyanoke
    • Littlesburg [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littlesburg
      • Littlesburg [Mercer County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Rock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Littlesburg
    • Johnston Town [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnston Town
      • Johnston Town [Mercer County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnston Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnston Town
    • Edison [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edison
      • Edison [Mercer County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Rock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edison
    • El Centro [Mercer County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for El Centro
      • El Centro [Mercer County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for El Centro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Bramwell [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bramwell
      • Bramwell [Mercer County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 334 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bramwell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bramwell<3>
    • Princeton [Mercer County]
    • Bluefield [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluefield
      • Bluefield [Mercer County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,505 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluefield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluefield<3>
    • Coopers [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coopers
      • Coopers [Mercer County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Rock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coopers
  • Fayette County
    • Prince [Fayette County]
    • Mount Hope [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Hope
      • Mount Hope [Fayette County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,259 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Hope
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Hope<3>
    • Pax [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pax
      • Pax [Fayette County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 150 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pax have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pax
    • Meadow Bridge [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Bridge
      • Meadow Bridge [Fayette County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 344 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Bridge
  • Greenbrier County
    • Alderson [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alderson
      • Alderson [Greenbrier County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,111 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alderson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alderson<3>
  • Logan County
    • Rich Creek [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rich Creek
      • Rich Creek [Logan County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Rock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rich Creek
  • McDowell County
    • Elkhorn [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkhorn
      • Elkhorn [McDowell County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Rock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkhorn
    • Northfork [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northfork
      • Northfork [McDowell County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 322 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northfork have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northfork
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Northfork<3>
    • Anawalt [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anawalt
      • Anawalt [McDowell County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 172 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anawalt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anawalt
    • Keystone [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keystone
      • Keystone [McDowell County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 213 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keystone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keystone
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Keystone<3>
    • Thorpe [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thorpe
      • Thorpe [McDowell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Rock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thorpe
    • Big Four [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Four
      • Big Four [McDowell County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Rock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Four
    • Kimball [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kimball
      • Kimball [McDowell County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 147 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kimball have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kimball
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kimball<3>
    • Gary [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gary
      • Gary [McDowell County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 759 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gary have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gary
    • Welch [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Welch
      • Welch [McDowell County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,575 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Welch
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Welch<3>
    • Newhall [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newhall
      • Newhall [McDowell County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Rock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newhall
    • Davy [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davy
      • Davy [McDowell County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 324 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Davy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davy
    • War [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for War
      • War [McDowell County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 659 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for War have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on War
  • Mingo County
    • Gilbert [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilbert
      • Gilbert [Mingo County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 378 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilbert have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilbert
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gilbert<3>
    • Baisden [Mingo County]
  • Monroe County
    • Peterstown [Monroe County]
    • Ballard [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ballard
      • Ballard [Monroe County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Rock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ballard
    • Union [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Monroe County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 539 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
  • Raleigh County
    • Rhodell [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rhodell
      • Rhodell [Raleigh County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 159 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rhodell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rhodell
    • Eastgulf [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eastgulf
      • Eastgulf [Raleigh County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Rock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eastgulf
    • Helen [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helen
      • Helen [Raleigh County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Rock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helen
    • Princewick [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Princewick
      • Princewick [Raleigh County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Rock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Princewick
    • Coal City [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coal City
      • Coal City [Raleigh County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coal City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coal City
    • Slab Fork [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slab Fork
      • Slab Fork [Raleigh County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Rock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slab Fork
    • Stotesbury [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stotesbury
      • Stotesbury [Raleigh County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stotesbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stotesbury
    • Sophia [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sophia
      • Sophia [Raleigh County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,219 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sophia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sophia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sophia<3>
    • Shady Spring [Raleigh County]
    • Crab Orchard [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crab Orchard
      • Crab Orchard [Raleigh County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crab Orchard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crab Orchard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crab Orchard<3>
    • Glen White [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen White
      • Glen White [Raleigh County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Rock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen White
    • Lester [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lester
      • Lester [Raleigh County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 312 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lester
  • Summers County
    • Jumping Branch [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jumping Branch
      • Jumping Branch [Summers County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Rock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jumping Branch
    • Bellepoint [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellepoint
      • Bellepoint [Summers County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Rock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellepoint
    • Forest Hill [Summers County]
    • Hinton [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hinton
      • Hinton [Summers County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,321 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hinton<3>
    • Bargers Springs [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bargers Springs
      • Bargers Springs [Summers County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bargers Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bargers Springs
    • Sandstone [Summers County]
  • Wyoming County
    • Bud [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bud
      • Bud [Wyoming County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Rock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bud
    • Mullens [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mullens
      • Mullens [Wyoming County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,288 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mullens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mullens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mullens<3>
    • Pineville [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pineville
      • Pineville [Wyoming County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 567 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pineville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pineville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pineville<3>
    • Mullensville [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mullensville
      • Mullensville [Wyoming County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mullensville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mullensville
    • Keyrock [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keyrock
      • Keyrock [Wyoming County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Rock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keyrock
    • Wyoming [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wyoming
      • Wyoming [Wyoming County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Rock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wyoming
    • Stoneville [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stoneville
      • Stoneville [Wyoming County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Rock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stoneville
    • Baileysville [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baileysville
      • Baileysville [Wyoming County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Rock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baileysville
    • Oceana [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oceana
      • Oceana [Wyoming County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,195 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oceana have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oceana
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oceana<3>
  • Bland County (VA)
    • Rocky Gap [Bland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Gap
      • Rocky Gap [Bland County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Rock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Gap
    • Round Bottom [Bland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Round Bottom
      • Round Bottom [Bland County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Rock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Round Bottom
    • Hicksville [Bland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hicksville
      • Hicksville [Bland County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Rock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hicksville
    • Bastian [Bland County]
  • Buchanan County (VA)
    • Bearwallow [Buchanan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bearwallow
      • Bearwallow [Buchanan County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Rock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bearwallow
  • Giles County (VA)
    • Glen Lyn [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Lyn
      • Glen Lyn [Giles County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 97 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Lyn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Lyn
    • Rich Creek [Giles County]
    • Narrows [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Narrows
      • Narrows [Giles County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,949 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Narrows have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Narrows
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Narrows<3>
    • Bluff City [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluff City
      • Bluff City [Giles County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bluff City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluff City
    • Pearisburg [Giles County]
    • Poplar Hill [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar Hill
      • Poplar Hill [Giles County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Rock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar Hill
    • Pembroke [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pembroke
      • Pembroke [Giles County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,077 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pembroke
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pembroke<3>
  • Pulaski County (VA)
    • Hilton Village [Pulaski County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hilton Village
      • Hilton Village [Pulaski County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hilton Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hilton Village
    • Pulaski [Pulaski County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pulaski
      • Pulaski [Pulaski County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,657 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pulaski have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pulaski
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pulaski<3>
    • Dublin [Pulaski County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dublin
      • Dublin [Pulaski County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,578 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dublin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dublin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dublin<3>
  • Radford City (VA)
    • Radford [Radford City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Radford
      • Radford [Radford City] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,255 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Radford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Radford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Radford<3>
  • Smyth County (VA)
    • Atkins [Smyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atkins
      • Atkins [Smyth County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Atkins have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atkins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Atkins<3>
    • Marion [Smyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
      • Marion [Smyth County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,555 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<3>
  • Tazewell County (VA)
    • Falls Mills [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falls Mills
      • Falls Mills [Tazewell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Rock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falls Mills
    • Pocahontas [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pocahontas
      • Pocahontas [Tazewell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 348 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pocahontas
    • Bluefield [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluefield
      • Bluefield [Tazewell County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,814 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluefield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluefield<3>
    • Boissevain [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boissevain
      • Boissevain [Tazewell County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Rock
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    • Saint Clair [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Clair
      • Saint Clair [Tazewell County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Clair have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Clair
    • Abbs Valley [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abbs Valley
      • Abbs Valley [Tazewell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Rock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbs Valley
    • Shawver Mill [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shawver Mill
      • Shawver Mill [Tazewell County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Rock
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    • Little Town [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Town
      • Little Town [Tazewell County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Town
    • Wittens Mills [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wittens Mills
      • Wittens Mills [Tazewell County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Rock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wittens Mills
    • Tazewell [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tazewell
      • Tazewell [Tazewell County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,113 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tazewell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tazewell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tazewell<3>
    • Pisgah [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pisgah
      • Pisgah [Tazewell County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Rock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pisgah
    • Dunford Village [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunford Village
      • Dunford Village [Tazewell County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dunford Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunford Village
  • Wythe County (VA)

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Rock, see our County-by-County Page for Rock.

Newspapers Published in Rock ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 24 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rock.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rock, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rock.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Rock:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Virginia
    • Stories from West Virginia

Cemeteries Near Rock ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rock.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Rock covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Neal Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Neal Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Neal Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Neal Cemetery
  • Hall Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hall Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hall Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hall Cemetery
  • Davidson Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Davidson Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Davidson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davidson Cemetery
  • Wright Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wright Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wright Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wright Cemetery
  • St. Peters Lutheran Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Peters Lutheran Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Peters Lutheran Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Peters Lutheran Cemetery
  • Harless Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Harless Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harless Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • King Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the King Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the King Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on King Cemetery
    • Herndon Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Herndon Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Herndon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herndon Cemetery
    • Bailey Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bailey Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bailey Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bailey Cemetery
    • Wall Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wall Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wall Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wall Cemetery
    • Sandlick Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sandlick Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sandlick Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandlick Cemetery
    • Terry Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Terry Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Terry Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terry Cemetery
    • Tabor Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tabor Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tabor Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tabor Cemetery
    • Tiller Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tiller Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tiller Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Donley Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Donley Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Donley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Donley Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<4>

While we didn't find Rock in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Rock.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Rock, with the one closest to Rock listed first.

  • Duhring [Mercer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duhring
    • Duhring [Mercer County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Rock
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 62 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Duhring had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duhring have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duhring
  • Flipping [Mercer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flipping
    • Flipping [Mercer County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Rock
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Flipping had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flipping have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flipping
  • New Hope [Mercer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Hope
    • New Hope [Mercer County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Rock
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 10 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, New Hope had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Hope
  • Lashmeet [Mercer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lashmeet
    • Lashmeet [Mercer County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Rock
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lashmeet had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lashmeet have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lashmeet
  • Freeman [Mercer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freeman
    • Freeman [Mercer County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Rock
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 175 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Freeman had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freeman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeman
  • Bramwell [Mercer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bramwell
    • Bramwell [Mercer County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Rock
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 499 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 334 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bramwell had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bramwell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bramwell<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Pinoak [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinoak
      • Pinoak [Mercer County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Rock
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pinoak had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pinoak have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinoak
    • Coopers [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coopers
      • Coopers [Mercer County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Rock
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 175 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Coopers had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coopers
    • Abbs Valley [Mercer County] - Historic
      • While Abbs Valley was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abbs Valley
      • Abbs Valley [Mercer County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Rock
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Abbs Valley had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Abbs Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Bluefield [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluefield
      • Bluefield [Mercer County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Rock
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,775 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,505 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bluefield had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluefield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluefield<3>
    • Ada [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ada
      • Ada [Mercer County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Rock
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 32 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Ada had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ada have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ada
    • Princeton [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Princeton
      • Princeton [Mercer County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Rock
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 320 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,599 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Princeton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Princeton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Princeton<3>
    • Coaldale [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coaldale
      • Coaldale [Mercer County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Rock
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Coaldale had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coaldale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coaldale
    • Pocahontas [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pocahontas
      • Pocahontas [Tazewell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Rock
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,953 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 348 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pocahontas had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pocahontas
    • Falls Mills [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falls Mills
      • Falls Mills [Tazewell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Rock
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 228 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Falls Mills had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falls Mills

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Rock. See our List of 1890's Communities around Rock.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Rock ...

While our initial data about Rock came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Rock in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Rock.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Rock. See our Misc Page for Rock for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in West Virginia

About Mercer County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rock) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rock. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3679, Longitude: -81.2220       In this case, the coordinates for Rock have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Rock, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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