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Welcome to Rock ...

Rock is located in Mercer County<1>.

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

Rock is 2,170 feet [661 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Rock is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Area codes for Rock: (304) and (681)<4>

Adding Rock to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Rock 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 Rock was on a map titled Map of West Virginia (from Rand McNally, 1911).

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

Communities Also Named Rock ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two West Virginia communities named Rock: This one is located in Mercer County and the other is located in Mercer County.

Beyond West Virginia, there are 23 communities that are also named Rock - they are located in Arkansas, Florida (2), Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana (3), Maryland (2), Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania and South Carolina.

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

Communities near Rock ...

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

  • Bluefield [Mercer County]
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    • Bluefield [Mercer County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> 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<6>
  • Princeton [Mercer County]
  • Bluefield [Tazewell County]
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    • Bluefield [Tazewell County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> 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<6>
  • Mullens [Wyoming County]
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    • Mullens [Wyoming County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> 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.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mullens<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Athens [Mercer County]
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      • Athens [Mercer County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 890 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Athens<6>
    • Gary [McDowell County]
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      • Gary [McDowell County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> 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.
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    • Pocahontas [Tazewell County]
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      • Pocahontas [Tazewell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 348 people
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    • Bramwell [Mercer County]
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      • Bramwell [Mercer County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> 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<6>
    • Northfork [McDowell County]
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      • Northfork [McDowell County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> 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<6>
    • Keystone [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keystone
      • Keystone [McDowell County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> 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<6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rock ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Mercer, 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 Rock - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- 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).
<6>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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