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Census Data for The Rock ...

Although we found mention of The Rock during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Over time, we expect to discover additional information that will be added to our Gazetteer.

One piece of information that we would especially like to find is the location (ie- GPS coordinates) of The Rock. If you can help us locate The Rock, please Contact Us.




As far as we can tell, The Rock has not been included in past Census counts, so there is no population information for this community.

Mercer County ...

The Rock is located in Mercer County.

For more information, please visit our Census Page for Mercer County.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went north past The Rock and then turned east". While The Rock could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added The Rock as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that The Rock could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

Just in case there has been confusion between counties, we found that there are two West Virginia communities named The Rock: This one is located in Mercer County and the other is located in Mercer County. For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for The Rock.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for The Rock.