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Welcome to The Rock ...

Although we found mention of The Rock during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how The Rock was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it's a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists.

While we are confident that The Rock was located in Mercer County, we don't know its actual location within the county.

We've added The Rock to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. We would especially like to find the location of The Rock - knowing its coordinates, we can explore things like its relationship to neighboring communities, nearby cemeteries, etc. If you can help us with The Rock, please Contact Us.




Time Zone: The area where we believe that The Rock might be (or was) located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

We believe that The Rock would be found within the (304) & (681)<2> area codes.

Communities Also Named The Rock ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have 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.

Beyond West Virginia, there are 23 communities that are also named The 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 The Rock.

Search for Local Businesses ...

We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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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.

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<2>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for The Rock.

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<3>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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