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Welcome to Rockport ...

Rockport is located in Wood County<1>.

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

Rockport is 700 feet [213 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Rockport: (304) & (681)<4>

Adding Rockport to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Rockport 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 Rockport was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Rockport on a map titled Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

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

Communities Also Named Rockport ...

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

Beyond West Virginia, there are 28 communities that are also named Rockport - they are located in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana (2), Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi (2), New Brunswick, New Jersey (2), Ohio (3), Ontario, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Washington.

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

Communities near Rockport ...

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

  • Parkersburg [Wood County]
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    • Parkersburg [Wood County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Rockport
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,009 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkersburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parkersburg<6>
  • Vienna [Wood County]
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    • Vienna [Wood County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Rockport
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,028 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vienna have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vienna
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vienna<6>
  • Belpre [Washington County]
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    • Belpre [Washington County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Rockport
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,356 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belpre
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belpre<6>
  • Ravenswood [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ravenswood
    • Ravenswood [Jackson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Rockport
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,616 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ravenswood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ravenswood<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Ripley [Jackson County]
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      • Ripley [Jackson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Rockport
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,139 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ripley<6>
    • Elizabeth [Wirt County]
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      • Elizabeth [Wirt County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of Rockport
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 819 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabeth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elizabeth<6>
    • North Hills [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Hills
      • North Hills [Wood County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Rockport
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 766 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Hills
    • Coolville [Athens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coolville
      • Coolville [Athens County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Rockport
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 493 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coolville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coolville<6>
    • Reedy [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reedy
      • Reedy [Roane County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Rockport
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 159 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reedy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reedy
    • Mineral Acres [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral Acres
      • Mineral Acres [Wood County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the north of Rockport
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral Acres

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rockport ...

Looking for more information about Rockport? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Rockport, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Rockport.

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About Wood County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Wood County: www.woodcountywv.com/

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 Wood, 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 Rockport - 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rockport) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rockport. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0742, Longitude: -81.5532       In this case, the coordinates for Rockport 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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