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Welcome to Rocksdale ...

Rocksdale is located in Calhoun County<1>.

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

Rocksdale is 670 feet [204 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Rocksdale: (304) and (681)<4>

Adding Rocksdale to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Communities near Rocksdale ...

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

  • Spencer [Roane County]
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    • Spencer [Roane County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Rocksdale
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,989 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spencer
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spencer<6>
  • Elizabeth [Wirt County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabeth
    • Elizabeth [Wirt County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Rocksdale
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 819 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabeth
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elizabeth<6>
  • Grantsville [Calhoun County]
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    • Grantsville [Calhoun County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Rocksdale
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 497 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grantsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grantsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grantsville<6>
  • Reedy [Roane County]
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    • Reedy [Roane County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Rocksdale
    • 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
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Arnoldsburg [Calhoun County]
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      • Arnoldsburg [Calhoun County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Rocksdale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnoldsburg
    • Orma [Calhoun County]
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      • Orma [Calhoun County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Rocksdale
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    • Burning Springs [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burning Springs
      • Burning Springs [Wirt County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Rocksdale
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    • Roxalana [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roxalana
      • Roxalana [Roane County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the south of Rocksdale
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    • Stumptown [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stumptown
      • Stumptown [Gilmer County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Rocksdale
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    • Walnut [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut
      • Walnut [Calhoun County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Rocksdale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rocksdale ...

Looking for more information about Rocksdale? 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 Rocksdale, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Rocksdale.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Calhoun County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rocksdale. 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 Calhoun, 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 Rocksdale - 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rocksdale) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rocksdale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8448, Longitude: -81.2182       In this case, the coordinates for Rocksdale 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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