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Rocky Mount
Nash County, North Carolina

27801, 27802, 27803, 27804

Page Contents for Rocky Mount, North Carolina

Statistics & Facts

History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.




Statistics & Facts

The North Carolina state capital is Raleigh.
The population of Rocky Mount is approximately 55,893 (2000), 57477 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 21,435 (2000), 23097 (2010).
The amount of land area in Rocky Mount is 64.703 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.486 sq kilometers.
The distance from Rocky Mount to Washington DC is 208 miles.
The distance to the North Carolina state capital is 49 miles. (as the crow flies)
Rocky Mount is positioned 35.95 degrees north of the equator and 77.81 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Rocky Mount average temperature is 61.9 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 42.6 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 82.3 degrees F.

History & History Related Items

A history page for Rocky Mount with pictures and much information including a list of former mayors of Rocky Mount

The first post office here was opened at the Falls of the Tar River on 22 March 1816. It is believed the name for Rocky Mount came from the rocky mound at the falls of the Tar River. This is the same spot as the site of one of the first cotton mills in the state. The mills were established in 1818. When the Wilmington-Weldon Railroad came through in 1845 it was the means for connection of Rocky Mount to other areas. By the turn of the 20th century, Rocky Mount's population had climbed to about 3,000 residents. (this information is from the above history page for Rocky Mount)
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The incorporation of Rocky Mount

February 19, 1867


Childrens Museum
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Rocky Mount City Government

The City of Rocky Mount
One Government Plaza
PO. Box 1180
Rocky Mount, NC 27802
Phone: 252-972-1319

Rocky Mount has a Council/Manager form of government.

Rocky Mount Chamber

Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce
437 Falls Rd
Rocky Mount, NC 27804-4808
Phone: 252-442-5111

Rocky Mount Organizations

Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce
437 Falls Rd
Rocky Mount, NC 27804-4808
Phone: 252-442-5111

Rocky Mount Libraries

Braswell Memorial Library
344 Falls Rd
Rocky Mount,NC 27804-4805
Phone: 252-442-1951

Rocky Mount Schools

Nash Rocky Mountain Board-Ed
800 N Fairview Rd
Rocky Mount, NC 27801-6115
Phone: 252-442-7152

Rocky Mount High School
308 S Tillery St
Rocky Mount, NC 27804-5849
Phone: 252-977-3085


Edgecombe Community College
225 Tarboro St
Rocky Mount, NC 27801-5430
Phone: 252-446-0436 Rocky Mount


The population of Rocky Mount was:
1900 - 3,000
1986 - 27,214
1990 - 49,438
1993 - 51,266
1995 - 54,800
2000 - 55,893
(1990 & 2000 figures came directly from the US Census data - other figures came from various sources)

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