Introduction to Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Rocky Mount, North Carolina, in Nash county, is 48 miles E of Raleigh, North Carolina.
Rocky Mount History
Rocky Mount was first settled in the early 19th century. The area's first post office was established on March 22, 1816, at the Falls of the Tar River. Rocky Mount derived its name from the ledges along the Tar River. Rocky Mount Mills, one of North Carolina's first cotton mills, was established in the city in 1818. The Wilmington-Weldon Railroad served the area since 1845. Rocky Mount was originally incorporated as a town on February 19, 1867. It was reincorporated as a city on February 28, 1907.
Rocky Mount and nearby Attractions
- Rocky Mount Children's Museum & Science Center
- Spring Hope Historical Museum
- Wilson Rose Garden
- Medoc Mountain State Park
- J.C. Raulston Arboretum
Things To Do In Rocky Mount
Rocky Mount offers a number of recreational facilities for its residents and visitors. You can visit Meadowbrook Park, Buck Leonard Park, and Sunset Park. The city also has several shopping centers such as the Raleigh Road Shopping Center, Tarrytown Mall, Edgecombe Park Shopping Center, Englewood Square Shopping Center, Oakwood Shopping Center, and Golden East Crossing Shopping Center. In addition, the city of Rocky Mount hosts many events and festivals every year inlcuding the DownEast Festival and Rocky Mount Agricultural Fair.
Rocky Mount Transportation
Rocky Mount-Wilson Regional Airport is the nearest airport.
Rocky Mount Higher Education
North Carolina Wesleyan College and Nash Community College are the local colleges.