Introduction to Rockingham, North Carolina
Rockingham, which is the county seat of Richmond County, was named after the Marquis of Rockinham. The County of Richmond was founded by Keader Keaton, an officer in the American Revolutionary War. Richmond was established in 1779 and was named in honor of Charles Lennox, the third Duke of Richmond and Lennox.
Rockingham and Nearby Attractions
- National Railroad Museum & Hall of Fame
- House in the Horseshoe State Historic Site
- Cheraw State Recreation Area
- Alligator Adventure
- Greensboro Arboretum
Things To Do In Rockingham
There are numerous museums near Rockingham, including Marlboro County Historical Museum, National Railroad Museum & Hall of Fame, Rankin Museum of American and Natural History, and Taxidermy Hall of Fame. Historic sites nearby include the House in the Horseshoe State Historic Site, the Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site, and Town Creek Indian Mound. There are also several parks near Rockingham. Cheraw State Recreation Area, Goodale State Park, and Morrow Mountain State Park are some of them. Other places of interest are Carowinds, J.C. Raulston Arboretum, and the North Carolina Zoo.
The nearest major airport is Raleigh-Durham International Airport.
Rockingham Higher Education
Northeastern Technical College, Richmond Community College and Saint Andrews Presbyterian College are located nearby.