|City of Rocky Mount|
|Nickname: "City on the Rise" "Rock City"|
Location of Rocky Mount within North Carolina
|Founded||Circa March 22, 1816|
|Incorporated||February 28, 1867|
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|- City||35. Area is a Quantity expressing the two- Dimensional size of a defined part of a Surface, typically a region bounded by a closed Curve. A city is an Urban area with a large Population and a particular Administrative, Legal, or Historical status 8 sq mi (92. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 7 km²)|
|- Land||35. To help compare sizes of different geographic regions we list here Areas between 10 km² (1000 Hectares and 100 km² (10000 hectares 6 sq mi (92. 1 km²)|
|- Water||0. 2 sq mi (0. 5 km²) 0. 59%|
|- Urban||41 sq mi (106 km²)|
|- Metro||1,050 sq mi (2,718 km²)|
|Elevation||100 ft (31 m)|
|- Density||1,571. The elevation of a Geographic location is its height above a fixed reference point often the mean sea level. A foot (plural feet or foot; symbol or abbreviation ft or sometimes &prime – the prime symbol) is a non-SI unit The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. A city is an Urban area with a large Population and a particular Administrative, Legal, or Historical status Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 4/sq mi (606. 7/km²)|
|- Metro Density||136/sq mi (53/km²)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|- Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1022368|
Rocky Mount is an All-America City Award-winning community located in the coastal plains of North Carolina, USA. A metropolitan area is a large population center consisting of a large Metropolis and its adjacent zone of influence or of more than one closely adjoining neighboring central The Eastern Time Zone ( ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of North America and the west coast of South America UTC−5 is the Time offset used in the North American Eastern Time Zone during Standard time and in the North American Central Time Zone during Daylight saving time ( DST The Eastern Time Zone ( ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of North America and the west coast of South America UTC−4 is the Time offset used in the Atlantic Standard Time Zone in Canada in winter and the North American Eastern Time Zone during The ZIP code is the system of Postal codes used by the United States Postal Service (USPS A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating Telephone number ranges to countries regions areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks For the former United Kingdom 0252 dialing code see Aldershot. Federal Information Processing Standards ( FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the United States Federal government for use by all non-military The Geographic Names Information System ( GNIS) is a database that contains name and locative information about more than two million physical and cultural features located throughout The All-America City Award is given by the National Civic League annually to ten cities in the United States. North Carolina ( is a state located on the Atlantic Seaboard in the southeastern United States The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Although it was not formally incorporated until February 28, 1867, the North Carolina community that became the city of Rocky Mount dates from the beginning of the 19th century, and the first post office in the area opened in 1816. Events 202 BC - coronation ceremony of Liu Bang as Emperor Gaozu of Han takes place initiating four centuries of the Han Dynasty 's rule Year 1867 ( MDCCCLXVII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year starting The city straddles the county line, with part of it in Nash County and part of it in Edgecombe County. Nash County is a County located in the US state of North Carolina. Edgecombe County is a County located in the US state of North Carolina. In 1996, the town of Battleboro merged with the city of Rocky Mount. Rocky Mount is the principal city of the Rocky Mount, North Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area, which had a population as of 2000 of 143,026 and which encompasses all of both Edgecombe and Nash counties and the city of Rocky Mount itself. The Rocky Mount Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is an area consisting of two counties &ndash Edgecombe and Nash Edgecombe County is a County located in the US state of North Carolina. Nash County is a County located in the US state of North Carolina. Rocky Mount is also a part of a combined metro area which consist of both Rocky Mount and Wilson Metropolitan Areas. The Rocky Mount-Wilson Metro population is currently over 200,000 residents. As of the 2006 census, the city had a total population of 57,057, the city's population as of 2007 was about 60,000. The city is about 45 minutes away from the state capital, Raleigh, which has a population of just under 400,000. Raleigh (pronounced rah-lee) is the Capital of the State of North Carolina and the county seat of Wake County, USA Rocky Mount is also sometimes considered a part of The Triangle area.
The City of Rocky Mount has a growing arts community. The City operates an Arts Center, a Children's Museum & Science Center, and a Community Theatre at the Imperial Centre for the Arts & Sciences
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 35. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title) is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census 8 square miles (92. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 7 km²), of which, 35. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 6 square miles (92. 1 km²) of it is land and 0. 2 square miles (0. 5 km²) of it (0. 59%) is water.
The City of Rocky Mount is served by the Nash-Rocky Mount Public School System, along with a number of private and charter schools in the area. Post-secondary institutions include Nash Community College,Shaw University, North Carolina Wesleyan College and Edgecombe Community College. Shaw University is a private historically black university located in Raleigh North Carolina, USA with its College of Adult Professional Education North Carolina Wesleyan College is a four-year coeducational Liberal arts college, located in Rocky Mount North Carolina.
Nash-Rocky Mount Schools include D. S. Johnson Elementary, Englewood Elementary School,O. R. Pope Elementary School, Susie C. Baskerville Elementary School, Winstead Avenue Elementary School,Red Oak Elementary, Bullock Elementary, and Nashville Elementary
Parker Middle School, Edwards Middle School, Southern Nash Middle, Red Oak Middle School, and Nash Central Middle School.
Rocky Mount High School, Northern Nash High School, Southern Nash High School, Nash Central High School, and Nash-Rocky Mount Early College High School. Rocky Mount High School is a public high school located in Rocky Mount North Carolina in Nash County Northern Nash High School is a High school located outside of Nashville, North Carolina. Bailey is a town in Nash County, North Carolina, United States. The private schools located in Rocky Mount are: Rocky Mount Academy, Faith Christian School and Falls Road Baptist School.
One N. C. charter school is located in Rocky Mount: Rocky Mount Preparatory School.
There are 3 major highways that intersect in Rocky Mount: U.S. Route 64, Interstate 95, and US 301. US Route 64 is an east-west United States highway that runs for 2326 miles (3743 km from eastern North Carolina to just southwest of the Four Corners Interstate 95 is a major Interstate highway, running along the East Coast of the United States from Florida to Maine Interstate 95 runs through a portion of West Rocky Mount, US 64 runs east to west through Rocky Mount, and US 301 runs north to south through Rocky Mount. Buck Leonard Blvd is also a 4-lane divided highway in Rocky Mount that connects Sunset Ave to US 64. US 64 puts Rocky Mount less than 45 minutes east of Raleigh, and US 301 puts Rocky Mount 15 minutes north of the city of Wilson. Raleigh (pronounced rah-lee) is the Capital of the State of North Carolina and the county seat of Wake County, USA Wilson is a city and the County seat of Wilson County in the Coastal Plain region of the U The city of Rocky Mount is currently in the works of constructing a new multi-lane highway called the Northern Connector which will connect West Rocky Mount to North Rocky Mount. The highway is being built to settle traffic on Wesleyan Blvd. , and other roads in the Northern Rocky Mount area.
Interstate 95 Exits: N. C 4, Dortches Blvd. , and U. S. 64 with a future exit at Sunset Avenue just south of the U. S. 64 exit.
U. S. 64 Exits: Raleigh. St, Atlantic. Ave, Centura. Hwy/Church. St, Benvenue. Rd/Peachtree. St, U. S 301(Wesleyan. Blvd) Buck Leonard Blvd. TO Sunset Ave, Winstead Ave, Interstate 95, and Old Carraige Rd.
U. S 301 (Wesleyan. Blvd) Exits: Benvenue Rd, U. S 64, Sunset Ave, Bethelehem Rd, West Mount Dr, and N. C 97(Raleigh Rd).
Golden East Crossing: The Golden East Crossing mall is one of the biggest malls east of Raleigh. It has seen a rise in growth in shoppers and stores. Three new stores were added to the mall in 2007. There are many major stores in the mall, including Belk, Sears, JCPenney, Bed Bath & Beyond, Ross Dress for Less, Best Buy, Embarq, Books-A-Million, and most recently Petco. Sears Roebuck and Company, commonly known as Sears, is an American mid-range chain of International Department stores founded by Richard J C Penney Company Inc ( most commonly known today by the name JCPenney or simply Penneys) is a mid-range chain of American Department stores Bed Bath & Beyond Inc ( was formed in 1971 and today operates a chain of domestic merchandise retail stores across North America. Ross Stores Inc is a chain of American off-price Department stores It is the nation's third largest off-price retailer (behind T Best Buy Co Inc ( is a Fortune 100 company and the largest specialty retailer of Consumer electronics in the United States and Canada Embarq Corporation, or EMBARQ is the fourth largest Local exchange carrier in the United States (below the Baby Bells) and the largest independent Books-A-Million Inc or BAM! was founded in 1917 as a street corner newsstand in Florence Alabama. PETCO is a chain of Retail stores that offers pet supplies and services such as Grooming and Dog training.
Cobbs Corners: Cobb Corners is a major shopping complex in Rocky Mount. It is home to major stores such as: Wal-Mart, Old Navy, Goodys Apparel, Dollar Tree, Michael's, Circuit City, and Office Depot. Wal-Mart Stores Inc (or Walmart as written in its new logo is an American public corporation that runs a chain of large discount department stores Old Navy is a Brand of clothing and chain of stores owned by Gap Inc Dollar Tree Stores Inc ( is an American chain of retail stores headquartered in Chesapeake Virginia. Michaels is the largest Arts and Crafts retail chain in the United States. Circuit City ( is an American dealer and retailer in brand-name consumer electronics personal computers and entertainment software Office Depot ( is a supplier of office products and services The Company's selection of brand name office supplies includes business machines computers computer software and office
Other shopping centers in Rocky Mount are: Oakwood Shopping Center, Westridge Shopping Center, Walnut Shopping Center, Crossroads Shopping Center, Edgecombe Shopping Center, Ford's Colony Shopping Center, Crossing@64 Shopping Center, Sutter's Creek Plaza, Benvenue Plaza, Beaver's Pond Centre, Rocky Mount Towne Center, and many others.
Rocky Mount,like any other city in the United States,has good and bad qualities. But what stands out overall is the sense of community. It is a small city that is growing, and much like the larger cities, trying to bring in revenue to assist with the employment of its increasing population.
As of 2007, there were 51,082 households out of which 45. 8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43. 3% were married couples living together, 30. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE ROMEOS ************** 2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31. 5% were non-families. 27. 4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10. 3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2. 55 and the average family size was 3. 11.
In the city the population is spread out with 27. 7% under the age of 18, 8. 9% from 18 to 24, 28. 5% from 25 to 44, 21. 9% from 45 to 64, and 13. 0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there were 85. 2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79. 4 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $62,661, and the median income for a family was $39,929. Males had a median income of $41,455 versus $34,409 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,804. Per capita income means how much each individual receives in monetary terms of the yearly income generated in the country
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Rocky Mount, NC was the home of R.M.I. (Rocky Mount Instruments), best known for the 368x Electra Piano Harpsichord, which was a significant instrument in the world of rock and jazz in the late 60's-early 70's, most famously used by the likes of John Lennon, Leon Russell, Rick Wakeman, Tony Banks, and Keith Jarrett. Rocky Mount Instruments or RMI was a subsidiary of the Allen Organ Company. The RMI 368 Electra-Piano and Harpsichord was an Electronic piano and the most popular instrument created by RMI. John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (born Leon Russell (born Claude Russell Bridges on April 2 1942 in Lawton Oklahoma, United States) is a Singer, Songwriter Richard Christopher Wakeman (born 18 May 1949 in Perivale, London) is an English Keyboard player best known as the Anthony or Tony Banks may refer to Tony Banks (musician (born 1950 musician from the band Genesis Tony Banks Baron Stratford Keith Jarrett (born May 8, 1945 in Allentown Pennsylvania) is an American Pianist and Composer. Rocky Mount was also the home of Centura Bank until it was bought the Royal Bank of Canada and moved the United States headquarters to nearby Raleigh. RBC Bank, formerly known as RBC Centura, is the US retail banking division of Royal Bank of Canada (RBC The Royal Bank of Canada ( Banque Royale du Canada in French is Canada 's largest company and Bank. The first Hardee's fast food restaurant was in Rocky Mount, ironically in was on McDonald Street. Hardee's is an American Fast-food restaurant chain located mostly in the Midwest United States and Southeast regions It has since been torn down. Rocky Mount and nearby Nashville have some of the few Hardee's restaurant still owned by the corporation and not a franchise. Nashville is a town in Nash County, North Carolina, United States. Rocky Mount is also the corporate headquarters of Boddie-Noell, which owns many Hardee's franchises and all of the Texas Steakhouse restaurants.