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Living In Rocky Mount, NC

Rocky Mount is a small city which is the main cultural center of both Nash and Edgecombe counties. It is known for having a great community vibe as well as being relatively affordable compared to somewhere like Raleigh.

Where Is Rocky Mount, NC

Rocky Mount is a city located in Nash and Edgecombe counties. It is about an hour east of Raleigh via Highway 64, and 30 minutes north of Wilson via Highway 301. Other nearby towns and include Nashville, Spring Hope, Whitakers, and Sharpsburg.

History Of Rocky Mount

The place that is now home to Rocky Mount was first settled in the 18th century. However, the name 'Rocky Mount' wouldn't be used until 1816, when a post office was built in the city. In the early half of the 19th century, cotton was the major industry in Rocky Mount, thanks to the Rocky Mount Mills. However, after the Civil War, the city's economy shifted more towards tobacco.

Around the turn of the 20th century, part of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad moved its facilities to Rocky Mount, causing rapid growth. After WW2, the city expanded quickly for the next few decades.

Working In Rocky Mount

Despite not being as big as the Research triangle, Rocky Mount still has some great job opportunities. Some of the top employers in Rocky Mount are:

  • Pfizer
  • Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools
  • Cummins-Rocky Mount Engine Plant
  • QVC Distribution
  • CenturyLink

Rocky Mount Schools

Rocky Mount is served by the Nash-Rocky Mount Public School System and the Edgecombe County Public School System. Rocky Mount also has a couple of colleges, including Nash Community College, North Carolina Wesleyan College, and Edgecombe Community College.

Things To Do In Rocky Mount

Rocky Mount is a great place to go out and enjoy yourself. Some of the top things to do in the city are:

  • City Lake Park
  • Sunset Park
  • Rocky Mount Children's Museum
  • Ultimate Backyard Warrior
  • Tar River Trail

Need To Sell A Home In Rocky Mount?

If you need to sell a home in Rocky Mount, NC, the first step is to get in touch with a local real estate expert who can help you price it correctly and market it well. At Five County Specialists, we do that everyday for Rocky Mount home sellers, and we are glad to help you throughout the entire transaction and beyond.

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