Rocky Mount Landmarks

Rocky Mount abounds with historic landmarks! We've modernized some of these places to continue to enjoy the traditional Rocky Mount Way.

Top Ten Facts About Rocky Mount Mills

From the gazebo at Battle Park, visitors can watch the Tar River cascade over the rocky boulders at the "falls of the Tar." The rolling water hearkens back to a time when the flowing river complemented the rattle and hum coming from the machines at Rocky Mount Mills. While the mill itself has gone silent, the area is very much alive. New innovations, a brewery incubator, restoration of the mill village and even a mill 5K run mark a new era for this North Carolina landmark.

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The History Behind the Rocky Mount Imperial Centre

History is something that can’t always be quantified with a story. Sometimes it seeps into our being through song, experience and even the heart of our buildings. The Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences in downtown Rocky Mount is much more than a hub of education and activity. Its history represents the story of Rocky Mount itself.

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How Much Do You Know About Stonewall Manor – Take Our Quiz

You can see a beautiful, stately manor sitting on the top of a grassy hill as you drive along highway 64. It’s a local treasure named Stonewall Manor, built by Bennett Bunn and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Its classic, antebellum structure has made it a Rocky Mount landmark.

This year, organizers and volunteers are seeking funds to help renovate and repair this gorgeous architectural treasure. But how much do you know about  Stonewall Manor? Take our quiz to find out!

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Rocky Mount NC in Books, TV and Movies

Lights, camera, action!
While Wilmington and Asheville may get top billing for North Carolina filming locations, there have also been quite a few film crews who have left their mark on Nash County, and Rocky Mount in particular. From popular books to movies, our city has been a backdrop to silver screen stories.

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Five Facts About Rocky Mount’s Historic Train Station

If you’ve spent time downtown, you’re familiar with the rattle and hum of the trains that pass through the center of town, delivering cargo and passengers to destinations across the country. The downtown train station is much more than a piece of history, it’s a source of local pride.

Were you aware that the train station was immortalized in literature? Or that its extensive renovation took three years? We’ve compiled some facts about Rocky Mount that will stop you in your tracks.

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Craft Breweries Bring Employment Opportunities to Rocky Mount

The Rocky Mount Brewmill at Rocky Mount Mills provides mentoring and innovation for those seeking to establish a craft brewery. 

Craft breweries are big business in North Carolina. According to the Rocky Mount Telegram, breweries support 10,000 jobs across the state, representing a $1.2 billion. industry. Find out what this means for job creation in Rocky Mount.

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Just for Fun: Can You Name These Common Rocky Mount Landmarks?

While most are familiar with some of the more well-known Rocky Mount landmarks, could you identify these locations at close range? We’ve taken photographs of common Rocky Mount places and provided a hint. See if you can guess where these shots were taken...

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