At the center of Edgecombe and Nash counties lies the bustling city of Rocky Mount. Historically starting in 1816, Rocky Mount gets it name from the rocky mound at the Falls of the Tar River. Today Rocky Mount is a growing community located closely to major North Carolina cities and sites.
Parks and Recreation
Sunset Park Offering tennis courts, basketball courts, a baseball field, a spray park, and a skate park, Sunset Park is Rocky Mount’s main park and will not disappoint.
Location: 1550 River Road, Rocky Mount, NC
Battle Park The birth of Rocky Mount can be found here nestled upon the “rocky mounds” of the Falls.
Location: 1308 Falls Road, Rocky Mount, NC
Braswell Park A stream cuts through this historic park with azalea beds and a band stand.
Location: 411 Hickory Street, Rocky Mount, NC
Denton Street Pool This community pool includes competitive lanes, water slides, diving boards and more to accommodate swimmers.
Location: 1431 Denton Street, Rocky Mount, NC
Gold East Crossing Mall With over 50 shops situated on almost 575 thousand square feet, visitors are gauranteed to enjoy themselves here.
Location: 1100 N Wesleyan Blvd, Rocky Mount, NC
Spring Hope Historical Museum Travel back in time with the free Spring Hope Historical Museum that is dedicated to preserving the past for the future.
Location: 400 W. Main Street, Spring Hope, NC
Rocky Mount Fire Museum Over 100 years of the city’s fire department history is in this museum.
Location: 404 S. Church Street, Rocky Mount, NC
The Imperial Centre for the Arts & Sciences Also housing the Children’s Museum and Science Centre and the Arts Center, the Imperial Centre is the hub of cultural facilities.
Location: 207 Gay Street, Rocky Mount, NC
Twin County Museum & Hall of Fame This museum aims to celebrate both Edgecombe and Nash Counties’ history. The Hall of Fame honors citizens who have been influences and contributed to life in the Twin Counties.
Location: 100 Coastline Street, Rocky Mount, NC
Stonewall Manor This home turned museum once housed Bennett Bunn, a wealthy businessman and socialite in Rocky Mount. Stonewall Manor is one of North Carolina’s best restored historic homes.
Location: 133 Stone Wall Lane, Rocky Mount, NC
Major North Carlina Cities Nearby
Greenville – 42 miles
Raleigh – 50 miles
Durham – 67 miles
Chapel Hill – 79 miles
Greensboro – 123 miles
Charlotte – 199 miles