Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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Rocky Mount is an All-America City Award-winning community located in the coastal plains
of North Carolina, USA.
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.
The city straddles the county line, with part of it in Nash County and part of it in Edgecombe County.
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.
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.
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.
Rocky Mount is being considred as a site for a large automobile factory that the Volkswagen group
is planning in the US, which will greatly enhance occupational opportunties in the area.
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