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Rocky Mount, NC

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.rockymountnc.gov/

Chamber of Commerce:
http://www.rockymountchamber.org/

Visitors Bureau:
http://www.rockymounttravel.com/

Population:
55893 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
22-Mar-1816 (post office), 1845 (railroad station)

County:
Edgecombe County, Nash County

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Nash Community College
1967
North Carolina Wesleyan College
1956

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Robert M. Bell
Judge
6-Jul-1943   Chief Judge, State of Maryland
Michael Easley
Politician
23-Mar-1950   Governor of North Carolina, 2001-09
Allan Gurganus
Novelist
11-Jun-1947   Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All
William B. Harrison, Jr.
Business
12-Aug-1943   CEO of JPMorgan Chase, 2000-05
Earle Hyman
Actor
11-Oct-1926   Russell Huxtable on The Cosby Show
Kay Kyser
Musician
18-Jun-1897 23-Jul-1985 The Ol' Professor, eleven #1 records
Thelonious Monk
Jazz Musician
10-Oct-1917 17-Feb-1982 Influential jazz pianist and composer
Tim Valentine
Politician
15-Mar-1926   Congressman from North Carolina, 1983-95
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Actor
28-Nov-1984   Final Destination 3

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
John Marshall Butler
Politician
21-Jul-1897 14-Mar-1978 US Senator from Maryland, 1951-63



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