Rocky Point, North Carolina

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Coordinates: 34°26′07″N 77°53′16″W / 34.43528°N 77.88778°W / 34.43528; -77.88778 Rocky Point is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in southern Pender County, North Carolina, United States. It is part of the Wilmington Metropolitan Statistical Area. Rocky Point is situated on North Carolina Highway 210, North Carolina Highway 133 and U.S. Route 117, at an elevation of 39 feet (12 m).[1]


Rocky Point is located at exit 408 off of Interstate 40. The tiny community consists of a post office, three gas stations/convenience stores, a small truck stop, a Food Lion grocery store, an animal hospital, three fast food restaurants, a small Chinese restaurant, a Dollar General store, and a few other assorted businesses. Rocky Point is just a two-stop-light town (three, counting the one off of I-40)and is also home to the world-famous Paul's Place hot dogs and Lewis Nursery & Farm, which is a large blueberry/strawberry/blackberry/pepper producer. Dock and Grill, a restaurant located on HWY 210 toward the Cape Fear River, opened in 2012. The Dock and Grill has a boat launch, camping sites, and a dining area inside. An Advanced Auto Store is under construction and is set to open in 2013. The community is growing fairly rapidly. Land taxes are low, and the community is served by the Rocky Point Fire Department, the Long Creek Fire Department, and the Pender County Sheriff's Office. The community, although very rural, is situated just 15-20 miles from the Atlantic Ocean, with Wrightsville Beach being the nearest public beach.


  • Heide Trask Senior High School
  • Rocky Point Primary School
  • Cape Fear Elementary School
  • Cape Fear Middle School

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  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rocky Point, North Carolina
  2. ^ "ASHE, John Baptista, (1810 - 1857)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved October 10, 2012. 
  3. ^ "ASHE, William Shepperd, (1814 - 1862)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved October 10, 2012. 
  4. ^ "NASCAR statistics". Racing Reference. Retrieved 1 February 2010.