Long before it became a town in the year 1801, Sipocot originally belonged to the town of Lupi, being one of its barrios. Its conversion into a town also paved the way for the establishment of its parish in dedication of St. John the Baptist, the town's patron saint. This marked the beginning of the celebration of the town fiesta held annually every June 24.
A version known to the local residents concerning the roots of the name of the municipality tells about the coming of the Spaniards to the Philippines, where a certain Captain Aguire of Lupi spent his leisure hours fishing in the cool water of Vigaan River in the morning and in the afternoon he would sail back by banca in the Bicol River. He usually have a plentiful catch which would be more his family needs. This activity did not escape the Spanish encomienderos’ ears in the town of lupi and the said Captain was summoned by the Spaniards for questioning. However, in the process of the inquiry, the Captain misunderstood and misinformed the foreigners and pointed to the Bicol River as his fishing area. The following day, the Spaniards and some native guides equipped with hook and lines went to the river to fish.
Upon reaching the bank they found a shed with Captain Aguirre’s fishing net or “pocot”. They also found in the place different kinds of fishes like bakla, kasili, and buyod. Delighted with their discovery, the Spaniards asked some natives the name of the place. The natives thinking that the Spaniards were asking for the name of the net they were holding, answered “si,pocot”. From then on, the Spaniards built a settlement near the Vigaan River which they christened SIPOCOT.
Banks and financial institutions in Sipocot include Land Bank of the Philippines, RCPI, Rural Bank of Sipocot, Rural Bank of Pamplona, Rural Bank of Minalabac, CARD Bank, BLVING Lending Corporation, M Lhuiller, Tambunting Pawnshop, Cebuana Lhuiller, Henry Lhuiller and Sipocot. Pawnshop.
Department stores in Sipocot are Tom Eloy Convenient Store, NOVO-Fabulous, ANSON Merchandise, and Lady Anne's Boutique and Giftshoppe.
Digitel Communications, BayanTel and PLDT provide the telephone services including DSL, Broadband, and Dial-up internet services
Using of Cellular phones is one of the important medium of communication in the area, it is being powered by Smart Communications, Sun Cellular and Globe Telecom, (it also includes the Talk N Text, Touch Mobile, etc.)
The municipality also have this Post Office with 4408 as the Zip Code.
The area is accessible via buses, jeepnies, tricycles, trains, skates, etc. for public transportation vehicles.
The cable TV is also available, it is being powered by Dream Cable and Sky Cable. In the area ABS-CBN and GMA are the leading TV stations being watched.
Felix O. Alfelor Sr. Foundation College, located at Brgy. South Centro
Central Bicol State University of Agriculture- Sipocot (Bicol Institute of Science and Technology), located at Brgy. Impig. This college has a transition name: Central Bicol State University of Agriculture - Sipocot (2009–Present); Camarines Sur State Agricultural Colleges - Sipocot Campus (2003–2009); Bicol Institute of Science and Technology (1992–2003); Sipocot National School of Arts and Trades (1972–1992)
CBSUA-Sipocot Laboratory High School(Sipocot)
Felix O. Alfelor Sr. Foundation College - High School Dept., located at Brgy. South Centro
Sipocot National High School, located at Brgy. Tara (Division Leader School - Division Of Camarines Sur)
Villazar National High School, located at Brgy. North Villazar
Sacred Heart High School, located at Brgy. Calagbangan (supervised by the Villazar National High School administration, de jure)
Bolo Norte High School, located at Brgy. Bolo Norte (supervised by the Sipocot National High School administration, de jure)
Anib National High School, located at Brgy. Anib
Caima National High School High School, located at Brgy. Caima
Every barangay has its own elementary schools. Schools are divided into two districts: Sipocot North District (schools in the northern part of the town) and the Sipocot South District (most of the southern part).
Sipocot North Central School
Sipocot South Central School
Aldezar Elementary School
Alteza Elementary School
Anib Elementary School
Awayan Elementary School
Azucena Elementary School
Bagong Sirang Elementary School
Binahian Elementary School
Bocol Elementary School
Bolo Sur Elementary School
Bulan Elementary School
Bulawan Elementary School
Cabuyao Elementary School
Caima Elementary School
Calagbangan Elementary School
Calampinay Elementary School
Carayrayan Elementary School
Cotmo Elementary School
Gabi Elementary School
Gaongan Elementary School
Lipilip Elementary School
Lubigan Jr. Elementary School
Lubigan Sr. Elementary School
Malaguico Elementary School
Manangle Elementary School
Mangapo Elementary School
Mangga Elementary School
Manlubang Public School
Mantela Elementary School
Sagrada Elementary School
Salvacion Elementary School
San Isidro Public School
San Vicente Elementary School
Serranzana Elementary School
Soledad R. Villafuerte Elementary School (Bolo Norte Elementary School)
Sta. Cruz Elementary School
Taisan Elementary School
Tara Elementary School
Tigman Elementary School
Tula-Tula Elementary School
Vigaan Elementary School
Villazar North Elementary School
Villazar South Elementary School
Yabu-Salanda Elementary School
Private Primary Institutions
Christian Mission Service Philippines School
Felix O. Alfelor Sr. Foundation College - Elementary School Dept. (Condemned Building)