Rock Castle, West Virginia

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Rock Castle
Unincorporated community
Rock Castle is located in Kentucky
Rock Castle
Rock Castle
Location within the state of West Virginia
Coordinates: 38°42′45″N 81°47′12″W / 38.71250°N 81.78667°W / 38.71250; -81.78667Coordinates: 38°42′45″N 81°47′12″W / 38.71250°N 81.78667°W / 38.71250; -81.78667
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Jackson
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 25272

Rock Castle (also Rockcastle) is an unincorporated community in southwestern Jackson County, West Virginia, United States. It lies along Rock Castle Road south of the city of Ripley, the county seat of Jackson County.[1] Its elevation is 705 feet (215 m).[2]

The community was named for a rock formation near the original town site.[3]


  1. ^ DeLorme. West Virginia Atlas & Gazetteer. 4th ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2007, p. 33, 43. ISBN 0-89933-327-3.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rock Castle, West Virginia, Geographic Names Information System, 1980-06-27. Accessed 2008-05-31.
  3. ^ Kenny, Hamill (1945). West Virginia Place Names: Their Origin and Meaning, Including the Nomenclature of the Streams and Mountains. Piedmont, WV: The Place Name Press. p. 536.