Rock House (King, North Carolina)

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Rock House
Detail interior Rock House Stokes County North Carolina.JPG
Detail interior Rock House, April 2010
Rock House (King, North Carolina) is located in North Carolina
Rock House (King, North Carolina)
Rock House (King, North Carolina) is located in the United States
Rock House (King, North Carolina)
LocationN of King on SR 1186, near King, North Carolina
Coordinates36°24′17″N 80°21′44″W / 36.40472°N 80.36222°W / 36.40472; -80.36222Coordinates: 36°24′17″N 80°21′44″W / 36.40472°N 80.36222°W / 36.40472; -80.36222
Area4 acres (1.6 ha)
Built1785 (1785)
NRHP reference No.75001292[1]
Added to NRHPOctober 1, 1975

Rock House, also known as the John Martin House, is a historic home located near King, Stokes County, North Carolina. It was built about 1785, and is a two-story, fieldstone ruin. It has been a ruin since the late-19th century. It is believed to have been built by Colonel John Martin, an early landowner in Stokes County. The property is maintained by the Stokes County Historical Society.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Robert Topkins and Ruth Little-Stokes (April 1975). "Rock House" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2015-05-01.

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