Rockingham, Georgia

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Rockingham, Georgia
Rockingham is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Rockingham
Rockingham
Location within the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 31°32′53″N 82°24′59″W / 31.54806°N 82.41639°W / 31.54806; -82.41639Coordinates: 31°32′53″N 82°24′59″W / 31.54806°N 82.41639°W / 31.54806; -82.41639
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountyBacon
Area
 • Total1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2)
 • Land1.1 sq mi (2.9 km2)
 • Water0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation
194 ft (59 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total248
 • Density222/sq mi (85.6/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code13-66220
GNIS feature ID332889

Rockingham (also Sallie) is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in central Bacon County, Georgia, United States. It lies along State Route 32 to the east of the city of Alma, the county seat of Bacon County.[1] Its elevation is 194 feet (59 m).[2] As of the 2010 census it had a population of 248.[3]

History[edit]

A post office called Rockingham was established in 1902, and remained in operation until 1939.[4] The community was named after Rockingham, North Carolina, the native home of a share of the first settlers.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '06. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2006, p. 29.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rockingham, Georgia, Geographic Names Information System, 1979-09-25. Accessed 2007-12-23.
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Rockingham CDP, Georgia". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved October 24, 2013.
  4. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  5. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 191. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.