About Rocky Mount

Rocky Mount BenchRocky Mount's lively energy makes us better every day. From great national and international artists playing the downtown Harvester Performance Center to the paddlers running the Pigg and Blackwater Rivers, from craft drinks and delicious food at local restaurants to community parks, Rocky Mount's residents always have something to do.

Rocky Mount offers great music and restaurants, safe neighborhoods, outdoor recreation, low cost of living with services and amenities of much larger communities in a small-town setting in the shadow of the Blue Ridge.

As county seat of Franklin County, Rocky Mount enjoys a rich musical and industrial heritage with quiet, peaceful neighborhoods featuring affordable housing choices, low crime rates and small-town charm with easy access to urban conveniences. At the intersection of the Crooked Road and the Smith Mountain Lake Region, Rocky Mount offers unique shopping, dining and recreation.

Residents and businesses have world-class educational and training opportunities. The Franklin Center offers partnerships with several colleges, community colleges, and universities, making access to higher education more affordable for residents and employers, and creating a well-educated workforce. Nearby Ferrum College hosts over 900 students in a variety of baccalaureate and master's degrees.

Selected as the "Best Local Government for Business" by Valley Business Front Magazine, the Town has a strong desire to balance its quality of life with opportunities for business and economic development. The Town supports a robust mix of commercial, industrial, and residential opportunities, and works hard to attract economic development partners with the same sense of community.

Rocky Mount offers an ideal setting to live, work, and play! We hope you get the chance to enjoy the many experiences we have to offer and that you will join us in making Rocky Mount better every day!