|(Incorporated 1911; Population 2,102)
Rockwell, once known as the place where a thirsty traveler could stop at the "Rock Well" for a refreshing drink, still boasts of its good well water from its eight wells. Early settlers were Germans who came here in 1760. Examples of their perseverance and craftsmanship are two early stone churches: Organ Lutheran Church, the oldest Lutheran church structure in North Carolina, and Grace (Lower Stone) United Church of Christ, both built around 1795. Both of these churches have graveyards adjoining the churches which have proved to be a treasure-trove of genealogical information.
Town of Rockwell
202 East Main St.
P.O. Box 506
Rockwell, NC 28138