Rockton 1Rockton is a village located in Winnebago County, in the U.S. state of Illinois. Currently home to a population of just under 7,700 total residents, Rockton is a small part of the larger Rockford Metropolitan Statistical Area, home to over 348,000 total residents. Rockton was founded in the 1830’s alongside another town, Macktown. Separated by a river, a bridge existed between the two until roughly 1850, when it collapsed; this led to a large influx of residents in Rockton, and today the village is a slowly growing part of the Rockford metro area.

Basic Facts About Rockton

  • Current population: 7,700
  • Current mayor: Dale Adams (village president)
  • Total area: 5.71 sq mi
  • Official website:
  • Located in: Winnebago County
  • Founded in: 1830’s
  • Zip codes: 61072
  • Area codes: 815

Auto Transport Tips to Rockton

Rockton sits maybe 20 miles north of Rockford, the anchor of the metro area, and is situated north of several other villages, notably Machesney Park and Loves Park, which are directly north of Rockford. On the whole auto transport companies don’t mind running to or from smaller areas around a big city, and Rockton is no exception. While you may be able to save a bit of money by shipping to Rockford instead of Rockton, on the whole it likely won’t make much difference, as it sits only a few miles from one of the largest cities in the state of Illinois.

That said, getting into Rockton requires traveling along either surface streets or state highways, deviating from their normal routes along major interstate highways. This is where shipping to or from Rockford might save you some time or money, in that an auto transport driver won’t have to get off the interstate and spend an hour or two in an area away from where they really want to be. It depends a lot on who you ship with, though, so make sure you discuss your options with an auto transport representative to get the most up-to-date information about what carriers are looking for and where they’re willing to ship to or from.

You can, however, get free quotes to ship to or from Rockton by filling out our free online auto transport quote request form. It takes only a minute of your time and nets you multiple free quotes in your email inbox from top-rated vehicle shipping companies. Once you get your quotes you can then compare prices and services from the comfort of your home or office or even from your mobile device. If you still have questions about your quotes or about shipping a vehicle to or from Rockton, or just need some help getting your free quotes, give us a call at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our live agents.

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