- source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
- source: Family History Library Catalog
Blackrod is, since 1974, a settlement and civil parish of the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton, in Greater Manchester, England. It is 3.9 miles (6.3 km) north-northeast of Wigan and 6.6 miles (10.6 km) west of Bolton and had a population of 5,300 according to the United Kingdom Census of 2001.
Prior to 1974 Blackrod was an urban district in Lancashire, England and was a centre for coal mining. It was part of the ancient parish of Bolton-le-Moors.
For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Blackrod.