Rockvale is an unincorporated community in Rutherford County, Tennessee. The latitude of Rockvale is 35.757N. The longitude is -86.531W. Snail Shell Cave in Rockvale is a large and biologically important cave that is owned and managed by the Southeastern Cave Conservancy. The cave system drains over 100 square miles (260 km2) of land and the water re-emerges at a major spring on the Stones River.