|“||Prim and proper on the surface, tensions and corruption run deep in the Southern town of Rhodes, which for years has been caught in the crossfire between the Braithwaites and the Grays, two warring plantation families.||„|
The town plays host to a busy railway station on the west side of town which also acts as a telegraph office. The player can board a train using the tickets they have bought here along with paying off their bounty to the clerk at the office. If the player does not have a bounty, they can use the stagecoach outside to travel quickly around the map to discovered locations.
Opposite the telegraph office is the butcher, which looks strikingly similar to the one located in Valentine. The player can sell any pelts, meats and other products from their hunting trips here. A dog can be found wandering near the butcher's stall.
Up the street and on the left is the general store which stocks various consumables for the player to use. As Rhodes lacks a tailor, the general store sells various outfits to the player which can be viewed and purchased. Outside the store is a newspaper vendor.
Across the street from the general store, the gunsmith of Rhodes is located, selling various items of weaponry along with bandoliers and ammunition. Citizens of Rhodes can be heard to comment on the fact that they hear sounds coming from the basement of the gunsmith and how they don't want to know what's down there.
To the right of the gunsmith is The Bank of Rhodes, which can be robbed by Arthur, Charles and Uncle for those who purchased the Special/Ultimate Edition of the game.
At the very top of the town, travelling out the road towards Saint Denis, on the right is the Rhodes Saloon, owned by the local Gray family. This is an ordinary saloon but garners attention from the competing Braithwaite family. It is often a meeting place for the Lemoyne Raiders and other inhabitants of Rhodes and the surrounding area. The saloon plays host to the mission, "Advertising, The New American Art".
Travelling northward from the butcher's stall is the Rhodes Chapel, the location where Gwyn Hughes, an undertaker's apprentice indebted to the Van der Linde Gang robs a grave to pay back Arthur. Out this road, there is a collection of caravans, one of which served as the home of Josiah Trelawny for a time. Among this collection is the Rhodes fence. They will buy any stolen valuables and other items of unsound nature.
- Butcher, northeast of the General Store, across the road
- Fence, to the north of the town center
- General Store
- Gunsmith, south of the General Store
- Newspaper Seller, outside the General Store
- Post Office, western side of town at the railroad tracks
- Saloon, southern part of town; poker can be played here
- Stagecoach, east of the Post Office
- Train Station
- Rhodes Chapel
- East of the Fence in the northern part of town is a yellow hut. On a crate next to the hut is the Cigarette Card for Robert Elliot Patchen. Note that this can only be acquired after accepting the "Smoking and Other Hobbies" mission.
- In the cemetery is a gravestone that has the Rhodes Cigarette Card.
- Following the road north from the General Store, an old house can be found near the eastern side of the road. Within is an Abalone Shell Fragment.
- The Cigarette Card for the American Paint can be found beneath the cotton mill on a crate to the east. Note that this can only be acquired after accepting the "Smoking and Other Hobbies" mission.
- A wagon can be found northwest of the Post Office along the railroad tracks. Next to the cotton bales is the Cigarette Card for the Thoroughbred.
- South of the Butcher is the bank. The Cigarette Card for Flaco Hernandez can be found on the edge of the roof, accessible by ladder around back.
- A table next to the clothesline east of the Gunsmith has the Cigarette Card for the Camel Caravan.
- On a workbench inside the stable, south of the gunsmith, is the Cigarette Card for the Nokota.
- To the east of the Saloon is a gazebo. On the table inside is the Cigarette Card for J. D. McKnight.
- To the southeast of the gazebo is the Argil Rise Cabin. This is unlocked during the epilogue.
- The town has similar amenities and layout to Armadillo.
- Rhodes could have been derived from the former African nation of Rhodesia, which would make sense given the racial tensions apparent in both places.
- During and after the epilogue, Pearson runs the General Store in Rhodes.
- There is a memorial to Confederate soldiers in the centre of town. The inscription on it reads:
1861 - 1865
To the three thousand two hundred and two unknown soldiers gathered from the slopes of the Carmody Hills to the banks of the Dakota River. Their remains could not be identified, but their valiant acts were recorded in the words of their leader, Major Hobart H. Crawley, whose miraculous survival at the head of the charge on the morning of March 30th, 1863 means their sacrifice will never be forgotten.
May they rest in peace.