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Welcome to Roanoke ...

The city of Roanoke is located in Randolph County<1>.

The location of Roanoke has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Roanoke refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Roanoker<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Roanoke has a population of 5,924 people<4> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Roanoke.

Roanoke is 850 feet [259 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Roanoke lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Roanoke (for example, toward Houston (GA)), you will soon leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Roanoke is within the boundaries of the (334) area code.

The ZIP code for Roanoke: 36274<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Roanoke had an population of 5,924 people. This is a decrease of 2.47% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.74% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Roanoke had a population of 6,074 people (or 26.51% of the total population of Randolph County). This makes Roanoke the county's most populous community.

The population of Roanoke represents 0.13% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 93rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,074 people, the population of Roanoke decreased 7.45% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 6,563 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Roanoke.

Communities Also Named Roanoke ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 20 communities that are also named Roanoke - they are located in Florida, Georgia (2), Illinois, Indiana, Kansas (3), Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Roanoke.

Communities near Roanoke ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Roanoke.

  • Graysons Landing (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graysons Landing
    • Graysons Landing lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the east of Roanoke and is located in Troup County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,452 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graysons Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graysons Landing
  • LaFayette (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for LaFayette
    • LaFayette lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the south of Roanoke and is located in Chambers County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,870 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on LaFayette
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for LaFayette<8>
  • Sunny Point (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunny Point
    • Sunny Point lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the east of Roanoke and is located in Troup County
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,303 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunny Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunny Point
  • Franklin (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
    • Franklin lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the northeast of Roanoke and is located in Heard County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 958 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin<8>
  • Wedowee (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wedowee
    • Wedowee lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the northwest of Roanoke and is located in Randolph County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 802 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wedowee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wedowee<8>
  • Wadley (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wadley
    • Wadley lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the west of Roanoke and is located in Randolph County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 710 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wadley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wadley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wadley<8>
  • Ephesus (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ephesus
    • Ephesus lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the north of Roanoke and is located in Heard County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 459 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ephesus
  • Yates Crossroads (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yates Crossroads
    • Yates Crossroads lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the northeast of Roanoke and is located in Heard County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 360 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yates Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yates Crossroads
  • Sassafrass Hills (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sassafrass Hills
    • Sassafrass Hills lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the east of Roanoke and is located in Troup County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 255 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sassafrass Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sassafrass Hills
  • Daviston (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daviston
    • Daviston lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the southwest of Roanoke and is located in Tallapoosa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 203 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daviston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Daviston<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Roanoke. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Roanoke.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Roanoke. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Roanoke.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Roanoke. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Roanoke.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Roanoke ...

Looking for more information about Roanoke? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Roanoke, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Roanoke.

Adding Roanoke to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Roanoke in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Roanoke was in the U.S. Post Offices (Jan. 1851).

We also found Roanoke in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Roanoke on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Roanoke

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About Randolph County

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Roanoke. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Randolph, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Roanoke refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Roanoke may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Roanoke.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Roanoke - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Roanoke). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Roanoke or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Roanoke) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Roanoke. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RoanokeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Roanoke. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1453, Longitude: -85.3694       In this case, the coordinates for Roanoke have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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