A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to Roanoke ...
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).
The telephone area code for Roanoke: (334)
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 (which is 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 (with 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.
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 Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Roanoke on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Alabama (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Roanoke on our Genealogy Page.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified: 27 Apr 2022