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Our Genealogy Helper for Roland ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Roland (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Roland. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Roland is located in Houston County.

To see how the shape of Alabama's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Houston County: Dale, Geneva, Henry, Jackson (FL), Early (GA) & Seminole (GA).

Below are the counties that are near Roland. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Roland:

  • Houston County     (The home county of Roland)
    • Rehobeth [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rehobeth
      • Rehobeth [Houston County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Roland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,657 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rehobeth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rehobeth
    • Parker Village [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parker Village
      • Parker Village [Houston County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Roland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parker Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parker Village
    • Taylor [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylor
      • Taylor [Houston County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Roland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,428 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylor
    • Merritts Crossroads [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merritts Crossroads
      • Merritts Crossroads [Houston County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Roland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merritts Crossroads
    • Parish [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parish
      • Parish [Houston County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Roland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parish have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parish
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parish<3>
    • Dothan [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dothan
      • Dothan [Houston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Roland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 68,941 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dothan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dothan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dothan<3>
    • Madrid [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madrid
      • Madrid [Houston County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Roland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 290 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madrid have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madrid
    • Avon [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avon
      • Avon [Houston County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Roland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 510 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Avon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avon
    • Cowarts [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowarts
      • Cowarts [Houston County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Roland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,079 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cowarts have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowarts
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cowarts<3>
    • Cottonwood [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottonwood
      • Cottonwood [Houston County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Roland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,255 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottonwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cottonwood<3>
    • Ashford [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashford
      • Ashford [Houston County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Roland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,181 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashford<3>
    • Kinsey [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kinsey
      • Kinsey [Houston County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Roland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,267 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kinsey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kinsey
    • Webb [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Webb
      • Webb [Houston County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Roland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,477 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Webb have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Webb
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Webb<3>
  • Barbour County
    • Blue Springs [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Springs
      • Blue Springs [Barbour County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Roland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 87 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Springs
    • Clio [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clio
      • Clio [Barbour County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Roland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,274 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clio
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clio<3>
  • Coffee County
    • Enterprise [Coffee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enterprise
      • Enterprise [Coffee County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Roland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,376 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enterprise have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enterprise
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Enterprise<3>
    • Central City [Coffee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central City
      • Central City [Coffee County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Roland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Central City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central City
    • Battens Crossroads [Coffee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Battens Crossroads
      • Battens Crossroads [Coffee County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Roland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Battens Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Battens Crossroads
    • New Brockton [Coffee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Brockton
      • New Brockton [Coffee County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Roland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,261 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Brockton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Brockton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Brockton<3>
  • Dale County
    • Grimes [Dale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grimes
      • Grimes [Dale County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Roland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 556 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grimes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grimes
    • Midland City [Dale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midland City
      • Midland City [Dale County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Roland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,358 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Midland City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midland City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Midland City<3>
    • Napier Field [Dale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Napier Field
      • Napier Field [Dale County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Roland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 344 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Napier Field have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Napier Field
    • Pinckard [Dale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinckard
      • Pinckard [Dale County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Roland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 630 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pinckard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinckard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pinckard<3>
    • Newton [Dale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newton
      • Newton [Dale County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Roland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,456 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
    • Clayhatchee [Dale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clayhatchee
      • Clayhatchee [Dale County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Roland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 585 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clayhatchee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clayhatchee
    • Daleville [Dale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daleville
      • Daleville [Dale County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Roland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,102 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daleville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daleville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Daleville<3>
    • Fort Rucker [Dale County]
    • Level Plains [Dale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Level Plains
      • Level Plains [Dale County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Roland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,002 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Level Plains have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Level Plains
    • Mabson [Dale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mabson
      • Mabson [Dale County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Roland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mabson
    • Holiday Village [Dale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holiday Village
      • Holiday Village [Dale County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Roland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holiday Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holiday Village
    • Ozark [Dale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ozark
      • Ozark [Dale County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Roland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,284 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ozark
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ozark<3>
    • Bertha [Dale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bertha
      • Bertha [Dale County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Roland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bertha
  • Geneva County
    • Malvern [Geneva County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Malvern
      • Malvern [Geneva County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Roland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,463 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Malvern have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Malvern
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Malvern<3>
    • Slocomb [Geneva County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slocomb
      • Slocomb [Geneva County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Roland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,898 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slocomb have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slocomb
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Slocomb<3>
    • Dundee [Geneva County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dundee
      • Dundee [Geneva County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Roland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dundee
    • Hartford [Geneva County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartford
      • Hartford [Geneva County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Roland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,578 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hartford<3>
    • Black [Geneva County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black
      • Black [Geneva County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Roland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 203 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black
    • Bellwood [Geneva County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellwood
      • Bellwood [Geneva County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Roland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bellwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellwood
    • Scranton [Geneva County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scranton
      • Scranton [Geneva County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Roland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scranton
    • Eunola [Geneva County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eunola
      • Eunola [Geneva County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Roland
    • Chancellor [Geneva County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chancellor
      • Chancellor [Geneva County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Roland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chancellor
    • Costilla [Geneva County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Costilla
      • Costilla [Geneva County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Roland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Costilla have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Geneva [Geneva County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Geneva
      • Geneva [Geneva County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Roland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,289 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Geneva have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geneva
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Geneva<3>
    • Coffee Springs [Geneva County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coffee Springs
      • Coffee Springs [Geneva County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Roland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 214 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coffee Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coffee Springs
    • Samson [Geneva County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Samson
      • Samson [Geneva County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Roland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,854 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Samson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Samson<3>
  • Henry County
    • Headland [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Headland
      • Headland [Henry County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Roland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,712 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Headland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Headland<3>
    • Newville [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newville
      • Newville [Henry County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Roland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 512 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newville
    • Haleburg [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haleburg
      • Haleburg [Henry County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Roland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 100 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haleburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haleburg
    • Capps [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Capps
      • Capps [Henry County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Roland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Capps
    • Oakey Grove [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakey Grove
      • Oakey Grove [Henry County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Roland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakey Grove
    • Abbeville [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abbeville
      • Abbeville [Henry County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Roland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,560 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Abbeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Abbeville<3>
  • Holmes County (FL)
    • Noma [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Noma
      • Noma [Holmes County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Roland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 205 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Noma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Noma<3>
    • Esto [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Esto
      • Esto [Holmes County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Roland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 356 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Esto have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Esto
    • Bonifay [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonifay
      • Bonifay [Holmes County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Roland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,704 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonifay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bonifay<3>
    • Westville [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westville
      • Westville [Holmes County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Roland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 281 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westville<3>
    • Ponce de Leon [Holmes County]
  • Jackson County (FL)
    • Campbellton [Jackson County]
    • Graceville [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graceville
      • Graceville [Jackson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Roland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,125 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graceville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Graceville<3>
    • Jacob City [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacob City
      • Jacob City [Jackson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Roland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 246 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jacob City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacob City
    • Malone [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Malone
      • Malone [Jackson County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Roland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,092 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Malone
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Malone<3>
    • Cottondale [Jackson County]
    • Bascom [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bascom
      • Bascom [Jackson County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Roland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 115 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bascom
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bascom<3>
    • Greenwood [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
      • Greenwood [Jackson County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Roland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 662 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenwood<3>
    • Marianna [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marianna
      • Marianna [Jackson County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Roland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,803 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marianna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marianna<3>
    • Steele City [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Steele City
      • Steele City [Jackson County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Roland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Steele City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Steele City
    • Two Egg [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Two Egg
      • Two Egg [Jackson County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Roland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Two Egg
    • Alford [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alford
      • Alford [Jackson County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Roland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 463 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alford<3>
    • Cypress [Jackson County]
    • Grand Ridge [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Ridge
      • Grand Ridge [Jackson County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Roland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 872 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Ridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grand Ridge<3>
  • Washington County (FL)
    • Chipley [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chipley
      • Chipley [Washington County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Roland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,608 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chipley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chipley<3>
    • Caryville [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caryville
      • Caryville [Washington County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Roland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 291 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caryville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Caryville<3>
    • Wausau [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wausau
      • Wausau [Washington County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Roland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 399 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wausau
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wausau<3>
    • Vernon [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vernon
      • Vernon [Washington County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Roland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 706 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vernon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vernon<3>
  • Clay County (GA)
  • Early County (GA)
    • Cedar Springs [Early County]
    • Jakin [Early County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jakin
      • Jakin [Early County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Roland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jakin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jakin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jakin<3>
    • Rock Hill [Early County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Hill
      • Rock Hill [Early County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Roland
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 248 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Hill
    • Springfield [Early County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springfield
      • Springfield [Early County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Roland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,084 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springfield
    • Blakely [Early County]
    • Hentown [Early County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hentown
      • Hentown [Early County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Roland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,944 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hentown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hentown
  • Seminole County (GA)
    • Donalsonville [Seminole County]
    • Iron City [Seminole County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron City
      • Iron City [Seminole County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Roland
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 7,446 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iron City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Iron City<3>
    • Butlers Ferry [Seminole County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butlers Ferry
      • Butlers Ferry [Seminole County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Roland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,759 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butlers Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butlers Ferry

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Roland, see our County-by-County Page for Roland.

Newspapers Published in Roland ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 58 newspapers that have been published in the area around Roland.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Roland, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Roland.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Roland:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Alabama
    • Stories from Florida
    • Stories from Georgia

Cemeteries Near Roland ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Roland.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Roland covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Sanders Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sanders Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sanders Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sanders Cemetery
  • Lassiter Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lassiter Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lassiter Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lassiter Cemetery
  • Piney Grove Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Piney Grove Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Piney Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piney Grove Cemetery
  • Shady Grove Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Shady Grove Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Shady Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Grove Cemetery
  • Selma Cemetery
  • Smith Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Smith Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Smith Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smith Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Memphis Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Memphis Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Memphis Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Memphis Cemetery
    • Memory Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Memory Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Memory Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Memory Hill Cemetery
    • Little Vine Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Little Vine Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Little Vine Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Vine Cemetery
    • Mt. Gilead Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Gilead Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Gilead Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Gilead Cemetery
    • Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
    • Mt. Zion Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Zion Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Zion Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Zion Cemetery
    • Clark Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Clark Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Clark Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Clark Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Roland.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clark Cemetery
    • Dothan City Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dothan City Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dothan City Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Dothan City Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Roland.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dothan City Cemetery
    • Christian Home Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Christian Home Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Christian Home Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Christian Home Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Roland.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christian Home Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

While we didn't find Roland in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Roland.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Roland, with the one closest to Roland listed first.

  • Big Creek [Houston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Creek
    • Big Creek [Houston County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Roland
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 30 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Big Creek had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Creek
  • Keyton's [Houston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keyton's
    • Keyton's [Houston County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Roland
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Keyton's had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keyton's have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keyton's
  • Tidwell [Houston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tidwell
    • Tidwell [Houston County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Roland
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tidwell had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tidwell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tidwell
  • Fadette [Geneva County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fadette
    • Fadette [Geneva County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Roland
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fadette had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fadette have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fadette
  • Midland City [Dale County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midland City
    • Midland City [Dale County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Roland
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,358 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Midland City had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Midland City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midland City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Midland City<3>
  • Campbellton [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Campbellton
    • Campbellton [Jackson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Roland
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 105 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 221 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Campbellton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Campbellton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Campbellton<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Ashford [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashford
      • Ashford [Houston County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Roland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,181 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ashford had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashford<3>
    • Graceville [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graceville
      • Graceville [Jackson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Roland
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 55 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,125 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Graceville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graceville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Graceville<3>
    • Barber [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barber
      • Barber [Houston County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Roland
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Barber had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barber have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barber
    • Dundee [Geneva County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dundee
      • Dundee [Geneva County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Roland
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dundee had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dundee
    • Warwick [Geneva County] - Historic
      • While Warwick was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warwick
      • Warwick [Geneva County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Roland
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Warwick had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warwick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Headland [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Headland
      • Headland [Henry County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Roland
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 417 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,712 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Headland had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Headland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Headland<3>
    • Newton [Dale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newton
      • Newton [Dale County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Roland
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 520 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,456 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Newton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
    • High Bluff [Geneva County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for High Bluff
      • High Bluff [Geneva County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Roland
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, High Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for High Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Bluff
    • Clayhatchee [Dale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clayhatchee
      • Clayhatchee [Dale County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Roland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 585 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Clayhatchee had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clayhatchee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clayhatchee

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Roland. See our List of 1890's Communities around Roland.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Houston County: www.houstoncounty.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Roland) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Roland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1349, Longitude: -85.4372       In this case, the coordinates for Roland have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Roland, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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