A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Roland.
This page contains eight sections:
Outdoor Activities ...
As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).
When in Roland, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Roland and the surrounding area.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for Roland and surrounding area.
Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track across the sky.
To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass the location for Roland. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.
The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Roland.
Bird Watching ...
We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.
The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Sumner County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
The Sumner County sighting report from eBird.
Since Roland is near Sedgwick County and also Cowley County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:
Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
The Waymark.com website, centered on Roland.
How Far From Roland to ...
We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Roland to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Roland and extending to:
Communities Also Named Roland ...
We have found 16 communities that share the name Roland.
Within Kansas, there are 2 communities which are also named Roland. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 14 communities in the United States and Canada - with 15 of those located in the United States.
We have broken our list into two sections:
Other Communities Located In Kansas
Our profile page for Roland, Leavenworth County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Leavenworth County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.
Our profile page for Roland, Rush County
This community is historic.
Although located in Rush County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.
Communities Outside of Kansas
Jump ahead to ...
Distance: About 805 miles [1,295.5 km] to the East Southeast.
Distance: About 321 miles [516.6 km] to the East Southeast.
Distance: About 796 miles [1,281 km] to the East Southeast.
Distance: About 1,157 miles [1,862 km] to the Northwest.
Distance: About 504 miles [811.1 km] to the East.
Distance: About 593 miles [954.3 km] to the East Northeast.
Distance: About 398 miles [640.5 km] to the North Northeast.
Distance: About 835 miles [1,343.8 km] to the North.
Red Lake County
Distance: About 742 miles [1,194.1 km] to the North.
Our profile page for Roland, McDonald County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in McDonald County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.
Distance: About 207 miles [333.1 km] to the Southeast.
Our profile page for Roland, Centre County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Centre County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.
Our profile page for Roland, Kershaw County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Kershaw County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.
Distance: About 279 miles [449 km] to the South.
Curious and Interesting Names Near Roland ...
As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.
Notable Births & Deaths ...
This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.
Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Roland. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.
Ralph 'Wild Red' Berry
Professional wrestler. He was born in Conway Springs (Kansas) on Tueday November 20, 1906 and died in Pittsburg (Kansas) on Saturday July 28, 1973 at an age of 66. He was buried at Mt. Olive Cemetery (Crawford County, Kansas) [Map].
Owen Lacey 'Red' Friend, Jr.
Major League Baseball. He was born in Granite City (Illinois) on Monday March 21, 1927 and died in Wichita (Kansas) on Sunday October 14, 2007 at an age of 80.
Actress. She was born in Winfield (Kansas) on Thursday September 27, 1923 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday April 30, 1980 at an age of 56. She was buried at Calvary Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].
Actress. She was born in Wichita (Kansas) on Monday December 1, 1890 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday January 13, 1946 at an age of 55. She was buried at Calvary Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].
Actress. She was born in Wichita (Kansas) on Monday June 10, 1895 and died in Woodland Hills (California) on Sunday October 26, 1952 at an age of 57. She was buried at Angelus Rosedale Cemetery (California).
Actor. He was born in Wichita (Kansas) on Thursday January 28, 1886 and died in Woodland Hills (California) on Monday September 24, 1962 at an age of 76. He was buried at Valhalla Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].
George Patrick 'Pat' McJimsey
Musician. He was born in Wichita (Kansas) on Tueday March 21, 1950 and died in Wichita (Kansas) on Thursday April 1, 2004 at an age of 54. He was buried at Wichita Park Cemetery (Sedgwick County, Kansas) [Map].
Edward Tilden 'Ed' Siever
Major League Baseball. He was born in Goddard (Kansas) on Friday April 2, 1875 and died in Detroit (Michigan) on Wednesday February 4, 1920 at an age of 44. He was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Wayne County, Michigan) [Map].
Major League Baseball. He was born in Wichita (Kansas) on Friday July 13, 1928 and died in Wichita (Kansas) on Monday January 2, 2017 at an age of 88. He was buried at White Chapel Memorial Gardens (Sedgwick County, Kansas) [Map].
Danny Leon Thompson
Major League Baseball. He was born in Wichita (Kansas) on Saturday February 1, 1947 and died in Rochester (Minnesota) on Friday December 10, 1976 at an age of 29. He was buried at Capron Cemetery (Woods County, Oklahoma) [Map].
Other Roadside Stops ...
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 Sumner County: www.co.sumner.ks.us/
The official website for State of Kansas: https://portal.kansas.gov/
Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.
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This page was last modified: 13 Oct 2019