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Introduction ...

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.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Roland and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

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:

Sighting report for Sedgwick County

Sighting report for Cowley County

Waymarking ...

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:

  • Wellington [Map], which is the Seat of Sumner County, lies just to the East.
  • Topeka [Map], which is the State Capital of Kansas, lies 156 miles [251.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Roland to Topeka, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,113 miles [1,791.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 44 days and walking would take 64 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,769 miles [10,893.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,516 miles [12,095.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,407 miles [8,701.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

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

Communities outside of Kansas


Other Communities Located In Kansas

Leavenworth County

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.

Rush 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

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Alabama

Houston County

Our profile page for Roland, Houston County   [Map]

Distance: About 805 miles [1,295.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Arkansas

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Roland, Pulaski County   [Map]

Distance: About 321 miles [516.6 km] to the East Southeast.

Georgia

Upson County

Our profile page for Roland, Upson County   [Map]

Distance: About 796 miles [1,281 km] to the East Southeast.

Idaho

Shoshone County

Our profile page for Roland, Shoshone County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,157 miles [1,862 km] to the Northwest.

Illinois

White County

Our profile page for Roland, White County   [Map]

Distance: About 504 miles [811.1 km] to the East.

Indiana

Orange County

Our profile page for Roland, Orange County   [Map]

Distance: About 593 miles [954.3 km] to the East Northeast.

Iowa

Story County

Our profile page for Roland, Story County   [Map]

Distance: About 398 miles [640.5 km] to the North Northeast.

Manitoba

Our profile page for Roland   [Map]

Distance: About 835 miles [1,343.8 km] to the North.

Minnesota

Red Lake County

Our profile page for Roland, Red Lake County   [Map]

Distance: About 742 miles [1,194.1 km] to the North.

Missouri

McDonald County

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.

Oklahoma

Sequoyah County

Our profile page for Roland, Sequoyah County   [Map]

Distance: About 207 miles [333.1 km] to the Southeast.

Pennsylvania

Centre County

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.

South Carolina

Kershaw 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.

Texas

Collin County

Our profile page for Roland, Collin County   [Map]

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.

Clearwater   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the North of Roland   [Map]

Dale   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Danville   -   23 miles [37 km] to the West   [Map]

Derby   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Freeport   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Haysville   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Kellogg   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the East   [Map]

Peck   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the North   [Map]

Rainbow Bend   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the East   [Map]

Sand Burr Hill   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Sunset Park   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Waco   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

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].

Conway Springs [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest of Roland

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ralph 'Wild Red' Berry<9>

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.

Wichita [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Roland

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Owen Lacey 'Red' Friend, Jr.

Mary McCarty

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].

Winfield [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Roland

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary McCarty

Etta McDaniel

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].

Wichita [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Roland

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Etta McDaniel

Hattie McDaniel

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).

Wichita [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Roland

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hattie McDaniel

Sam McDaniel

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].

Wichita [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Roland

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sam McDaniel

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].

Wichita [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Roland

Wichita [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Roland

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Patrick 'Pat' McJimsey

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].

Goddard [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Roland

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Tilden 'Ed' Siever

Daryl Spencer

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].

Wichita [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Roland

Wichita [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Roland

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Daryl Spencer

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].

Wichita [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Roland

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Danny Leon Thompson

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Kansas

About Sumner County

About Kansas

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/

Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Roland. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Roland

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Roland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.2663, Longitude: -97.4575     [Map].

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Roland to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 320.875 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 318.141 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.387 degrees.

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<7>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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<8>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Roland could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<9>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.

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