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Welcome to Roark ...

Roark is located in Leslie County<1>.

Roark is 1,040 feet [317 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Roark lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Roark: (606)

The ZIP code for Roark: 40979<3>

Communities Also Named Roark ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Roark - they are located in Arkansas, Missouri and Virginia.

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

Communities near Roark ...

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

  • Harlan [Harlan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harlan
    • Harlan [Harlan County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Roark
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,471 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harlan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harlan<5>
  • Manchester [Clay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manchester
    • Manchester [Clay County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Roark
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,277 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manchester have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manchester<5>
  • Loyall [Harlan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loyall
    • Loyall [Harlan County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Roark
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 585 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loyall have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loyall
  • Hyden [Leslie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hyden
    • Hyden [Leslie County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the northeast of Roark
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 323 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hyden
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hyden<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Wallins Creek [Harlan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wallins Creek
      • Wallins Creek [Harlan County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southeast of Roark
      • Estimated population in 2016: 146 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wallins Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wallins Creek
    • Ashers Fork [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashers Fork
      • Ashers Fork [Clay County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the west of Roark
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashers Fork
    • Essie [Leslie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Essie
      • Essie [Leslie County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the northeast of Roark
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Essie have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Essie
    • Asher [Leslie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Asher
      • Asher [Leslie County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the east of Roark
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asher
    • Beverly [Bell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beverly
      • Beverly [Bell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the south of Roark
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beverly have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beverly
    • Mozelle [Leslie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mozelle
      • Mozelle [Leslie County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the east of Roark
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mozelle

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 Roark. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Roark.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Roark. 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 Roark.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Roark. See our Newspapers Page for Roark.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Roark ...

Looking for more information about Roark? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Roark, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Roark.

Adding Roark to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Roark 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 Roark was on a map titled Map of Kentucky (from Rand McNally, 1911).

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

Cities, Towns and Villages of Kentucky

About Leslie County

About Kentucky

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

The official website for State of Kentucky: https://kentucky.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kentucky's counties, including Leslie, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Roark - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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 community (such as Roark). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Roark or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Roark) 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 Roark. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RoarkOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Roark. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.0254, Longitude: -83.5178    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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