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Welcome to Rolla ...

The city of Rolla is located in Phelps County<1> and is the County Seat for Phelps County.

The location of Rolla has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Rolla has a population of 20,431 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Rolla.

Rolla is 1,100 feet [335 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Rolla lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Rolla is located in the (573) area code.

The ZIP codes for Rolla: 65401-65402, 65409<5>

Websites for Rolla ...

Official Website:   www.rollanet.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.rollachamber.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Rolla had an population of 20,431 people. This is an increase of 4.46% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 24.83% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Rolla had a population of 19,559 people (or 43.31% of the total population of Phelps County). This makes Rolla the county's most populous community.

The population of Rolla represents 0.33% of the total population of Missouri (which has 5,988,927 people), making it the state's 33rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 19,559 people, the population of Rolla increased 19.5% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 16,367 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Rolla.

Adding Rolla to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Rolla in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Rolla elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Rolla on a .

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

Communities Also Named Rolla ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 8 communities that are also named Rolla - they are located in Arkansas, British Columbia, Colorado, Kansas, North Dakota, Ohio, Texas and Virginia.

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

Communities near Rolla ...

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

  • Saint James [Phelps County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint James
    • Saint James [Phelps County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Rolla
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,034 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint James have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint James
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint James<7>
  • Dixon [Pulaski County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dixon
    • Dixon [Pulaski County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the west of Rolla
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,450 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dixon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dixon<7>
  • Doolittle [Phelps County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Doolittle
    • Doolittle [Phelps County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the west of Rolla
    • Estimated population in 2019: 601 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Doolittle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Doolittle
  • Vienna [Maries County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vienna
    • Vienna [Maries County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Rolla
    • Estimated population in 2019: 594 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vienna have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vienna
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vienna<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Newburg [Phelps County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newburg
      • Newburg [Phelps County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the west of Rolla
      • Estimated population in 2019: 436 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newburg
    • Edgar Springs [Phelps County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgar Springs
      • Edgar Springs [Phelps County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Rolla
      • Estimated population in 2019: 195 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgar Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgar Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edgar Springs<7>
    • Arlington [Phelps County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arlington
      • Arlington [Phelps County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the west of Rolla
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arlington
    • Lecoma [Dent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lecoma
      • Lecoma [Dent County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the south of Rolla
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lecoma
    • Vichy [Maries County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vichy
      • Vichy [Maries County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the north of Rolla
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vichy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vichy
    • Jerome [Phelps County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jerome
      • Jerome [Phelps County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the west of Rolla
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jerome

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Rolla. Our list includes 27 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Rolla.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rolla ...

Looking for more information about Rolla? 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 Rolla, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Rolla.

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About Phelps County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Rolla: www.rollanet.org/

The official website for Phelps County: www.phelpscounty.org/

The official website for State of Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Missouri's counties, including Phelps, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Rolla.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rolla - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 city (such as Rolla). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Rolla or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Rolla includes: 65401 & 65402.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rolla) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rolla. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9454, Longitude: -91.7604       In this case, the coordinates for Rolla have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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