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Our Genealogy Helper for Rolesville ...

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 Rolesville (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 Rolesville. 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.

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.

Rolesville is located in Wake County.

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

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Wake County: Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Harnett, Johnston & Nash.

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

  • Wake County     (The home county of Rolesville)
    • Neuse [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Neuse
      • Neuse [Wake County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Rolesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Neuse have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Neuse
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Neuse<3>
    • Knightdale [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knightdale
      • Knightdale [Wake County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Rolesville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,122 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knightdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knightdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Knightdale<3>
    • Stony Hill [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stony Hill
      • Stony Hill [Wake County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Rolesville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stony Hill
    • Eagle Rock [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Rock
      • Eagle Rock [Wake County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Rolesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Rock
    • Brentwood Village [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brentwood Village
      • Brentwood Village [Wake County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Rolesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brentwood Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brentwood Village
    • Millbrook [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millbrook
      • Millbrook [Wake County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Rolesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millbrook
    • Wendell [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wendell
      • Wendell [Wake County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Rolesville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,387 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wendell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wendell<3>
    • Zebulon [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zebulon
      • Zebulon [Wake County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Rolesville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,514 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zebulon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Zebulon<3>
    • Skycrest Village [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skycrest Village
      • Skycrest Village [Wake County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Rolesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skycrest Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skycrest Village
    • Timberlake [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timberlake
      • Timberlake [Wake County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Rolesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Timberlake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timberlake
    • Shotwell [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shotwell
      • Shotwell [Wake County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Rolesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shotwell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shotwell
    • Woodbury Village [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodbury Village
      • Woodbury Village [Wake County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Rolesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodbury Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodbury Village
    • Glenwood Village [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenwood Village
      • Glenwood Village [Wake County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Rolesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenwood Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenwood Village
  • Chatham County
    • Cary [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cary
      • Cary [Chatham County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Rolesville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 173,587 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cary have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cary
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cary<3>
    • Moncure [Chatham County]
  • Durham County
    • Gorman [Durham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gorman
      • Gorman [Durham County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Rolesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gorman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gorman
    • Morrisville [Durham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morrisville
      • Morrisville [Durham County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Rolesville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,495 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morrisville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morrisville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morrisville<3>
    • Durham [Durham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durham
      • Durham [Durham County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Rolesville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 285,897 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Durham<3>
    • Parkwood [Durham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkwood
      • Parkwood [Durham County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Rolesville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkwood
    • Bahama [Durham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bahama
      • Bahama [Durham County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Rolesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bahama have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bahama
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bahama<3>
    • The American Village [Durham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for The American Village
      • The American Village [Durham County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Rolesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for The American Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on The American Village
    • Rougemont [Durham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rougemont
      • Rougemont [Durham County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Rolesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rougemont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rougemont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rougemont<3>
  • Edgecombe County
    • Sharpsburg [Edgecombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharpsburg
      • Sharpsburg [Edgecombe County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Rolesville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,018 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharpsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sharpsburg<3>
    • Rocky Mount [Edgecombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Mount
      • Rocky Mount [Edgecombe County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Rolesville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,689 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Mount
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rocky Mount<3>
    • Battleboro [Edgecombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Battleboro
      • Battleboro [Edgecombe County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Rolesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Battleboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Battleboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Battleboro<3>
  • Franklin County
    • Wake Forest [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wake Forest
      • Wake Forest [Franklin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Rolesville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,314 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wake Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wake Forest
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wake Forest<3>
    • Youngsville [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Youngsville
      • Youngsville [Franklin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Rolesville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,413 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Youngsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Youngsville<3>
    • Sutton [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sutton
      • Sutton [Franklin County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Rolesville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sutton
    • Bunn [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bunn
      • Bunn [Franklin County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Rolesville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 401 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bunn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bunn<3>
    • Franklinton [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklinton
      • Franklinton [Franklin County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Rolesville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,312 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklinton<3>
    • Louisburg [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louisburg
      • Louisburg [Franklin County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Rolesville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,694 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louisburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Louisburg<3>
    • Ingleside [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ingleside
      • Ingleside [Franklin County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Rolesville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ingleside
    • Lake View [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake View
      • Lake View [Franklin County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Rolesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake View
    • White Level [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Level
      • White Level [Franklin County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Rolesville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Level
    • Alert [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alert
      • Alert [Franklin County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Rolesville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alert
    • Centerville [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerville
      • Centerville [Franklin County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Rolesville
      • Estimated population in 2017: 102 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerville
  • Granville County
    • Creedmoor [Granville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creedmoor
      • Creedmoor [Granville County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Rolesville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,615 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creedmoor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creedmoor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Creedmoor<3>
    • Hester [Granville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hester
      • Hester [Granville County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Rolesville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hester
    • Fairport [Granville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairport
      • Fairport [Granville County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Rolesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairport
    • Lyons [Granville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyons
      • Lyons [Granville County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Rolesville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyons
    • Tar River [Granville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tar River
      • Tar River [Granville County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Rolesville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tar River
    • Butner [Granville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butner
      • Butner [Granville County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Rolesville
      • Estimated population in 2015: 7,751 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butner
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Butner<3>
    • Stem [Granville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stem
      • Stem [Granville County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Rolesville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 474 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stem have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stem
    • Providence [Granville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
      • Providence [Granville County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Rolesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence
    • Oxford [Granville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oxford
      • Oxford [Granville County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Rolesville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,905 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oxford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oxford<3>
    • Stovall [Granville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stovall
      • Stovall [Granville County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Rolesville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 420 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stovall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stovall
    • Bullock [Granville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bullock
      • Bullock [Granville County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Rolesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bullock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bullock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bullock<3>
    • Townsville [Granville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Townsville
      • Townsville [Granville County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Rolesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Townsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Townsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Townsville<3>
  • Halifax County
  • Harnett County
    • Angier [Harnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Angier
      • Angier [Harnett County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Rolesville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,494 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Angier
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Angier<3>
    • Coats [Harnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coats
      • Coats [Harnett County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Rolesville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,520 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coats
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coats<3>
    • Buies Creek [Harnett County]
    • Cape Fear [Harnett County]
    • Lillington [Harnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lillington
      • Lillington [Harnett County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Rolesville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,634 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lillington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lillington<3>
  • Johnston County
    • Archer Lodge [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Archer Lodge
      • Archer Lodge [Johnston County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Rolesville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,322 people
      • Archer Lodge has also been known as:
      • Archer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Archer Lodge
    • Clayton [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clayton
      • Clayton [Johnston County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Rolesville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,458 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clayton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clayton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clayton<3>
    • Wilson's Mills [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilson's Mills
      • Wilson's Mills [Johnston County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Rolesville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,847 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson's Mills
    • West Smithfield [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Smithfield
      • West Smithfield [Johnston County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Rolesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Smithfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Smithfield
    • Beulahtown [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beulahtown
      • Beulahtown [Johnston County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Rolesville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beulahtown
    • Fairfield [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairfield
      • Fairfield [Johnston County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Rolesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairfield
    • Selma [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Selma
      • Selma [Johnston County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Rolesville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,323 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Selma<3>
    • Micro [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Micro
      • Micro [Johnston County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Rolesville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 553 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Micro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Micro
    • Redwood Village [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redwood Village
      • Redwood Village [Johnston County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Rolesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redwood Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redwood Village
    • Smithfield [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithfield
      • Smithfield [Johnston County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Rolesville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,333 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithfield<3>
    • Kenly [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kenly
      • Kenly [Johnston County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Rolesville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,624 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kenly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kenly
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kenly<3>
    • Pine Level [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Level
      • Pine Level [Johnston County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Rolesville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,080 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Level
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pine Level<3>
    • Four Oaks [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Four Oaks
      • Four Oaks [Johnston County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Rolesville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,387 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Four Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Four Oaks
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Four Oaks<3>
  • Nash County
    • Murraytown [Nash County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murraytown
      • Murraytown [Nash County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Rolesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murraytown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murraytown
    • Rocky Cross [Nash County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Cross
      • Rocky Cross [Nash County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Rolesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Cross have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Cross
    • Union Hope [Nash County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Hope
      • Union Hope [Nash County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Rolesville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Hope
    • Gold Valley Crossroads [Nash County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gold Valley Crossroads
      • Gold Valley Crossroads [Nash County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Rolesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gold Valley Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gold Valley Crossroads
    • Samaria [Nash County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Samaria
      • Samaria [Nash County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Rolesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Samaria have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Rogers Crossroads [Nash County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rogers Crossroads
      • Rogers Crossroads [Nash County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Rolesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rogers Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rogers Crossroads
    • Middlesex [Nash County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middlesex
      • Middlesex [Nash County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Rolesville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 834 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middlesex have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Frazier Crossroads [Nash County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frazier Crossroads
      • Frazier Crossroads [Nash County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Rolesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frazier Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hunts [Nash County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunts
      • Hunts [Nash County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Rolesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunts have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunts
    • Spring Hope [Nash County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Hope
      • Spring Hope [Nash County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Rolesville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,319 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spring Hope<3>
    • Floods Chapel [Nash County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Floods Chapel
      • Floods Chapel [Nash County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Rolesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Floods Chapel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Mays Crossroads [Nash County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mays Crossroads
      • Mays Crossroads [Nash County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Rolesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mays Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mays Crossroads
    • Mount Pleasant [Nash County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pleasant
      • Mount Pleasant [Nash County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Rolesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pleasant
  • Orange County
    • Chapel Hill [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapel Hill
      • Chapel Hill [Orange County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Rolesville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 63,705 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapel Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chapel Hill<3>
    • Carrboro [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carrboro
      • Carrboro [Orange County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Rolesville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,239 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carrboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carrboro<3>
    • Hillsborough [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillsborough
      • Hillsborough [Orange County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Rolesville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,226 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsborough
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hillsborough<3>
    • Efland [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Efland
      • Efland [Orange County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Rolesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Efland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Efland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Efland<3>
  • Person County
    • Timberlake [Person County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timberlake
      • Timberlake [Person County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Rolesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Timberlake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Timberlake<3>
    • Hurdle Mills [Person County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurdle Mills
      • Hurdle Mills [Person County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Rolesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hurdle Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurdle Mills
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hurdle Mills<3>
  • Vance County
    • Bobbitt [Vance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bobbitt
      • Bobbitt [Vance County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Rolesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bobbitt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bobbitt
    • Kittrell [Vance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kittrell
      • Kittrell [Vance County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Rolesville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 155 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kittrell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kittrell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kittrell<3>
    • Bear Pond [Vance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bear Pond
      • Bear Pond [Vance County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Rolesville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bear Pond
    • Gillburg [Vance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gillburg
      • Gillburg [Vance County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Rolesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gillburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gillburg
    • South Henderson [Vance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Henderson
      • South Henderson [Vance County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Rolesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Henderson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Henderson
    • Henderson [Vance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henderson
      • Henderson [Vance County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Rolesville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,109 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henderson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Henderson<3>
    • Dabney [Vance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dabney
      • Dabney [Vance County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Rolesville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dabney
    • Middleburg [Vance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middleburg
      • Middleburg [Vance County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Rolesville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 138 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middleburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middleburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middleburg<3>
  • Warren County
    • Manson [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manson
      • Manson [Warren County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Rolesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manson<3>
    • Warrenton [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warrenton
      • Warrenton [Warren County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Rolesville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 821 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warrenton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warrenton<3>
    • Norlina [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norlina
      • Norlina [Warren County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Rolesville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,040 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norlina
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norlina<3>
  • Wayne County
    • Fremont [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fremont
      • Fremont [Wayne County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Rolesville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,264 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fremont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fremont<3>
    • Pikeville [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pikeville
      • Pikeville [Wayne County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Rolesville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 677 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pikeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pikeville<3>
  • Wilson County
    • Sims [Wilson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sims
      • Sims [Wilson County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Rolesville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 286 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sims
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sims<3>
    • Scotts [Wilson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotts
      • Scotts [Wilson County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Rolesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotts have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotts
    • Lucama [Wilson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucama
      • Lucama [Wilson County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Rolesville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,155 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lucama have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lucama
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lucama<3>
    • Wilson [Wilson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilson
      • Wilson [Wilson County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Rolesville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 49,479 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilson<3>
    • Elm City [Wilson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elm City
      • Elm City [Wilson County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Rolesville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,296 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elm City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elm City<3>
    • Black Creek [Wilson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Creek
      • Black Creek [Wilson County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Rolesville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 767 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Creek

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

Newspapers Published in Rolesville ...

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 7 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rolesville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rolesville, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rolesville.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 Rolesville:

  • 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 North Carolina

Cemeteries Near Rolesville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rolesville.

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 Rolesville covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Rolesville Cemetery
  • Mitchell Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mitchell Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mitchell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitchell Cemetery
  • Pine Forest Memorial Gardens
  • Thompson Mill Cemetery
  • Wakefield Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wakefield Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wakefield Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Wakefield Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Rolesville.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wakefield Cemetery
  • Bethlehem Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Pleasant Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pleasant Grove Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Rolesville.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Grove Cemetery
    • Oakwood 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.
      • Smith Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Rolesville.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smith Cemetery
    • Doub Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Doub Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Doub Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Doub Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Rolesville.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Doub Cemetery
    • Fair View Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fair View Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fair View Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Fair View Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Rolesville.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fair View Cemetery
    • Evergreen Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Evergreen Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Evergreen Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Evergreen Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Rolesville.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen Cemetery
    • New Light Baptist Church Cemetery
    • Raleigh National Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Raleigh National Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Raleigh National Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Raleigh National Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Rolesville.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raleigh National Cemetery
    • Raleigh Memorial Park

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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Rolesville had a population of 150 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2020, Rolesville had a population of 8,882 people.

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

  • Rolesville [Wake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolesville
    • Rolesville [Wake County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Rolesville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 150 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,882 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Rolesville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolesville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rolesville<3>
  • Forestville [Wake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forestville
    • Forestville [Wake County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Rolesville
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Forestville had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forestville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forestville
  • Wyatt [Wake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wyatt
    • Wyatt [Wake County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Rolesville
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wyatt had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wyatt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wyatt
  • Neuse [Wake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Neuse
    • Neuse [Wake County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Rolesville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 63 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Neuse had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Neuse have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Neuse
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Neuse<3>
  • Wake Forest [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wake Forest
    • Wake Forest [Franklin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Rolesville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 853 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,314 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Wake Forest had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wake Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wake Forest
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wake Forest<3>
  • Falls [Wake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falls
    • Falls [Wake County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Rolesville
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Falls had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falls
  • Continue List ...
    • Youngsville [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Youngsville
      • Youngsville [Franklin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Rolesville
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 205 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,413 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Youngsville had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Youngsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Youngsville<3>
    • Royal [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Royal
      • Royal [Franklin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Rolesville
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Royal had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Royal have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Royal
    • Millbrook [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millbrook
      • Millbrook [Wake County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Rolesville
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Millbrook had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millbrook
    • Milburnie [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milburnie
      • Milburnie [Wake County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Rolesville
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Milburnie had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milburnie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milburnie
    • Eagle Rock [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Rock
      • Eagle Rock [Wake County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Rolesville
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 70 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Eagle Rock had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Rock
    • New Light [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Light
      • New Light [Wake County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Rolesville
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 83 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, New Light had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Light have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Light
    • Wendell [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wendell
      • Wendell [Wake County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Rolesville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,387 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wendell had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wendell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wendell<3>
    • Six Forks [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Six Forks
      • Six Forks [Wake County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Rolesville
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Six Forks had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Six Forks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Six Forks
    • Pocomoke [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pocomoke
      • Pocomoke [Franklin County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Rolesville
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pocomoke had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pocomoke have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pocomoke

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Rolesville ...

While our initial data about Rolesville came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Rolesville in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Rolesville.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Note for Rolesville:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

U.S. Post Offices (Jan. 1851)
Published by W. & J.C. Greer, Printers

Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Shell Oil Road Map for North Carolina (1956)
Published by Shell Oil Company

We have found Rolesville in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Rolesville for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Rolesville. See our Misc Page for Rolesville for more information.

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The official website for Wake County: www.wakegov.com/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 from Point A (ie- Rolesville) 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 Rolesville. 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 RolesvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rolesville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9182, Longitude: -78.4642       In this case, the coordinates for Rolesville 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 Rolesville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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