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Welcome to Rolesville ...

The town of Rolesville is located in Wake County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Rolesville has a population of 8,503 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Rolesville is 410 feet [125 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Rolesville: (919) & (984)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Rolesville had an population of 8,503 people. This is an increase of 124.59% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 837.49% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Rolesville had a population of 3,786 people. This makes Rolesville the county's 8th most populous community.

The population of Rolesville represents 0.04% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 166th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,786 people, the population of Rolesville increased 317.42% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 907 people).

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

Communities near Rolesville ...

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

  • Raleigh [Wake County]
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    • Raleigh [Wake County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Rolesville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 474,414 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raleigh
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raleigh<7>
  • Wake Forest [Franklin County]
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    • Wake Forest [Franklin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> 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<7>
  • Garner [Wake County]
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    • Garner [Wake County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Rolesville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,180 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garner
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garner<7>
  • Clayton [Johnston County]
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    • Clayton [Johnston County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> 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.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clayton<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Knightdale [Wake County]
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      • Knightdale [Wake County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> 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<7>
    • Wendell [Wake County]
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      • Wendell [Wake County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Rolesville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,387 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wendell<7>
    • Zebulon [Wake County]
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      • Zebulon [Wake County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Rolesville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,514 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Zebulon<7>
    • Archer Lodge [Johnston County]
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      • Archer Lodge [Johnston County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Rolesville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,322 people
      • Archer Lodge has also been known as:
      • Archer
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    • Creedmoor [Granville County]
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      • Creedmoor [Granville County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> 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<7>
    • Louisburg [Franklin County]
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      • Louisburg [Franklin County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> 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<7>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rolesville ...

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

Adding Rolesville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Rolesville 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 Rolesville was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Rolesville on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for North Carolina

About Wake County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Wake, 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 Rolesville.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rolesville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (984) is an overlay for area code (919).
<6>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 from Point A (ie- Rolesville) 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 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).
<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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