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Welcome to Roper ...

The town of Roper is located in Washington County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Roper has a population of 542 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Roper is near sea level<4>.

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

The area code for Roper: (252)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Roper had an population of 542 people. This is a decrease of 11.29% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 11.58% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Roper had a population of 611 people. This makes Roper the county's 2nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 611 people, the population of Roper has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 613 people).

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

Communities Also Named Roper ...

While we believe that this Roper is located in Washington County, we know of another 2 North Carolina communities named Roper. Those communities are located in the following counties: Anson and Beaufort County.

Beyond North Carolina, there are 8 communities that are also named Roper - they are located in Alabama, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Utah and Virginia.

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

Communities near Roper ...

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

  • Edenton [Chowan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edenton
    • Edenton [Chowan County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Roper
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,567 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edenton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edenton<6>
  • Plymouth [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plymouth
    • Plymouth [Washington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Roper
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,332 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plymouth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plymouth
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plymouth<6>
  • Jamesville [Martin County]
  • Creswell [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creswell
    • Creswell [Washington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Roper
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 232 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creswell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creswell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Creswell<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Pine Ridge [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Ridge
      • Pine Ridge [Washington County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the west of Roper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Ridge
    • Skinnersville [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skinnersville
      • Skinnersville [Washington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Roper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skinnersville
    • Avoca [Bertie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avoca
      • Avoca [Bertie County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Roper
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Avoca have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avoca
    • Pea Ridge [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pea Ridge
      • Pea Ridge [Washington County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Roper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pea Ridge
    • Wenona [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wenona
      • Wenona [Washington County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Roper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wenona
    • Edenhouse [Bertie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edenhouse
      • Edenhouse [Bertie County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Roper
      • Edenhouse has also been known as:
      • Eden House Point
      • Eden House
      • Edenhouse Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edenhouse

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Roper ...

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

Adding Roper to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Washington County: www.washingtoncountygov.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 Washington, 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 Roper.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Roper - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Roper) 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 Roper. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RoperOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Roper. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.8786, Longitude: -76.6171       In this case, the coordinates for Roper have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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