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Our Genealogy Helper for Rowland ...

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 Rowland (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 Rowland. 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

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 west contained birth and death records; the county to the south 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.

Rowland is located in Robeson 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 Robeson County: Bladen, Columbus, Cumberland, Hoke, Scotland, Dillon (SC) & Marlboro (SC).

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

  • Robeson County     (The home county of Rowland)
    • Alfordsville [Robeson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alfordsville
      • Alfordsville [Robeson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Rowland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alfordsville
    • McDonald [Robeson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McDonald
      • McDonald [Robeson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Rowland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 107 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McDonald
    • Elrod [Robeson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elrod
      • Elrod [Robeson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Rowland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elrod have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elrod
    • Raynham [Robeson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raynham
      • Raynham [Robeson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Rowland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 68 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raynham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raynham
    • Raemon [Robeson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raemon
      • Raemon [Robeson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Rowland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raemon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raemon
    • Fairmont [Robeson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairmont
      • Fairmont [Robeson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Rowland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,580 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairmont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairmont<3>
    • Red Banks [Robeson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Banks
      • Red Banks [Robeson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Rowland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Banks
    • Pembroke [Robeson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pembroke
      • Pembroke [Robeson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Rowland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,942 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pembroke have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pembroke
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pembroke<3>
    • Maxton [Robeson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maxton
      • Maxton [Robeson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Rowland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,332 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maxton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maxton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maxton<3>
    • Prospect [Robeson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prospect
      • Prospect [Robeson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Rowland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prospect have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prospect
    • Proctorville [Robeson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Proctorville
      • Proctorville [Robeson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Rowland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 119 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Proctorville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Proctorville
    • Marietta [Robeson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marietta
      • Marietta [Robeson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Rowland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 168 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marietta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marietta
    • Barnesville [Robeson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barnesville
      • Barnesville [Robeson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Rowland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barnesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barnesville
  • Bladen County
    • Butters [Bladen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butters
      • Butters [Bladen County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Rowland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butters have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butters
    • Bladenboro [Bladen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bladenboro
      • Bladenboro [Bladen County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Rowland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,697 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bladenboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bladenboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bladenboro<3>
    • Tar Heel [Bladen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tar Heel
      • Tar Heel [Bladen County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Rowland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 115 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tar Heel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tar Heel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tar Heel<3>
    • Dublin [Bladen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dublin
      • Dublin [Bladen County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Rowland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 328 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dublin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dublin
    • Clarkton [Bladen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarkton
      • Clarkton [Bladen County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Rowland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 741 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarkton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarkton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarkton<3>
    • White Oak [Bladen County]
    • Elizabethtown [Bladen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabethtown
      • Elizabethtown [Bladen County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Rowland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,378 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elizabethtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabethtown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elizabethtown<3>
  • Columbus County
    • Boardman [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boardman
      • Boardman [Columbus County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Rowland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 152 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boardman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boardman
    • Fair Bluff [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fair Bluff
      • Fair Bluff [Columbus County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Rowland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 879 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fair Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fair Bluff
    • Evergreen [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evergreen
      • Evergreen [Columbus County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Rowland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen
    • Williamson Crossroads [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamson Crossroads
      • Williamson Crossroads [Columbus County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Rowland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamson Crossroads
    • Cerro Gordo [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cerro Gordo
      • Cerro Gordo [Columbus County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Rowland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 195 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cerro Gordo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cerro Gordo
    • Cedar Grove [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
      • Cedar Grove [Columbus County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Rowland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove
    • Grist [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grist
      • Grist [Columbus County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Rowland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grist
    • Mount Olive [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Olive
      • Mount Olive [Columbus County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Rowland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Olive have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
    • Chadbourn [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chadbourn
      • Chadbourn [Columbus County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Rowland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,699 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chadbourn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chadbourn<3>
    • Tabor City [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tabor City
      • Tabor City [Columbus County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Rowland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,893 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tabor City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tabor City<3>
    • Whiteville [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whiteville
      • Whiteville [Columbus County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Rowland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,242 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whiteville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whiteville<3>
    • Brunswick [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brunswick
      • Brunswick [Columbus County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Rowland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 996 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brunswick
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brunswick<3>
  • Cumberland County
    • Hope Mills [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hope Mills
      • Hope Mills [Cumberland County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Rowland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,848 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hope Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hope Mills
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hope Mills<3>
    • Cumberland [Cumberland County]
  • Hoke County
    • Bowmore [Hoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowmore
      • Bowmore [Hoke County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Rowland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bowmore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowmore
    • Dundarrach [Hoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dundarrach
      • Dundarrach [Hoke County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Rowland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dundarrach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dundarrach
    • Raeford [Hoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raeford
      • Raeford [Hoke County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Rowland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,956 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raeford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raeford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raeford<3>
  • Moore County
    • Pinebluff [Moore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinebluff
      • Pinebluff [Moore County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Rowland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,647 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinebluff
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pinebluff<3>
  • Richmond County
    • Steen Town [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Steen Town
      • Steen Town [Richmond County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Rowland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Steen Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Steen Town
    • Hamlet [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamlet
      • Hamlet [Richmond County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Rowland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,356 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamlet
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hamlet<3>
    • Dobbins Heights [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dobbins Heights
      • Dobbins Heights [Richmond County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Rowland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 780 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dobbins Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dobbins Heights
    • Hoffman [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoffman
      • Hoffman [Richmond County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Rowland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 571 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoffman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoffman
    • Rockingham [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockingham
      • Rockingham [Richmond County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Rowland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,520 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockingham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockingham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockingham<3>
  • Scotland County
    • Hasty [Scotland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hasty
      • Hasty [Scotland County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Rowland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hasty have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hasty
    • East Laurinburg [Scotland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Laurinburg
      • East Laurinburg [Scotland County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Rowland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 277 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Laurinburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Laurinburg
    • Laurinburg [Scotland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurinburg
      • Laurinburg [Scotland County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Rowland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,896 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurinburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurinburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurinburg<3>
    • Gibson [Scotland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gibson
      • Gibson [Scotland County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Rowland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 497 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gibson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gibson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gibson<3>
    • Laurel Hill [Scotland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel Hill
      • Laurel Hill [Scotland County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Rowland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurel Hill<3>
    • Richmond Mill [Scotland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richmond Mill
      • Richmond Mill [Scotland County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Rowland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richmond Mill
    • Crump Town [Scotland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crump Town
      • Crump Town [Scotland County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Rowland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crump Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crump Town
    • Wagram [Scotland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wagram
      • Wagram [Scotland County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Rowland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 772 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wagram have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wagram
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wagram<3>
    • New Town [Scotland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Town
      • New Town [Scotland County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Rowland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Town
  • Chesterfield County (SC)
    • Cheraw [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheraw
      • Cheraw [Chesterfield County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Rowland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,554 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheraw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cheraw<3>
  • Darlington County (SC)
    • Society Hill [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Society Hill
      • Society Hill [Darlington County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Rowland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 522 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Society Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Society Hill<3>
    • Darlington [Darlington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Darlington
      • Darlington [Darlington County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Rowland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,901 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Darlington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Darlington<3>
  • Dillon County (SC)
    • Hamer [Dillon County]
    • Oakland Crossroads [Dillon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakland Crossroads
      • Oakland Crossroads [Dillon County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Rowland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakland Crossroads
    • Little Rock [Dillon County]
    • Dillon [Dillon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dillon
      • Dillon [Dillon County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Rowland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,289 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dillon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dillon<3>
    • Minturn [Dillon County]
    • Floydale [Dillon County]
    • Lake View [Dillon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake View
      • Lake View [Dillon County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Rowland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 779 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake View
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake View<3>
    • Latta [Dillon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Latta
      • Latta [Dillon County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Rowland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,273 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Latta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Latta<3>
    • Fork [Dillon County]
  • Florence County (SC)
    • Jamestown [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamestown
      • Jamestown [Florence County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Rowland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jamestown
    • Quinby [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quinby
      • Quinby [Florence County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Rowland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 913 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quinby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quinby<3>
    • Florence [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
      • Florence [Florence County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Rowland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 38,467 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Florence<3>
    • Pamplico [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pamplico
      • Pamplico [Florence County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Rowland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,208 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pamplico
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pamplico<3>
  • Horry County (SC)
    • Galivants Ferry [Horry County]
    • Green Sea [Horry County]
    • Aynor [Horry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aynor
      • Aynor [Horry County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Rowland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 978 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aynor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aynor<3>
    • Loris [Horry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loris
      • Loris [Horry County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Rowland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,807 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loris
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loris<3>
  • Marion County (SC)
    • Sellers [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sellers
      • Sellers [Marion County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Rowland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 199 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sellers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sellers<3>
    • Mullins [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mullins
      • Mullins [Marion County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Rowland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,139 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mullins
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    • Nichols [Marion County]
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      • Nichols [Marion County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Rowland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 329 people
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    • Marion [Marion County]
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      • Marion [Marion County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Rowland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,200 people
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    • Rains [Marion County]
    • Centenary [Marion County]
  • Marlboro County (SC)
    • Clio [Marlboro County]
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      • Clio [Marlboro County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Rowland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 645 people
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    • McColl [Marlboro County]
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      • McColl [Marlboro County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Rowland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,943 people
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    • Tatum [Marlboro County]
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      • Tatum [Marlboro County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Rowland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 68 people
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    • Brownsville [Marlboro County]
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      • Brownsville [Marlboro County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Rowland
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    • Blenheim [Marlboro County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blenheim
      • Blenheim [Marlboro County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Rowland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 139 people
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    • Drake [Marlboro County]
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      • Drake [Marlboro County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Rowland
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    • Bennettsville [Marlboro County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bennettsville
      • Bennettsville [Marlboro County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Rowland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,455 people
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    • Wallace [Marlboro County]

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Rowland ...

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 45 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rowland.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Rowland. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Rowland and those printed in the larger area surrounding Rowland.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 20 miles [32.2 km] of Rowland.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start 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 Rowland:

  • 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
    • Stories from South Carolina

Cemeteries Near Rowland ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rowland.

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

  • Rowland Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rowland Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rowland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rowland Cemetery
  • McCormick Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McCormick Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Hamilton Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hamilton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • McCayhan Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McCayhan Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Ayres Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ayres Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Stewart Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Stewart Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List ...
    • Baker Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Baker Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Oakland UMC Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oakland UMC Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Wallace Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wallace Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Price Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Price Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Evergreen Cemetery
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      • 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.
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    • Kentyre Presbyterian Church Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Kentyre Presbyterian Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Miller Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Miller Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Rose Hill Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rose Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose Hill Cemetery

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.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Rowland had a population of 72 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Rowland had a population of 985 people.

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

  • Rowland [Robeson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rowland
    • Rowland [Robeson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Rowland
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 72 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 985 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Rowland had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rowland 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 Rowland<3>
  • Echo [Robeson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Echo
    • Echo [Robeson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Rowland
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Echo had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Echo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Alfordsville [Robeson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alfordsville
    • Alfordsville [Robeson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Rowland
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Alfordsville had a post office and railroad service
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  • Little Rock [Dillon County]
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    • Little Rock [Dillon County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Rowland
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 178 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Little Rock had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Gaddysville [Robeson County]
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    • Gaddysville [Robeson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Rowland
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 18 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Gaddysville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gaddysville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Dillon [Dillon County]
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    • Dillon [Dillon County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Rowland
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 192 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,289 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Dillon had a post office and railroad service
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  • Continue List ...
    • Pembroke [Robeson County]
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      • Pembroke [Robeson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Rowland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,942 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pembroke had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pembroke have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Pates [Robeson County]
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      • Pates [Robeson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Rowland
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pates had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pates have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Red Banks [Robeson County]
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      • Red Banks [Robeson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Rowland
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Red Banks had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Banks
    • Moss Neck [Robeson County]
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      • Moss Neck [Robeson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Rowland
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 53 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Moss Neck had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moss Neck have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lowe [Robeson County]
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      • Lowe [Robeson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Rowland
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lowe had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lowe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Alma [Robeson County]
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      • Alma [Robeson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Rowland
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 76 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Alma had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Maxton [Robeson County]
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      • Maxton [Robeson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Rowland
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 694 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,332 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Maxton had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maxton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Clio [Marlboro County]
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      • Clio [Marlboro County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Rowland
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 124 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 645 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Clio had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Latta [Dillon County]
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      • Latta [Dillon County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Rowland
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 300 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,273 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Latta had a post office and railroad service
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We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Rowland. See our List of 1890's Communities around Rowland.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Rowland ...

While our initial data about Rowland came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Rowland 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 Rowland.

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.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Rowland:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station

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

SPV's Comprehensive Railroad Atlas of North America - Appalachia & Piedmont
Written by: Walker, Mike
Published by Steam Powered Video (SPV), 2004
(Available from Amazon.com)

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in North Carolina

About Robeson County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Robeson County: www.co.robeson.nc.us/

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 'straight-line' (or 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- Rowland) 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 Rowland. 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 RowlandOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rowland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5359, Longitude: -79.2929       In this case, the coordinates for Rowland 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>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 Rowland, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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