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Welcome to Rolla ...

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

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Rolla has a population of 1,284 people<3> (see below for details).

Rolla was established in 1888.

The community of Rolla is 1,810 feet [552 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Rolla: (701)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Rolla had an population of 1,284 people. This is an increase of 0.31% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.39% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Rolla had a population of 1,280 people (or 9.18% of the total population of Rolette County). This makes Rolla the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Rolla represents 0.19% of the population of North Dakota (which has 672,591 people), making it the state's 48th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,280 people, the population of Rolla decreased 9.67% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,417 people).

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

Communities Also Named Rolla ...

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

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

Communities near Rolla ...

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

  • Rolette [Rolette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolette
    • Rolette [Rolette County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Rolla
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 586 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolette
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rolette<6>
  • Saint John [Rolette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint John
    • Saint John [Rolette County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Rolla
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 341 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint John have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint John
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint John<6>
  • Bisbee [Towner County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bisbee
    • Bisbee [Towner County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Rolla
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 120 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bisbee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bisbee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bisbee<6>
  • Rocklake [Towner County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocklake
    • Rocklake [Towner County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Rolla
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 94 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocklake
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rocklake<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mylo [Rolette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mylo
      • Mylo [Rolette County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Rolla
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 23 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mylo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mylo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mylo<6>
    • Hansboro [Towner County]
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      • Hansboro [Towner County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Rolla
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hansboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hansboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hansboro<6>
    • Perth [Towner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perth
      • Perth [Towner County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Rolla
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Perth<6>
    • Belcourt [Rolette County]
    • Shell Valley [Rolette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shell Valley
      • Shell Valley [Rolette County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Rolla
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shell Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shell Valley
    • Bannerman - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bannerman
      • Bannerman was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Rolla
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Bannerman. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<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 Rolla. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Rolla.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Rolla. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Rolla.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rolla ...

Looking for more information about Rolla? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Rolla, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Rolla.

Adding Rolla to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Rolla was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Rolla on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Dakota (1897).

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of North Dakota: www.nd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Dakota's counties, including Rolette, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Rolla.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rolla - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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- Rolla) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rolla. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RollaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rolla. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.8586, Longitude: -99.6182       In this case, the coordinates for Rolla 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.
<7>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.






















 

 

 

 

 


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