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Welcome to Rock Island ...

The town of Rock Island is located in Le Flore County<1>.

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

A typical abbreviation for Rock Island: Rock Is. (in Canada, 'Isld.' is the more common abbreviation.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Rock Island has a population of 647 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Rock Island is 500 feet [152 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Rock Island: (918) & (539)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Rock Island had an population of 647 people. This is an increase of 0.15% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.74% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Rock Island had a population of 646 people. This makes Rock Island the county's 11th most populous community.

The population of Rock Island represents 0.02% of the total population of Oklahoma (which has 3,751,351 people), making it the state's 281st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 646 people, the population of Rock Island decreased 8.89% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 709 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Rock Island.

Communities Also Named Rock Island ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Oklahoma communities named Rock Island: This one is located in Le Flore County and the other is located in Canadian County.

Beyond Oklahoma, there are 21 communities that are also named Rock Island - they are located in Florida (2), Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas (2), Manitoba, Massachusetts, Nevada, Quebec, Tennessee, Texas (6), Virginia and Washington.

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

Communities near Rock Island ...

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

  • Fort Smith [Sebastian County]
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    • Fort Smith [Sebastian County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Rock Island
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 87,764 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Smith
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Smith<7>
  • Van Buren [Crawford County]
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    • Van Buren [Crawford County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Rock Island
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,812 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Van Buren have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Van Buren
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Van Buren<7>
  • Greenwood [Sebastian County]
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    • Greenwood [Sebastian County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Rock Island
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,396 people
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  • Poteau [Le Flore County]
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    • Poteau [Le Flore County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Rock Island
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,906 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poteau
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poteau<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Barling [Sebastian County]
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      • Barling [Sebastian County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Rock Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,064 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Barling<7>
    • Pocola [Le Flore County]
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      • Pocola [Le Flore County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the north of Rock Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,153 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pocola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pocola
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pocola<7>
    • Roland [Sequoyah County]
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      • Roland [Sequoyah County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of Rock Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,020 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roland<7>
    • Muldrow [Sequoyah County]
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      • Muldrow [Sequoyah County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Rock Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,279 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Muldrow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muldrow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Muldrow<7>
    • Spiro [Le Flore County]
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      • Spiro [Le Flore County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Rock Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,154 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spiro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spiro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spiro<7>
    • Arkoma [Le Flore County]
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      • Arkoma [Le Flore County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the north of Rock Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,894 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arkoma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arkoma<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 Rock Island. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Rock Island.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rock Island ...

Looking for more information about Rock Island? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Rock Island, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Rock Island.

Adding Rock Island to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Rock Island 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 Rock Island was on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1922).

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

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

The official website for State of Oklahoma: https://www.ok.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Oklahoma's counties, including Le Flore, 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 Rock Island.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rock Island - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (539) is an overlay for area code (918).
<6>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- Rock Island) 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 Rock Island. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rock IslandOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rock Island. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.1832, Longitude: -94.4812       In this case, the coordinates for Rock Island 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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