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Welcome to Roland ...

The town of Roland is located in Sequoyah County<1>.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Roland, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1904.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Roland has a population of 3,927 people<3> (see below for details).

Roland is 470 feet [143 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Roland: (918) and (539)<5>

The ZIP code for Roland: 74954<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Roland had an population of 3,927 people. This is an increase of 23.92% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 38.18% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Roland had a population of 3,169 people (which is 7.48% of the total population of Sequoyah County). This makes Roland the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Roland represents 0.08% of the total population of Oklahoma (which has 3,751,351 people), making it the state's 106th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,169 people, the population of Roland increased 11.51% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,842 people).

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

Communities Also Named Roland ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 16 communities that are also named Roland - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (3), Manitoba, Minnesota, Missouri, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Texas.

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

Communities near Roland ...

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

  • Fort Smith
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
  • Van Buren
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Van Buren
    • Van Buren is located in Crawford County (AR)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,812 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Van Buren <7>
  • Greenwood
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
    • Greenwood is located in Sebastian County (AR)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,396 people
  • Sallisaw
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
  • Alma
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alma
    • Alma is located in Crawford County (AR)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,887 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alma <7>
  • Barling
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barling
    • Barling is located in Sebastian County (AR)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,064 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Barling <7>
  • Pocola
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Pocola
    • Pocola is located in Le Flore County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,153 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pocola <7>
  • Muldrow
    (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Muldrow
    • Muldrow is located in Sequoyah County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,279 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Muldrow <7>
  • Lavaca
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lavaca
    • Lavaca is located in Sebastian County (AR)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,439 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lavaca <7>
  • Spiro
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Spiro
    • Spiro is located in Le Flore County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,154 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spiro <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 Roland. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Roland.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Roland ...

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

Adding Roland to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Roland was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Roland post office opened in 1904.

We also found Roland on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Oklahoma (1911).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Roland.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Roland. 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 Sequoyah, 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 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 Roland.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Roland - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (539) is an overlay for area code (918).
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Roland). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Roland or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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