Roach is six miles northeast of Linden in eastern Cass County. It was probably named for the family of Dr. J. Roach, a Cass County physician. A post office was operated in the community from 1898 until 1904 with James O'Rear as postmaster. In 1936 the community consisted of two churches and widely scattered houses. In 1983 it had one church and widely scattered houses. In 2000 the population was fifty.

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Place type

Roach is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (O'Rear's Mill)


Latitude: 33.06957540
Longitude: -94.27185660

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated


Population Count, 2009