Roland

Roland was six miles northwest of McKinney in northwestern Collin County. It was established by Lite T. Morris sometime during the 1850s and was named for one of Charlemagne's lieutenants. It apparently was also known as Liberty Springs. In 1900 Roland had a population of sixty-eight, a grocery store, and a cotton gin. W. J. Manard operated a general store, which housed a post office that operated from 1887 through 1903; Thomas S. Webb was its first postmaster. By 1910 the population was thirty-six and by the 1930s twenty-five; it was reported at that level through the 1940s, after which no further statistics were available.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

Belongs to

Roland is part of or belongs to the following places.

Adopt a Town

The Texas Almanac's Land Rush program lets you adopt the town or county of your choice and share your message with the world. 100% of the proceeds benefit education in Texas.

Currently Exists

No

Place type

Roland is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Liberty Springs)
  • (Rowland Springs)

Locations

  • Latitude
    33.27844790
    Longitude
    -96.64943670

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

Proud to call TX home?

Put your name on the town or county of your choice.


Search Places »