ROLAND, TEXAS. 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.
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Brian Hart, "Roland, TX," accessed June 29, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrr35.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.