Roland, IL

B&O Railroad

Milepost: 21.7

B&O Roland Depot

1938 Aerial View of Roland

Illinois Historical Aerial Photographs

Also known as Middlepoint

Indian Creek Township

White County

Northwest 1/4 of Section 11

Estimated GPS Coordinates: 37.939738488378175,-88.29905033111572

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Middlepoint / Roland are names given to Milepost 21. Middle Point was closest to the railroad while Roland was east of the rail. Edward Oliver provided the location of the former station. Post Offices were established at both Middle Point and Roland. Middlepoint had a depot that was a shed with an open side facing the tracks from 1873 until sometime after the post office closed in 1904.

Ghost Towns of Southern Illinois - Glenn J. Sneed

History of White County, Illinois, Inter-State Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois. 1883, p 528, 897.

Roland Map