Rowland, North Carolina

Rowland is a town in Rowland Township, Robeson County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 1,037 at the 2010 census. The congregation of the Ashpole Presbyterian Church was founded in the eventual bounds of the community in 1796. Rowland was incorporated in 1889 and named in honor of Alfred Rowland. The first brick building i…
Rowland is a town in Rowland Township, Robeson County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 1,037 at the 2010 census. The congregation of the Ashpole Presbyterian Church was founded in the eventual bounds of the community in 1796. Rowland was incorporated in 1889 and named in honor of Alfred Rowland. The first brick building in the town, a hotel and store, was erected in 1892. Rowland served as a key market for regional tobacco production until the sector declined in the 1970s. By the mid-2000s the downtown was in physical decline, though by 2015 work had been done to clean up the main thoroughfare and maintain its buildings. The Ashpole Presbyterian Church, Centenary Methodist Church, Rowland Depot, and Rowland Main Street Historic District are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Elevation: 148 ft (45 m)
  • Country: United States
  • State: North Carolina
  • County: Robeson
  • ZIP code: 28383
  • Area codes: 910, 472
  • FIPS code: 37-58140
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