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Rolla, MO

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.rollacity.org/

Chamber of Commerce:
http://www.rollachamber.org/

Population:
16367 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1844 (settled), 1858 (town)

County:
Phelps County

Several tales are proffered as to how the town received its unusual name. The most likely is that area settler George Coppedge wanted to name the town Raleigh, but other townfolk objected to the fancy spelling and demanded it be named Rolla instead.

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
University of Missouri at Rolla
1870

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Robin Carnahan
Politician
4-Aug-1961   Missouri Secretary of State
Claire McCaskill
Politician
24-Jul-1953   US Senator from Missouri
Shannon Miller
Gymnastics
10-Mar-1977   Olympic gymnast



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