Roanoke Milestones

Roanoke Milestones (HM2HEY)

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N 37° 16.278', W 79° 56.696'

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This tablet records the charter dates of
The Village of Gainesborough1835
The Town of Big Lick,1874
which lay within the present boundaries of
The City of Roanoke1884
And commemorates
The Great Path, an Indian Trail,which passed through these lands, wheremen and animals came for salt from thesaline marsh, later called the Big Lick.
The Erection of Fort Mason,near Crystal Spring, one of fourteen fortsmaintained by the State of Virginia toguard the frontier from hostile Indians1756
The Massacre of Pioneer Settlersin the Roanoke Valley by the Delawareand Mingo Indians1764
Placed by the Roanoke Committeeof the Colonial Dames of Americain the State of Virginia1925
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HM NumberHM2HEY
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Year Placed1925
Placed ByRoanoke Committee of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Virginia
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, June 1st, 2019 at 8:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 593542 N 4125490
Decimal Degrees37.27130000, -79.94493333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 16.278', W 79° 56.696'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 16' 16.68" N, 79° 56' 41.76" W
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