Roanoke (HM2LGM)

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N 37° 10.823', W 80° 4.289'

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The city of Roanoke — the historic crossroads of western Virginia — lies in the distance. First established in 1825, it was called "Big Lick" after a nearby marsh where animals found abundant salt licks.
In the early 1880s, the little town became a railroad hub and the headquarters for the Norfolk & Western Railroad. Almost overnight the community's population soared to 25,000 and Big Lick was renamed Roanoke. Today, the city is the largest in western Virginia and boasts of a metropolitan population in excess of 225,000.
Series This marker is part of the Blue Ridge Parkway series
Placed ByNational Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
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Date Added Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 at 11:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 582421 N 4115286
Decimal Degrees37.18038333, -80.07148333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 10.823', W 80° 4.289'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 10' 49.38" N, 80° 4' 17.34" W
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