Roanoke (HM9PZ)

Location: Roanoke, VA 24011
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 16.053', W 79° 56.439'

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[Marker Front]:
The first village here, at Pate's Mill and Tavern on Evans' Mill Creek, was called Big Lick for nearby salt marshes. In 1839 it was laid off as the town of Gainesborough. After the coming of the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad (later N.&W.) in 1852, another village sprang up about the old Stover House that was also named Big Lick. Gainesborough became known as Old Lick.

[Marker Reverse]:
In June, 1864, General Hunter passed here retreating from Lynchburg. In 1874 Big Lick was incorporated. In 1881, with the junction of the new Shenandoah Valley Railroad with the N.& W., rapid growth began. In 1882 the name was changed to Roanoke; in 1884 it was incorporated as a city. In 1909 the Virginian Railroad operated its first train. In recent years Roanoke became the third city of Virginia.
HM NumberHM9PZ
Marker NumberK-95
Year Placed1941
Placed ByVirginia Conservation Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 4:27pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 593926 N 4125079
Decimal Degrees37.26755000, -79.94065000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 16.053', W 79° 56.439'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 16' 3.18" N, 79° 56' 26.34" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 738 VA-116, Roanoke VA 24011, US
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