Signs of History (SM)

Roanoke


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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 and 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 largest city of Virginia.


Roanoke, K-95 East Bullitt and South Jefferson sts.
Roanoke City Market, K-96 Campbell Ave. adjacent to Center in the Square
A Colonial Ford, K-I 16 Franklin Rd., S.W., between Naval Reserve and Brandon aves.

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