Downtown Roanoke in Roanoke, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Village of Gainesborough
The Town of Big Lick,
which lay within the present boundaries of
The City of Roanoke
The Great Path, an Indian Trail,
which passed through these lands, where
men and animals came for salt from the
saline marsh, later called the Big Lick.
The Erection of Fort Mason,
near Crystal Spring, one of fourteen forts
maintained by the State of Virginia to
guard the frontier from hostile Indians
The Massacre of Pioneer Settlers
in the Roanoke Valley by the Delaware
and Mingo Indians
Placed by the Roanoke Committee
of the Colonial Dames of America
in the State of Virginia
Erected 1925 by Roanoke Committee of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Virginia.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or Castles • Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the The Colonial Dames of America, National Society of series list.
Location. 37° 16.278′ N, 79° 56.696′ W. Marker is in Downtown Roanoke in Roanoke, Virginia. Marker is on Campbell Avenue Southwest (U.S. 11) west of 2nd Street Southwest, on the left when traveling east. Marker is mounted on the left side of the massive granite staircase at the north side entrance to the 1915 City of Roanoke Municipal Building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 215 Church Avenue Southwest, Roanoke VA 24011, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Atlantic, Mississippi and Ohio Railroad Depot (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Train to Big Lick (approx. ¼ mile away); First National Bank (approx. ¼ mile away); Colonial National Bank Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Norfolk & Western General Office Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Boxley Building (approx. ¼ mile away); North Jefferson Street (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown Roanoke.
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