Roanoke, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
First Train to Big Lick
Erected by Norfolk Southern Roanoke Employees.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1882.
Location. 37° 16.39′ N, 79° 56.472′ W. Marker is in Roanoke, Virginia. Marker is on Norfolk Avenue SE west of S. Jefferson Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Roanoke VA 24011, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within Norfolk & Western General Office Building (within shouting distance of this marker); North Jefferson Street (within shouting distance of this marker); First National Bank (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge (about 400 feet away); Hotel Roanoke (about 400 feet away); Norfolk and Western Passenger Station (about 500 feet away); The Market Square Walkway (about 500 feet away); Colonial National Bank Building (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Roanoke.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 12, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 923 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 12, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.