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Roanoke, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Virginian Railway Station

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 24, 2021
1. Virginian Railway Station Marker
Inscription.  The Virginian Railway's 440-mile main line was completed in 1909 to transport coal from West Virginia to Tidewater. Standard Oil magnate Henry H. Rogers financed the $40 million project with William N. Page as his agent. The Virginian, famous for its superior infrastructure and innovative equipment, built its most substantial brick passenger depot in 1909 to serve Roanoke. Passenger service ended in 1956, and the Virginian merged with its longtime rival, the Norfolk and Western Railway, in 1959. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the depot is one of the few surviving structures of Roanoke's "other railroad."
 
Erected 2016 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-122.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1909.
 
Location. 37° 15.603′ N, 79° 56.462′ W. Marker is in Roanoke, Virginia. Marker is on Williamson Road Southeast just east of Jefferson Street Southeast, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6500 Williamson Rd SE, Roanoke VA 24016, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 24, 2021
2. Virginian Railway Station Marker
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markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Virginian Railway Roanoke Passenger Station (within shouting distance of this marker); St. John's Episcopal Church (approx. half a mile away); Roanoke (approx. half a mile away); The Patrick Henry (approx. 0.6 miles away); A Colonial Ford (approx. 0.6 miles away); Boxley Building (approx. 0.7 miles away); Roanoke Life Saving and First Aid Crew (approx. 0.7 miles away); Frederick J. Kimball Memorial Fountain (approx. ¾ mile 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 April 29, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 29, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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