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.
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Society of The Colonial Dames of America marker series.
Location. 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. Robert Edward Lee (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge (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 Roanoke.
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 1, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 1, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.