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

Roanoke Milestones

 
 
Roanoke Milestones Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 15, 2019
1. Roanoke Milestones Marker
Inscription.  
This tablet records the charter dates of
The Village of Gainesborough
1835
The Town of Big Lick,
1874
which lay within the present boundaries of
The City of Roanoke
1884
And commemorates
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
1756
The Massacre of Pioneer Settlers
in the Roanoke Valley by the Delaware
and Mingo Indians
1764
Placed by the Roanoke Committee
of the Colonial Dames of America
in the State of Virginia
1925

 
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.
Roanoke Milestones Marker<br>(<i>wide view  marker visible at left side of staircase</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 15, 2019
2. Roanoke Milestones Marker
(wide view marker visible at left side of staircase)
37° 16.278′ N, 79° 56.696′ W. Marker is 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. 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. mile away); First National Bank (approx. mile away); Colonial National Bank Building (approx. mile away); Norfolk & Western General Office Building (approx. mile away); Boxley Building (approx. mile away); North Jefferson Street (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Roanoke.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
 
Roanoke Municipal Building<br>(<i>north side view from Campbell Avenue</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 15, 2019
3. Roanoke Municipal Building
(north side view from Campbell Avenue)
Erected A.D. Nineteen Hundred and
Fifteen in the Thirty First
Year of the City of Roanoke, Virginia
 

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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.
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