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Historical Markers in Roanoke County, Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Roanoke County, Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Roanoke County, VA (20) Bedford County, VA (43) Botetourt County, VA (41) Craig County, VA (6) Floyd County, VA (22) Franklin County, VA (25) Montgomery County, VA (81) Roanoke Ind. City, VA (122) Salem Ind. City, VA (20)  RoanokeCounty(20) Roanoke County (20)  BedfordCounty(43) Bedford County (43)  BotetourtCounty(41) Botetourt County (41)  CraigCounty(6) Craig County (6)  FloydCounty(22) Floyd County (22)  FranklinCounty(25) Franklin County (25)  MontgomeryCounty(81) Montgomery County (81)  Roanoke(122) Roanoke (122)  (20) Salem (20)
Salem is the county seat for Roanoke County
Adjacent to Roanoke County, Virginia
      Bedford County (43)  
      Botetourt County (41)  
      Craig County (6)  
      Floyd County (22)  
      Franklin County (25)  
      Montgomery County (81)  
      Roanoke (122)  
      Salem (20)  
 
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1Virginia (Roanoke County), Bent Mountain — Z-186 — Floyd County / Roanoke County
FLOYD COUNTY Area 376 Square Miles Formed in 1831 from Montgomery, and added to from Franklin. Named for John Floyd, Governor of Virginia 1830-34. Buffalo Knob is in this county. ROANOKE COUNTY Area 305 Square Miles Formed in 1838 from . . . Map (db m206709) HM
2Virginia (Roanoke County), Catawba — Audie Murphy MonumentAudie Murphy Crash Site
Audie Leon Murphy June 20, 1924 May 28, 1971 Born in Kingston, Texas, died near this site in an airplane crash. America's most decorated veteran of World War II. He served in the European Theatre-15th Infantry Regiment-3rd Infantry . . . Map (db m58308) HM
3Virginia (Roanoke County), Catawba — I-4 — Catawba Sanatorium
This institution, one mile northeast, stands on the site of the old Roanoke Red Sulpher Springs, which by 1859 was a noted summer resort. The Sanatorium was established by the General Assembly of Virginia in 1908 for the treatment of persons . . . Map (db m58328) HM
4Virginia (Roanoke County), Hanging Rock — 100th Anniversary of Hanging Rock
Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Skirmish at Hanging Rock June 21, 1864 Erected by the William Watts Chapter, U. D. C. June 21, 1964Map (db m3844) HM
5Virginia (Roanoke County), Hanging Rock — Battle of Hanging Rock
Commemorating Battle of Hanging Rock June 21, 1864.Map (db m14823) HM
6Virginia (Roanoke County), Hanging Rock — George Morgan Jones
In honor of George Morgan Jones Citizen - Soldier PhilanthropistMap (db m14820) HM
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7Virginia (Roanoke County), Hanging Rock — KH-7 — Hanging Rock
On June 31, 1864 General Hunter, retreating from defeat at Lynchburg by General Early, met Confederate forces led by General John McCausland. After losing some of his artillery here, Hunter continued his withdrawal northwest through New Castle to . . . Map (db m3843) HM
8Virginia (Roanoke County), Hanging Rock — Hanging Rock Battlefield Trail
Welcome to the Hanging Rock Battlefield Trail. This 1.6 mile linear park is the Roanoke Valley’s first rails-to-trails project converting a former railroad right-of-way into a hiking and biking trail. The project’s master plan presents an . . . Map (db m15104) HM
9Virginia (Roanoke County), Hanging Rock — McCausland AttacksHanging Rock Battlefield Trail
Near the site, on the morning of June 21, 1864, Union Major General David Hunter’s ambulances, artillery, and supply and munitions wagons crossed the ford at Mason’s Creek. The wagon train stalled, and was left unprotected because U.S. Brig. General . . . Map (db m15100) HM
10Virginia (Roanoke County), Hanging Rock — The Battle of Hanging RockA Union Retreat Disrupted
On June 21, 1864, following two days of fighting at Lynchburg, Confederate Gen. Robert Ransom’s cavalry, pursuing Union Gen. David Hunter’s retreating column, engaged in a conflict that would ultimately become known as the Battle of Hanging Rock. . . . Map (db m4012) HM
11Virginia (Roanoke County), Hanging Rock — The Hanging Rock Coal TrestleHanging Rock Battlefield Trail
The Hanging Rock coal trestle functioned as a coal unloading facility, and was built by the Norfolk and Western Railway in 1943 from a standard plan used for this type of structure. At the turn of the century, most industries utilized a . . . Map (db m15094) HM
12Virginia (Roanoke County), Hanging Rock — Two Future Presidents In Wartime RetreatHanging Rock Battlefield Trail
On June 21, 1864, two future presidents marched with Major General David Hunter’s Army of Western Virginia on its retreat from Lynchburg to West Virginia by way of Hanging Rock and the old New Castle Turnpike. Colonel Rutherford Birchard . . . Map (db m15101) HM
13Virginia (Roanoke County), Hanging Rock — United Daughters of the Confederacy MonumentsHanging Rock Battlefield Trail
When Miss Massie Garst died in 1960, she bequested the Hanging Rock and Buzzard’s Roost to the Virginia Division United Daughters of the Confederacy. She will that this site be preserved as memorial to the brave soldiers who fought and died in the . . . Map (db m15103) HM
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14Virginia (Roanoke County), Hollins — A-79 — Hollins College
First chartered college for women in Virginia. Established in 1842. Led for 87 years by Charles L. Cocke and his daughter Matty L. Cocke, first women president of a Virginia College.Map (db m18097) HM
15Virginia (Roanoke County), Hollins — Z-106 — Roanoke County / Botetourt County
Roanoke County. Area 305 Square Miles. Formed in 1838 from Botetourt and Montgomery, and probably named for the Roanoke River. General Andrew Lewis lived here. The city of Roanoke is known as the Magic City of the South. . . . Map (db m17910) HM
16Virginia (Roanoke County), Roanoke — Roanoke
The city of Roanoke — the historic crossroads of western Virginia — lies in the distance. First established in 1825, it was called "Big Lick" after a nearby marsh where animals found abundant salt licks. In the early 1880s, the little . . . Map (db m140526) HM
17Virginia (Roanoke County), Salem — K-74 — Colonial Mansion Site
The home of James Campbell, a leading colonial pioneer, who settled here in 1742, stood on this site. On his land Fort Lewis was built in 1756.Map (db m14800) HM
18Virginia (Roanoke County), Salem — Fort Lewis
Pre-Revolutionary stronghold of the pioneers of this section against the Indians.Map (db m14802) HM
19Virginia (Roanoke County), Salem — K-74 — Fort Lewis
Archaeological evidence indicates that Native Americans lived in this area for more than 10,000 years. James Campbell, one of the first Europeans to settle here, began acquiring land in 1742. During the Seven Years' War (1756-1763), the Virginia . . . Map (db m209253) HM
20Virginia (Roanoke County), Salem — William Howard ThompsonMarch 19, 1940 - April 5, 1970
Patrolman Bill Thompson of the Salem Police Department was slain in the line of duty while assisting fellow officers. He was fatally shot during the apprehension of a barricaded suspect. Thompson Memorial Drive is named in honor of Patrolman . . . Map (db m206704) HM
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Dec. 8, 2022