Roanoke, Virginia

1884 – Roanoke Was Established As The Third City Within The State Of Virginia

South of Lynchburg, Virginia, settlers arrived to an area that became known as the “Big Lick” for the salt deposits that animals came to get nutrients from in the mountains. In 1884, the town of “Big Lick” was incorporated as a city and had its name changed to Roanoke.

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