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Roanoke (Va.)

LC control no.n 79116470
Descriptive conventionsrda
Geographic headingRoanoke (Va.)
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Geographic subdivision usageVirginia--Roanoke
Variant(s)Roanoke, Va.
See alsoBig Lick (Va.)
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Beginning date1882
Associated countryUnited States
Associated placeRoanoke County (Va.)
Found inBig Lick news, 1879: masthead (Big Lick, Roanoke County, Va.)
Hornbook of Va. hist., 1994: p. 193 (Roanoke, in Roanoke County, was first known as Big Lick because of salt deposits found in the vicinity; town of Big Lick est. 1852, incorporated 1874; name changed to Roanoke in 1882; became a city in 1884)
GeoNames, algorithmically matched, 2009 (ppl; 37°16ʹ15ʺN 079°56ʹ29ʺW)
Geographic area coden-us-va