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An independent city of southwest Virginia west-southwest of Richmond on the Roanoke River. Once known as Big Lick after a nearby salt lick, it was renamed with the coming of the railroad in 1881.


(ˈroʊ əˌnoʊk)

1. a city in SW Virginia. 97,700.
2. a river flowing SE from W Virginia to Albemarle Sound in North Carolina. 380 mi. (610 km) long.
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Noun1.Roanoke - a city in southwestern VirginiaRoanoke - a city in southwestern Virginia  
Old Dominion, Old Dominion State, VA, Virginia - a state in the eastern United States; one of the original 13 colonies; one of the Confederate States in the American Civil War
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We landed, in fine, more dead than alive, after four days of intense distress, upon the beach opposite Roanoke Island.
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In March 2010, the Roanoke City Council took a bold step to support K-12 education, unanimously voting to increase the local meals tax by 40 percent at a time when anti-tax fervor was sweeping the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Roanoke, Virginia, 1882-1912: Magic City of the New South.
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Roanoke Cement Company released 350 rainbow trout into a manmade quarry pond on their site late last Friday as part of a new relationship with Trout Unlimited, a national organization dedicated to conserve, protect and restore North America's trout and salmon fisheries and their watersheds.