Roanoke County, VA

ROANOKE was formed from Botetourt, in 1838... It is a small county, with a mean length of about 20, and mean width of 18 miles. The Blue Ridge forms its eastern boundary; the western parts are mountainous. Much of the soil of the county, particularly on the Roanoke River in the vicinity of Big Lick, is of almost unequalled fertility, and productive in hemp, wheat, and tobacco. Pop. in 1840, whites 3,843, slaves 1,553, free colored 101; total, 5,499. (Historical Collections, 1852)
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Roanoke, VA City or Town
Salem, VA City or Town
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