Roanoke, Virginia

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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Virginia|Virginia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Roanoke County, Virginia|Roanoke County]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Roanoke (Independent City)''  
  
 
== Courthouse  ==
 
== Courthouse  ==
  
== Quick Facts ==
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== Quick Facts ==
  
==== Parent County  ====
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{{Wikipedia|Roanoke, Virginia}}
  
'''1884''' Roanoke was created in 1884 from Roanoke County. <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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The town first called Big Lick was established in 1852 and chartered in 1874. It was named for a large outcropping of salt which drew the wildlife to the site near the Roanoke River.[8] In 1882 it became the town of Roanoke, and in 1884 it was chartered as the independent city of Roanoke.  
  
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'''1884:''' Roanoke was created in 1884 from Roanoke County. <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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=== Biography  ===
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*History of Roanoke City and history of the Norfolk &amp; Western Railway Company [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=121468 FHL]
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*Garland, Hugh A. ''The Life of John Randolph of Roanoke.'' New York: D. Appleton, 1851. Two volumes. [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=355225 FHL] World Vital Records ($) [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=godfrey_lifeofjohnrandolph1850_vol1 Volume 1] and [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=godfrey_lifeofjohnrandolphofroanoke1850_vol2 Volume 2].
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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==== Church  ====
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[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Roanoke County, Virginia|Roanoke County]] Cemeteries
  
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=== Census ===
  
==== Family Histories ====
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*Records of the field offices for the state of Virginia, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands&nbsp;: NARA, RG105, M1913, 1865-1872 [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=1368338 FHL]
  
*Garland, Hugh A. ''The Life of John Randolph of Roanoke.'' New York: D. Appleton, 1851. Two volumes. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=355225&disp=The+life+of+John+Randolph+of+Roanoke%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL]; digital version at World Vital Records ($) [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=godfrey_lifeofjohnrandolph1850_vol1 Volume 1] and [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=godfrey_lifeofjohnrandolphofroanoke1850_vol2 Volume 2].
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==== Church History and Records ====
  
==== Land ====
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===== Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints =====
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"Through the years know the Mormons in the Virginia Roanoke Mission: from Southern States Mission 1832 to Virginia Roanoke Mission 1987." [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=638707 FHL]
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===== Presbyterian  =====
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*Presbyterian churches of Roanoke, Virginia [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=263722 FHL]<br> Contains historical information about the following Presbyterian churches from both the city and county of Roanoke: Salem, First, Second, Bethany, Norwich, Vinton, West End, Belmont, Melrose and Raleigh Court. <br>
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==== Court Records  ====
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*Circuit Superior Court of Law and Chancery
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:Chancery order book, no. 1, 1838-1866 [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=512043 FHL]
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*Circuit Court
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:Chancery papers, ca. 1836-1900 [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=1044075 FHL]
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*County Court
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: County Court common law order books, 1838-1868 [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=394349 FHL]
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: County Court papers, ca.1838-1910 [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=1123846 FHL]
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: Judgements, ca.1837-1899 [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=1044081 FHL
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*Records of the field offices for the state of Virginia, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands&nbsp;: NARA, RG105, M1913, 1865-1872 [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=1368338 FHL]
  
==== Vital Records ====
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:Freedmen's Bureau Virginia Marriages, 1815-1866 [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=fs%3A1414908&p=collectionDetails Family Search Historical Records Pilot]
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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== Societies, Libraries and Museums ==
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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United States Gotoarrow.png Virginia Gotoarrow.png Roanoke County Gotoarrow.png Roanoke (Independent City)

Contents

Courthouse

Quick Facts

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Roanoke, Virginia

The town first called Big Lick was established in 1852 and chartered in 1874. It was named for a large outcropping of salt which drew the wildlife to the site near the Roanoke River.[8] In 1882 it became the town of Roanoke, and in 1884 it was chartered as the independent city of Roanoke.

Parent County

1884: Roanoke was created in 1884 from Roanoke County. [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Biography

  • History of Roanoke City and history of the Norfolk & Western Railway Company FHL
  • Garland, Hugh A. The Life of John Randolph of Roanoke. New York: D. Appleton, 1851. Two volumes. FHL World Vital Records ($) Volume 1 and Volume 2.

Cemeteries

Gotoarrow.png Roanoke County Cemeteries

Census

  • Records of the field offices for the state of Virginia, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands : NARA, RG105, M1913, 1865-1872 FHL

1840

Church History and Records

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

"Through the years know the Mormons in the Virginia Roanoke Mission: from Southern States Mission 1832 to Virginia Roanoke Mission 1987." FHL

Presbyterian
  • Presbyterian churches of Roanoke, Virginia FHL
    Contains historical information about the following Presbyterian churches from both the city and county of Roanoke: Salem, First, Second, Bethany, Norwich, Vinton, West End, Belmont, Melrose and Raleigh Court.

Court Records

  • Circuit Superior Court of Law and Chancery
Chancery order book, no. 1, 1838-1866 FHL
  • Circuit Court
Chancery papers, ca. 1836-1900 FHL
  • County Court
County Court common law order books, 1838-1868 FHL
County Court papers, ca.1838-1910 FHL
Judgements, ca.1837-1899 [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=1044081 FHL

Directories

Dwellings

Genealogy

History

Inventories, registers, catalogs

Land and property

Maps

Maps

Military History and Records

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

  • Records of the field offices for the state of Virginia, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands : NARA, RG105, M1913, 1865-1872 FHL
Freedmen's Bureau Virginia Marriages, 1815-1866 Family Search Historical Records Pilot

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Websites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).