- a city in SW Virginia.
- a river flowing SE from western Virginia to Albemarle Sound in North Carolina. 380 miles (610 km) long.
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Examples from the Web for roanoke
In nearby Roanoke, I pulled my car off to the side of the road, listened to live radio reports from the scene and wept.Former Virginia Tech Professor: The Rising Toll of America's Gun Culture
December 9, 2011
They established themselves at Roanoke, and explored the country.The Nation in a Nutshell
George Makepeace Towle
It was the summer of 1591 when he arrived at Roanoke, four years after his departure.Introductory American History
Henry Eldridge Bourne
It was three years before the Governor returned to Roanoke Island.The Land We Live In
All those whom Raleigh had sent to Roanoke were lost or had perished.Pioneers of the Old South
Entering the first opening, they landed on what proved to be the Island of Roanoke.Captain John Smith
Charles Dudley Warner