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history
 
roanoke [ star city of the south ]
 
the name [ roanoke ] originated from
the native american word for [ shell money ]
 
the town was chartered in 1874
under the name of [ big lick ]
 
it became the town of roanoke in 1882
two years later became the city of roanoke
 
population
 
city [ 94,911 ]
metro [ 235,932 ]
 
demographics
 
white [ 69.38% ]
black [ 26.74% ]
latino [ 1.78% ]
asian [ 1.15% ]