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The first pioneers explored the Roanoke Valley region as early as the 17th century. An exploration party's report in 1671 told of the "blue mountains and a snug flat valley beside the upper Roanoke River." For the next seventy years, after this initial exploration, the region remained undisturbed by settlers.


As the land to the east of the mountains became developed, pioneers began moving into the western regions of Virginia. These early settlers from eastern Virginia were joined by people from Pennsylvania seeking new lands in the rich Shenandoah Valley. The newcomers began farming in the Roanoke Valley by 1740.


As tradesmen and farmers moved into the region, new counties and communities were established. Botetourt County, VA was created in 1769, with the town of Fincastle as its seat. For a short period, the vast county stretched westward to the Mississippi River. Roanoke County, VA was separated from Botetourt County, VA in 1838. Craig County was formed in 1851 from Botetourt County, VA, Roanoke County, VA, Giles and Monroe Counties, with New Castle as its seat.


Towns formed within what is now the city of Roanoke in the first decades of the 19th Century. Antwerp was subdivided in 1801 followed by Gainesborough in 1825 (the present Gainsboro neighborhood) and Old Lick in 1834. The Gainesborough settlement remained the most populous community until 1874 when the Town of Big Lick was chartered. This tiny village of less than five hundred people was to become the town of Roanoke in 1882 and in 1884, the city of Roanoke. The new town was located along the old Atlantic, Mississippi and Ohio Railroad later to become the Norfolk and Western.

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King George Inn
Distance from city center: less than 1 mile
Phone: 757-675-4034

Framed by the Blue Ridge Mountains and within walking distance of downtown Roanoke, The King George Inn defines a moment in history of opulence, elegance, and friendly porches.

Roanoke, Virginia
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The Inn on Campbell
Distance from city center: less than 1 mile
Phone: 540-400-0183
Toll Free: 888-235-0046
Urban elegance- this is not your ordinary country style inn. We are located in the heart of downtown- urban. Elegance is defined as the impressive beauty of form and appearance, incorporating charm, grace, and sophistication- thus urban elegance.

Roanoke, Virginia
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Beliveau Estate
Distance from city center: 25 mile(s)
Phone: 540-961-0505

Beliveau Estate is a French Country Inn with five guest rooms, each with private bath and fireplace. Experience the magic of Beliveau Estate, an ideal location for romantic getaways, relaxation, or as a vacation hub. On-site hiking on 165 breathtaking acres. Beliveau Estate is a very special place

Blacksburg (Roanoke), Virginia
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Ivycrest Inn
Distance from city center: 35 mile(s)
Phone: (540) 382-0964

Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, this 1900s Victorian Home is in the beautiful town of Christiansburg.

Christiansburg (Roanoke), Virginia
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1868 Magnolia House Inn
Distance from city center: 50 mile(s)
Phone: 540.463.2567
Toll Free: 866.751.8664
In the heart of historic Lexington, this Victorian Bed and Breakfast, circa 1868, offers convenience and comfort in an elegant setting. Period furnishings, fireplaces, library, porches, private baths, and gardens.

Lexington (Roanoke), Virginia
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