Norwich, Roanoke, Virginia

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Coordinates: 37°16′12″N 79°58′39″W / 37.27000°N 79.97750°W / 37.27000; -79.97750
Norwich
Roanoke Neighborhood
Norwich neighborhood sign in Roanoke, Virginia.jpg
Welcome signage off Memorial Avenue
Country United States
State Virginia
City Roanoke
Elevation 958 ft (291.9984 m)
Coordinates 37°16′12″N 79°58′39″W / 37.27000°N 79.97750°W / 37.27000; -79.97750
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP Codes 24015
Area code 540

Norwich is a Roanoke, Virginia neighborhood located in west central Roanoke, immediately south of the Roanoke River. It borders the neighborhoods of Mountain View on the east, and Raleigh Court on the south. The northern and western reaches of the neighborhood are bound by the Roanoke River without crossings into both Hurt Park and Cherry Hill across the river.[1] As of the 2000 U.S. Census, Norwich has a population of 652 residents.[2]

History[edit]

The origins of Norwich trace to the establishment of the first permanent home in 1825.[2] By the 1880s the area developed as an industrial village, with foundries and factories such as the Norwich Twine Mill and the Harris Hardwood Company.[2] Annexed to Roanoke in 1919, the area since the 1960s has remained primarily residential in character, with some areas of industrial infill on the periphery.[3] Most homes in the Norwich community were built in 1900. Formed in 1996, the Norwich Neighborhood Alliance serves as the citizen advocacy group for the neighborhood.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Explore Roanoke Neighborhood Map: Norwich". City of Roanoke Department of Neighborhoods. Retrieved 2008-04-06. 
  2. ^ a b c "Norwich Neighborhood Plan: Residential Development". City of Roanoke Planning Division. Retrieved 2008-04-29. 
  3. ^ "Norwich Neighborhood Plan: Community Design". City of Roanoke Planning Division. Retrieved 2008-04-29. 
  4. ^ "Norwich Neighborhood Plan: Quality of Life". City of Roanoke Planning Division. Retrieved 2008-04-29. 

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