Roanoke, West Virginia

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Roanoke, West Virginia
Unincorporated community
Roanoke is located in West Virginia
Roanoke is located in the US
Location within the state of West Virginia
Coordinates: 38°55′54″N 80°29′34″W / 38.93167°N 80.49278°W / 38.93167; -80.49278Coordinates: 38°55′54″N 80°29′34″W / 38.93167°N 80.49278°W / 38.93167; -80.49278
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Lewis
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Roanoke is an unincorporated community in southern Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Most of the original town is located under 60 feet (18 m) of Stonewall Jackson Lake's water. A display at the Stonewall Resort State Park's lodge tells the story of the flood-plagued town that was purchased in the 1980s by the United States Army Corps of Engineers.[1] The flood control dam at Stonewall Jackson Lake went into service in 1988. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, Roanoke has also been known as "Bush Mills", "Bushs Mills", "Roanville", and "Roanville Station".[2]

The community was named after Roanoke, Virginia.[3]


  1. ^ Stoltz, Craig (September 22, 2004). "The Last Resort". Washington Post. p. C02. Retrieved July 11, 2006. 
  2. ^ "Roanoke". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved February 13, 2014. 
  3. ^ Kenny, Hamill (1945). West Virginia Place Names: Their Origin and Meaning, Including the Nomenclature of the Streams and Mountains. Piedmont, WV: The Place Name Press. p. 534. 

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