Roanoke, Missouri

Roanoke is an unincorporated community in Howard and Randolph counties, in the U.S. state of Missouri.[1]


The first settlement at Roanoke was made in 1836.[2] The community took its name from Roanoke Plantation, in Virginia, the native state of a first settler.[3] A post office was established on the Randolph County side in 1838, where it remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1871.[4]

The Finks-Harvey Plantation was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[5]


  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Roanoke, Missouri
  2. "Randolph County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  3. Eaton, David Wolfe (1916). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 175.
  4. "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 12 December 2016.
  5. "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.

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