Bisected by the Roanoke River, Roanoke is the commercial and cultural hub of much of Southwest Virginia and portions of Southern West Virginia.
The name for the river was that used by the Algonquian speakers who lived 300 miles away where the river emptied into the sea near Roanoke Island.
During colonial times the site of Roanoke was an important hub of trails and roads.
Evergreen Burial Park in Roanoke, Virginia, began in 1916 and is the headquarters of Evergreen Memorial Trust.
A number of notable individuals and their families are buried at Evergreen Burial Park including Governor J.
"The evidence is that they assimilated with the Native Americans but kept their goods," says chief archaeologist Mark Horton.
Among the Hatteras Island finds: a small bit of a slate writing tablet marked by the letter "M," a rapier hilt likely dating to the late 16th century, and pieces of iron, ingot, and stoneware apparently dating to the same period.