Introduction to Roanoke, Alabama
Roanoke is in Randolph County which was named after the Virginia statesman, John Randolph. The city was named after Randolph's plantation by the same name. Earlier, the area was named Chulafinee and High Pine. The Ella Smith Dolls, manufactured by the city's resident Ella Gaunt Smith, became very popular in the early 20th century.
Roanoke and nearby Attractions
- Roanoke County Club
- Roanoke Public Library
- Bell Lake
- Town Creek
- Center Chapel
- First Baptist Church
Things To Do In Roanoke
The city of Roanoke is dotted with lakes and reservoirs that offer folks the opportunity to indulge in water sports. One can visit Bell Lake, High Pine Creek Lake, and Roanoke City Lake. There are also a couple of creeks worth visiting. Bellevue, a Greek revival home built in the 1850's, is a historic place which one can visit while in Roanoke. There are approximately nine churches in the area which are worth visiting.
The local airport is Anniston Metropolitan Airport.
Roanoke Higher Education
Higher educational opportunities are offered by Southern Union State Community College, State University of West Georgia, Auburn University Main Campus, and Jacksonville State University.