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Boundaries and History of Roanoke, TX
Boundaries of Roanoke, TX
Roanoke is two miles south of Grapevine Lake, and 17 miles southwest of Denton, in south central Denton County.
North: The northern boundary is a (mostly) west / east line located 3-3.5 miles north of the campus for Byron Nelson High School (which serves Trophy Club, TX). West: (north to south) The western boundary begins quite near Elizabeth Creek, and heads nearly directly south to the intersection of Litsey Road and Byron Nelson Blvd., then along Highway 114 to Cleveland Gibbs Road — which is the northwest corner of the City.
West (north to south): The western boundary starts at Elizabeth Creek, then south to the intersection of Litsey Road and Byron Nelson Blvd., northwest 1/2 mile to Route 114. Along 114 to Cleveland Gibbs Road, south to Elizabeth Creek, east 1 mile, south to Litsey Road. East to (1/2 mile west of) Patriot Parkway, south to (1/2 mile north of) Gateway Parkway. West to (1/3 mile east of) the General Mills facility, south to Henrietta Creek Rd. West to Independence Parkway, south 1/2 mile — which is the southwest corner of the City.
South (west to east): Starting at Independence Parkway, east to the Railroad Tracks, north along the track for 1 mile, east to Roanoke Road — which is the southeast corner of the City.
East (north to south): The eastern border begins (1/8 mile east of) Schooling Road & aligning (north / south) to Elizabeth Creek (creek is to the west). South to Marshall Creek Road, west a short distance, south to (just south of) Penny Lane. West to Lois Street, south to Northwest Parkway, west to Dallas Drive, south (just east of) Reed Street, to the intersection of Main Street and Route 170 — which is the southeast corner of the City.
History of Roanoke, TX
The first settlement in the Roanoke area was on the original land grant of Travis Wright in 1847. 20 families from Missouri, led by Louis and Charles Medlin, settled near the crossing of Denton and Henrietta creeks. It was originally named Medlin Center for the group’s leaders. The area was often flooded when the creeks rose, and in 1879 the site was moved to higher ground 1 mile south, where the community was called Garden Center or Garden Valley.
In 1881, the Texas and Pacific came through the area and missed Garden Center by only a few miles. The residents then moved to the rail line and began building the community, known as Rawranoke or Roanoke (after Roanoke, Virginia). The nearby community of Elizabeth brought its post office (which had operated from 1870 to 1881) and many of its residents to Roanoke to be near the railroad.
By 1890, Roanoke was a thriving community with a population of 350 with: four churches, a school, cotton gin, dry-goods store, several groceries, a saloon, hotel, and livery stable. Physicians, a barber, and a shoemaker met the needs of residents in the surrounding area.
Roanoke continued to grow, and by 1914, it had a weekly newspaper named the Roanoke Enterprise, the Continental State Bank, a grain elevator, and the Denton Oil and Gas Company. Roanoke was incorporated by 1940, when it had a population of 485 and 32 businesses, including 2 manufacturing firms. Several years later a new newspaper, the Community Standard, was published in the town.
The population of Roanoke rose slowly, reaching 585 by the early 1960s into the 1980s, when the town’s proximity to Dallas and Fort Worth caused a notable population increase to 1,616 by 1990.
In 1980, Roanoke had two manufacturers who produced and processed chemicals. By 1990, it had 8 manufacturers producing: concrete, cabinets, fiberglass boats, and aircraft supplies. In the 1980s, Roanoke had a community center, a library, a bank, 3 shopping centers, and 8 churches. It was part of the Northwestern Independent School District and had one elementary school within the city limits. In 2000 the population reached 2,810, and increased to 6,300.
SOURCE: Handbook of Texas Online, Lisa C. Maxwell, “Roanoke, TX,” accessed February 15, 2017, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hlr27.