GreenerPasture.com
FREE genealogy since 1999 - History belongs to all of us!
Get Started Sign In
Menu Menu
Search Search
Family Tree Family Tree
Daily News Daily News
Bookmarks Bookmarks
Not on this site Don't end up on this site as someone's ancestor!

Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, USA

People, Pictures and News From the Past

Where is Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, USA? 

Roanoke Rapids is a city in Halifax County, North Carolina, United States.

The town is located at the beginning of the North Carolina Piedmont, on the Roanoke River at the fall line, which marks the area where an upland region (continental bedrock) and a coastal plain (coastal alluvia) meet. The fall line is typically prominent where a river crosses it, for there will usually be rapids or waterfalls. Because of these features, river boats typically could not travel any further inland. Because settlements needed a port and a ready supply of water power, they often developed where the river crosses the fall line. The Roanoke River and its falls inspired the development of Roanoke Rapids; businessmen such as Sam Patterson and other textile manufacturers used the river to power their mills.Wikipedia


Add YOUR Ancestor To This Page

Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, USA - First Methodist Church, Cor. Fourth St. and Roanoke Ave., Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina.
Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, USA

First Methodist Church, Cor. Fourth St. and Roanoke Ave., Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina.
Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, USA - Roanoke Rapids Municipal Building and Fire Department
Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, USA

Roanoke Rapids Municipal Building and Fire Department
Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, USA - Main Street, Looking South, Roanoke Rapids, N.C.
Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, USA

Main Street, Looking South, Roanoke Rapids, N.C.

History / News

Add History/News

[Hide/Show]

1906
Roanoke Rapids, a post-town of Halifax co., N.C., on the Seabord Air Line. The baking post is...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here

Ancestors Who Died Here

We currently have information about 32 ancestors who died in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, USA.
View Them Now (sorted by last name) View Them Now (sorted by year of death)

Ancestors Who Were Married Here

Cemeteries in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, USA

Are you from Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, USA? Do you have ancestors from there?

If you'd like to be contacted by others who have ancestors from Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, USA, leave a message here!
The comments you read here belong only to the person who posted them. We reserve the right to remove off-topic and inappropriate comments.