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Roanoke Rapidscity in N Halifax County on the Roanoke River. Founded in 1893 by John Armstrong Chaloner (1862-1935) as a cottonmill site and named for the rapids in the river. Inc. 1897. Originally known as Great Falls. Produces paper and textiles. Alt. 169.
Roanoke Rapids DamSee Lake Gaston.
Roanoke Rapids Lakeis formed by a dam near the city of Roanoke Rapids in NE Halifax County on Roanoke River. The lake extends NW along the Halifax-Northampton county line to Gaston Dam. The dam there was completed in 1955, and the lake covers 4,900 acres, with a shoreline of 47 mi. and a max. depth of 90 ft. Built by Virginia Electric and Power Company to generate hydroelectric power, the lake is also used for recreation. See also Lake Gaston.
Roanoke Rapids TownshipN Halifax County.
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