Roanoke is an unincorporated community in Howard and Randolph counties, in the U.S. state of Missouri.[1]


The first settlement at Roanoke was made in 1836.[2] The community took its name from Roanoke Plantation, in Virginia, the native state of a first settler.[3] A post office was established on the Randolph County side in 1838, where it remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1871.[4]

The Finks-Harvey Plantation was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[5]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Roanoke, Missouri
  2. ^ "Randolph County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  3. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1916). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. pp. 175.
  4. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 12 December 2016.
  5. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.

Coordinates: 39°19′01″N 92°41′20″W / 39.31694°N 92.68889°W / 39.31694; -92.68889