regional nomenclature question
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Thu Nov 2 12:15:19 EDT 2017
I agree with Dr. Greer. The term "Roanoke Valley" has been used for decades.However, very recently, in order to "rename" the area to try to appeal to a larger visitor base, the CoC and Conv. & Visitors Bureau is calling us "Virginia's Blue Ridge". Go figure!
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-------- Original message --------From: NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org> Date: 11/2/17 11:11 AM (GMT-05:00) To: NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org> Subject: Re: regional nomenclature question
Roanoke Valley is what I am most family with, and Blue Ridge would be a possible second.
Dr. J. Brent Greer
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Subject: Re: regional nomenclature question
Everyone probably has a different opinion, but Central Virginia is the Lynchburg area. The Roanoke area is the Roanoke Valley.
On Nov 2, 2017, at 7:31 AM, NW Mailing List wrote:
> Okay, we know that we have Northern Virginia from the DC 'burbs south to somewhere; then over towards Norfolk is the Tidewater region, then as you get closer to Richmond it becomes "South Side" which extends at least as far as Lynchburg and Danville. Bristol
is of course Southwestern Virginia, so what is the Roanoke region best called ? Southern Virginia? Central Virginia? What?
> I know that you get 70 miles or so west of Roanoke to the Radford area, and you go a bit north from there and get to the New River Valley, so what is that in between region commonly referred to?
> Just curious.
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