In Denton County, the first settlement was on the original land grant of Travis Wright in 1847 at the confluence of Denton and Henrietta creeks. Following several floods, settlers moved the settlement to higher ground. When the Texas and Pacific railroad missed the community by a few miles, settlers again moved to the rail center. The settlement was then named Roanoke for a city in Virginia.
Today, Roanoke is one of the fastest growing cities in Texas, with one of the lowest tax and crime rates! Come visit Historic Roanoke conveniently located in the heart of the Metroplex, just 5 minutes from Alliance Airport and 15 minutes from DFW. Home to Fortune 500 companies, including several Fortune 50 corporations--our residents and businesses, thriving economy, and extremely low tax rate make this a wonderful place to live and work.