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European explorers Thomas Batts and Robert Fallam, who came upon the settlement ingave the area its first recorded name - Totero Town, after the natives who lived there. As in most areas, contact with Europeans drastically changed the Native Americans' lives. While introducing new dating roanoke river europe to the native population, European colonists also introduced diseases such as smallpox and influenza.
At this time, fewer than twenty-five families inhabited the area between the Roanoke River and Fort Lewis Mountain, but Simpson subdivided the land he bought from William Lewis into purchaseable lots on each side of the area's main roadway.