Rainelle, West Virginia

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Rainelle, West Virginia (WV), a community on the Meadow River in Greenbrier County, was incorporated in 1913 and named for brothers John and Thomas Raine, owners of the Meadow River Lumber Company. The town was long the site of the world's largest band-saw mill, operated by Meadow River Lumber. Rainelle is situated on the Meadow River at its junction with Sewell Creek. 

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Stephen Sewell

Pioneer Stephen Sewell is believed to have settled in the region after leaving the company of fellow traveler Jacob Marlin at Marlinton, West Virginia.


Rainelle is located on highway US-60 approximately 20 miles southeast of the US-60 expressway at Hico, West Virginia, and 10 miles northeast of the I-64 expressway at Sam Black Church, West Virginia.

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Regional Information

Rainelle is located in the Greenbrier Valley Region in southeastern West Virginia near the New River Gorge Region.