Spencer, West Virginia

Buildings on Market Street, Spencer
Historical buildings line Market Street in Spencer, W.Va.

Spencer, West Virginia (WV), the county seat of Roane County, was chartered in 1858 and named for Spencer Roane, a Virginian jurist. Spencer was formerly known as New California. Spencer is situated along the upper course of Spring Creek, a tributary of the Little Kanawha River. The city is the commercial center of a large area of agricultural land.

Spencer’s historic integrity and situation in a scenic landscape has earned it renown as a small town escape.  Its population was 2,322 at the 2010 census. The Robey Theater is one of the city’s principal attractions. The Black Walnut Festival is celebrated here every October.

Lodging near Spencer, West Virginia

Parks & Public Recreation

The Frozencamp Wildlife Management Area is located approximately nine miles west of Spencer. Alford City Park and Charles Fork Lake are located in and just outside the community.

Photos of Spencer, West Virginia

Location

Highways US-33 and US-119 converge at Spencer, which is located approximately 25 miles south of Elizabeth, West Virginia, 25 miles east of the I-77 expressway at Ripley, West Virginia, and 25 miles north of the I-79 expressway near Clendenin, West Virginia.

Map of Spencer, West Virginia

Regional Information

Spencer is located in the Heartland Region in western West Virginia.

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