Roane County, West Virginia

Roane County, West Virginia, Court House, Spencer, Heartland Region
Courthouse, Roane County, West Virginia

Roane County, in central West Virginia (WV), was created in 1856 from parts of Jackson, Gilmer, and Kanawha counties and was named in honor of Judge Spencer Roane, a judge and the son-in-law of Patrick Henry. Its county seat is at Spencer. A largely rural county, its economy is principally agricultural, and livestock, fruit, tobacco, and timber are its primary exports. Several vinyards and wineries operate in the northern county. The southern reaches of Roane County are drained by the Pocatalico River; the northern, by Spring Creek, Reedy Creek, and other tributaries of the Little Kanawha River. As of the 2010 census, its population was 14,926.

Cities & Towns in Roane County

Clio, West Virginia
Clover, West Virginia
Gandeeville, West Virginia
Grace, West Virginia
Harmony, West Virginia
Left Hand, West Virginia
Linden, West Virginia
Looneyville, West Virginia
Reedy, West Virginia
Reedyville, West Virginia
Roxalana, West Virginia
Newton, West Virginia
Spencer, West Virginia
Tariff, West Virginia
Walton, West Virginia

Parks & Public Recreation Areas

B.J. Taylor Wildlife Management Area
Frozencamp Wildlife Management Area
Spencer Municipal Park (Spencer, WV)
Wallback Wildlife Management Area

Roane County Historic Landmarks

Robey Theatre (Spencer, WV)

Regional Information for Roane County, West Virginia

Further information on lodging, dining, and recreation in Roane County may be found in our guide to travel in the Heartland Region of central West Virginia, in which Roane County is located.

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