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Deborah Casebolt on 2015/8/12 9:42:32 (1364)

I recently visited my mother's family cemetery, Fairview Cemetery. This cemetery is next to Fairview Church near Reedy.

Directions to the Cemetery are as follows. I got off the Ripley Fairplain Exit 138 and turned right and traveled through Ripley. I took Rt 33 E toward Spencer. Before reach

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At a Glance
Roane County was created by an act of the Virginia General Assembly in 1856. The land came predominantly from Kanawha county, but also from portions of Gilmer, Wirt and Jackson counties. The county was named in honor of Judge Spencer Roane.

Quick Facts
  • Population (in 2010): 14,926
  • Households (in 2010): 6,195
  • Land area: 483.57 sq. miles
  • County Seat: Spencer
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Resource Spotlight
1860 Census

Heads of household from the 1860 Census, the first census of Roane County.

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County Coordinator

County Coordinator Rick Greathouse - rick@wvroane.org
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