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TammyR on 2015/3/10 20:40:00 (182)

Rt. 33 East coming from I-77 or Ripley through spencer, continue on 33 East to top of hill. Turn left on Triplett Road at State Police Headquarters. Springston Cemetery is on the left going down long curving hill. It is very overgrown, and easy to miss. Very close to the road. This is just a partial

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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 2000): 15,446
  • Households (in 2000): 6,161
  • Land area: 483.57 sq. miles
  • County Seat: Spencer
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