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TammyR on 2015/2/28 15:05:40 (11)

Located on Rte.14 behind Beech Grove Church, Roane County, WV (between Spencer and Reedy)

The church that is standing now is the second church to be built at this site. At one time it was also used as a school. It sets upon a quiet, peaceful knoll surrounded by trees. The ce

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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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Resource Spotlight
Little Creek / Triplett Regular Baptist Church Records

These records, transcribed and submitted by Jack Springston, cover the period from 1853 to 1907 and document the.comings and goings of members and pastors. offering a rare insight into their lives.

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County Coordinator

County Coordinator Rick Greathouse - rick@wvroane.org
Assisted by Richard Griffith - richard@wvroane.org

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