Roane County



Spencer

Named for Spencer Roane
Population 2010 Census: 2,322
Median Age: 40.2 years

Courthouse: Completed 1965
Architect: R. L. Wilson and J. D. King

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Formed:1856
Named: In honor of Judge Spencer Roane, distinguished judge of the Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia
County Seat: Spencer
Land in Square Miles: 483.56
Population 2010 Census: 14,926
Persons per Square Mile 2010: 30.9

Primary Sources Online
Spencer State Hospital
1960 Presidential Campaign in Roane County

Flat picker Robert Shafer of Walton, 1983   (dialup)    (broadband)
Pianists Jerry and Mildred Snyder, 1983   (dialup)    (broadband)
Ralph Alvis, 1984   (dialup)    (broadband)
Rhoda, the goat, 1985   (dialup)    (broadband)
Jeff Fetty, 1985   (dialup)    (broadband)
Jefferson Award winner Patricia Fleming, 1985   (dialup)    (broadband)
Michael Roberts wood burning craft, Spencer, 1985   (dialup)    (broadband)

Civil War
States Rights Convention at Spencer, 1861
An Outrageous State of Affairs, 1861
Petition, 1861
Scout in Roane and Clay Counties, 1862
More Guerrilla Outrages, 1862
The Guerrillas in Roane County, 1862
The Rebels Routed in Roane County, 1862
Guerrilla Raids in Western Virginia, 1862
Capture of Spencer, 1862
A Noted Guerrilla Killed, 1863
Arrest of a Noted Robber and Murderer, 1863
From Jackson and Roane Counties, 1863
Biographical Sketch of Joseph M. McWhorter, 1863
Roane County Union Militia Letters, Folder 15
Roane County Union Militia Letters, Folder 16
Roane County Union Militia Letters, Folder 18
Roane County Union Militia Letters, Folder 20
Roane County Union Militia Letters, Folder 22
Roane County Union Militia Letters, Folder 23
Roane County Union Militia Letters, Folder 26
Roane County Union Militia Letters, Folder 29
Roane County Union Militia Letters, Folder 31

Photographs
Photographs of Schools in Roane County
Sylvia Barnhouse and Pearl Kincaid on swinging bridge, Otto

Secondary Sources Online
List of Roane County Legislators

West Virginia Veterans Memorial Biographies
Opie Lee Abbott
Irvin Franklin Conley
James Ralph Heeter
Guy Richard Hively
Kenneth Paul Wilson



Teacher Resources

West Virginia Archives and History