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Monroe County, West Virginia

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Monroe County, West Virginia

History The County was named in honor of James Monroe. Monroe County was created on January 14, 1799 from Greenbrier County. Portions of Monroe were subsequently broken out into Giles County.

Government Offices

Geography

Monroe County lies on the southeast side of West Virginia. Its southeast border abuts the northwest border of the state of Virginia. The New River flows northward for a short distance along the county's southwest border. The county's terrain is mountainous and tree-covered, with all more-level surfaces devoted to agriculture. The terrain slopes to the north and west, with its highest part the middle part of its border with Virginia, at 3,862' (1177m) ASL. The county has a total area of 474 square miles (1,230 km2), of which 473 square miles (1,230 km2) is land and 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2) (0.2%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Greenbrier County (north), Alleghany County, Virginia (northeast), Craig County, Virginia (east), Giles County, Virginia (south), Summers County (west)

Protected areas

George Washington National Forest[1]
Jefferson National Forest[2]

Demographics

Towns

Alderson
Peterstown - A brief history of Peterstown community by R. F. Fleshman,1924 [3]
Union - County seat

Unincorporated communities

Ballard - Named after Clayton A. Ballard, a merchant there. [4]
Ballengee
Bozoo
Cashmere
Cloverdale
Crimson Springs
Elmhurst
Gap Mills
Gates
Glace
Greenville - Formerly known as Centerville [5]. A brief history of Greenville community by George Vawter, 1928 [6]
Hillsdale
Hollywood
Keenan
Knobs
Laurel Branch
Lillydale
Lindside
Monitor
Pickaway
Raines Corner
Red Sulphur Springs
Rock Camp
Salt Sulphur Springs
Sarton
Secondcreek
Sinks Grove
Sweet Springs
Waiteville
Wayside
Wikel
Wolfcreek
Zenith

Ghost Town

Indian Creek - A former settlement, was located in western Monroe County along Indian Creek; its precise location is unknown.
Springfield - In 1852, 1/4 acre lots were sold to form the community of Springfield, located on Great Road. Some forty families lived in the village, which included homes, stores, schools, churches, mill, tannery, brick yard, post office, and a resort hotel. Known as Hunters Spring, the town had virtually disappeared by the the middle of the twentieth century. This area is now a part of Greenville.

Formed From

Greenbrier County, Virginia on 14 January 1799.

Resources

Census

Notables

James Monroe: 1758-1831 Monroe County was named for James Monroe, the newly inaugurated governor of Virginia and later president of the United States. Later, 15 counties across the nation shared the name Monroe. Being this was the first one named and the only one that James Monroe himself signed into being. [7]

Land Grants

Cemeteries

Sources


See also:

1. Monroe County Genealogy Source Materials - [8]
2. James Monroe - U.S. Governor of VA, Government Official, Diplomat, Military Leader, U.S. Representative, 5th U.S. President [9]
3. A History of Monroe County, West Virginia by Oren F. Morton, pub. 1916 [10]
4. Sweet Springs Resort - Abandoned by Sherman Cahal [11]
5.National Register of Historic Places listings in Monroe County, West Virginia [12]
6.Monroe County Historical Society [13]
7.West Virginia place names, their origin and meaning, including the nomenclatures of streams and mountains, Kenny, Hamill Thomas, pub. 1945[14]
8.Monroe County, West Virginia Genealogy on Familysearch Monroe County on Family Search




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Explation: There are two Greenville, West Virginia. One in Monroe County and one in Logan County, West Virginia.

This is why you need to put the County name in both Greenville's.

posted by Andrea (Stawski) Pack
please update to add county name in all Greenville , Monroe County categories. Thanks, Natalie
posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott