Roane County, West Virginia

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Roane County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of 2000, the population was 15,446. Its county seat is Spencer[1].



Roane County was created by an act of the Virginia General Assembly on March 11, 1856. It was named for the jurist Spencer Roane of Virginia, born in Essex County April 4, 1762. The county's seat Spencer was also named for judge Roane.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 484 square miles (1,253 km²), of which 484 square miles (1,252 km²) is land and 0 square miles (0 km²) (0.04%) is water.

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