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Welcome to Rainelle ...

The town of Rainelle is located in Greenbrier County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Rainelle has a population of 1,529 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Rainelle.

Rainelle is 2,400 feet [732 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Rainelle is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Rainelle lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Rainelle: (304) and (681)<4>

The ZIP code for Rainelle: 25962<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Rainelle had an population of 1,529 people. This is an increase of 1.59% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.04% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Rainelle had a population of 1,505 people. This makes Rainelle the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Rainelle represents 0.08% of the population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 81st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,505 people, the population of Rainelle decreased 2.59% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,545 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Rainelle.

Communities near Rainelle ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Rainelle.

  • Fayetteville [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayetteville
    • Fayetteville [Fayette County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Rainelle
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,684 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fayetteville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fayetteville<7>
  • Alderson [Greenbrier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alderson
    • Alderson [Greenbrier County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Rainelle
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,111 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alderson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alderson<7>
  • Rupert [Greenbrier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rupert
    • Rupert [Greenbrier County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the east of Rainelle
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 880 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rupert
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rupert<7>
  • Meadow Bridge [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Bridge
    • Meadow Bridge [Fayette County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Rainelle
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 344 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Bridge
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Quinwood [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quinwood
      • Quinwood [Greenbrier County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Rainelle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 260 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quinwood
    • Thurmond [Fayette County]
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      • Thurmond [Fayette County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Rainelle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thurmond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thurmond<7>
    • Bellwood [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellwood
      • Bellwood [Fayette County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Rainelle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellwood
    • Orient Hill [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orient Hill
      • Orient Hill [Greenbrier County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Rainelle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orient Hill
    • Crawley [Greenbrier County]
    • Crichton [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crichton
      • Crichton [Greenbrier County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Rainelle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crichton

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Rainelle. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Rainelle.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Rainelle. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Rainelle.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rainelle ...

Looking for more information about Rainelle? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Rainelle, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Rainelle.

Adding Rainelle to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Rainelle in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Rainelle was on a map titled Map of West Virginia (from Rand McNally, 1911).

We also found Rainelle on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for West Virginia (1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Rainelle on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rainelle. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Greenbrier, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Rainelle.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rainelle - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Rainelle). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Rainelle or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rainelle) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rainelle. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RainelleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rainelle. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9714, Longitude: -80.7626    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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