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Our Genealogy Helper for Rorer ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Rorer (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Rorer. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Rorer is located in Greenbrier County.

To see how the shape of West Virginia's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Greenbrier County: Alleghany (VA), Bath (VA), Fayette, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Summers & Webster.

Below are the counties that are near Rorer. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Rorer:

  • Greenbrier County     (The home county of Rorer)
    • Falling Spring [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falling Spring
      • Falling Spring [Greenbrier County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Rorer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 200 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falling Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falling Spring
    • Spring Creek [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Creek
      • Spring Creek [Greenbrier County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Rorer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Creek
    • Anthony [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anthony
      • Anthony [Greenbrier County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Rorer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anthony
    • Frankford [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frankford
      • Frankford [Greenbrier County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Rorer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frankford
    • Unus [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Unus
      • Unus [Greenbrier County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Rorer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Unus
    • Wild Meadow [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wild Meadow
      • Wild Meadow [Greenbrier County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Rorer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wild Meadow
    • Clendenenville [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clendenenville
      • Clendenenville [Greenbrier County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Rorer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clendenenville
    • Williamsburg [Greenbrier County]
    • White Sulphur Springs [Greenbrier County]
    • Richlands [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richlands
      • Richlands [Greenbrier County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Rorer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richlands
    • Lewisburg [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewisburg
      • Lewisburg [Greenbrier County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Rorer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,766 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewisburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewisburg<3>
    • Tuckahoe [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuckahoe
      • Tuckahoe [Greenbrier County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Rorer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuckahoe
    • Kieffer [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kieffer
      • Kieffer [Greenbrier County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Rorer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kieffer
  • Fayette County
    • Bellwood [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellwood
      • Bellwood [Fayette County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Rorer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellwood
    • Spring Dale [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Dale
      • Spring Dale [Fayette County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Rorer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Dale
    • Meadow Bridge [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Bridge
      • Meadow Bridge [Fayette County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Rorer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 344 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Bridge
    • Clifftop [Fayette County]
  • Monroe County
    • Hollywood [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollywood
      • Hollywood [Monroe County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Rorer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollywood
    • Union [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Monroe County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Rorer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 539 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
  • Nicholas County
    • Richwood [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richwood
      • Richwood [Nicholas County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Rorer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,842 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richwood<3>
    • Peaser Junction [Nicholas County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peaser Junction
      • Peaser Junction [Nicholas County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Rorer
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Peaser Junction. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Tolbert [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tolbert
      • Tolbert [Nicholas County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Rorer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tolbert
    • Nettie [Nicholas County]
    • Odell Town [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Odell Town
      • Odell Town [Nicholas County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Rorer
      • Odell Town has also been known as:
      • Odell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Odell Town
    • Snow Hill [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snow Hill
      • Snow Hill [Nicholas County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Rorer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snow Hill
    • Beaver [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver
      • Beaver [Nicholas County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Rorer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver
    • Craigsville [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craigsville
      • Craigsville [Nicholas County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Rorer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Craigsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craigsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Craigsville<3>
    • Tioga [Nicholas County]
    • Summersville [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summersville
      • Summersville [Nicholas County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Rorer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,225 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summersville<3>
  • Pocahontas County
    • Hillsboro [Pocahontas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillsboro
      • Hillsboro [Pocahontas County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Rorer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 236 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hillsboro<3>
    • Watoga [Pocahontas County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watoga
      • Watoga [Pocahontas County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Rorer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Watoga have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Buckeye [Pocahontas County]
    • Marlinton [Pocahontas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marlinton
      • Marlinton [Pocahontas County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Rorer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 956 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marlinton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marlinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marlinton<3>
    • Huntersville [Pocahontas County]
    • Edray [Pocahontas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edray
      • Edray [Pocahontas County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Rorer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edray
    • Onoto [Pocahontas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Onoto
      • Onoto [Pocahontas County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Rorer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Onoto
    • Thorny Creek [Pocahontas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thorny Creek
      • Thorny Creek [Pocahontas County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Rorer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thorny Creek
    • Slaty Fork [Pocahontas County]
    • Cass [Pocahontas County]
    • Green Bank [Pocahontas County]
  • Randolph County
  • Summers County
  • Webster County
    • Camden-on-Gauley [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camden-on-Gauley
      • Camden-on-Gauley [Webster County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Rorer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 143 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camden-on-Gauley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden-on-Gauley
    • Upperglade [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Upperglade
      • Upperglade [Webster County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Rorer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Upperglade
    • Cowen [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowen
      • Cowen [Webster County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Rorer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 463 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cowen<3>
    • Addison [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Addison
      • Addison [Webster County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Rorer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 660 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Addison have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Addison
  • Alleghany County (VA)
    • Moss Run [Alleghany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moss Run
      • Moss Run [Alleghany County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Rorer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moss Run
    • Low Moor [Alleghany County]
    • Selma [Alleghany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Selma
      • Selma [Alleghany County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Rorer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Selma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selma
    • Clifton Forge [Alleghany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton Forge
      • Clifton Forge [Alleghany County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Rorer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,444 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton Forge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clifton Forge<3>
    • Rich Patch [Alleghany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rich Patch
      • Rich Patch [Alleghany County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Rorer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rich Patch
    • Iron Gate [Alleghany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron Gate
      • Iron Gate [Alleghany County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Rorer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 352 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iron Gate have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iron Gate
  • Bath County (VA)
    • Greenwood [Bath County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
      • Greenwood [Bath County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Rorer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Carloover [Bath County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carloover
      • Carloover [Bath County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Rorer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carloover
    • Healing Springs [Bath County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Healing Springs
      • Healing Springs [Bath County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Rorer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Healing Springs
    • Mitchelltown [Bath County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitchelltown
      • Mitchelltown [Bath County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Rorer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitchelltown
    • Warm Springs [Bath County]
    • Millboro [Bath County]
  • Covington City (VA)
    • Covington [Covington City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Covington
      • Covington [Covington City] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Rorer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,639 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Covington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Covington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Covington<3>
  • Craig County (VA)
    • New Castle [Craig County]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Rorer, see our County-by-County Page for Rorer.

Newspapers Published in Rorer ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 39 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rorer.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rorer, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rorer.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Rorer:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Virginia
    • Stories from West Virginia

Cemeteries Near Rorer ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rorer.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Rorer covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Mountain Gate Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mountain Gate Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mountain Gate Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Gate Cemetery
  • Kellison Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kellison Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Kellison Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kellison Cemetery
  • Sunset Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sunset Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sunset Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Cemetery
  • Morning Side Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Morning Side Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Morning Side Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morning Side Cemetery
  • Walnut Grove Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Walnut Grove Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Walnut Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Walnut Grove Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Rorer.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Grove Cemetery
  • Pilgrim Rest Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pilgrim Rest Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pilgrim Rest Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pilgrim Rest Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Rorer.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pilgrim Rest Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Enon Baptist Church Cemetery
    • Watts Chapel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Watts Chapel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Watts Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Watts Chapel Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Rorer.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watts Chapel Cemetery
    • Reed Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Reed Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Reed Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Reed Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Rorer.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reed Cemetery
    • Beaver Creek Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beaver Creek Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beaver Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Beaver Creek Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Rorer.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Creek Cemetery
    • Hoke Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hoke Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hoke Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hoke Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Rorer.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoke Cemetery
    • Messir Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Messir Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Messir Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Messir Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Rorer.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Messir Cemetery
    • Mountain View Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mountain View Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mountain View Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mountain View Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Rorer.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View Cemetery
    • Baber Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Baber Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Baber Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Baber Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Rorer.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baber Cemetery
    • Rosewood Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<6>

While we didn't find Rorer in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Rorer.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Rorer, with the one closest to Rorer listed first.

  • Renicks Valley [Greenbrier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Renicks Valley
    • Renicks Valley [Greenbrier County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Rorer
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 21 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Renicks Valley had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Renicks Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Renicks Valley
  • Locust [Pocahontas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Locust
    • Locust [Pocahontas County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Rorer
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 8 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Locust had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Locust have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Locust
  • Falling Spring [Greenbrier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falling Spring
    • Falling Spring [Greenbrier County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Rorer
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 55 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 200 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Falling Spring had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falling Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falling Spring
  • Jacox [Pocahontas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacox
    • Jacox [Pocahontas County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Rorer
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Jacox had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jacox have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacox
  • Sue [Greenbrier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sue
    • Sue [Greenbrier County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Rorer
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sue had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sue have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sue
  • Loveridge [Greenbrier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loveridge
    • Loveridge [Greenbrier County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Rorer
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Loveridge had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loveridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loveridge
  • Continue List ...
    • Leonard [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leonard
      • Leonard [Greenbrier County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Rorer
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Leonard had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leonard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lobelia [Pocahontas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lobelia
      • Lobelia [Pocahontas County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Rorer
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 7 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lobelia had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lobelia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lobelia
    • Alvon [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alvon
      • Alvon [Greenbrier County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Rorer
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 109 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Alvon had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alvon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alvon
    • Friars Hill [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friars Hill
      • Friars Hill [Greenbrier County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Rorer
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Friars Hill had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friars Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friars Hill
    • Frankford [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frankford
      • Frankford [Greenbrier County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Rorer
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Frankford had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frankford
    • Mill Point [Pocahontas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Point
      • Mill Point [Pocahontas County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Rorer
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 119 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mill Point had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Point
    • Williamsburg [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamsburg
      • Williamsburg [Greenbrier County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Rorer
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 154 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Williamsburg had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williamsburg<3>
    • Mapledale [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mapledale
      • Mapledale [Greenbrier County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Rorer
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mapledale had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mapledale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mapledale
    • Buckeye [Pocahontas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buckeye
      • Buckeye [Pocahontas County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Rorer
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 7 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Buckeye had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buckeye
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buckeye<3>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Rorer. See our List of 1890's Communities around Rorer.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Rorer ...

While our initial data about Rorer came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Rorer in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Rorer.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Rorer. See our Misc Page for Rorer for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Greenbrier County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rorer. 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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rorer) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rorer. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0251, Longitude: -80.2770       In this case, the coordinates for Rorer have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Rorer, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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