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Welcome to Spencer ...

The city of Spencer is located in Roane County<1> and is the County Seat for Roane County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Spencer has a population of 2,038 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Spencer is 730 feet [223 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Spencer: (304) & (681)<4>

The ZIP code for Spencer: 25276<5>

Websites for Spencer ...

Official Website: www.cityofspencer.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Spencer had an population of 2,038 people. This is a decrease of 12.23% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 13.35% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Spencer had a population of 2,322 people (or 15.56% of the total population of Roane County). This makes Spencer the county's most populous community.

The population of Spencer represents 0.13% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 56th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,322 people, the population of Spencer decreased 1.28% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,352 people).

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

Adding Spencer to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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

In addition, we also found mention of Spencer elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Spencer on a Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

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

Communities Also Named Spencer ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 35 communities that are also named Spencer - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi (2), Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Carolina (2), Ohio (4), Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Spencer.

Communities near Spencer ...

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

  • Ripley [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ripley
    • Ripley [Jackson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Spencer
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,159 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ripley have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ripley<8>
  • Elizabeth [Wirt County]
  • Grantsville [Calhoun County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grantsville
    • Grantsville [Calhoun County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Spencer
    • Estimated population in 2019: 513 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grantsville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grantsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grantsville<8>
  • Reedy [Roane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reedy
    • Reedy [Roane County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Spencer
    • Estimated population in 2019: 161 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reedy have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reedy
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Flint Town [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flint Town
      • Flint Town [Roane County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Spencer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flint Town have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flint Town
    • Roxalana [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roxalana
      • Roxalana [Roane County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Spencer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxalana
    • Arnoldsburg [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arnoldsburg
      • Arnoldsburg [Calhoun County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Spencer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnoldsburg
    • Burning Springs [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burning Springs
      • Burning Springs [Wirt County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the north of Spencer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burning Springs
    • Peewee [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peewee
      • Peewee [Wirt County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Spencer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peewee
    • Orma [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orma
      • Orma [Calhoun County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of Spencer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orma

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 Spencer. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Spencer.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Spencer. 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 Spencer.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Spencer. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Spencer.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Spencer ...

Looking for more information about Spencer? 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 Spencer, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Spencer.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Spencer: www.cityofspencer.com/

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 Roane, 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 Spencer.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Spencer - 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 city (such as Spencer). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Spencer 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Spencer) 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 Spencer. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Spencer

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spencer. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8023, Longitude: -81.3516    
<7>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.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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