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Spencer, West Virginia

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The location of Spencer

Welcome to Spencer ...

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

The location of Spencer has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Spencer has a population of 2,111 people<2> (see below for details).

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

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

Population Details ...

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).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Spencer had an population of 2,111 people. This is a decrease of 9.09% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.25% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Spencer ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Spencer and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2017
Arnoldsburg   [Map]   ---   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Burning Springs   [Map]   ---   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Cicerone   [Map]   ---   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Elizabeth   [Map]   827   N   18 miles [29 km]
Flint Town   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Grantsville   [Map]   531   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Spencer.

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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Spencer. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Spencer. Our list includes 5 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Spencer:

Websites for Spencer ...

Official Website:

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 ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Roane County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Spencer:

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Spencer.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Spencer - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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<5>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 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, we've provided the following link: 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: 38.8025, Longitude: -81.3551     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spencer have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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