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A community in Greenbrier County, Ronceverte, WV, was first laid out in 1871, by Cecil Clay but not incorporated until 1882. A.E. White served as the town's first mayor. By 1906, Ronceverte had a population of about 1,500 and was a important shipping point for railroad ties, lumber, and agricultural products.

The name of the town derived from the French for Greenbrier, i.e., "Ronce verte", meaning "brier green." The town sits on the north bank of the Greenbrier River on US Route 219 and is located on the mainline of the CSX railroad.

Ronceverte, WV

Ronceverte, WV is located about 3 miles south of Fairlea, WV; 6 miles south of Lewisburg, WV; and 14 miles west of White Sulphur Springs, WV.


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Map of Ronceverte and Vicinity

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Map of Ronceverte, WV showing streets and highways, and nearby airports, parks, hospitals, buildings, churches, cemeteries, trails and other points of interest; with link to driving directions.

Topo map of Ronceverte, WV and vicinity

Census Data

Population: 1557


Elevation: 1668 feet
Latitude: 37.7497
Longitude: -80.4631

Development of Ronceverte, WV

Prior to the arrival of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway (C&O) to Ronceverte in the 1870's the town consisted of only three houses. Ronceverte's growth was largely determined by its timber industries, its convenient access to good a good agriculture region, and its location at the junction of the C&O's mainline with its branch line, the Greenbrier Division.