Place:Monroe, West Virginia, United States

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NameMonroe
Alt namesMonroesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates37.567°N 80.55°W
Located inWest Virginia, United States     (1863 - )
Also located inVirginia, United States     (1799 - 1863)
See alsoGreenbrier, West Virginia, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Monroe County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 13,502. Its county seat is Union. Monroe County was created from Greenbrier County in 1799 and was named for James Monroe who eventually became the fifth President of the United States.

Monroe County was the home of Andrew Summers Rowan of Spanish-American War fame, who is immortalized in Elbert Hubbard's classic A Message to Garcia. The county was also the site of the 1928 discovery of the 34.48 carat (6.896 g) Jones Diamond by Grover C. Jones and his son, William "Punch" Jones.

Monroe County celebrates its own holiday, Farmer's Day, and is known for its close community.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1799 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1799 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1799 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1799 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1799 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1800 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1853 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1860 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1863 Effective date for move from Virginia to West Virginia Source:Wikipedia

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1800 4,188
1810 5,444
1820 6,620
1830 7,798
1840 8,422
1850 10,204
1860 10,757
1870 11,124
1880 11,501
1890 12,429
1900 13,130
1910 13,055
1920 13,141
1930 11,949
1940 13,577
1950 13,123
1960 11,584
1970 11,272
1980 12,873
1990 12,406

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Monroe County, Virginia was established in 1799, from a portion of Greenbrier and Botetourt Counties, Virginia. It later became part of West Virginia, when it became the 35th state in 1863.