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  Monroe County Data


Birth Records



Tax List


Church Histories/ Records

County History

Death Records

Miscellaneous Data

Marriage Records

Military Records

Newspaper Gleanings

Obituaries and Death Notices

Wills/Probate Records

Recent Updates
July 2018
News-Civil War: Prisoners after the Battle of Lewisburg



Monroe County was created from Greenbrier County in 1799 and named for James Monroe, fifth President of the United States. Its county seat is Union. Monroe is the home county of Andrew S. 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 Jones Diamond by Grover C. Jones and his son, William "Punch" Jones.
Also, the county does not contain a four lane highway or a stoplight.

Cities and Towns
Incorporated towns & cities
* Alderson (partly) * Peterstown * Union

Unincorporated Communities
* Ballard * Ballengee * Bozoo * Cashmere * Cloverdale
* Crimson Springs * Elmhurst * Gap Mills * Gates * Glace * Greenville
* Hillsdale * Hollywood * Keenan * Knobs * Laurel Branch * Lillydale
* Lindside * Monitor * Pickaway * Raines Corner * Red Sulphur Springs
* Rock Camp * Salt Sulphur Springs * Secondcreek * Sinks Grove
* Sweet Springs * Waiteville * Wayside * Wikel * Wolfcreek * Zenith

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