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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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SURROUNDING COUNTIES

Greenbrier County
(north)



Alleghany County, Virginia
(northeast)




Craig County, Virginia
(east)



Giles County, Virginia

(south)





Mercer County

(southwest)


 


Summers County
(west)




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