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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
* 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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