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Falling Spring, West Virginia

Renick Farmhouse which is located south of Renick
Renick Farmhouse which is located south of Renick
Location of Falling Spring in Greenbrier County, West Virginia.
Location of Falling Spring in Greenbrier County, West Virginia.
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Greenbrier
 • Total 0.53 sq mi (1.37 km2)
 • Land 0.52 sq mi (1.33 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
1,923 ft (586 m)
 • Total 211
 • Estimate 
 • Density 392.23/sq mi (151.46/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP Code
24966 (Renick)
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54-26692
GNIS feature ID 1551093

Falling Spring is a town in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, United States. It is also known as Renick from the name of its post office (ZIP Code 24966). The population was 211 at the 2010 census.


In 1769, Major Wm. Renick form Augusta County, Virginia settled on an entry of 1,000 acres in the northern area of Greenbrier County; an area sixteen miles north of Lewisburg known as Falling Spring (Renick).

Spring Creek Presbyterian Church

The church was established in 1783. The first pastor of the church was Rev. John McCue. Today the church is one of the three oldest churches east of the

Mississippi River. The original site of the church was in Spring Creek about two and a half miles south of the town of Renick.

The Renick High School

The school was established in 1796. In 1928 the public school system established local schools with staffed educators hence came Renick High School, now known as the Renick Jr. High School building and still sits on its original site.

Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad

The railroad was built around 1900 and passed through the center of the town along the Greenbrier River. In 1901, Pitts and Colley built a large store next to the railroad depot and many businesses followed. And the railroad is now the Greenbrier River Trail.

The Renick Bank

The Bank of Renick was established in 1909 with the Rev. J.S. Wickline as the first and only president. The bank at one time was considered one of the best banks in the Greenbrier Valley.

The Renick Post Office

The post office of Falling Spring was established in the early part of the 1800s. The name of Falling Spring was changed to Renick in 1913 by the postal service, due to confusion with the mail service with the community of Falling Springs, Virginia.Today, the post office is still in service and delivers mail not only to the town of Renick, but to the surrounding communities of Auto and Friars Hill.

Sources: The Renick Ruritan club, Former Mayor David Ramsey


Renick is located at 37°59′28″N 80°21′19″W / 37.99111°N 80.35528°W / 37.99111; -80.35528 (37.991232, -80.355182).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.53 square miles (1.37 km2), of which, 0.52 square miles (1.35 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Renick has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 270
1920 263 −2.6%
1930 355 35.0%
1940 388 9.3%
1950 307 −20.9%
1960 265 −13.7%
1970 255 −3.8%
1980 240 −5.9%
1990 191 −20.4%
2000 209 9.4%
2010 211 1.0%
2019 (est.) 202 −4.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 211 people, 82 households, and 61 families living in the town. The population density was 405.8 inhabitants per square mile (156.7/km2). There were 106 housing units at an average density of 203.8 per square mile (78.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 94.3% White, 0.5% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.9% from other races, and 3.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.

There were 82 households, of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.0% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 25.6% were non-families. 18.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 2.92.

The median age in the town was 41.5 years. 22.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.2% were from 25 to 44; 33.2% were from 45 to 64; and 11.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 46.0% male and 54.0% female.

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