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Falling Spring, West Virginia
Renick Farmhouse which is located south of Renick
Location of Falling Spring in Greenbrier County, West Virginia.
|• Total||0.53 sq mi (1.37 km2)|
|• Land||0.52 sq mi (1.33 km2)|
|• Water||0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)|
|Elevation||1,923 ft (586 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||392.23/sq mi (151.46/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1551093|
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(37.991232, -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.
|U.S. Decennial 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.
In Spanish: Falling Spring (Virginia Occidental) para niños
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