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Spencer is a city of 2,000 people (as of 2019) in West Virginia. It was chartered in 1858 and named for Spencer Roane, a jurist from Virginia.

Get in[edit]

Spencer is located at the intersection of US-33, between Ripley and Weston, and US-119, north of Charleston.

Get around[edit]

Map of Spencer (West Virginia)


  • 1 Robey Theatre, 318 Main Street, +1 304-927-1390. The longest continually-operating movie house in the US, opened in 1907 as a vaudeville house and showing movies since 1908. One screen. $5 general admission, $7 balcony. Robey Theatre, Spencer (Q7352168) on Wikidata Robey Theatre on Wikipedia
  • Spencer Heritage Park, Church St and Heritage St, +1 304-927-1640. Housed in an old Baltimore & Ohio Railroad depot, with late 19th and early 20th century tools, printing press, World War I memorabilia, restored 1920 school house, early 1900s oil derrick, and Baltimore & Ohio caboose.
  • Charles Fork Lake. Off WV-36. Fishing, canoeing, and over 25 miles of hiking and biking trails. Hosts the Aquafina Tour de Lake Mountain Bike Race every May.



  • West Virginia Black Walnut Festival, 116 Court Street, +1 304-927-5616. Held during four days beginning on the second Thursday in October since 1954. The festival was begun when a local farmer sold two million pounds of black walnuts, inspiring the region to cultivate them as a cash crop. Grand parade, kid's parade, art and photography show, competitions, pageant, exhibits and flower show, live music, gospel sing, food booths, carnival. West Virginia Black Walnut Festival (Q111426731) on Wikidata


  • Common Cents and Vanity Consignment, 215 Main Street. M-Sa 10AM-5PM, most Sundays noon-3PM. One of the largest consignment stores in West Virginia, with over 5,000 square feet. Clothing, household items, antiques, furniture and wallpaper.



  • La Finca Mexican Grill, 1158 Ripley Road, 304-519-2502. Savory fajitas.




Bed and Breakfasts[edit]

  • Cunningham House, 224 Chapman Avenue, +1 304-927-2022. 4 rooms. Historic home, built in 1900 and opened as a B&B in 1998. Fireplace, wraparound porch, dining room. $84 - 104.

Go next[edit]

  • Ripley is about 40 minutes west on US-33.
  • Charleston is about 1 hour south on US-119 / I-79.
  • Weston is about 1½ hours east on US-33.
Routes through Spencer
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