Explore Rainelle

Now that Spring is in the air, we in Rainelle would like to let folks know about some of the attractions that the town and surrounding areas have to offer. Big and Little Clear Creeks- Stocked several times during the spring and fall. Both creeks are very accessible and offer trout fishing areas. Perpendicular to Rt. […]

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RCDC Welcomes Assistance From Community

By Joan Browning A hundred years ago the Town of Rainelle incorporated the community built over the past decade by the Meadow River Lumber Company.   It was a modern town.  Homes were built with indoor plumbing.  Scrap lumber produced steam for a community-wide central heat system.  Company and private businesses served the large area, as […]

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What’s RCDC All About?


Two post war developments turned Rainelle, West Virginia, from a booming town to another place headed to oblivion.  The Meadow River Lumber Company, once the world’s largest sawmill, sold to Georgia Pacific who closed the mill.  And the Interstate Highway 64, engineered to follow U. S. 60 near Rainelle, was diverted 20 miles south. Now, […]

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Turn About is Fair Play

Turn About is Fair Play Mountain Messenger, Saturday September 6, 2008 About 35,000 people live in Greenbrier County. Only 10,000, or 3 out of 10 of us live in those 8 towns; 7 of every 10 of us are rural dwellers.  The other 25,000 of us live out in the country. Greenbrier County’s towns have […]

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