Rainelle

Rainelle is a small town on the western edge of Greenbrier County, West Virginia, in the United States. It sits at the base of Sewell Mountain and Sims Mountain, and is bisected by the Meadow River. The population was 1,505 at the 2010 census.

Rainelle was named for the Raine family. Thomas and his brother John Raine moved there from Pennsylvania in 1906 to harvest a large stand of hardwoods for building homes, etc. Their Meadow River Lumber Company operated for 60 years, and at one time was the largest hardwood sawmill in the world. In 1970, the owners sold it to Georgia-Pacific Corporation, which tore it down in 1975. The town is currently home of Meadow River Hardwood, which is continuing Rainelle’s long history of lumber manufacturing.

The Midland Trail, now part of U.S. Route 60, runs through the town and serves as a main thoroughfare for both local traffic and tourism traffic. Following the devastating flood of June 2016, Rainelle is seeing a rebirth of its town led by passionate local community leaders.

 

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Fast Facts

Valley Population & Per Capita Income / Labor Force

Greenbrier Monroe Pocahontas
Population based on 2010 census 35,430 13,502 8,719
White population 94.6% 99.3% 97.8%
Median age 45 47 47
Avg HH size 2 2 2
Median income $40,001 $37,154 $37,063
Labor Force 15,120 5,780 3,970
Unemployment Rate 4.7% 3.7% 5.2%

Major State Business Taxes

Corporate Net Income Tax 9.0%
Basis: Federal taxable income with WV adjustments; three-factor apportionment formula (property, payroll and double-weighted sales factors) for multistate businesses.
Business Franchise Tax 0.75%
Basis: Net worth of corporation or partnership as determined for federal tax purposes; three factor apportionment formula (see above) for multistate businesses.
Sales and Use Tax 6.0%
Note: Materials and machinery used in direct manufacturing processes are exempt.
Personal Income Tax 6.5%
Basis: Federal adjusted gross income with WV adjustments; $2,000 personal exemption; top rate (shown) on incomes over $60,000.

Valley Climate

GREENBRIER COUNTY
Temperature (Degrees F) Mean Annual Average       Avg. 51

January Averages

High 39

Low 18

July Averages

High 83

Low 59

Long Term Precipitation (inches)

January 2.69

July 4.39

Annual 38.8

Mean Annual Snowfall Range (inches)

25-80

MONROE COUNTY
Temperature (Degrees F) Mean Annual Average       Avg. 52

January Averages

High 41

Low 20

July Averages

High 83

Low 58

Long Term Precipitation (inches)

January 2.26

July 3.84

Annual 35.7

Mean Annual Snowfall Range (inches)

25-35

POCAHONTAS COUNTY
Temperature (Degrees F) Mean Annual Average       Avg. 48

January Averages

High 37

Low 13

July Averages

High 82

Low 57

Long Term Precipitation (inches)

January 3.35

July 4.50

Annual 44.9

Mean Annual Snowfall Range (inches)

50-120

Note: Wide variation in snowfall in some counties due to mountainous terrain. Upper limits in higher elevations.

Transportation – click here to see map.

Rail Service: CSX, NF&G, Amtrak
Highways, Interstates: I-64, providing access to I-77, I-79 and I-81
US Routes: 60,219,250
WV Routes: 3,12,20,28,39,55,63,66,84,92,122,150,311
Motor freight carriers: 10+
Overnight couriers/parcel services: yes
Bus service: Greyhound, Mountain Transit Authority
Navigable Waterways: None
Nearest Ocean Ports: Baltimore, Norfolk/Hampton Roads
Airport: Greenbrier Valley AirportElevation: 2,303 feet
Runway: 7,004 feet
Commercial Airlines:US AirServices Available: Restaurant, Taxi, Car Rental, Limousine, Charter aircraft, Aircraft servicing/maintenance, Hanger rental, Commerical air service is also available at Charleston (113 miles from Lewisburg)and Roanoke (85 miles)

 Child Care

Licensed Care Centers
Greenbrier

10

Monroe

2

Pocahontas

3

Medical

Greenbrier County
Hospitals

1

Beds

122

Doctors

63

Dentists

17

Monroe County
Hospitals

0

Beds

0

Doctors

3

Dentists

1

Pocahontas County
Hospitals

1

Beds

27

Doctors

6

Dentists

2

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