Alderson, WV is divided by the Greenbrier River and located in two counties
Located in southern West Virginia, Alderson is a beautiful and quiet residential community split geographically by the Greenbrier River,
with portions in both Greenbrier and Monroe Counties. Although split physically by the river, the town functions as one entity, including that of town government, and is home to about 1,200 residents.
Transportation by car is the best way to see this beautiful historic town. Alderson is about 12 miles from Interstate 64, 16 miles west of historic Lewisburg, the county seat of Greenbrier County; 23 miles east of Hinton, WV, and about 45 miles east of Beckley, WV. The Greenbrier Valley Airport located in Lewisburg, WV is nearby or take Amtrak, the national passenger rail service, providing service to Alderson under the Cardinal route.
Alderson is designated as a National Register of Historic Places with 1,390 acres and 165 structures of historic and architectural significance. You will find many camps and vacation homes along the Greenbrier River and tourists visiting the surrounding countryside. Driving around this small town, you will see homes from the turn of the 20th Century, such as Federal, Queen Anne and Victorian styled homes.
The nearby Greenbrier River Campground is one of only three campgrounds in the state of West Virginia that is nationally rated four stars. RV and tent camping along the Greenbrier River, includes on-site RV rentals with all the conveniences of home with water, sewer, electric, store, coin laundry and river activities.
There are many Greenbrier Valley historic landmarks, beautiful scenery, quaint towns and attractions to explore, as well as recreational activities such as canoeing, kayaking, white water rafting, hiking, biking, and of course fishing. Alderson residents also enjoy being close to West Virginia ski resorts.
Two historical landmarks:
The Alderson Memorial Pedestrian Bridge, built in 1913 is on the National Register of Historic Places. The concrete arch bridge linking two counties (Greenbrier and Monroe) and one town together offers gorgeous views up and down the Greenbrier River. Today, it is the only concrete arch bridge remaining in West Virginia.
In 1971, C&O Alderson station was discontinued as a railroad stop and since 1978 Amtrak continues this service. The restored 1896 Depot, a historic landmark, is now used as a C&O Railroad Museum with Alderson memorabilia and an Arts and Crafts gift shop.
West Virginia's Largest Independence Day celebration is held in Alderson.....the biggest event of the year and the attendance grows bigger every year.
With the increased tourism and the sheer beauty of the river and surrounding bluegrass farms Alderson is a great place to call home.
Real Estate Market in Alderson for the month of October: Currently, there are nine active residential listings on the market at this time with list price ranging from $84,500 to $275,000 and two homes contingent. The average total square feet is 1,856 and average days on the market is 213. There were no homes sold in Alderson for the month of October.
Contact Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Coldwell Banker Stuart and Watts, if you are looking for homes, mountain properties, recreation property, small businesses for sale, farms and/or land in Alderson WV. I’ll be glad to show you Alderson, a little piece of heaven in West Virginia.
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