Alderson, WV is divided by the Greenbrier River and located in two counties

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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,

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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.

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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.


Alderson Memorial Pedestrian Bridge

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.


Alderson Depot

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.

Public School information for:  Greenbrier County Schools  and  Monroe County Schools


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.


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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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Comments (10)

Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

Wow! I have bookmarked. I am going to put this on my list of places to go. You were even kind enough to put a campground for us to stay at. I know... I know... You're pretty sure you'll never see me. Tish and Cinnamon thought that too.... :)))

Nov 12, 2012 10:10 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Joni, would love to have you visit Wild and Wonderful West Virginia, Almost Heaven!!!

Nov 12, 2012 10:21 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

What a wonderful tour !

Thank you Rebecca

Nov 12, 2012 10:28 AM
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Broker/Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
Rebecca, what a terrific Localism post about Alderson, WV. So many very special points of interest especially the Alderson Memorial Pedestrian Bridge.
Nov 12, 2012 11:47 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Hi Rebecca,

This is really great to know and it looks like a beautiful place to call home. Thanks for providing such great information. I'd love to see it some day.


Nov 12, 2012 01:52 PM
Bob & Leilani Souza
Souza Realty 916.408.5500 - Roseville, CA
Greater Sacramento Area Homes, Land & Investments

Rebecca, Alderson, West Virginia looks like a WONDERFUL place to visit! The Alderson Memorial Pedestrian Bridge would definitely be on my list of places to's SO beautiful! :)


Nov 12, 2012 03:32 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Great post.  You make many of us want to visit the Greenbrier Valley area in West Virginia.

Have an outstanding week.  Enjoy the colors of the season with your camera in hand.

Rainy Day Dahlias in Maryland

Nov 12, 2012 08:57 PM
Karen Kruschka
RE/MAX Executives - Woodbridge, VA
- "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"

Rebecca  Alderson is my kind of town.  Your portrayal of its'history, scenery and blend of home styles is very artfully presenred - suggesting

Nov 12, 2012 09:55 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Rebecca,  This is a wonderful Localism post ... <<<suggested>>!  I can see why the bridge and the station are historical landmarks ... some things just need to be preserved to generations to enjoy.

Nov 13, 2012 02:26 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Hannah, thank you.

Nick, that is a great bridge and the history of the bridge is interesting.

Patricia, perhaps you and Joni can come together :)

Leilani, I agree.

Roy, you should and you are close by.

Karen and Kathleen, thanks for suggesting this post...much appreciated.

Nov 13, 2012 05:01 AM