Alderson in Monroe County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Greenbrier County / Monroe County
Formed, 1778, from Botetourt and Montgomery. Named for the river which drains it. This county had many pioneer forts and saw many bloody Indian battles. Here are the world-famed White Sulphur and other mineral springs.
Formed in 1799 from Greenbrier. Named for President James Monroe. In this county lived Col. Andrew S. Rowan who, 1898, carried the news of American intervention to General Y Iniguez Garcia, leader of the Cubans.
Erected 1964 by West Virginia Historical Commission.
Location. 37° 43.46′ N, 80° 38.581′ W. Marker is in Alderson, West Virginia, in Monroe County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of South Monroe Street and Railroad Avenue (West Virginia Route 3). Click for map. The marker is located on the south end of the Alderson Memorial Bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Alderson WV 24910, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Alderson's Ferry (a few steps from this marker); Alderson (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Alderson Baptist Academy and Junior College (approx. 0.3 miles away); Reformatory for Women Greenbrier County / Summers County (approx. 1.3 miles away); Fort Greenbrier (approx. 6.9 miles away); Unknown Soldiers/ Gen. Lewis' Trace (approx. 7.7 miles away); Big Bend Tunnel (approx. 8.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Alderson.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study White Sulphur marker shown.
Also see . . .
1. e-WV | Greenbrier County. Rich in history and natural resources, Greenbrier County is the fifth-oldest and second-largest county in West Virginia. (Submitted on August 27, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. e-WV | Monroe County. Monroe County encompasses 473.5 square miles of the southeastern portion of West Virginia, the Virginia border being its eastern and southern boundary. (Submitted on August 27, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
3. About Monroe County, West Virginia. Secluded in the Allegheny Highlands, present-day Monroe County remained a land unseen for several generations of early Virginia colonists. (Submitted on August 27, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
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