Alderson in Monroe County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
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.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #05 James Monroe, and the West Virginia Archives and History series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1778.
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). The marker is located on the south Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alderson WV 24910, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Alderson's Ferry (a few steps from this marker); Alderson Memorial Bridge History (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Alderson (about 600 feet away); Alderson Lion (about 600 feet away); Alderson Baptist Academy and Junior College (approx. 0.3 miles away); Reformatory for Women (approx. 0.4 miles away); Greenbrier County / Summers County (approx. 1.3 miles away); Fort Greenbrier (approx. 6.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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. Greenbrier County. West Virginia Encyclopedia website entry:
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. Monroe County. West Virginia Encyclopedia website entry:
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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 26, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 429 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 26, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.