Near Alderson in Greenbrier County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Greenbrier County / Summers 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, 1871, from Monroe, Fayette, Greenbrier, Mercer. Named for the distinguished jurist of Kanawha, George W. Summers. Dr. Thomas Walker and companions explored the Greenbrier Valley, 1750, for the Greenbrier Company.
Erected 2008 by West Virginia Archives & History.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1778.
Location. 37° 43.943′ N, 80° 39.864′ W. Marker is near Alderson, West Virginia, in Greenbrier County. Marker is on West Virginia Route 3, 0.2 miles east of Big Branch Road (County Road 3/11), on the right when traveling east. 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 Reformatory for Women (approx. 0.9 miles away); Alderson (approx. 1.3 miles away); Alderson Baptist Academy and Junior College (approx. 1.3 miles away); Alderson Memorial Bridge History (approx. 1.3 miles away); Alderson's Ferry (approx. 1.3 miles away); Greenbrier County / Monroe County (approx. 1.3 miles away); Alderson Lion (approx. 1.3 miles away); Fort Greenbrier (approx. 6.6 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. 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 28, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. e-WV | Summers County. Summers County, located in southeastern West Virginia, encompasses 367.6 square miles. (Submitted on August 28, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 28, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 430 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 28, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.