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White Sulphur Springs in Greenbrier County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

The Greenbrier Clinic and Project Greek Island

 
 
The Greenbrier Clinic and Project Greek Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, July 7, 2015
1. The Greenbrier Clinic and Project Greek Island Marker
Inscription.  The West Virginia Wind atop Copeland's Hill was built in the early 1960's to provide more hotel rooms and a new location for the Greenbrier Clinic. The Clinic had opened in 1948 offering personalized diagnostic medical care in a resort setting. This construction project also created a cover story to disguise the installation of a secret underground Congressional bunker buried in the hillside in front of you. Project Greek Island was the code name for this "emergency relocation center," part of a Cold War plan to evacuate government leaders from Washington D.C. In case of imminent conflict Congress would have reassembled and continued to function here within a 112,000 square foot facility. The bunker included House and Senate chambers, dormitories, dining rooms, staff office space, power plant, medical clinic and sophisticated communications equipment. The bunker was decommissioned in 1995.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Science & MedicineWar, Cold. A significant historical year for this entry is 1948.
 
Location. 37° 47.146′ N, 80° 18.512′ W. Marker is in White Sulphur
Hillside concealing the bunker. image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, July 7, 2015
2. Hillside concealing the bunker.
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Springs, West Virginia, in Greenbrier County. Marker can be reached from W. Main Street (U.S. 60). Marker is in the rear of the Greenbrier Hotel. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: White Sulphur Springs WV 24986, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Old White (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kate's Mountain (about 800 feet away); White Sulphur (approx. 0.2 miles away); President's Cottage (approx. ¼ mile away); The Springhouse (approx. ¼ mile away); Tennis and the Outdoor Swimming Pool (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named The Springhouse (approx. ¼ mile away); Dry Creek Battle (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in White Sulphur Springs.
 
Security door at entrance to bunker. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 7, 2015
3. Security door at entrance to bunker.
Door is about 12 inches thick and was concealed by a false wall inside the hotel.
False wall the covered the security door. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 7, 2015
4. False wall the covered the security door.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 9, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 441 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 9, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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