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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Alderson, West Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Greenbrier County, West Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Greenbrier County, WV (68) Fayette County, WV (92) Monroe County, WV (38) Nicholas County, WV (36) Pocahontas County, WV (58) Summers County, WV (37) Webster County, WV (3) Alleghany County, VA (19) Bath County, VA (23)  GreenbrierCounty(68) Greenbrier County (68)  FayetteCounty(92) Fayette County (92)  MonroeCounty(38) Monroe County (38)  NicholasCounty(36) Nicholas County (36)  PocahontasCounty(58) Pocahontas County (58)  SummersCounty(37) Summers County (37)  WebsterCounty(3) Webster County (3)  AlleghanyCountyVirginia(19) Alleghany County (19)  BathCounty(23) Bath County (23)
Location of Alderson, West Virginia
    Greenbrier County (68)
    Fayette County (92)
    Monroe County (38)
    Nicholas County (36)
    Pocahontas County (58)
    Summers County (37)
    Webster County (3)
    Alleghany County, Virginia (19)
    Bath County, Virginia (23)
 
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1West Virginia (Greenbrier County), Alderson — Alderson
Settled in 1777 by “Elder” John Alderson, the frontier missionary. He organized the first Baptist church in the Greenbrier Valley. In 1763, the Muddy Creek settlements were destroyed by Shawnee Indians under Cornstalk.Map (db m76515) HM
2West Virginia (Greenbrier County), Alderson — Alderson Baptist Academy and Junior College
Alderson Academy opened September 18, 1901, a coeducational secondary school founded mainly through the efforts of Miss Emma C. Alderson. Closely associated with Greenbrier Baptist Church, after 1910 control was assumed by W. Va. Baptist . . . Map (db m76519) HM
3West Virginia (Greenbrier County), Alderson — Alderson Memorial Bridge History
Originally called the "Joint County Bridge” when built in 1914, this bridge replaced an iron bridge built in 1882 at the same location. The original stone piers of the iron bridge are encased within the present concrete piers. In 1977, the . . . Map (db m160052) HM
4West Virginia (Greenbrier County), Alderson — Blue Sulphur Springs Confederate Burial Ground
Buried on hill above eighty-nine unknown Confederate soldiers from Georgia who perished in camp here during winter 1862 1863Map (db m160845) HM WM
5West Virginia (Greenbrier County), Alderson — Greenbrier County / Summers County
Marker Front: 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. . . . Map (db m76636) HM
6West Virginia (Monroe County), Alderson — Alderson's FerryStrategic Crossing
Here, where you are standing, you can see both sides of the Greenbrier River where Alderson’s Ferry crossed. The ferry was named for Elder John Alderson who received the original charter from the Virginia Legislature in 1786. During the Civil War, . . . Map (db m59343) HM
7West Virginia (Monroe County), Alderson — Greenbrier County / Monroe County
Marker Front: 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. . . . Map (db m76553) HM
8West Virginia (Monroe County), Alderson — Reformatory for Women
The only Federal industrial institution for women is one mile west. Established by an act of Congress, June 7, 1924. Received first tenants, April 30, 1927. Formally opened Nov. 24, 1928. Stresses rehabilitation and industrial education.Map (db m76596) HM
 
Apr. 16, 2021