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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Alderson, West Virginia
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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|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|
|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|
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|
| Buried on hill above eighty-nine unknown
from Georgia who perished
in camp here during winter
1862 1863 — — Map (db m160845) HM WM|
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|
|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|
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|
|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|