1928 - Alderson High School - 1968


Walking Tours of Historic Alderson!

February 20, 2012

Walking Tours of Historic Alderson!
Contact Town Hall at (304) 445-2916

or email bolcentral@yahoo.com


Walking tours will be lead by local, volunteer guides with their own perspective on Alderson’s colorful and long history. Sites visited include:

  • Greenbrier Interpretive Center (also site of the weekly Alderson Community Market)

  • Old Greenbrier Baptist Church – oldest Baptist church in West Virginia, and oldest church in Greenbrier County

  • Largest black walnut tree in the state of West Virginia

  • Homesite of Bricktop, Alderson’s most famous native daughter

  • Alderson’s famous (orange!) train depot, circa 1896, when Alderson was the third most important freight stop in West Virginia

  • The Alderson Memorial Bridge (c. 1914) – once the longest earth-filled reinforced concrete arch bridge in West Virginia – over the beautiful Greenbrier River

  • Historically designated downtown business district, including Alderson’s Store, family-owned department store since 1887

  • Alderson Hospitality House, formerly the Allegheny Collegiate Institute for Girls

  • Alderson Community Center, formerly Alderson High School, and Alderson’s community cannery

  • Alexander McVeigh Miller House (also known as The Cedars), built in 1881

  • Camp Greenbrier for Boys (c. 1898), the oldest continuously operating private camp in the country

Come explore our Gem of the Hills!


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