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Our Genealogy Helper for Alderson ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Alderson (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Alderson. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Alderson is primarily located in Greenbrier County. A portion of Alderson extends into Monroe County.

To see how the shape of West Virginia's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Greenbrier County: Alleghany (VA), Bath (VA), Fayette, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Summers & Webster.

Below are the counties that are near Alderson. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Alderson:

  • Greenbrier County     (The home county of Alderson)
    • Frazier [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frazier
      • Frazier [Greenbrier County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Alderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frazier
    • Fort Spring [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Spring
      • Fort Spring [Greenbrier County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Alderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Spring
    • Ronceverte [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ronceverte
      • Ronceverte [Greenbrier County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Alderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,649 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ronceverte
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ronceverte<2>
    • Fairlea [Greenbrier County]
    • Lewisburg [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewisburg
      • Lewisburg [Greenbrier County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Alderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,766 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewisburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewisburg<2>
    • Vale [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vale
      • Vale [Greenbrier County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Alderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vale
    • Richlands [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richlands
      • Richlands [Greenbrier County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Alderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richlands
    • Crawley [Greenbrier County]
    • Kieffer [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kieffer
      • Kieffer [Greenbrier County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Alderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kieffer
    • Rupert [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rupert
      • Rupert [Greenbrier County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Alderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 880 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rupert
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rupert<2>
    • Clendenenville [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clendenenville
      • Clendenenville [Greenbrier County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Alderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clendenenville
    • McRoss [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McRoss
      • McRoss [Greenbrier County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Alderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McRoss
  • Fayette County
    • Spring Dale [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Dale
      • Spring Dale [Fayette County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Alderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Dale
    • Meadow Bridge [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Bridge
      • Meadow Bridge [Fayette County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Alderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 344 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Bridge
    • Bellwood [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellwood
      • Bellwood [Fayette County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Alderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellwood
    • Quinnimont [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quinnimont
      • Quinnimont [Fayette County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Alderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quinnimont
    • Hilton Village [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hilton Village
      • Hilton Village [Fayette County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Alderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hilton Village
    • Prince [Fayette County]
    • Clifftop [Fayette County]
    • Sewell Knob [Fayette County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sewell Knob
      • Sewell Knob [Fayette County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Alderson
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Sewell Knob. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Sewell Knob has also been known as:
      • Swell Knob
    • Stonecliff [Fayette County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonecliff
      • Stonecliff [Fayette County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Alderson
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Stonecliff. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Stonecliff has also been known as:
      • Stone Cliff
    • Newlyn [Fayette County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newlyn
      • Newlyn [Fayette County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Alderson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newlyn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rush Run [Fayette County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rush Run
      • Rush Run [Fayette County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Alderson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rush Run have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Thurmond [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thurmond
      • Thurmond [Fayette County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Alderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thurmond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thurmond<2>
  • Logan County
    • Rich Creek [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rich Creek
      • Rich Creek [Logan County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Alderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rich Creek
  • Mercer County
    • Elgood [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elgood
      • Elgood [Mercer County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Alderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgood
    • Athens [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athens
      • Athens [Mercer County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Alderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 890 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Athens<2>
    • Oakvale [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakvale
      • Oakvale [Mercer County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Alderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 109 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakvale
    • Princeton [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Princeton
      • Princeton [Mercer County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Alderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,599 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Princeton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Princeton<2>
    • Matoaka [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Matoaka
      • Matoaka [Mercer County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Alderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 193 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Matoaka have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matoaka
  • Monroe County
    • Union [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Monroe County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Alderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 539 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
    • Hollywood [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollywood
      • Hollywood [Monroe County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Alderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollywood
    • Ballard [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ballard
      • Ballard [Monroe County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Alderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ballard
    • Peterstown [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peterstown
      • Peterstown [Monroe County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Alderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 617 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peterstown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peterstown<2>
  • Nicholas County
    • Peaser Junction [Nicholas County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peaser Junction
      • Peaser Junction [Nicholas County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Alderson
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Peaser Junction. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Carl [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carl
      • Carl [Nicholas County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Alderson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carl have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carl
    • Snow Hill [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snow Hill
      • Snow Hill [Nicholas County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Alderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snow Hill
    • Nettie [Nicholas County]
    • Richwood [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richwood
      • Richwood [Nicholas County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Alderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,842 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richwood<2>
    • Summersville [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summersville
      • Summersville [Nicholas County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Alderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,225 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summersville<2>
  • Pocahontas County
    • Hillsboro [Pocahontas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillsboro
      • Hillsboro [Pocahontas County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Alderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 236 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hillsboro<2>
  • Raleigh County
    • Royal [Raleigh County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Royal
      • Royal [Raleigh County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Alderson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Royal have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Shady Spring [Raleigh County]
    • Clifftop [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifftop
      • Clifftop [Raleigh County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Alderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifftop
    • Daniels [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daniels
      • Daniels [Raleigh County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Alderson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daniels have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daniels
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Daniels<2>
    • Terry [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terry
      • Terry [Raleigh County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Alderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terry
    • Beaver [Raleigh County]
    • Piney View [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piney View
      • Piney View [Raleigh County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Alderson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piney View have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piney View
    • Stanaford [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanaford
      • Stanaford [Raleigh County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Alderson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanaford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanaford
    • White Stick [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Stick
      • White Stick [Raleigh County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Alderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Stick
    • Sprague [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sprague
      • Sprague [Raleigh County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Alderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sprague
    • Tilden [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tilden
      • Tilden [Raleigh County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Alderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tilden
    • Beckley [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beckley
      • Beckley [Raleigh County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Alderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,805 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beckley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beckley<2>
  • Summers County
    • Bargers Springs [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bargers Springs
      • Bargers Springs [Summers County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Alderson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bargers Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bargers Springs
    • Forest Hill [Summers County]
    • Sandstone [Summers County]
    • Bellepoint [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellepoint
      • Bellepoint [Summers County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Alderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellepoint
    • Hinton [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hinton
      • Hinton [Summers County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Alderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,321 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hinton<2>
    • Jumping Branch [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jumping Branch
      • Jumping Branch [Summers County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Alderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jumping Branch
  • Alleghany County (VA)
    • Moss Run [Alleghany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moss Run
      • Moss Run [Alleghany County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Alderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moss Run
  • Covington City (VA)
    • Covington [Covington City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Covington
      • Covington [Covington City] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Alderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,639 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Covington have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Covington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Covington<2>
  • Craig County (VA)
    • Captain [Craig County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Captain
      • Captain [Craig County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Alderson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Captain have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Captain
    • Simmonsville [Craig County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Simmonsville
      • Simmonsville [Craig County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Alderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Simmonsville
    • Huffman [Craig County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huffman
      • Huffman [Craig County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Alderson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huffman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huffman
    • New Castle [Craig County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Castle
      • New Castle [Craig County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Alderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 155 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Castle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Castle<2>
  • Giles County (VA)
    • Rich Creek [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rich Creek
      • Rich Creek [Giles County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Alderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 738 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rich Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rich Creek<2>
    • Mountain Lake [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Lake
      • Mountain Lake [Giles County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Alderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Lake
    • Bluff City [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluff City
      • Bluff City [Giles County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Alderson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bluff City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluff City
    • Glen Lyn [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Lyn
      • Glen Lyn [Giles County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Alderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 97 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Lyn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Lyn
    • Narrows [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Narrows
      • Narrows [Giles County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Alderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,949 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Narrows have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Narrows
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Narrows<2>
    • Pearisburg [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearisburg
      • Pearisburg [Giles County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Alderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,620 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearisburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearisburg<2>
    • Pembroke [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pembroke
      • Pembroke [Giles County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Alderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,077 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pembroke
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pembroke<2>
  • Montgomery County (VA)
    • Blacksburg [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blacksburg
      • Blacksburg [Montgomery County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Alderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 44,074 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blacksburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blacksburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blacksburg<2>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Alderson, see our County-by-County Page for Alderson.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Alderson ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 33 newspapers that have been published in the area around Alderson.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Alderson. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Alderson and those printed in the larger area surrounding Alderson.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 14 miles [22.5 km] of Alderson.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Alderson:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Virginia
    • Stories from West Virginia

Cemeteries Near Alderson ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Alderson.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Alderson covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Alderson Fletcher Addition Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Alderson Fletcher Addition Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Alderson Fletcher Addition Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alderson Fletcher Addition Cemetery
  • Pence Family Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pence Family Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Pence Family Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pence Family Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2491805<5>
  • Hanger Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hanger Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hanger Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanger Cemetery
  • Lincoln Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lincoln Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lincoln Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lincoln Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Alderson.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln Cemetery
  • Coffman Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Coffman Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Coffman Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Coffman Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Alderson.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coffman Cemetery
  • Harrah Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Harrah Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Harrah Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Harrah Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Alderson.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrah Cemetery
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    • Oak Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oak Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oak Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Oak Grove Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Alderson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove Cemetery
    • Wayside Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wayside Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wayside Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Wayside Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Alderson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wayside Cemetery
    • Lebanon Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lebanon Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lebanon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Lebanon Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Alderson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lebanon Cemetery
    • Richardson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Richardson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Richardson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Richardson Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Alderson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richardson Cemetery
    • Green Hill Cemetery
    • Morgan Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Morgan Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Morgan Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Morgan Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Alderson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgan Cemetery
    • Adwell Cemetery
    • Hicks - Swell Mtn. Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hicks - Swell Mtn. Cemetery
      • Hicks - Swell Mtn. Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Alderson.
      • Hicks - Swell Mtn. Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Hicks Cemetery
      • Hix Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hicks - Swell Mtn. Cemetery
    • Upland Memorial Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Alderson had a population of 663 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Alderson had a population of 1,111 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Alderson, with the one closest to Alderson listed first.

  • Alderson [Greenbrier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alderson
    • Alderson [Greenbrier County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Alderson
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 663 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,111 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Alderson had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alderson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alderson<2>
  • Blaker Mills [Greenbrier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blaker Mills
    • Blaker Mills [Greenbrier County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Alderson
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Blaker Mills had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blaker Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blaker Mills
  • Santifee [Summers County] - Historic
    • While Santifee was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Santifee
    • Santifee [Summers County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Alderson
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Santifee had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Santifee have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Riffe [Summers County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riffe
    • Riffe [Summers County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Alderson
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Riffe had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riffe have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riffe
  • Wolfcreek [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wolfcreek
    • Wolfcreek [Monroe County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Alderson
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 17 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Wolfcreek had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wolfcreek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wolfcreek
  • Clayton [Summers County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clayton
    • Clayton [Summers County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Alderson
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 18 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Clayton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clayton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clayton
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    • Fort Spring [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Spring
      • Fort Spring [Greenbrier County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Alderson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 151 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Fort Spring had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Spring
    • Lowell [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowell
      • Lowell [Summers County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Alderson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 37 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lowell had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lowell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowell
    • Johnson Crossroads [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnson Crossroads
      • Johnson Crossroads [Monroe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Alderson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 75 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Johnson Crossroads had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnson Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnson Crossroads
    • Sinks Grove [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sinks Grove
      • Sinks Grove [Monroe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Alderson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 124 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sinks Grove had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sinks Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sinks Grove
    • Nickells Mill [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nickells Mill
      • Nickells Mill [Monroe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Alderson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 37 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Nickells Mill had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nickells Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nickells Mill
    • Rockland [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockland
      • Rockland [Greenbrier County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Alderson
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rockland had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockland
    • Asbury [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Asbury
      • Asbury [Greenbrier County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Alderson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 124 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Asbury had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Asbury have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asbury
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Asbury<2>
    • Talcott [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Talcott
      • Talcott [Summers County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Alderson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 288 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Talcott had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Talcott have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Talcott
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Talcott<2>
    • Knobs [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knobs
      • Knobs [Monroe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Alderson
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Knobs had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knobs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knobs

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Alderson. See our List of 1890's Communities around Alderson.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Alderson ...

While our initial data about Alderson came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Alderson in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Alderson.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Alderson:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

SPV's Comprehensive Railroad Atlas of North America - Appalachia & Piedmont
Written by: Walker, Mike
Published by Steam Powered Video (SPV), 2004
(Available from Amazon.com)

Shell Oil Road Map for West Virginia (1956)
Published by Shell Oil Company

We have found Alderson in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Alderson for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Alderson. See our Misc Page for Alderson for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Greenbrier County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Alderson. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alderson) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alderson. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AldersonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alderson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7284, Longitude: -80.6417    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Alderson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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