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Welcome to Alderson ...

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Alderson has a population of 1,173 people<1> (see below for details).

Alderson is 1,540 feet [469 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Alderson lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Alderson: (304) and (681)<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Alderson had a population of 1,184 people. This makes Alderson the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Alderson represents 0.06% of the population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 99th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,184 people, the population of Alderson increased 8.52% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,091 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Alderson had an population of 1,173 people. This is a decrease of 0.93% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 7.52% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Alderson.

Communities near Alderson ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Alderson and not the distance if you are driving it.<4>.

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Fort Spring   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]
Frazier   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Hinton   [Map]   2,469   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Lewisburg   [Map]   3,921   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Meadow Bridge   [Map]   357   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Rainelle   [Map]   1,468   N   18 miles [29 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Alderson.

Communities Also Named Alderson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Alderson - they are located in Alberta, Illinois, Michigan, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Alderson.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alderson. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alderson. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alderson. Our list includes 5 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Alderson:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alderson ...

Looking for more information about Alderson? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Alderson, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Alderson.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' is a very useful tool for people who might be planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Alderson. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Greenbrier County

About West Virginia

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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: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alderson.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alderson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Alderson.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Alderson. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alderson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alderson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7277, Longitude: -80.6436     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alderson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Alderson.