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Welcome to Alderson ...

The town of Alderson is primarily located in Greenbrier County<1>. A portion of Alderson extends into Monroe County.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Alderson, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Alderson has a population of 1,127 people<2> (see below for details).

Alderson is 1,540 feet [469 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Alderson: (304) and (681)<4>

The ZIP code for Alderson: 24910<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Alderson had an population of 1,127 people. This is a decrease of 4.81% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.3% since the 2000 Census).

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 total 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 (with a count of 1,091 people).

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

Communities Also Named Alderson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we 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.

Communities near Alderson ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Alderson.

  • Lewisburg
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
  • White Sulphur Springs
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
  • Hinton
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
  • Ronceverte
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
  • Rainelle
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
  • Rupert
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
  • Union
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
    • Union is located in Monroe County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 539 people
  • Meadow Bridge
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Bridge
    • Meadow Bridge is located in Fayette County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 344 people
  • Frazier
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frazier
    • Frazier is located in Greenbrier County
  • Wolfcreek
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wolfcreek
    • Wolfcreek is located in Monroe County

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alderson. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alderson.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Alderson.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alderson. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers 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 can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Alderson, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Alderson.

Adding Alderson to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Alderson in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Alderson was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Alderson on a map titled Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Alderson.

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:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Greenbrier, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alderson.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alderson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Alderson). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Alderson or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.


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