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Alderson, West Virginia

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The location of Alderson

Welcome to Alderson ...

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

The location of Alderson has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Alderson has a population of 1,155 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>

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 2017 Census Estimates, Alderson had an population of 1,155 people. This is a decrease of 2.45% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.87% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Alderson ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Alderson and not the distance if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017
Fort Spring   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]
Frazier   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Hinton   [Map]   2,448   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Lewisburg   [Map]   3,907   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Meadow Bridge   [Map]   352   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Rainelle   [Map]   1,482   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 for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alderson. If available, we provide a satellite 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 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>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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<3>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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<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' 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, 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 we use 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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