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Randy S. "Riverbend" Burdette , 304-667-2897


Located in a beautiful rural setting, this simple country cottage is only 2 miles from the Town of Alderson, WV. The home is a 2-bedroom, single home with approx. 1008 sq. ft according to public records. Located in the peaceful Wolf Creek tax district of beloved Monroe County, Almost Heaven, WV. High-speed internet is available along with cell service, landline, and electric service are available. This is an ideal country location property on a paved state-maintained road, which is also a school bus route. Ample land for gardens and different small hobby farm crops, including an orchard or various animals. Flat Mountain is a special place where neighbors know their neighbors and where the community still matters. Less than a five-minute drive to the medical clinic, drugstore, fire department and EMS, the post office, hardware and building supplies, eateries, and the free-flowing Greenbrier River.


  • 8.66 Acres +/-
  • Monroe County, Almost Heaven, West Virginia
  • 2-mile drive to shopping
  • State Maintained School bus route paved road
  • Total Living Area 1008 per public records
  • Low property taxes
  • Farming country
  • No county-wide zoning
  • Two bedrooms
  • Single bath
  • Detached garage
  • Outbuildings
  • Ideal hobby farm
  • Garden spot
  • Excellent wildlife area
  • Minutes to the free-flowing Greenbrier River


  • Built circa.1932, according to public records
  • Metal roof
  • Vinyl siding
  • Two bedrooms
  • Single bath
  • 1008 square feet, according to public records
  • Carpet, hardwood, and vinyl flooring
  • Covered front porch
  • Propane-forced air heat
  • Wood stove heat
  • Well
  • Septic


  • Garage 14 x 16
  • Garage lean-to 8 x 16
  • Metal storage building 8 x 12, add on 6 x 8
  • Wooden storage shed 15 x 23
  • Cellar and storage 10 x 20


Alderson, West Virginia, is a quaint small town on the free-flowing Greenbrier River in Greenbrier, Monroe, and Summers counties; it was settled in 1777 by John Alderson, a frontier missionary Gospel preacher for whom the town was named. In later years, an Alderson descendant founded a Baptist seminary that was later moved north because of the Great Depression to become Alderson-Broaddus College at Philippi, WV. The Federal Reformatory for Women was the first federal prison for women, established here in the 1920s after a group of local businessmen visited Washington, D.C., to propose to the federal government that the Institution be placed in Alderson. The town is famous for its annual “Best” Independence Day Celebration and the Strawberry Festival, held every May. Camp Greenbrier for Boys has been a staple in the community since 1898, and every summer is busy with campers from across the United States.

National Historic Landmark — Alderson, West Virginia – Greenbrier and Monroe County        (WV Explorer)

The 453-foot Alderson Bridge on the Greenbrier River is one of the longest land-filled concrete bridges ever built in West Virginia. Its elegant arched design was the work of Frank Duff McEnteer of the Clarksburg Concrete & Steel Bridge Company, an innovator in steel-reinforced concrete. The 21-foot-wide bridge was built in 1914 to accommodate automobile and pedestrian traffic. A new bridge downstream opened in 1977, and the Alderson Bridge was thereafter closed to automobiles, though it remains open for pedestrian use.


  • Known as “The Gem of the Hills”
  • Located in three counties, Greenbrier, Monroe, and Summers
  • Voted “Best Fourth of July Celebration” by West Virginia Living Magazine in 2012. Alderson is the place to be to celebrate America’s Independence Day! Yet, there are so many more events that we want you to attend…so explore below and…Save the Date!
  • 2020 population of approximately 1200
  • Leagues: Alderson Basketball League – Greenbrier Girls Softball League – Alderson Little League Baseball – Alderson Chiefs Youth Football – Chiefs Cheerleading – Chiefs Country Tumbling
  • Numerous civic clubs and groups
  • Active Main Street association
  • Active Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • Active Lions Club
  • Home of the annual May Strawberry Festival
  • Located on the beautiful Greenbrier River
  • Well-known for fishing, boating, swimming, canoeing, and kayaking
  • Home of Camp Greenbrier
  • French the lion is the town mascot

  • AMTRAK stop at the historic C & O Depot
  • Excellent town park
  • The Alderson Mini Park on the river
  • The historic Alderson Memorial Pedestrian Bridge
  • Home of Old Greenbrier Baptist Church, which was founded in the 1700s by elder John Alderson, a frontier preacher
  • A scenic walking trail is established in the town
  • Weekly farmers market, Tuesday afternoon during warm months
  • Two full-time volunteer fire departments
  • A full-time town police force
  • Full-time hometown ambulance service
  • Home of “Camp Cupcake” Federal ladies’ camp


Hunting is a first-class experience in Southeastern West Virginia. Whitetail deer, black bear, red/gray fox, bobcat, wild turkey, grouse, duck, squirrel, raccoon, fox, and rabbit make up the resident wildlife population.


West Virginia is one of the states in the US that has two ownership titles, those being SURFACE RIGHTS and MINERAL RIGHTS. A title search for mineral rights ownership has not been conducted. All rights the owner has will convey with the property. A mineral title search could be conducted by a title attorney at the same time when the surface title search is being conducted.


The property is described as 8 acres and 107 poles, approximately 8.66 acres +/- of land as shown on public records. The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre


The property has about 560 feet of frontage on Rt.1 Flat Mountain Road and about 190 feet of frontage on Rt. 2/1 Laural Creek Road The driveway for the property connects directly to the county road system.


Monroe County currently has no known zoning or subdivision regulations. However, all prospective buyers should consult the County Government and the Health Department for any changes and details regarding zoning, building codes, and water wells and septic systems.


The property has been used as a residence. Most recently, the use has been occasional purposes.


Google Coordinates: 80.625870 W,37.706688 N
Address: 5028 Flat Mountain Road, Alderson, WV 24910
Elevation: 2217


25 minutes to Lewisburg
50 minutes to Beckley
2 hours to Charleston, WV
35 minutes to the famous Greenbrier Resort
30 minutes to Hinton
75 minutes to Princeton & I-77
25 minutes to Union
60 minutes to Athens and Concord University
90 minutes to Blacksburg, VA, and Virginia Tech
50 minutes to Raleigh County Memorial Airport, Beckley
30 minutes to Greenbrier Valley Airport, Lewisburg
30 minutes to Bluestone Lake, Hinton
45 minutes to Pipestem Resort State Park
35 minutes to Moncove Lake State Park, Gap Mills
65 minutes to Covington, VA
2.5 hours to Snowshoe
3 hours to WVU
4 hours to Charlotte, NC
2.5 hours to Charlottesville, VA
5 hours to Columbus, OH
5 hours to Lexington, KY
4 hours to Pittsburgh, PA
5 hours Raleigh, NC
1 hour 45 minutes Roanoke, VA
3 hours, 45 minutes Richmond, VA
4.5 hours Washington, DC


Water:  Private Well
Sewer:  Septic
Electricity:  MonPower
Telephone:  Frontier Communications
Trash: Weekly curbside by Greenbrier Valley Solid Waste
Internet:  Frontier Communications DSL cable, and various cell providers
Cellphone Coverage:  Good


Deed Information: DB 106 Page 206
Monroe County, West Virginia
Acreage: 8 acres, 107 poles +/-

Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Monroe County (32), West Virginia
Wolf Creek tax district (09)
Tax Map 4, Parcel 21 –  Class 2
Legal Description FLAT MT. N. S. ST. SEC. RT. 1 8 AC 107 POLES
Parcel ID 32-09-0004-0021-0000

2023 Real Estate Taxes: $95.00 


*Monroe County School District

* Students might be granted the right to be enrolled in the Alderson School system, which is in Greenbrier County.

Public Elementary School:
Mountain View Elementary School

Public Middle School:
Mountain View Middle School

Public High School:
James Monroe High School

Higher Education:
Monroe County Vocational Center


New River Community and Technical College (Lewisburg campus)
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Private Schools:

Greenbrier Episcopal School (PK-8)
Greenbrier Valley Academy (2-8)
Lewisburg Baptist Academy (PK-12)
Renick Christian School (2-7)
Seneca Trail Christian Academy (PK-12)


Alderson is home to two medical clinics. The closest hospital is Greenbrier Valley Medical Center in Fairlea/Lewisburg, a 20-minute drive. To the south in Hinton Summers County, ARH Hospital is about a 25-minute drive.

The area is also blessed to have the amazing service of Health Net helicopters. A helipad is located at the River of Life Church.


West Virginia has VA Hospitals in Clarksburg, Martinsburg, Beckley, and Huntington. Nearby Salem, VA, has a Veterans Hospital—Nearby Community-Based Clinics in Ronceverte/Lewisburg and Princeton.



The Town of Alderson, affectionately known as the “Gem of the Hills,” is tucked away in the lush Greenbrier Valley of southeastern West Virginia. It is situated along the beautiful Greenbrier River and includes Greenbrier, Monroe, and Summers Counties.

In 1763, the nearby Muddy Creek settlements were destroyed by Shawnee Indians under Chief Cornstalk. It was not until 1777 that the town was settled by “Elder” John Alderson, a frontier missionary for whom the town was named. Here, he founded the first Baptist church in the Greenbrier Valley. In the early 1900s, a John Alderson descendant started a Baptist seminary that was later moved north to become Alderson-Broaddus College at Philippi, WV.

The Federal Reformatory for Women, the first federal prison for women, was established here in 1927.

The town is renowned for its annual Independence Day celebration, which West Virginia Living Magazine acknowledged as the state’s “Best Independence Day Celebration” in 2012.

Alderson, WV, today is primarily a residential community with retail establishments in its downtown historic district. These serve the many camps and vacation homes along the Greenbrier River and tourists visiting the surrounding countryside. Commerce and property values are increasing due to increased tourism and the sheer beauty of the river and surrounding farms. Alderson contains many fine homes from the turn of the 20th Century, many of which are in mint condition, always the same as their well-tended, original appearance.

The town of Alderson has been an active community for generations. Alderson’s amenities include churches, an elementary school, a motel, a national bank, Dollar General, Family Dollar, gas/convenience stores, two medical clinics, a hometown pharmacy, an outstanding hometown hardware and builders supply, an artisans studio, martial arts center, a farmers market, two funeral homes, antique shops, mechanics garage, several restaurants, electrical and general contractors, a veterinarian, an insurance agent, and several Airbnb’s.

Lewisburg, the Greenbrier County seat, was voted the Coolest Small Town in America and is just a 20-minute drive to the thriving downtown historic district. The downtown boasts a year-round live theatre, Carnegie Hall, a new $3MM library, several fabulous restaurants, antique shops, and boutiques. There is also a modern hospital, all attendant medical facilities, and all the big box stores. Several new schools have been built in the area.

The Greenbrier County Airport, which has WV’s longest runway, is just 25 minutes away and has daily flights to Chicago and Washington, DC. The world-famous Greenbrier Resort is 25 25-minute’ drive, and Snowshoe Ski Resort is about 2 hours’ drive. Blacksburg, Virginia (Vtech) is about 90 minutes away, Roanoke, Virginia, is about 2 hours, DC is 4 hours, and Charlotte, North Carolina, is 4 hours away.

Just 30 minutes to Sandstone Falls, Bluestone Lake, Bluestone State Park, and Pipestem Resort, the surrounding area offers unlimited soft recreational activities, including white water rafting, golfing, fishing, camping, hiking, bird watching, and rock climbing. Snow skiing at the Winterplace Resort is less than an hour away. You can catch the Amtrak train in Alderson and ride to the Greenbrier Resort, Chicago, or New York City. The Beckley Airport is just 45 minutes away. The new 10,000-acre Boy Scout high adventure camp is an hour’s drive.


Camp Greenbrier is a summer camp for boys in the Allegheny Mountains on the beautiful Greenbrier River in Alderson, West Virginia. It was founded in 1898 and is the oldest privately owned summer camp in continuous operation in the United States.

Camp Greenbrier operates three programs: the Boys Camp for boys from 7 to 15 years old – the Leadership Academy for young men 16 or 17 years old or who have finished the 10th grade. Campers and staff come from throughout the United States and from across the world to enjoy our excellent climate and to make friendships that will last a lifetime.



The lower Greenbrier River possesses the excitement of life on one of the nation’s great wild rivers. The focus of a vast outdoor recreation destination flows untamed out of the high Alleghenies, attracting anglers, paddlers, and naturalists from across the globe.

At 162 miles long, the Greenbrier is the longest undammed river left in the Eastern United States. It is primarily used for recreational pursuits and is well known for its fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and floating opportunities. Its upper reaches flow through the Monongahela National Forest, paralleled for 77 miles by the Greenbrier River Trail, a rail trail that runs between the communities of Cass and North Caldwell.

It has always been a valuable water route, with many of the important cities in the watershed being established river ports. The river gives the receiving waters of the New River an estimated 30% of its water volume. Over three-fourths of the watershed is an extensive karstic (cavern system) supporting fine trout fishing, cave exploration, and recreation. Many important festivals and public events are held along the river throughout the watershed.

The Greenbrier is formed at Durbin in northern Pocahontas County by the confluence of the East Fork Greenbrier River and the West Fork Greenbrier River, both of which are short streams rising at elevations exceeding 3,300 feet and flowing for their entire lengths in northern Pocahontas County. From Durbin, the Greenbrier generally flows south-southwest through Pocahontas, Greenbrier, and Summers Counties, past several communities, including Cass, Marlinton, Hillsboro, Ronceverte, Fort Spring, Alderson, and Hinton, where it flows into the New River.

Along most of its course, the Greenbrier accommodated the celebrated Indian warpath known as the Seneca Trail (Great Indian Warpath). From the vicinity of present-day White Sulphur Springs, the Trail followed Anthony’s Creek down to the Greenbrier near the present Pocahontas-Greenbrier County line. It then ascended the River to the vicinity of Hillsboro and Droop Mountain. It made its way through present Pocahontas County by way of future Marlinton, Indian Draft Run, and Edray.


Nearby, about a 25-minute drive to the New River and 2000-acre Bluestone Lake at Hinton. The New River is the second oldest river in the world, preceded only by the Nile; it is the oldest river in North America. The New River is unique because it begins in Blowing Rock, N.C., and flows north through Virginia into West Virginia. The Nile and Amazon are the only other major rivers that also flow north. Year after year, it produces more citation fish than any other warm water river in WV. Smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, crappie, catfish, sunfish, hybrid striped bass, and muskie are all common species of fish found in the New River and Bluestone Lake.

Great hunting and fishing opportunities abound at the 17,632-acre Bluestone Wildlife Area adjacent to the park and Camp Creek State Forest.

Lewisburg, the Greenbrier County seat, was voted the Coolest Small Town in America and is just a 20-minute drive to the thriving downtown historic district. The downtown boasts a year-round live theatre, Carnegie Hall, a new $3MM library, several fabulous restaurants, antique shops, and boutiques. There is also a modern hospital, all attendant medical facilities, and all the big box stores. Several new schools have been built in the area.



Located in the southeastern corner of the state near the border of Virginia, Greenbrier State Forest provides over 5,100 acres of heavily forested, mountainous terrain for outdoor recreation, including cabins, a public swimming pool, campsites, a shooting range, and trails.


High atop Peter’s Mountain in Monroe County is Hanging Rock Raptor Observatory. It was initially an old fire tower, built in 1956, but now is one of the best spots to view migrating birds of prey.


Lost World Caverns, an underground wonderland of stalactites, stalagmites, and other underground formations, is sure to evoke your wonder and amazement.


This historic log cabin-style church in the countryside of Monroe County dates back to 1785. Its claim to fame is the oldest existing church building in West Virginia!

The Greenbrier River Trail is a 78-mile-long trail popular for hiking, bicycling, backpacking, cross-country skiing, and horseback riding. It closely mirrors its namesake, the Greenbrier River; these views can’t be missed!


History buffs will enjoy seeing this national historic district with buildings and landmarks that date back more than 200 years! Great local shops and dining spots make this a must-see town.


Organ Cave, a national historic and landmark, is a  privately-operated attraction offering underground views of fascinating rock formations and prehistoric fossils.


“America’s Resort” has been a cherished getaway since 1778. A National Historic Landmark, The Greenbrier is famous for its mineral springs, equestrian, gun club, trout fishing, mountain driving course, casino, Prime 44 steak house, tennis, championship golf, boutiques, fine dining, and recreational activities.


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