Agent Contact:
Randy S. "Riverbend" Burdette , 304-667-2897

Located in the little town of Alderson, West Virginia, 246 Johnson Street is a fine home that has raised several families over the years. Located out of the FEMA flood plain, this 4-bedroom, 2-bath home is close to many places within easy walking distance. The brand new multi-million dollar public school, the library, the Greenbrier River, shopping, restaurants, city hall, the scenic Alderson Memorial Bridge, and more are within easy walking distance. The property has a huge yard and includes a large level lot across Johnson Street. The approximate acreage is just a shade less than 1 acre. The home is the Craftsman style with a spacious covered front porch. The interior features vintage oak hardwood floors, French doors, and oak trim. A spacious entry-level primary bedroom includes a large bath plus a laundry nook. Traveling up the oak staircase, the home has 3 bedrooms and a full bath in the hallway.


  • Wonderful Craftsman Style Home
  • 2647 SF According To Tax Records
  • Four Bedrooms
  • Two Baths
  • 87 Very Level Lots On Both Sides Of Johnson Street
  • Not In The Flood Zone
  • Oak Hardwood Flooring
  • Oak French Doors
  • Oak Staircase
  • Oak Trim
  • Two Fireplaces
  • Center Library Room With Shelves And A Fireplace
  • Master Bedroom With Large Bath On The Entry Level, Plus Equipped With A Washer/Dryer Nook
  • Large Kitchen With Sunny Breakfast Nook
  • Handicap Accessible From The Back
  • Modern Boiler Hot Water Baseboard Heat
  • Shingle Roof
  • Partial Brick Siding
  • 200 Amp Electric Service
  • Large Unfinished Basement
  • Wonderful Covered Front Porch
  • Covered Carport And Patio
  • Appliances Convey, Washer And Dryer, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Stove
  • Paved Driveway
  • Stick-Built Double-Section Outbuilding
  • Property Adjoins An Alleyway
  • Low-Traffic Street
  • High-Speed Internet Is Available From Multiple Companies
  • Water And Sewer By The Town Of Alderson
  • Weekly Curb-Side Trash Pick Up Every Thursday By Greenbrier Valley Solid Waste
  • Full-Time Police Department
  • Since 1906, Protection 24 Hours A Day By The Alderson Volunteer Fire Department
  • Wonderful Full-Time Ambulance Service By The Alderson Volunteer Fire Department
  • Tri-County Volunteer Fire Company Is Only 5 Minutes Away
  • Wonderful Mature Dogwood Tree And Several Large Shade Trees


Covered Front Porch 23.11 x 9.1

Covered Front Porch 23.11 x 9.1
Living Room 24.10 x 13.6
Dining Room 15.6 x 13.5
Library/Family Room 19.6 x 16.6
Kitchen 16.4 x 11.3
Breakfast Nook 17.9 x 7.6
Primary Bedroom 18.10 x 17.3
Primary Bath 9.9 x 11.1

Handicap Accessible Ramp
38.3 x 12.2 at landing
Covered Patio and Carport Combination 39.9 x 23.7

Front, Bedroom Two 12.1 x 13.6
Walk-In Storage 5.11 x 4.11
Bedroom Three 12.2 x 13.5
Center Hallway 6.3 x 13.5
Bathroom 7.6 x 9.10
Bedroom Four 12.9 x 18.9
Side Room 6.2 x 11.3
Walk-In Storage 5.3 x 6.8

Storage Room At Base Of Staircase 24.10 x 13.6
Main Basement Room 35.4 x 25
Electrical/Furnace Room 11.11 x 11.3
Storage Room 15.11 x 6.5

  • 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
  • 2020 Population Of Approximately 1200
  • Leagues: Alderson Basketball League
  • Greenbrier Girls Softball League
  • Alderson Archers
  • Alderson Chiefs Youth Football
  • Chiefs Cheerleading
  • Chiefs Country Tumbling
  • Numerous Civic Clubs And Groups
  • Active Main Street Association
  • Active Veterans Of Foreign Wars Chapter
  • 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 Beautiful 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. There Is A Weekly Farmers Market On Tuesday Afternoons 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


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.


Google Coordinates: 37.727434°(N), -80.640599°(W)
Address: 246 Johnson Street, Alderson, WV 24910
Elevation: 1545 ft. +/-

Drive Times

Towns and Highway
I-64 Alta Alderson Exit 161: 15 Minutes
Beckley: 45 Minutes
Fairlea: 20 Minutes
Lewisburg (Main Town): 20 Minutes
Union: 30 Minutes
White Sulphur Springs And The Greenbrier Resort: 30 Minutes

2 Hours To Charleston, WV
25 Minutes To Hinton
75 Minutes To Princeton & I-77
45 Minutes To Athens And Concord University
90 Minutes To Blacksburg, VA, And Virginia Tech
35 Minutes To Raleigh County Memorial Airport, Beckley
25 Minutes To Greenbrier Valley Airport, Lewisburg
25 Minutes To Bluestone Lake, Hinton
35 Minutes To Pipestem Resort State Park
30 Minutes To Moncove Lake State Park, Gap Mills
50 Minutes To Covington, VA
2 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 30 Minutes Roanoke, VA
3 Hours, 30 Minutes Richmond, VA
4.5 Hours Washington, DC


Greenbrier Valley Airport, Lewisburg: 25 minutes, (LWB). Contour Airlines offers non-stop service to Charlotte and connections through American Airlines to destinations across the US.

Our newly renovated terminal offers all the comforts of bigger airports, including:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • ATM banking
  • Vending machines
  • Free parking
  • No long security lines
  • Restaurant
  • Car Rentals
  • Shuttle Service To The Greenbrier Resort

Greenbrier Valley Airport: 304-645-3961, https://www.mylwb.com/


Alderson/ Hinton Airfield At Pence Springs 13 Minutes


The Amtrak Cardinal Route, New York City-Penn Station (NYP) To Chicago-Union Station (CHI) Stops In Alderson, WV Three Times Weekly. An Amtrak Station Is Conveniently Located In Downtown Alderson, Which Is A Whistle Stop Only Station.

Due To The Fact That This Is An Unstaffed Station, With No Ticketing Services Available, Prior Reservations Are Required. 800-872-7245

Alderson Station (ALD)*
Please Arrive 30 Minutes Prior To Departure
* Unstaffed Station
** Flag-Stop Only; Reservations Required

Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Fairlea: 20 Minutes
Alderson Family Medicine, Dr. Marlyn Glaser, MD, 3 Minutes
Alderson Clinic By Rainelle Medical, 4 Minutes
The Robert C. Byrd Clinic In Lewisburg Is A Public Clinic That Is A Part Of WV’s Largest Medical School, The West Virginia School Of Osteopathic Medicine – 20 Minutes
Healthnet Helicopter Emergency Flight Service At The River Of Life Church, 3 Minutes
Alderson Pharmacy, 4 Minutes


The Beckley VA Hospital Is Approximately 45 Minutes Away. West Virginia Has VA Hospitals In Clarksburg, Martinsburg, Beckley, And Huntington. Nearby Salem, VA, Has A Veterans Hospital. Nearby Community-Based Clinics In Lewisburg And Princeton.

For Fido, Sylvester, And Mr. Ed
Alderson Veterinary Hospital, 4 Minutes
Brookfield Veterinary Clinic At Lowell, 15 Minutes
Fairlea Animal Hospital, Davis Stuard Road, 15 Minutes

Greenbrier Aquatic Center, Fairlea: 20 Minutes
Greenbrier State Forest, Harts Run, WV: 30 Minutes
New River Gorge Bridge, Fayetteville: 1 Hour 20 Minutes
New River Gorge National Park And Preserve, Sandstone: 40 Minutes
State Fair Of West Virginia, Fairlea: 20 Minutes

Recreation – Lakes
Bluestone Lake, Hinton: 30 Minutes
Summersville Lake, Summersville: 1 Hour 25 Minutes

EATERIES In And Near Alderson
Big Wheel Family Restaurant
Riverview Café
Jessie’s Market
Riverview Express Mart
God Fathers Pizza
Fruits of Labor
Stuarts Smokehouse
Country Roads Store
Lowell Market
The Meeting Place


From City National Bank, Alderson:  9/10 Mile +/- (5 Minutes +/-)

From The City National Bank, Travel Route 12 South For 8/10 Mile; Just Before The Fruits Of Labor On The Right, Turn Right Onto Johnson Street, Travel 1/10 Mile; The Home Is On The Right.


With only a few steps to the Greenbrier River, an exciting view of wildlife changes daily with the seasons. The town has a local family of bald eagles that you see as they soar above the river. Otters and beavers are often seen paddling around the historic Memorial Bridge. Canadian geese and a variety of ducks are residents and can be seen about every day. Great Blue Herons, Cranes, Ospreys, and Egrets can occasionally be seen near the old bridge. A wide range of birds from A-Z can be observed with a close watch throughout the year in Alderson.


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 being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.


Water:  Town Of Alderson
Sewer:  Town Of Alderson
Electricity:  Monpower
Telephone:  Frontier Communications And Optimum
Trash: Weekly Curbside By Greenbrier Valley Solid Waste
Internet:   Optimum, Frontier Communications, And Various Cell Providers
Cellphone Coverage:  Excellent


The property fronts on Johnson Street in the Town of Alderson.


Alderson and Greenbrier County are subject to some zoning and subdivision regulations. All prospective buyers should consult the Town of Alderson, the County Commission and the Health Department for details regarding zoning, building codes, and installation of septic systems. The property is zoned by the Town of Alderson

Information can be found at the county website: http://greenbriercounty.net/ordinances.


The property has been used as a residence


Deed Information: DB 559 Pg. 819
Greenbrier County, West Virginia
Acreage: 0.87 acre +/-

Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Greenbrier County (13), West Virginia
Alderson Corp (1)

Tax Map 6 Parcels 267 and 268; Class 4
Tax Map 6 Parcel 280; Class 2
Tax Map 6 Parcels 281 and 282; Class 4

2023 Real Estate Taxes: $941.44


Greenbrier County School District

Public Elementary School:
Alderson Elementary School

Public Middle School:
Eastern Greenbrier Middle School

Public High School:
Greenbrier East High School

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

Private Schools:
Greenbrier Community School (PK-8)
Greenbrier Valley Academy (2-8)
Lewisburg Baptist Academy (PK-12)
Renick Christian School (2-7)
Seneca Trail Christian Academy (PK-12)



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 Valley 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 minutes’ 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 nearby Camp Creek State Forest.

Lewisburg, which is the Greenbrier County seat, was voted the Coolest Small Town in America and is just a 35-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. Fairlea is the home for the State Fair of WV.


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