Greenbrier County Real Estate
As the second county by size in West Virginia, Greenbrier County has an abundance of activities for everyone. Explore historical sites and areas with rich cultural history, small towns with annual community events and festivals, and scenic beauty beyond compare.
The history in Greenbrier County can be traced back to at least the 1700s with 2 former Native American trails, the Midland Trail and Seneca Trail, crossing with a small outpost in the area which is now Lewisburg. The Virginia General Assembly official created Greenbrier County in 1777, naming it after the beautiful Greenbrier River. Tourism in the area dates back to 1778 when people starting visiting the White Sulphur Spring to “take the waters” for health restoration. The Spring hosted five presidents before the first hotel, The Old White, was built and now is The Greenbrier Resort. Organized religious activities began a couple years later with churches meeting in Alderson, Lewisburg, and Spring Creek. This included the building of Old Stone Church, the oldest unrestored church still used west of the Alleghenies. Greenbrier County did not escape the battles of the Civil War with notable conflicts including the Battle of Lewisburg and Battle of Dry Creek. Several of the towns also have National Historic Districts and Registered Historic Landmarks to explore.
Greenbrier County boasts several towns with a great sense of community pride and spirt. The county seat of Lewisburg features boutique and antique stores, a variety of local restaurants, and popular events such as Taste of our Town and the Chocolate Festival. White Sulphur Springs has seen a major resurgence since the 2016 flood. They have new restaurants and stores, a new community pool and fitness center, and a new hotel going into the old White Sulphur High School building. Hosting the state’s biggest 4th of July celebration, the town of Alderson is split by the Greenbrier River. Ronceverte, another river community, offers the Island Park with an amphitheater, several ball fields, playground, boat launch, and hosts the annual River Festival. The towns of Rainelle, Rupert, Quinwood, and Renick also offer rich history and community activities.
Outside of the towns of Greenbrier County there is beautiful scenery beyond compare and the enjoyment of all four seasons. Summer is great for river floating and biking or hiking the Greenbrier River Trail. Camping, swimming and trails can be found at the Greenbrier State Forest and the Blue Bend or Summit Lake areas of the Monongahela National Forest. Fall brings the gorgeous red, orange, and yellows of the changing leaves that are great viewed on a drive over the Highland Scenic Highway, the Midland Trail (Route 60), or a hike to Grassy Knob, the highest point in Greenbrier County at 4,380 feet. Winter months can bring one or two nice snows and there are ski resorts within a 1-2 hour drive. When spring blooms enjoy cool evening walks, wild flowers, and the joy of the four season cycle starting again.
Greenbrier County WV real estate for sale ranges from historic homes to newer homes, building lots to expansive farms, and luxury homes to townhomes. If Greenbrier County sounds like the place for you, Click Here to view Greenbrier County WV homes for sale. You can also give us a call at 304.645.2255 where we will get a few details to set up an e-alert to notify you if anything matches your search preferences.