Greenbrier County

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Greenbrier County, West Virginia

PO Box 506
Lewisburg, WV 24901
Phone: (304) 647-6602
Fax: (304) 647-6694

On southeastern border of WV, northeast of Beckley; organized Oct 20, 1778 from Montgomery and Botetcourt counties (in VA). Name Origin: For the principal river of the county, whose name refers to the thorny vine Smilax rotundifolia found abundantly on its banks.

Area (sq mi):: 1024.43 (land 1021.26; water 3.17) Population per square mile: 34.30
Population 2005: 35,027 State rank: 16 Population change: 2000-20005 1.70%; 1990-2000 -0.70% Population 2000: 34,453 (White 94.70%; Black or African American 3.00%; Hispanic or Latino 0.70%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.50%). Foreign born: 0.60%. Median age: 41.60
Income 2000: per capita $16,247; median household $26,927; Population below poverty level: 18.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,952-$23,680
Unemployment (2004): 5.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.50% Median travel time to work: 24.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 16.90%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Massey Energy Company announced today that it has completed the acquisition of the Mountaineer #2 Mine in Greenbrier County, WV, including related mining permits, mine infrastructure and 200,000 tons of mid-vol metallurgical coal reserves.
Xinergy Ltd declared that they loaded the first train of premium mid vol metallurgical coal at its recently finished load out facility at its South Fork mine in Greenbrier County, WV.