Greenbrier County

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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Though WVSMA had not already set up a Disaster Relief Committee, under the leadership of Brian & Karen Foy of WVSMA and Coy Flowers, MD, President of the Greenbrier County Medical Society, the West Virginia Medical Foundation has established the WVMF Disaster Relief Fund.
"It's been rough on White Sulphur and the surrounding areas." The flooding left 23 people dead in West Virginia, 15 of them in hard-hit Greenbrier County, where the resort is located.
The forecast also includes hardest-hit Greenbrier County, where 17 people have died and floodwaters have yet to recede.
"Roads destroyed, bridges out, homes burned down, washed off foundations," said Greenbrier County Sheriff Jan Cahill.
Greenbrier County Sheriff Jan Cahill described "complete chaos" in his county, one of the hardest hit.
The hardest-hit area was Greenbrier County in the southeast of the state, with 15 deaths, she said.
The hardest-hit area was Greenbrier County in the southwestern part of the state, with 15 deaths, she said.
Greenbrier County, the area where the 5-year-old gourmet store is located, is a magnet for tourists "There is a lot of recreation and tourism here," says Pence about Lewisburg, which is near The Greenbrier resort.
In a mill tucked away in a rural corner of West Virginia's Greenbrier County, old factories and barns are turned into hardwood flooring for customers throughout the country.
(TSX:XRG and XRG.WT), has received approvals and started production on a part of its Sewell seam mid-volatility metallurgical coal reserves, situated in Greenbrier County, West Virginia.