West Virginia Greenbrier County Public Libraries

By | January 2, 2023

We are providing a comprehensive directory of public libraries in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. This list includes library formal name, street address, postal code, phone number and how many books are available. Check the following list to see all public libraries in West Virginia Greenbrier County.

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1. Library System ALDERSON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 308 Walnut AVE., Alderson, WV 24910
Phone Number: (304) 445-7221 Greenbrier 6,053 12,215

2. Central Library ALDERSON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 308 Walnut AVE., Alderson, WV 24910
Phone Number: (304) 445-7221 Greenbrier N/A N/A

3. Central Library GREENBRIER COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 301 Courtney Drive, Lewisburg, WV 24901
Phone Number: (304) 647-7568 Greenbrier N/A N/A

4. Library System GREENBRIER COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 301 Courtney Drive, Lewisburg, WV 24901
Phone Number: (304) 647-7568 Greenbrier 50,314 37,322

5. Library System RAINELLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 312 7th Street, Rainelle, WV 25962
Phone Number: (304) 438-3008 Greenbrier 18,963 10,480

6. Central Library RAINELLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 312 7th Street, Rainelle, WV 25962
Phone Number: (304) 438-3008 Greenbrier N/A N/A

7. Central Library RONCEVERTE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 712 W. Main ST., Ronceverte, WV 24970
Phone Number: (304) 647-7400 Greenbrier N/A N/A

8. Library System RONCEVERTE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 712 W. Main ST., Ronceverte, WV 24970
Phone Number: (304) 647-7400 Greenbrier 14,750 14,431

9. Library System RUPERT PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 602 Nicholas Street, Rupert, WV 25984
Phone Number: (304) 392-6158 Greenbrier 7,156 2,711

10. Central Library RUPERT PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 602 Nicholas Street, Rupert, WV 25984
Phone Number: (304) 392-6158 Greenbrier N/A N/A

11. Central Library WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 203 W. Main ST., White Sulphur Spring, WV 24986
Phone Number: (304) 536-1171 Greenbrier N/A N/A

12. Library System WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 203 W. Main ST., White Sulphur Spring, WV 24986
Phone Number: (304) 536-1171 Greenbrier 16,901 22,042

Overview of Greenbrier County, West Virginia

Greenbrier County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. As of 2000, the population is 34,453. Its county seat is Lewisburg.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,653 km² (1,024 mi²). 2,645 km² (1,021 mi²) of it is land and 8 km² (3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.31% water.

History

During the early 18th century, the area now known as Greenbrier County was largely uninhabited. No permanent Indian villages were found and only a few trappers roamed the area. It wasn’t until 1740 that colonists began to arrive. The county was officially chartered later in 1782.

The area witnessed numerous Indian raids during the colonial period, including a raid on Fort Randolph and later on Fort Donnally, then inhabited by 25 men and 60 women and children. The most heroic of the defenders of Fort Donnally was an African American slave named Dick Pointer. Pointer, said to have stood 7 foot tall, defended the log door, giving the settlers enough time to awaken and defend themselves against the attack. Pointer later addressed the Virginia General Assembly and gave a moving appeal that “in the decline of life” he be freed for his defense of Fort Donnally. Historic accounts differ as to whether the legislature ever provided his freedom. His grave is marked beside Carnegie Hall in the county seat of Lewisburg along with a historical marker placed prominently in the midst of the Lewisburg Cemetery. Pointer’s musket is on permanent display at The North House Museum in Lewisburg.

The Civil War came to the county in 1861 and several battles were fought in the area including Lewisburg in May 1862 and White Sulphur Springs in August 1863. Both battles resulted in Union victories.

What is said to be the oldest golf course in the United States was founded in 1884 just north of White Sulphur Springs by the Montague family.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there are 34,453 people, 14,571 households, and 9,922 families residing in the county. The population density is 13/km² (34/mi²). There are 17,644 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (17/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 95.23% White, 3.04% Black or African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.15% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. 0.68% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 14,571 households out of which 27.60% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.20% are married couples living together, 10.70% have a female householder with no husband present, and 31.90% are non-families. 28.60% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.40% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.32 and the average family size is 2.83.

In the county, the population is spread out with 21.60% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 26.10% from 25 to 44, 26.90% from 45 to 64, and 17.70% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 42 years. For every 100 females there are 92.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $26,927, and the median income for a family is $33,292. Males have a median income of $26,157 versus $19,620 for females. The per capita income for the county is $16,247. 18.20% of the population and 14.50% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 23.70% of those under the age of 18 and 16.00% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Cities and towns

  • Alderson
  • Fairlea
  • Falling Spring
  • Lewisburg
  • Quinwood
  • Rainelle
  • Ronceverte
  • Rupert
  • White Sulphur Springs