FOR SALE – Nice brick ranch home in Alderson, WV 24910

$96,000.00 List price

FOR SALE Nice brick ranch home in the Gem of the Hills

409 Chestnut Ave. E. ,Alderson,WV

Wild and Wonderful Greenbrier County, WV

FOR SALE $96,000.00

409 Chestnut Ave. East, Alderson, WV 24910


Well-built brick ranch style home in the quaint town of Alderson. The home has two bedrooms, a single bath, and is situated high and dry on the Greenbrier County side of town. Easy walking distance to the Community Center, Elementary School, and the Public Library.

The community of Alderson has a down-home atmosphere with real pride in property ownership and being involved in the ongoing activities. Alderson is known as” The Gem of The Hills’‘ and boasts the best 4th of July celebration in the state. Every May is the ever-growing strawberry festival.


  • Quality built brick ranch style home
  • Greenbrier County side of Alderson
  • Not in the river flood zone
  • Wonderful porch
  • Large, heated garage
  • Full unfinished basement
  • Large carport
  • Two outbuildings
  • 2 bedroom
  • 1 bath
  • Large living room
  • Lots of storage area
  • Metal roof


Google Coordinates:

80.637977 W,37.729203 N
Address: 409 Chestnut Ave. East, Alderson, WV 24910
Elevation Range: About 1578



  • Solid built home with recent updates
  • Central heat and air
  • Generac backup generator
  • Large, heated garage 24 ft. x 30 ft.
  • Full unfinished basement 38 ft. 10 in. x 27 ft.
  • Covered front porch 5 ft. 5 in. x 7 ft. 3 in.
  • Hardwood floors
  • A great covered side porch for relaxing 10 ft. 2 in. x 24 ft., back section 14 ft. x 6 ft. 3 in.
  • Carport with paved surface 21 ft. x 18 ft.
  • Outbuilding 1, 16 ft. 12 ft.
  • Outbuilding 2, 6 ft. x 8 ft.
  • Chain link fence pet lot 20 ft. x 8 ft.
  • Only minutes to Lewisburg
  • Town Park is nearby
  • Public school is within walking distance
  • Convenient location
  • Shopping within walking distance
  • The Greenbrier River is nearby
  • Minutes to historic Lewisburg
  • Doctors’ offices nearby
  • Not in the flood zone

Home Room Dimensions

First Floor
Living Room with fireplace 15 ft. 4 in. ft x 17 ft. 6 in.
Dining Nook 8 ft x 10 ft. 6 in.
Kitchen 9 ft. x 7 ft. 7 in. and offset 2 ft. 2 in. x 2 ft. 6 in.
Bedroom 1, 11 ft. 9 in. x 15 ft. 7 in.

Bedroom 2, 10 ft. 5 in. x 12 ft. 2 in.

Bath 7 ft. 4 in. x 4 ft. 11 in.
Office 10 ft. 6 in. 10 ft. 11 in. and offset 2 ft. 2 in. x 2 ft. 6 in.

Foyer 5 ft. x 4 ft. 7 in.

Total Living Space = 1232 sq. ft. (from public records)

Garage Dimensions

Garage, attached 24 ft x 30 ft, heated, side entry doors, automatic roll-up door


The property is being sold the existing legal description.


Chestnut Ave. East off Route 12. Chestnut Ave E. is paved street maintained by the Town of Alderson.


Water: Town of Alderson
Sewer: Town of Alderson
Electricity: MonPower/First Energy
Telephone: Frontier, Suddenlink, and others
Internet: Frontier, Suddenlink, and others
Cellphone Coverage: Excellent


The town of Alderson has zoning. Monroe County does not currently have zoning and subdivision regulations. All prospective buyers should consult the County Commission and the Health Department for details regarding zoning, building codes, and installation of septic systems. Information can be found at the county website:

The Town of Alderson office may be reached at 304-445-2916 or via email at Director of Zoning is Mr. Eric Duff.


Residential home with large, attached garage.


Deed Information: Deed Book 598 Page 646

Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Greenbrier County, West Virginia
Alderson Corp. Tax District 1

Tax Map 6 Parcel 80

2020 Real Estate Taxes: $504.00


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 Episcopal 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 southern West Virginia. It is situated along the beautiful Greenbrier River and includes both Greenbrier and Monroe Counties.

In 1763, the nearby Muddy Creek settlements were destroyed by Shawnee Indians under Chief Cornstalk and it was not until 1777 that the town was settled by “Elder” John Alderson, a frontier missionary for whom the town was named. It was here he founded the first Baptist church in the Greenbrier Valley and later 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 festival, which was acknowledged by West Virginia Living Magazine as the state’s “Best Independence Day Celebration” in 2012.

Alderson, WV, today is largely 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 as a result of increased tourism and the sheer beauty of the river and surrounding farms. Alderson itself contains many fine homes from the turn of the 20th Century, many of which are in mint condition, never having been altered from their well-tended, original appearance.

The town of Alderson has been an active community for generations. Boasting the largest and most popular 4th of July day parade in the state is hosted by the Town of Alderson. Alderson’s amenities include churches, elementary school, motel, bank, Dollar General, Family Dollar, gas/convenience stores, medical clinic, pharmacy, and restaurants. Alderson is located along the Greenbrier River in Greenbrier County and Monroe County, incorporated in 1881. Alderson was originally settled in 1777 by “Elder” John Alderson, a frontier missionary for whom the town is named Alderson is also home to “Camp Cupcake”, the minimum-security federal prison where Martha Stewart spent her vacation.

Lewisburg, which is the Greenbrier County seat, was voted the Coolest Small Town in American 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 and all attendant medical facilities along with all the big box stores. Several new schools have been built in the area.

The Greenbrier County Airport, which has WV’s longest runway, is located 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 120 minutes, DC is 4 hours, and Charlotte, North Carolina is 3.5 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. In 10 minutes, you can catch the Amtrak train in Alderson and ride to the Greenbrier Resort, Chicago, or New York City. Beckley Airport is just 45 minutes away. The new 10,000-acre Boy Scout high adventure camp is an hour’s drive, and the 14,000-acre Wildlife Management Area is just across the river at Bull Falls.



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, it flows untamed out of the lofty 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 well known for its fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and floating opportunities. Its upper reaches flow through the Monongahela National Forest, and it is 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), which supports 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 flows generally 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 and made its way through present Pocahontas County by way of future Marlinton, Indian Draft Run, and Edray.


409 Chestnut Ave. E., Alderson is a 20-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.

Bluestone Lake is over 2000 acres at the summer pool and is the state’s third-largest body of water. 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 American 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 and all attendant medical facilities along with all the big box stores. Several new schools have been built in the area.


From Interstate 64 take exit 161 onto Rt. 12 South for 11 miles into Alderson. At the Little General, BP convenience store turn right onto Chestnut Ave. East. Continue traveling on Chestnut Ave. East and at the Community Center cross Virginia Street and 409 Chestnut Ave. East is on the left.

For more information on the real estate, contact Randy “Riverbend” Burdette, CAI #927  Call or text 304-667-2897.


Richard Grist Broker/Auctioneer/Forester

1029 Washington Street East, Lewisburg, WV 24901

Lewisburg office phone 304.645.7674

Randy S. Burdette, CAI 927 Lead Auctioneer/ Realtor

304-667-2897 Cell call or text


updated 12/09/2020 11:25 pm ET



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Randy S. Burdette, CAI 927

P. O. Box 800 Alderson, WV 24910

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