Marlinton

There Ain’t No G In Marlinton
Written by Andrew Price, the first Mayor of Marlinton

 A smart and stylish man was he,
He had a college-bought degree,
He wished to buy some timber land,
And so he took his pen in hand,
But when it all was said and done,
He hurt his friend in Marlinton
He did a capital crime you see,
Spelling Marlinton with a G.

There ain’t no G in Marlinton,
There ain’t no G in Marlinton,
There ain’t no G in Marlinton,
There ain’t no G in Marlinton.

     Marlinton, West Virginia has always had spelling problems with its name, so Andrew Price, the first mayor wrote these verses to discourage this mistake.  Marlinton was named for Jacob Marlin, one of the first English settlers to the area in 1749.  Marlinton is the second county seat of Pocahontas County.  Colonel John McGraw planned the town and promoted the move of the Pocahontas County Court House from Huntersville to Marlinton in 1891.

To celebrate its rich history, Marlinton holds Pioneer Days the second weekend of July each year.  Marlinton is located on the banks of the wild Greenbrier River.  Through Marlinton runs the Greenbrier River Trail, the longest and narrowest state park in the county.   Please visit our links on this site for other interesting attractions in our area.  We welcome you to Marlinton where no one is a stranger.  Don’t be surprised to be greeted by most anyone you meet as you walk the streets of our community.

Come for a Visit, Stay for a Lifetime.

It Happens Here.

Fast Facts

Valley Population & Per Capita Income / Labor Force

Greenbrier Monroe Pocahontas
Population based on 2010 census 35,430 13,502 8,719
White population 94.6% 99.3% 97.8%
Median age 45 47 47
Avg HH size 2 2 2
Median income $40,001 $37,154 $37,063
Labor Force 15,120 5,780 3,970
Unemployment Rate 4.7% 3.7% 5.2%

Major State Business Taxes

Corporate Net Income Tax 9.0%
Basis: Federal taxable income with WV adjustments; three-factor apportionment formula (property, payroll and double-weighted sales factors) for multistate businesses.
Business Franchise Tax 0.75%
Basis: Net worth of corporation or partnership as determined for federal tax purposes; three factor apportionment formula (see above) for multistate businesses.
Sales and Use Tax 6.0%
Note: Materials and machinery used in direct manufacturing processes are exempt.
Personal Income Tax 6.5%
Basis: Federal adjusted gross income with WV adjustments; $2,000 personal exemption; top rate (shown) on incomes over $60,000.

Valley Climate

GREENBRIER COUNTY
Temperature (Degrees F) Mean Annual Average       Avg. 51

January Averages

High 39

Low 18

July Averages

High 83

Low 59

Long Term Precipitation (inches)

January 2.69

July 4.39

Annual 38.8

Mean Annual Snowfall Range (inches)

25-80

MONROE COUNTY
Temperature (Degrees F) Mean Annual Average       Avg. 52

January Averages

High 41

Low 20

July Averages

High 83

Low 58

Long Term Precipitation (inches)

January 2.26

July 3.84

Annual 35.7

Mean Annual Snowfall Range (inches)

25-35

POCAHONTAS COUNTY
Temperature (Degrees F) Mean Annual Average       Avg. 48

January Averages

High 37

Low 13

July Averages

High 82

Low 57

Long Term Precipitation (inches)

January 3.35

July 4.50

Annual 44.9

Mean Annual Snowfall Range (inches)

50-120

Note: Wide variation in snowfall in some counties due to mountainous terrain. Upper limits in higher elevations.

Transportation – click here to see map.

Rail Service: CSX, NF&G, Amtrak
Highways, Interstates: I-64, providing access to I-77, I-79 and I-81
US Routes: 60,219,250
WV Routes: 3,12,20,28,39,55,63,66,84,92,122,150,311
Motor freight carriers: 10+
Overnight couriers/parcel services: yes
Bus service: Greyhound, Mountain Transit Authority
Navigable Waterways: None
Nearest Ocean Ports: Baltimore, Norfolk/Hampton Roads
Airport: Greenbrier Valley AirportElevation: 2,303 feet
Runway: 7,004 feet
Commercial Airlines:US AirServices Available: Restaurant, Taxi, Car Rental, Limousine, Charter aircraft, Aircraft servicing/maintenance, Hanger rental, Commerical air service is also available at Charleston (113 miles from Lewisburg)and Roanoke (85 miles)

 Child Care

Licensed Care Centers
Greenbrier

10

Monroe

2

Pocahontas

3

Medical

Greenbrier County
Hospitals

1

Beds

122

Doctors

63

Dentists

17

Monroe County
Hospitals

0

Beds

0

Doctors

3

Dentists

1

Pocahontas County
Hospitals

1

Beds

27

Doctors

6

Dentists

2

Come for a Visit, Stay for a Lifetime.

It Happens Here.