White Sulphur Springs

White Sulphur Springs grew in the first half of the nineteenth century as the southern “Queen of the Watering Places”. The springs resort first became the standard summer destination for wealthy Virginia Low Country residents seeking reprieve from heat, humidity, and disease of the “sickly season”. As its popularity increased and it gained status as a socially exclusive site, the springs attracted elite guests from all areas of the South.

The resort, now known as The Greenbrier, remains one of the country’s most luxurious and exclusive resorts. For many years, Sam Snead was the resort’s golf pro. The resort has another significant place in golf history; in 1979, it hosted the first Ryder Cup to feature the current competitive setup of the United States and European sides. Golf in the United States began near White Sulphur Springs when the Montague family founded Oakhurst Links in 1884, making it the oldest organized golf club in the country. In 1992 the Washington Post reported that, during the Cold War, the resort had been the site of a “bunker”, the Emergency Relocation Center, which was intended to house and protect the U.S. Congress in the event of a nuclear attack. The Greenbrier also currently serves as the location for training camp for the New Orleans Saints.

The Town of White Sulphur Springs was devastated during the June 2016 flood. Since that time, a large amount of both public and private investment has been made in the community to reinvigorate its quaint historic downtown sector, including the Barnwood Living Showroom, a store dedicated to selling goods and memorabilia from the hit DIY television show Barnwood Builders. The star of the show, Mark Bowe, calls Greenbrier County home. In addition, White Sulphur Springs is home to the National Fish Hatchery and the Greenbrier State Forest Park.

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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

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