ALDERSON, W.Va. — I first wrote about this small southern West Virginia town for my book, “The Hillbilly Highway” about 25 years ago. The late Maxine Payne of here and nearby Hinton first introduced me to Alderson, which is divided by the Greenbrier River.
I’ve been passing through fairly regularly since, considering it’s out-of-the-beaten-path location, when Maxine brought me here for lunch at the now gone Monroe Diner.
This week, while visiting family in the region and doing a bit of work, I decided it was time to spend a couple of nights here. I’m glad I did. After checking in at the Riverview Motel, I took a stroll through downtown. Below are a few glimpses of what I saw.
© Michael M. Barrick, 2021. The Appalachian Chronicle is a publication of Grassroots Appalachia.