Specialties of Greenbrier County!


Susan Fleshman

Green-brier county got its name from the well known and beautiful Green-brier river. A big attractions in West Virginia know for its kayaking and camping availability.

The word “Green-brier” is referring to the thorny vines of a genus smilax that are known to be throughout Southern Appalachian. It’s been called the “Green-brier” since the 1830’s.

In 1777, Green-brier county was made from the western parts of Botetourt and Montgomery counties.

Some of Green-brier county’s biggest attractions and landmarks are:

  • The Green-Brier
  • Lost World Caverns
  • Smooth Ambler Spirits
  • Bear town State Park
  • Organ Cave
  • North House Museum
  • Green-brier State Forest
  • Hawks Knob Appalachian Hard Cider
  • New River Gorge National Park and Preserve
  • Green-brier River Trail
  • Herns Mill Historic Covered Bridge
  • Babcock State Park
  • Harmony Ridge

These are activities all throughout Green-brier county and things that many people love to enjoy. Even tourist, it shows that just because Green-brier county seems small is has a lot of beautiful things to love and enjoy.