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White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia

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A community in Greenbrier County, White Sulphur Springs (map) was incorporated in 1909 near Lewisburg, WV. Named by the earliest settlers for the clarity of its largest spring, the White Sulphur Spring, now enclosed in a domed doric spring house on the grounds of city's world-famous resort, The Greenbrier. The Black Sulphur Spring issues in a second spring house also at the resort. White Sulphur Springs was formerly known as Dry Creek and is also known as the "Spa City." The Greenbrier Resort is the community's largest employer.

White Sulphur Springs, WV

White Sulphur Springs is located along I-64 and is about: 10 miles west of Lewisburg, WV; 60 miles east of Beckley, WV; and 62 miles east of Lexington, VA.


Greenbrier Valley Airport: Located about 5 miles north of Lewisburg


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Map of White Sulphur Springs and Vicinity

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Photo: North portico, Greenbrier Resort

The Greenbrier Resort helped establish White Sulphur Springs as a popular vacation and resort community prior to the Civil War. Recent residential development near The Greenbrier have attracted popular second- and third-home residential development. Many international celebrities have purchased homes near the resort.

West Virginia State Fair: The West Virginia State Fair takes place near the end of August at Fairlea, about 12 miles east of White Sulphur Springs Activities include agricultural exhibits, grandstand shows featuring races and big-name performers, several smaller stages offering live entertainment, and a carnival.


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Variant Names

White Sulfur Springs, White Sulphur Spring, White Sulpher Springs, White Sulfer Springs, Dry Creek, Spa City.