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White Sulphur Springs was a fashionable health and pleasure resort as early as 1778. It was named after its mineral springs, which are said to possess curative qualities. The site of the original spring is on the grounds of the Greenbrier Resort.
From the time America entered World War II until July 1942, Axis diplomats and their dependents who had been stationed in Washington, D.C., were interned in the Greenbrier until they could be exchanged for American diplomats and their dependents who were in the Axis countries. For the duration of the war the hotel was used as a soldiers' hospital; it also served as a hospital during the Civil War. In 1948 the 6,500-acre estate reopened as a luxury hotel.
Nearby are the 5,130-acre Greenbrier State Forest for camping, hiking and swimming; Greenbrier River Trail for bicycling, cross-country skiing and hiking; and the southern terminus of the 330-mile Allegheny Trail for hikers.
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Current Location: White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
The Greenbrier
300 W Main St. White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986
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