Greenbrier County has finished the E911 re-addressing project for all addresses located within the county. All address conversions with the United States Postal Service were completed with the new addresses being distributed to residents during 2015-2016. By now, all residents should have received their change of address notice in the mail from the United States Postal Service or from the 911 Center Addressing Division. Residents were asked to change their address within one year on the release of their address notice. The Postal Service has allowed over an additional two years in many areas to allow residents to make the change. The Postal Service has now begun eliminating all "old " addresses from their system and anyone using an old address for mail, may have mail returned.  If you did not receive a "new" address, please call the Greenbrier County 911 Addressing & Mapping Office at (304) 520-4958. 

To answer some questions that have been asked pertaining to this change and to clear up any confusion, please note the following:

  • EVERY resident and business owner with a mailing address in Greenbrier County was issued a new 9-1-1 physical address.
  • If you have a rural route address/mail delivery at your home (ex. RR 1 Box 15 or HC 81 Box 100):  Your new 9-1-1 physical address replaces the route and box number or current street address for all mail/deliveries/911 response.
  • If you have a PO Box: This change DOES NOT affect you receiving your mail at the Post Office box and you may continue using your PO Box address. Your new physical address is simply your new house number. Please post this number on your residence to ensure a timely response in the event of a 9-1-1 emergency.
  • Address numbers are assigned based on distance as well as which side of the road you live on, not necessarily where your mailbox is located. Numbers are assigned every 5.28 feet which yields 1000 numbers per mile. This interval chosen gives meaning to the new address. For example, 3746 Mountain Rd is located approximately 3.7 miles from the beginning of Mountain Rd. Numbers will not be consecutive to allow for future development.
  • This is a Statewide as well as National system which all communities in the US are either implementing or have already done so in the past.
  • Once you receive your new address notice in the mail from the postal service, you will have a period of ONE YEAR to make any changes on mail, utility bills, drivers license, etc.
  • Even though you may already have a "city-style" or street address, if the existing number does not meet these new standards, then the address will need to be corrected and changed to meet these new guidelines.
  • After the conversion phase is completed, the 9-1-1 address data will then be submitted to other third-party agencies that will then in turn update their records to show your new address; examples include Google Maps, Bing, car GPS units, etc. The timeline for  when these changes will be shown on said sources is unknown at this time.

The 9-1-1 Center appreciates your cooperation in this massive change. By creating these addresses, we can ensure that our citizens receive the full benefit of 9-1-1 services by having emergency response agencies know precisely where help is needed.  Lives and property of citizens in our community will be saved.

Greenbrier County Addressing and Mapping

New Addressing Website for Greenbrier County
The following is the NEW link to the addressing website for the public to use for access to the address mapping.  This will be the best option for keeping everyone informed regarding addresses as it is searchable, provides multiple layers, and will be updated on a regular basis.

Myka Crone
Mapping/GIS Coordinator
Greenbrier County 911
PO Box 218

Maxwelton, WV  24957
Phone: 304.520.4958

Fax: 866-611-1992    

email: [email protected]