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White Sulphur Springs

White Sulphur Springs, town (1990 pop. 2,779), Greenbrier co., SE W.Va., in the Allegheny Mts. near the Virginia border; settled c.1750. A mineral springs health resort since early 1800s, it is the site of The Greenbrier, a historic hotel whose grounds conceal a formerly secret two-story underground bunker built (1958; decommissioned 1995) to house Congress during a nuclear war. An 1830s spring house and a national fish hatchery are there, and national and state forests are nearby.

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