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Greenbrier, Alabama

Coordinates: 34°40′15″N 86°50′37″W / 34.67083°N 86.84361°W / 34.67083; -86.84361
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Greenbrier, Alabama
Greenbrier is located in Alabama
Greenbrier is located in the United States
Coordinates: 34°40′15″N 86°50′37″W / 34.67083°N 86.84361°W / 34.67083; -86.84361
CountryUnited States
610 ft (186 m)
 (2020 (Estimated))
 • Unincorporated community30
 • Metro
462,693 (Huntsville Metropolitan Area)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code256
GNIS feature ID119357[1]

Greenbrier is an unincorporated community in south eastern Limestone County, Alabama, United States. The population is 30 as of 2020. It is located 5.5 kilometers from the Madison County and Limestone County borders


Greenbrier was likely named for Greenbrier, Virginia, since a number of early settlers of the area came from Virginia.[2] A post office was established under the name Green Brier in 1869 and was in operation until 1920.[3] There is a small restaurant located in the north of the community where it is decorated with a mural around the outside perimeters of the building that is open and listed as a landmark

The community of Greenbrier is located 3.4 miles (5.5 km) from the Limestone Madison county borders. The community also is located in between the City of Madison and the City of Athens. South of the community is a railline owned by Norfolk Southern, there is no station in Greenbrier, but there are rail lines leading to the Toyota Mazda plant where car parts will be unloaded and reloaded.

In 2020 the Toyota Mazda Plant opened north of Greenbrier, and the road parallel to the plant was extended to 4 lanes. The plant will likely add more people in Greenbrier and overall increase the population of the community. As of 2020 the population is around 30 people estimated. the population of Greenbrier also having a major boom since the Plants opening with there only being 2 people before the plants construction.


  1. ^ "Greenbrier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior.
  2. ^ Foscue, Virginia (1989). Place Names in Alabama. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press. p. 65. ISBN 0-8173-0410-X.
  3. ^ "Notification Service | Post Offices". www.postalhistory.com. Retrieved March 30, 2021.