Greenbrier, Virginia

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Greenbrier
Unincorporated community
Greenbrier is located in Virginia
Greenbrier
Greenbrier
Greenbrier is located in the US
Greenbrier
Greenbrier
Location within the Commonwealth of Virginia
Coordinates: 36°46′48″N 76°13′40″W / 36.78000°N 76.22778°W / 36.78000; -76.22778Coordinates: 36°46′48″N 76°13′40″W / 36.78000°N 76.22778°W / 36.78000; -76.22778
Country United States
State Virginia
Independent city Chesapeake
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Greenbrier is a community located in the independent city of Chesapeake, Virginia, United States. Greenbrier Parkway, a major road in Greenbrier, is the commercial hub of Chesapeake. Shopping centers line this major road, including Greenbrier Mall. Another major road, Volvo Parkway, cuts across Greenbrier Parkway. This road leads to the more residential section of Greenbrier as well as another shopping center in the opposite direction.

Elizabeth Rolfe was born here in 1620 to English colonist John Rolfe and his third wife, Jane Pierce. Two years later, Jane married Captain Roger Smith after Rolfe's death. Elizabeth was married to John Milner of Nansemond until her death in 1635.

Public schools[edit]

Greenbrier public schools include Greenbrier Primary, Greenbrier Intermediate, and Greenbrier Middle School.

Students who live in Greenbrier attend Indian River High School or Oscar Smith High School.

Notables[edit]

  • Greenbrier is home to the headquarters of the nationwide store, Dollar Tree.
  • Greenbrier is home to the Call Center of the nationwide shopping channel QVC.
  • Greenbrier is also home to Greenbrier Mall (not to be confused with Atlanta's Greenbriar Mall).
  • Chesapeake City Park hosts Chesapeake's yearly Jubilee [1].
  • Greenbrier Public Library, a branch of the Chesapeake Public Library, is located in Greenbrier.
  • The Greenbrier Country Club, mainly known for its golfing, is well known in the region.
  • There is a Mitsubishi Chemical building on Executive Drive, along with a Volvo Penta building.