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Clendenin in Kanawha County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Petrochemical Plant

 
 
Petrochemical Plant Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, November 10, 2008
1. Petrochemical Plant Marker
Inscription. In 1920, Union Carbide built first plant for the production of synthetic organic chemicals from natural gas on a site directly across Elk River. From this nucleus grew the nation's giant petrochemical industry, employer of thousands.
 
Erected 1974 by West Virginia Department of Archives and History.
 
Location. 38° 29.363′ N, 81° 21.09′ W. Marker is in Clendenin, West Virginia, in Kanawha County. Marker is on Elk River Road (U.S. 119) 0.1 miles south of West Virginia Route 4, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clendenin WV 25045, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Town of Clendenin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Captain John Young/John Young Early Settler (approx. 4.4 miles away); Simon Kenton (approx. 11.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Union Carbide History. (Submitted on December 15, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Petrochemical Plant Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, November 10, 2008
2. Petrochemical Plant Marker
Photo taken looking north on U.S. Route 119, toward junction with WV Route 4.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 314 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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