Bluefield in Mercer County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Location. 37° 16.017′ N, 81° 13.3′ W. Marker is in Bluefield, West Virginia, in Mercer County. Marker is at the intersection of Bland Street (U.S. 52) and High Street and Federal Street, on the right on Bland Street. Click for map. It is in front of the Elizabeth Kee Federal Building, where the main post office is located. Marker is at or near this postal address: 601 Federal St, Bluefield WV 24701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Elizabeth Kee (a few steps from this marker); Bluefield State Teacher’s College (approx. 0.8 miles away); Bluefield State College (approx. 0.8 miles away); Andrew Davidson (approx. 1.2 miles away); Bluefield College (approx. 2.1 miles away in Virginia); Engagement at Falls Mills (approx. 5 miles away in Virginia); West Virginia / Mercer County (approx. 5.1 miles away); The Birth of Pinnacle Rock State Park (approx. 5.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bluefield.
Also see . . . Wikipedia entry for Bluefield, West Virginia. “Beneath the land of the Davidsons and Baileys lay the largest and richest deposit of bituminous coal in the world—the soft burning coal which was ripe for fueling the industrial machines of the developing world. The first seam was discovered in nearby Pocahontas, Virginia in the backyard of Jordan Nelson which was, in the words of President Frederick Kimball of the Norfolk and Western Company, the ‘most spectacular find on the continent and indeed perhaps of the entire planet.’ The seam is also mentioned in Thomas Jefferson's "Notes on the State of Virginia", but it was not mined until 1890.” (Submitted on November 10, 2015.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 172 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.