A reflection of Status
Constructed in 1906 in Skelton, WV, the “super’s home” was just that, a three story structure for the mine superintendent to make his home. However, all indications are that Samuel Dixon the mine owner, had it built more as a small mansion, resembling those from the countryside of England where he was born. In fact he named the mining town after this birthplace Skelton, England.
The first floor consists of a formal living room, dining room, kitchen and super’s office. The second floor houses the master bedroom and nursery. Also on the second floor is a reproduction of the company’s doctors office, barbershop and company store post office. Compare this house with the miner’s house and shanty.
The superintendent’s house of the Cranbury Fuel Company at Skelton.
Photo courtesy of Mary Stevenson, Coal Towns of West Virginia, Vol. II.
Location. 37° 47.061′ N, 81° 11.733′ W. Marker is in Beckley, West Virginia, in Raleigh County. Marker can be reached from Ewart Avenue. located on
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bachelor’s Shanty (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Beckley (approx. 0.6 miles away); Eccles Mine Explosions (approx. 0.6 miles away); Raleigh County (approx. 0.6 miles away); Upper Big Branch Mine Explosion (approx. 0.6 miles away); Civil War Site (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Attar Center (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Beckley (approx. ľ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beckley.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 29, 2015, by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 220 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 29, 2015, by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.