Glen Jean Athletic Club
In New Riverís coal towns, baseball was a major part of social life. Fierce competition sometimes prompted coal companies to hire workers, or pay them more , because of athletic ability. Glen Jean teams played against other company-town teams. Glen Jeanís ball park was considered a showplace, the best in Fayette County.
(Inscription next to the image on the right)
William McKell poses (right) in 1923 with one of his teams. McKell promoted and financed local sports. He built Glen Jeanís ballfield (below) and three others in nearby towns.
Cincinnati Reds at Glen Jean, W. VA Thursday October 16th 1913.
Location. 37° 55.644′ N, 81° 9.318′ W. Marker is in Glen Jean, West Virginia, in Fayette County. Marker is on Main Street. Touch for map. The marker is near the New River Gorge National River Headquarters. Marker is in this post office area: Glen Jean WV 25846, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oakwood Mine Complex (approx. 3.2 miles away); Thurmondís Decline (approx. 4.6 miles away); The Heart of Town (approx. 4.6 miles away); The Railroad Was the Town (approx. 4.6 miles away); Thurmond, West Virginia (approx. 4.6 miles away); Thurmond Depot (approx. 4.6 miles away); The Rebirth of Paint Creek (approx. 7.7 miles away); Mossy (approx. 7.7 miles away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 26, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 25, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 145 times since then. Photo 1. submitted on November 25, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.