Nallen in Fayette County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Nallen / Wilderness Lumber Company
Nallen. Wilderness Lumber Co. camp, named for John I. Nallen, manager, circa 1916. John Bayes family settled in 1825 later by James Miller, who had ferry across Meadow R. Served by Sewell Valley, later NF&G connection to C&O RR. Fayette/Nicholas community had P.O., 1917, depot & station, company store, apartment buildings, lodge hall & soda fountain, Methodist & Baptist churches. 1917 school replaced in 1954: closed 1967.
Wilderness Lumber Company. Chartered 1909, thru merger with C.L. Monger; Double Band-M 11 mill set up in 1916. It was served by narrow gauge railroad & small shay engines and noted for quality draft horses used for skidding logs. During 1920s, employing 800 men, Wilderness was reputedly largest hardwood mill in world. In 1929 it supplied special white oak timbers to restore the USS Constitution (Old Ironsides). In 1946, it merged with Mower Lumber.
Erected by and sponsored by the Community of Nallen.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce Natural Resources. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1916.
Location. 38° 6.416′ N, 80° 52.759′ W. Marker is in Nallen, West Virginia, in Fayette County. Marker is on West Virginia Route 41, 0.4 miles south of Nallen Road, on the left when traveling south. It is at the post office. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9001 Wilderness Hwy, Nallen WV 26680, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Spy Rock (approx. 5.9 miles away); Andrew & Charles Lewis March (approx. 6.3 miles away); Old Stone House (approx. 6.9 miles away); Carnifex Ferry (approx. 7.6 miles away); Carnefix Ferry (approx. 7.6 miles away); Old Ferry Road (approx. 7.8 miles away); A Soldier's Recollection (approx. 7.8 miles away); Camp Gauley (approx. 7.8 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 20, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 331 times since then and 95 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 20, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.