Amigo in Wyoming County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Raleigh County / Wyoming County
Raleigh County. Formed, 1850, from Fayette. Named for Sir Walter Raleigh, who planted the first Enblish colony in America. Beckley, the county seat, was founded by Alfred Beckley, and named for his father, John, first clerk of the House of Representatives.
Wyoming County. Formed in 1850 from Logan. Named for the Wyoming tribe of Indians. First settler was John Cooke; first permanent settlement, Oceana. County has vast areas of smokeless coal. Among its natural features are Castle and Burning Rocks.
Erected 1964 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1850.
Location. 37° 35.791′ N, 81° 19.317′ W. Marker is in Amigo, West Virginia, in Wyoming County. Marker is on Tams Highway (West Virginia Route 16) close to Amigo-Egeria Road (County Route 35), on the left when traveling south. It is across from the Post Office.Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6566 Tams Hwy, Amigo WV 25811, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Byrd Prillerman High School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Helen, WV (approx. 2.8 miles away); Miners Memorial (approx. 2.8 miles away); Helen Coal Miners Memorial (approx. 2.8 miles away); a different marker also named Helen (approx. 2.8 miles away); Baseball (approx. 2.8 miles away); Camp Lightfoot (approx. 2.8 miles away); Mullens (approx. 3.3 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 75 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 22, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 3. submitted on August 25, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.