Mullens in Wyoming County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
— Coal Heritage Trail — National Coal Heritage Area —
In the midst of this growth period however, the business section of Mullens suffered three devastating fires in 1917, 1919, and again in 1920. These fires destroyed almost
Once the town was rebuilt, the growth continued as the coal boom lingered. By the mid 1920s, Mullens had three banks, three hotels, and a number of stores. The streets were paved, water, sewer, and electric services were available, and a total of five passenger trains stopped in town each day. Mullens served as the retail center for dozens of mines in the Winding Gulf Coalfield.
Erected by America’s Byways: Coal Heritage Trail, National Coal Heritage Area.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1894.
Location. 37° 34.702′ N, 81° 23.325′ W. Marker is in Mullens, West Virginia, in Wyoming County. Marker is at the intersection of Guyandotte Avenue (West Virginia Route 16) and Lester Street, on the right when traveling west on Guyandotte Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mullens WV 25882, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mullens Historic District (here, next to this marker); The Richest Little Railroad in the World (here, next to this marker); Itmann Company Store (here, next to this marker); The Virginian Arrives (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Mullens (within shouting distance of this marker); Virginian Railway Motor Barn (approx. half a mile away); Virginian Railway Station (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Mullens (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mullens.
More about this marker. Two images are on this interpretive panel. The mail image across the bottom is a sketch of the A.J. Mullins family homestead. To the left is a portrait of A.J. Mullins.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 26, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 60 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 26, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.