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Oak Hill in Fayette County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Oak Hill Railroad Depot

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel
1. Oak Hill Railroad Depot Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1903 by the White Oak Railway Company, the depot is one of the oldest surviving structures in the community. It was leased by the Virginian Railway Company in 1912, then purchased in 1922, and is the only extant Virginian depot in West Virginia. A boon to early industrial growth in the area, it operated until 1983. It was added to the National Register in 1995.
 
Erected 2017 by The City of Oak Hill, West Virginia Archives and History.
 
Location. 37° 58.684′ N, 81° 8.964′ W. Marker is in Oak Hill, West Virginia, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of Central Avenue and Virginia Street, on the right when traveling south on Central Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oak Hill WV 25901, 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. The White Oak Valley (approx. 1.6 miles away); Community Life in a Coal Camp (approx. 1.6 miles away); Labor Strikes and Conflicts (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Coal Barons (approx. 1.6 miles
Oak Hill Railroad Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel
2. Oak Hill Railroad Depot Marker
away); Disaster Underground (approx. 1.6 miles away); Oakwood Mine Complex (approx. 2.4 miles away); Glen Jean Athletic Club (approx. 3˝ miles away); Thurmond’s Decline (approx. 4 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 1, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 1, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
 
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