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Power in Brooke County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Village of Power / Windsor Power Plant

 
 
Village of Power side of the marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, September 24, 2020
1. Village of Power side of the marker
Side 1.
Inscription.  
Village of Power. Built to house employees of the Windsor Power Plant, the village of Power consisted of 100 homes along tree-lined streets, a post office, and a company-owned store. There also was a fulltime doctor. Residents gathered at the ballfield or bowling alley when not at work. As plant operations idled, however, so too did the village, and Power was shuttered entirely in 1973.

Windsor Power Plant. On August 19, 1917, American Gas & Electric Company, now AEP, opened its first "super” power plant. The Windsor Power Plant supplied its electricity primarily to Canton, OH, steel mills during World War I. In addition to being the nation's first long-distance 138,000-volt transmission line, the plant was also the first major power plant built at the mouth of a coal mine.
 
Erected 2018 by West Virginia Archives & History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWar, World I

Windsor Power Plant side of the marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, September 24, 2020
2. Windsor Power Plant side of the marker
. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 40° 20.917′ N, 80° 36.417′ W. Marker is in Power, West Virginia, in Brooke County. Marker is at the intersection of Archer Hill Road and West Virginia Route 2, on the right when traveling west on Archer Hill Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1980 Archer Hill Rd, Follansbee WV 26037, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Power Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); Ohio Valley Steelworker Statue (approx. 0.7 miles away in Ohio); In Honor of Those Who Served Their Country (approx. 0.7 miles away in Ohio); Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) / Carnegie Library of Steubenville (approx. ¾ mile away in Ohio); North-West Corner of Fort Steuben (approx. ¾ mile away in Ohio); Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (approx. ¾ mile away in Ohio); This Old Federal Land Office (approx. ¾ mile away in Ohio); Veterans Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away in Ohio).
 
Village of Powers / Windsor Power Plant Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, September 24, 2020
3. Village of Powers / Windsor Power Plant Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 15, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Last updated on January 15, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 15, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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