Talcott in Summers County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
This statue was erected in 1972, by a group of people with the same determination as the one it honors. The Hilldale - Talcott Ruritan Club chose this memorial to mark a page of history, one hundred (100) years after the completion of the Big Bend Tunnel in 1872.
John Henry died from a race with the steam drill, during construction of the tunnel for the C. & O. Railway Co.
May God grant that we always respect the great and the strong and be of service to others.
By W. E. M.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1972.
Location. 37° 38.973′ N, 80° 46.006′ W. Marker is in Talcott, West Virginia, in Summers County. Marker is on West Virginia Route 3/12, 0.2 miles north of Huston Road, on the right when traveling north. On the grounds of the John Henry Historical Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 243 Briercliff Rd, Talcott WV 24981, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Henry In Fiction (a few steps from this marker); Great Bend Tunnel ConstructionThe Legend Of John Henry (a few steps from this marker); Concrete & Cut Stone Foundation (a few steps from this marker); Tunnel Construction Technology Improves (within shouting distance of this marker); Why The Tunnel Was Built (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Here Stood a Statue of John Henry (about 300 feet away); Big Bend Tunnel (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Talcott.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 9, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 20, 2021, by TeamOHE of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 237 times since then and 191 times this year. It was the Marker of the Week January 9, 2022. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 20, 2021, by TeamOHE of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.