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Talcott in Summers County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Here Stood a Statue of John Henry

 
 
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By TeamOHE, May 20, 2018
1. Here Stood a Statue of John Henry Marker
Inscription.  Here stood A statue of John Henry erected by the Hilldale- Talcott Ruritan Club in 1972 on the 100th anniversary of his legendary steel-driving feat. The club cared for the statue until 2012 when the John Henry Historical Park Steering Committee refurbished and relocated it directly below here at the face of the great bend tunnel which hE helped to construct. Before then, thousands of people visited this spot to pay homage. Please come visit John Henry in the park below where he now stands in peace and dignity.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicRailroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 37° 38.933′ N, 80° 46.048′ 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 east. On the grounds of the Old John Henry Historical Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Why The Tunnel Was Built (here, next to this marker); Big Bend Tunnel (here, next to
Here Stood a Statue of John Henry Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, May 20, 2018
2. Here Stood a Statue of John Henry Marker
this marker); The Legend Of John Henry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Concrete & Cut Stone Foundation (about 300 feet away); John Henry (about 300 feet away); Great Bend Tunnel Construction (about 300 feet away); John Henry In Fiction (about 300 feet away); Tunnel Construction Technology Improves (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Talcott.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 20, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 20, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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