Ansted in Fayette County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
William Nelson Page
Page was involved in several business ventures around the region including coal and iron. He was the Mayor of Ansted for ten years, a Brigadier Inspector General in the West Virginia National Guard, and the first President of the Ansted National Bank. Additionally, the Fayette County town of Page is named after him.
However, Page is probably most well known for his work with the railroads. In 1896 he started the Loup Creek and Deepwater Railway for logging operations. The Deepwater Railway was incorporated in 1898, with Page serving as president. At the same time, he was named president of the Tidewater Railroad. In 1907 the two merged forming the Virginian Railway which soon gained the title of the "richest little railroad in the world.” Page was the first President of the Virginian.
Erected by America's Byways and National Coal Heritage Area.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1896.
Location. 38° 8.124′ N, 81° 5.913′ W. Marker is in Ansted, West Virginia, in Fayette County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East Main Street (U.S. 60) and Holley Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ansted WV 25812, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hawks Nest Strike (here, next to this marker); History Around the Cupola (a few steps from this marker); Did You Know? (a few steps from this marker); Hawk's Nest Tunnel Disaster (a few steps from this marker); Jackson's Mother (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); New Haven Veterans' Memorial (about 300 feet away); Westlake Cemetery (about 600 feet away); Tyree Tavern (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ansted.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 15, 2021, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 83 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 15, 2021, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.