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Welch in McDowell County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Welch

 
 
Welch Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 24, 2021
1. Welch Marker
Inscription.  Incorporated, 1893, and named for Captain I.A. Welch, who led in the coal development of this county and founded the city. Here is the first memorial building erected in the United States to the memory of the veterans of World War I.
 
Erected 1979 by West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1893.
 
Location. 37° 25.942′ N, 81° 35.067′ W. Marker is in Welch, West Virginia, in McDowell County. Marker is at the intersection of Wyoming Street (West Virginia Route 16) and Bank Street, on the right when traveling north on Wyoming Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Welch WV 24801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. McDowell County Courthouse (here, next to this marker); Hatfield & Chambers (here, next to this marker); Isaiah A. Welch (a few steps from this marker); Ethnic Population of McDowell County (a few steps
Welch Marker at the National Coal Heritage Trail Interpretive Site image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 24, 2021
2. Welch Marker at the National Coal Heritage Trail Interpretive Site
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from this marker); McDowell County (a few steps from this marker); McDowell County Courthouse / Sid Hatfield (a few steps from this marker); Marthan H. Moore Riverfront Park (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Welch History (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Welch.
 
More about this marker. The World War I memorial building discussed in the marker is the McDowell County Courthouse which is immediately above and behind this marker.
 
Welch Marker at the National Coal Heritage Trail Interpretive Site image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 24, 2021
3. Welch Marker at the National Coal Heritage Trail Interpretive Site
This pocket park is located at the southwest corner of courthouse square.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 2, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 2, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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