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Charleston in Kanawha County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Coal

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, July 31, 2021
1. Coal Marker
Inscription.  
1742 Discovered - Peytona, Boone County
1800 Pittsburgh Seam - Pocatalico River, Putnam County
1836-43 First geological survey - state coal fields
1848 Cannel coal developed - Cannelton, Fayette County
1883 Flat top field coal shipped, Mercer & McDowell Counties
1890 State mine inspector's office created
1890 State union UMWA organized - Wheeling
1904 Logan Field opened, Logan & Wyoming Counties
 
Erected 1976 by The State Building Commission of West Virginia.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsIndustry & CommerceLabor UnionsNatural Resources. A significant historical year for this entry is 1742.
 
Location. 38° 20.281′ N, 81° 36.849′ W. Marker is in Charleston, West Virginia, in Kanawha County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Greenbrier Street (U.S. 60) and Quarrier Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1900 Kanawha Blvd E, Charleston WV 25305, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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within walking distance of this marker. Oil (here, next to this marker); Limestone • Sandstone • Silica (a few steps from this marker); Natural Gas (a few steps from this marker); Brines & Rock Salt (a few steps from this marker); Timber (a few steps from this marker); 1837 - 1889 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1859 - 1863 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1819 - 1853 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on August 5, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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