Webster Springs in Webster County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
This large, single block of coal was removed from the #2 mine at Barton (now Curtin), West Virginians in the mid 1930's.
The coal was first loaded on a flat car, then dropped from the mountain on a cable car and hauled by truck to the lawn of the Webster County Courthouse by the men of Curtin #2 mine.
Mine Officials at the time:
Mr. Wade Hampton Matheny, General Mine Foreman
Mr. Homer Ice, Superintendent
Mr. Day, General Manager
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Natural Resources • Railroads & Streetcars.
Location. 38° 28.698′ N, 80° 24.737′ W. Marker is in Webster Springs, West Virginia, in Webster County. Marker is at the intersection of Court Square and North Main Street (West Virginia Route 15), on the right when traveling east on Court Square. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Webster Springs WV 26288, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Webster County Court Square (a few steps from this marker); Steven Paul MollohanVeterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); First National Bank of Webster Springs (within shouting distance of this marker); Webster Springs (within shouting distance of this marker); Webster Springs Hotel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Webster Springs Hotel (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Webster Springs.
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 101 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 5, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.