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

Martha H. Moore Parkway

 
 
Martha H. Moore Parkway Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, July 22, 2022
1. Martha H. Moore Parkway Marker
Inscription.  By proclamation of Welch City Council, Tug Street was renamed in honor of Mayor Martha H. Moore. Martha H. Moore was the 25” person to serve as mayor of the City of Welch. Martha Moore was born in Welch and began her public service to the city she loves as city clerk and then appointed as a city councilman. She was elected Mayor in 1986 and was the first woman to serve in that office and was elected to an unprecedented 7 term in 2010. Martha Moore returned Welch to fiscal soundness after a near economic collapse. Mayor Moore was a key figure in developing Welch's modern sewer system, which became fully operational in 1998. She planned and oversaw the annexation of the land which would become the Indian Ridge Industrial Park and managed the construction of the infrastructure that made placement of the Federal Prison (McDowell FCI) possible. Mayor Moore's energy and dedication to the community that she loves has made her one of the most significant figures in the history of Welch.
 
Erected 2010 by Welch City Council.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics
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Women. A significant historical year for this entry is 1986.
 
Location. 37° 25.987′ N, 81° 35.161′ W. Marker is in Welch, West Virginia, in McDowell County. Marker is on McDowell Street just south of Utility Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 141 McDowell St, 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. Marthan H. Moore Riverfront Park (a few steps from this marker); Welch History (within shouting distance of this marker); Heartland Corridor Project (within shouting distance of this marker); City of Welch Mural (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); McDowell County Courthouse / Sid Hatfield (about 500 feet away); Welch (about 500 feet away); McDowell County Courthouse (about 500 feet away); Hatfield & Chambers (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Welch.
 
Martha H. Moore Parkway Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, July 22, 2022
2. Martha H. Moore Parkway Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 16, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 145 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 16, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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