Matewan in Mingo County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Mingo County / State of Kentucky
Formed in 1895 from Logan. Named for the Mingo Indians, terror of Virginia borders. Robert Morris, financier of the Revolutionary Army, in 1795 patented large areas here. Largest white oak tree in world is in this county.
Named for the Kentucky River, bearing an Indian name. Called the “Dark and Bloody Ground”. Explored by Daniel Boone, 1769. Settled at Harrodsburg, 1774. It became a Virginia county in 1776 and was admitted to the Union as state in 1792.
Location. 37° 37.359′ N, 82° 10.092′ W. Marker is in Matewan, West Virginia, in Mingo County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 1056 and Main Street, on the right when traveling south on State Highway 1056. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Matewan WV 25678, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Matewan and the Railroad (a few steps from this marker); Matewan Area History (a few steps from this marker); Pawpaw Tree Incident (approx. 0.3 miles away in Kentucky); Site of Randolph McCoy House McCoy Cemetery (approx. 3 miles away in Kentucky); Hog Trial Site (approx. 3 miles away in Kentucky); Hog Trial/Election Fight (approx. 3 miles away in Kentucky); Site of Killing of Asa Harmon McCoy (approx. 4.7 miles away in Kentucky). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Matewan.
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