Near Bramwell in Mercer County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Jordan Nelsonís Coal Bank
Erected 1983 by West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
Location. 37° 18.756′ N, 81° 19.958′ W. Marker is near Bramwell, West Virginia, in Mercer County. Marker is on Bramwell-Pocahontas Road (County Route 120), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. It it closer to Pocahontas, Virginia, but is in West Virginia just before the Virginia state line, where Mercer County Route 120 becomes Tazewell County Route 644 on its way to Pocahontas. Marker is in this post office area: Bramwell WV 24715, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pocahontas Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away in Virginia); Pocahontas (approx. 0.2 miles away in Virginia); Abbís Valley (approx. 0.2 miles Bramwell (approx. 0.8 miles away); Mill Creek Coal & Coke Co. (approx. 0.8 miles away); West Virginia / Mercer County (approx. 1.9 miles away); Pinnacle Rock (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Birth of Pinnacle Rock State Park (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bramwell.
Also see . . . Pocahontas No. 3 Coal Seam. Article by C. Stuart McGehee in the West Virginia Encyclopedia. Excerpt: “Covering some 900 square miles in Mercer, Wyoming, and McDowell counties in West Virginia, and neighboring Tazewell County, Virginia, the rich Pocahontas No. 3 coal seam was first mined by Jordan Nelson, whose backyard coalbank eventually attracted serious interest from the Philadelphia founders of the Norfolk & Western Railway. The N&W completed its line to the Pocahontas, Virginia, location of Nelsonís coalbank in March 1883 and began the rapid industrialization of the region.” (Submitted on November 14, 2015.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 14, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 149 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 14, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.