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By J. J. Prats, July 15, 2019
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West Virginia (Wyoming County), Amigo — Raleigh County / Wyoming County
Raleigh County. Formed, 1850, from Fayette. Named for Sir Walter Raleigh, who planted the first Enblish colony in America. Beckley, the county seat, was founded by Alfred Beckley, and named for his father, John, first clerk of the House of . . . — Map (db m138169) HM
West Virginia (Wyoming County), Itmann — Itmann
Pocahontas Fuel Company coal mining town, 1916, named for Isaac T. Mann, President. Italian stonemasons built large Company store/office building, 1923-1925 on plans of Alex Mahood, a noted West Virginia architect. Placed on National Register in . . . — Map (db m138396) HM
West Virginia (Wyoming County), Lynco — Prehistoric Petroglyphs
Nearby are ancient rock carvings of unknown age or purpose. Some think early Celtic explorers carved them. Others believe Native Americans more likely carved them prior to 1000 AD. — Map (db m138443) HM
West Virginia (Wyoming County), Mullens — Itmann Company Store — America’s Byways — — Coal Heritage Trail — National Coal Heritage Area —
Just west of Mullens in the town of Itmann is the former company store of the Pocahontas Fuel Company. It is one of the most spectacular remnants of the coal boom era in the entire state. The town of Itmann, named after Isaac T. . . . — Map (db m138381) HM
West Virginia (Wyoming County), Mullens — Mullens
Settled by A.J. Mullins, 1894. Change in spelling by failure to dot the “i”. Center of Smokeless coal field. First commercial coal mine in this county was opened here in 1908. The Virginian Railroad reached the town, 1906. Incorporated, . . . — Map (db m138261) HM
West Virginia (Wyoming County), Mullens — Mullens
Settled by A.J. Mullins, 1894. Change in spelling by failure to dot the “i”. Center of Smokeless coal field. First commercial coal mine in this county was opened here in 1908. The Virginian Railroad reached the town, 1906. Incorporated, . . . — Map (db m138263) HM
West Virginia (Wyoming County), Mullens — Mullens Historic District — America’s Byways — — Coal Heritage Trail — National Coal Heritage Area —
Despite fires in 1917, 1919, and 1920, and multiple floods through the years, the face of downtown Mullens has changed very little since it was incorporated in 1912. In an effort to preserve the history and historic buildings of the town, . . . — Map (db m138349) HM
West Virginia (Wyoming County), Mullens — The Richest Little Railroad in the World — America’s Byways — — Coal Heritage Trail — National Coal Heritage Area —
With massive amounts of coal now being shipped from the region, the Elmore rail yard was soon built, where most of the coal that traveled along the Virginian ended up before heading to the Virginia coast for shipment. The rugged terrain . . . — Map (db m138347) HM
West Virginia (Wyoming County), Mullens — The Virginian Arrives — America’s Byways — — Coal Heritage Trail — National Coal Heritage Area —
The importance of the railroad to Mullens and the surrounding communities can be traced back to 1906 when the Deepwater Railway Company expanded into the area. After some negotiations, early settler Andrew Jackson Mullins agreed to sell . . . — Map (db m138346) HM
West Virginia (Wyoming County), Mullens — Virginian Railway Motor Barn — Coal Heritage Trail —
The Mullens electric locomotive maintenance shop built in 1925 for the Virginian Railway was known as the “Motor Barn.” The main work section was a 45 foot high brick building 200 feet by 75 feet with two overhead cranes and three . . . — Map (db m138327) HM
West Virginia (Wyoming County), Mullens — Virginian Railway Station — Coal Heritage Trail —
The Deepwater Railroad built its lines to Mullens in 1906. The first station, a 10 by 20" passenger waiting room was at the curve 900 feet north of here. The Virginian Railway Station, built in 1910, had a 22 by 54" frame painted orange, the same as . . . — Map (db m138265) HM
West Virginia (Wyoming County), Oceana — Capt. Ralph Stewart
Born 1749 in Augusta County, Va. Fought at Battle of Point Pleasant. Appointed captain in Revolutionary Army and was at battles of Guilford Courthouse and Yorktown. Second settler of Wyoming County, along Clear Fork around 1800, and charter member . . . — Map (db m138440) HM
West Virginia (Wyoming County), Oceana — Civil War RomanceThompson and Martilia Walker
This is the site of a romance between Thompson L. Walker, a Confederate soldier, and Martilia Walker, the daughter of a staunch Unionist. Pvt. Thompson Walker enlisted in Company B, 23rd Virginia Infantry Battalion, on July 12, 1862, and fought . . . — Map (db m138413) HM
West Virginia (Wyoming County), Oceana — John Cooke
First settler of Wyoming County. He was born in London, 1752, and kidnaped and sold to Virginia planter as an indentured servant. He was a Revolutionary soldier, and fought in battles of Point Pleasant, Monmouth and Stony Point. In lieu . . . — Map (db m138415) HM
West Virginia (Wyoming County), Oceana — John Cooke
First settler of Wyoming County. He was born in London, 1752, and kidnaped and sold to Virginia planter as an indentured servant. He was a Revolutionary soldier, and fought in battles of Point Pleasant, Monmouth and Stony Point. In lieu . . . — Map (db m138442) HM
West Virginia (Wyoming County), Oceana — William Walker
Born circa 1825, Walker was an attorney in Wyoming County before the Civil War. After enlisting in the 7th WV Cavalry in 1861, he was promoted to adjutant in the state militia in 1862. He was a delegate to the constitutional convention for . . . — Map (db m138410) HM
West Virginia (Wyoming County), Pineville — Pineville
Here is the statue of Rev. W. H. Cook, soldier, statesman, and minister. Oceana was the county seat for many years. Wyoming County is noted for the Burning Rocks where warm air from the earth’s depths melts ice or snow in winter. — Map (db m138400) HM

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