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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Mingo County, West Virginia

Clickable Map of Mingo County, West Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Mingo County, WV (23) Lincoln County, WV (9) Logan County, WV (16) McDowell County, WV (35) Wayne County, WV (31) Wyoming County, WV (32) Martin County, KY (7) Pike County, KY (45) Buchanan County, VA (7)  MingoCounty(23) Mingo County (23)  LincolnCounty(9) Lincoln County (9)  LoganCounty(16) Logan County (16)  McDowellCounty(35) McDowell County (35)  WayneCounty(31) Wayne County (31)  WyomingCounty(32) Wyoming County (32)  MartinCountyKentucky(7) Martin County (7)  PikeCounty(45) Pike County (45)  BuchananCountyVirginia(7) Buchanan County (7)
Williamson is the county seat for Mingo County
Adjacent to Mingo County, West Virginia
      Lincoln County (9)  
      Logan County (16)  
      McDowell County (35)  
      Wayne County (31)  
      Wyoming County (32)  
      Martin County, Kentucky (7)  
      Pike County, Kentucky (45)  
      Buchanan County, Virginia (7)  
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1 West Virginia, Mingo County, Hampden — Horsepen Mountain
Nearby Boling Baker, white leader of Shawnee Indians, and husband of Aracoma, the daughter of Chief Cornstalk, held horses stolen from the white settlements. Recovery by owners in effect exterminated Baker’s adopted tribe.Map (db m178514) HM
2 West Virginia, Mingo County, Kermit — Lewis' Expedition
Camp of Major (later General) Andrew Lewis in 1756, with Virginia troops, led by Smith, Hogg, Preston, Pearis, Woodson, and others, on way to attack Indians in Ohio. The Tug River and other streams were named by expedition.Map (db m136659) HM
3 West Virginia, Mingo County, Matewan — Divided Loyalties
Although it was created as a Union state during the Civil War, West Virginia did not have a population that was united in its loyalties. Divisions over politics, the issue of slavery, religion, family ties, and class grew during the war and in many . . . Map (db m164953) HM
4 West Virginia, Mingo County, Matewan — Hatfield-McCoy Feud
With roots extending back years, this famous family feud erupted fully after an 1882 election day brawl in Pike County, Kentucky, between 3 sons of Randolph McCoy and Ellison Hatfield, brother of "Devil Anse.” After Ellison died, the McCoys were . . . Map (db m164955) HM
5 West Virginia, Mingo County, Matewan — Hatfield-McCoy Trail System Founders MonumentJohn English • Mike Whitt • O.L. “Leff” Moore
John W. English. “We had an idea. Build trails for riders from all over the country to come here to enjoy the beautiful mountains and to interact with the people of West Virginia. Build the trails on private property with the cooperation of . . . Map (db m178367) HM
6 West Virginia, Mingo County, Matewan — M.E. South Church
The Church was established in 1892 in a little one room wooden structure. It remained as that structure until around 1919 when a new structure was built to replace it. During the Matewan Massacre in 1921, the residents of the . . . Map (db m164957) HM
7 West Virginia, Mingo County, Matewan — Matewan and the Railroad
The Norfolk and Western Railway (N&W, now Norfolk Southern Corporation) has played a crucial role in Matewan’s history. The railraod reached the Matewan area in 1892 as part of the N&W’s Ohio Extension, which provided a direct route from Bluefield . . . Map (db m87950) HM
8 West Virginia, Mingo County, Matewan — Matewan Area History
Matewan and the surrounding area have a rich and sometimes violent history that revolves around coal, the railroad and flooding. In the early 19th century, the Ferrell family settled in the area along the northern edge of Tug Fork and a then-unnamed . . . Map (db m87949) HM
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9 West Virginia, Mingo County, Matewan — Matewan Massacre
In 1920, many area miners joined the UMWA. On May 19, 13 Baldwin-Felts agents evicted union miners from Stone Coal Company houses. As agents prepared to entrain, an argument between Police Chief Sid Hatfield, Mayor C.C. Testerman and . . . Map (db m156175) HM
10 West Virginia, Mingo County, Matewan — MG 2 — Matewan Massacre
In 1920 area miners went on strike to gain recognition of UMWA. On May 19 of the same year, twelve Baldwin-Felts Agency guards came from Bluefield to evict the miners from company houses. As guards left town, they argued with town . . . Map (db m169678) HM
11 West Virginia, Mingo County, Matewan — Mingo County / State of Kentucky
Mingo County. 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. . . . Map (db m87948) HM
12 West Virginia, Mingo County, Matewan — 78 — Sid HatfieldLegends & Lore
Known for flashy gold teeth "Smilin' Sid" fought for miners in Battle of Matewan. His 1921 murder sparked the Battle of Blair Mountain.Map (db m164956) HM
13 West Virginia, Mingo County, Matewan — The Battle of Matewan — National Coal Heritage Trail —
The Battle of Matewan was one of the defining events of the West Virginia Mine Wars of the early 1920s. The battle — often called the Matewan Massacre — took place on the afternoon of May 19, 1920, when a group of Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency . . . Map (db m178411) HM
14 West Virginia, Mingo County, Matewan, Delorme — Hatfield McCoy FeudDevil Anse Hatfield Home
This is the land where Devil Anse Hatfield lived during the most intense period of the Hatfield McCoy Feud. He acquired the land around 1872 from Perry Cline. Anse then moved into the Cline family cabin which was located across from where Peter . . . Map (db m234571) HM
15 West Virginia, Mingo County, Mountain View — Battle of Beech Creek
While on a mission through Logan, McDowell, and Wyoming counties, on August 6, 1862, Maj. Witcher's 34th Battalion VA Cavalry clashed with part of the 4th WV under Maj. Hall near the Cannady farm on Beech Creek. Witcher and his subordinate, Capt. . . . Map (db m189250) HM
16 West Virginia, Mingo County, Rawl — The Ohio Extension
Near this spot, the two sections of the greatest construction project undertaken by the Norfolk & Western RR were joined on Sept. 22, 1892. Starting from Kenova and Elkhorn two years earlier, its completion took 5,000 men and changed the line's . . . Map (db m178360) HM
17 West Virginia, Mingo County, Williamson — Chief Loganof the Mingo Tribe
"I appeal to any white man to say if ever he entered Logan's cabin and hungry, I gave him not meat; if he ever came cold or naked and I gave him not meat; if he ever came cold or naked and I gave him not clothing. "During the course of the . . . Map (db m178579) HM WM
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18 West Virginia, Mingo County, Williamson — Veterans Memorial
The the gallant men and women who served their country during peace and war with honorMap (db m178505) WM
19 West Virginia, Mingo County, Williamson — West Virginia (Mingo County) / Kentucky                  
West Virginia. “The Mountain State”—western part of the Commonwealth of Virginia until June 20, 1863. Settled by the Germans and Scotch-Irish. It became a line of defense between the English and French during the . . . Map (db m146136) HM
20 West Virginia, Mingo County, Williamson — Williamson
Named for W. J. Williamson. Its site was a corn field in 1890. Now it is business center of vast coal fields. Early colonization efforts here were supported by John Peter Dumas, a relative of Alexandre Dumas, novelist.Map (db m178350) HM
21 West Virginia, Mingo County, Williamson — Williamson and the RailroadWilliamson — National Coal Heritage Trail —
This city is named for Wallace J. Williamson, whose family owned vast tracts of undeveloped land along Tug Fork in what was originally southwestern Logan County, West Virginia. In 1888, following a visit to the area by a Norfolk and Western . . . Map (db m178351) HM
22 West Virginia, Mingo County, Williamson — Williamson Historic District — National Coal Heritage Trail —
The Williamson Historic District covers 46 acres on the north side of Williamson, and is roughly bounded by the Norfolk and Western (N&W, now Norfolk-Southern) railroad tracks and Prichard, Poplar, Park, Mulberry, and Elm streets. Certified by . . . Map (db m178582) HM
23 West Virginia, Mingo County, Williamson — Williamson, Mingo CountyCorridor G (U.S. Rt. 119) Reported unreadable
[Unreadable] Mingo County's thick, high quality coals (above and below the surface) traditionally ranked it as one of West Virginia's top coal producing counties. Numerous coal camps in Mingo County housed miners and their families. . . . Map (db m178578) HM
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Feb. 28, 2024