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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Mingo County, West Virginia
Adjacent to Mingo County, West Virginia
► Lincoln County (4) ► Logan County (13) ► McDowell County (4) ► Wayne County (11) ► Wyoming County (18) ► Martin County, Kentucky (6) ► Pike County, Kentucky (41) ► Buchanan County, Virginia (2)
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|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|
|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|
|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 . . . — — Map (db m164955) HM|
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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
| 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|
| Known for flashy gold teeth "Smilin' Sid" fought for miners in Battle of Matewan. His 1921 murder sparked the Battle of Blair Mountain. West Virginia Humanities Council William C. Pomeroy Foundation — — Map (db m164956) HM|
| 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|