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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Wyoming County, West Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Wyoming County, West Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Wyoming County, WV (32) Boone County, WV (18) Logan County, WV (15) McDowell County, WV (35) Mercer County, WV (35) Mingo County, WV (22) Raleigh County, WV (60)  WyomingCounty(32) Wyoming County (32)  BooneCounty(18) Boone County (18)  LoganCounty(15) Logan County (15)  McDowellCounty(35) McDowell County (35)  MercerCounty(35) Mercer County (35)  MingoCounty(22) Mingo County (22)  RaleighCounty(60) Raleigh County (60)
Pineville is the county seat for Wyoming County
Adjacent to Wyoming County, West Virginia
      Boone County (18)  
      Logan County (15)  
      McDowell County (35)  
      Mercer County (35)  
      Mingo County (22)  
      Raleigh County (60)  
 
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1West 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
2West 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
3West Virginia (Wyoming County), Jesse — Guyandotte Baptist Church
The first church in Wyoming County, organized 1812 at the residence of Thomas and Ellen Cooke near Oceana with James Ellison as minister. Meetings held in homes, courthouse, and schools. About 1870, services moved to Jesse. Present church erected . . . Map (db m178517) HM
4West 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
5West Virginia (Wyoming County), Matheny — Richard M. Cook
Richard M. Cook (1822-1904) was a loyal Unionist from Wyoming County, but he was seated as a delegate at the state constitutional convention in 1862 upon petition from Mercer County. Cook was a captain of the Wyoming Home Guards, . . . Map (db m178516) HM
6West 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
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7West 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
8West 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
9West Virginia (Wyoming County), Mullens — Mullens — America's Byways — Coal Heritage Trail — National Coal Heritage Area —
Mullens can trace its roots back to 1894 when Andrew Jackson Mullins purchased 65 acres of land for $345. He soon built a cabin and in 1896 moved his 11 remaining family members here from McDowell County. The first Post Office was established in . . . Map (db m138348) HM
10West 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
11West 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
12West 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
13West 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
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14West 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
15West Virginia (Wyoming County), Oceana — After The Flag Is Folded
After the flag is folded, the living fall into each others arms. After the flag is folded, we have the responsibility to keep alive the memory of those who fought and died for the freedom, liberty, peace and prosperity that we all enjoy today in . . . Map (db m204108) WM
16West Virginia (Wyoming County), Oceana — American Disabled Veterans
Wyoming / McDowell Ch 56 Terry L. Thomas Post #8364 In memory of American Disabled Veterans Disabled veterans helping disabled veteransMap (db m204107) WM
17West 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
18West Virginia (Wyoming County), Oceana — Civil War Romance — Thompson 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
19West Virginia (Wyoming County), Oceana — Duty Honor Country — Remembering Their Sacrifices
"The willingness to sacrifice is the prelude to freedom." This memorial is dedicated with appreciation to the men and women whose loyalty and service during times of war and peace define the character of this great nation.Map (db m204106) WM
20West 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
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21West 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
22West Virginia (Wyoming County), Oceana — Just Cause
Civil War WW! - WWII Korea - Vietnam Persian Gulf Just Cause To our men and women in uniform Past, Present and Future God bless you and thank youMap (db m204166) WM
23West Virginia (Wyoming County), Oceana — Oceana Veterans Memorial Wall
Established 2019 Veteran's Support Group / DAV Oceana, WV Donations from the CommunityMap (db m204167) WM
24West 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
25West 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
26West Virginia (Wyoming County), Pineville — Private Kenneth Shadrick
In grateful memory of Private Kenneth Shadrick Who died in the service of his country 24th Infantry Division Korea 5 July 1950 First casualty of the Korean Conflict He stands first in the unbroken line of patriots who have dared to . . . Map (db m204171) WM
27West Virginia (Wyoming County), Pineville — Rev. W. H. Cook
Erected by the friends of Rev. W. H. Cook soldier, statesman, and minister born November 5, 1840 died February 11, 1923Map (db m204169) HM
28West Virginia (Wyoming County), Pineville — The Anointed Ten Commandments of God
These historical documents known as the Ten Commandments, are put on display by donations received from the citizens of Wyoming County. They are to be used as a historical reference and model to enrich the knowledge of our citizens to an . . . Map (db m204173) HM
29West Virginia (Wyoming County), Pineville — Wyoming County Korean War Memorial Bench
Honoring the memory of all veterans of Wyoming County both living or dead who served during the Korean War. Freedom is not free.Map (db m204170) WM
30West Virginia (Wyoming County), Pineville — Wyoming County Veterans Memorial
In memory of all the brave men and women who served in the armed forces during WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam and all other wars Donated in memory of all Wyoming County VeteransMap (db m204168) WM
31West Virginia (Wyoming County), Pineville — Wyoming County Vietnam War Memorial
The fallen heroes of Wyoming County Ted Belcher • Joseph S.Mckinney • Jackie Mcmillon • James H. Brooks Jr. • Rodney E. Morgan • Earl R. Biggs • David S. Cook • Elbert D. Poff • Wavel W. Powell • Charles D. Riffe • Edison 1. . . . Map (db m204172) WM
32West Virginia (Wyoming County), Pineville — Wyoming County World War II Memorial
Dedicated to the men and women from Wyoming Co. who served in World War IIMap (db m204174) WM
 
 
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Dec. 8, 2022