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
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 were . . . — — Map (db m164955) HM
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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