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Historical Markers in Glen Jean, West Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Fayette 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 Fayette County, WV (113) Greenbrier County, WV (70) Kanawha County, WV (165) Nicholas County, WV (44) Raleigh County, WV (60) Summers County, WV (42)  FayetteCounty(113) Fayette County (113)  GreenbrierCounty(70) Greenbrier County (70)  KanawhaCounty(165) Kanawha County (165)  NicholasCounty(44) Nicholas County (44)  RaleighCounty(60) Raleigh County (60)  SummersCounty(42) Summers County (42)
Fayetteville is the county seat for Fayette County
Glen Jean is in Fayette County
      Fayette County (113)  
ADJACENT TO FAYETTE COUNTY
      Greenbrier County (70)  
      Kanawha County (165)  
      Nicholas County (44)  
      Raleigh County (60)  
      Summers County (42)  
 
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1West Virginia (Fayette County), Glen Jean — Bank of Glen JeanNew River Gorge National River — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
From 1909 to 1939, the Bank of Glen Jean provided financial power for the mines, towns, and people along Dunloup Creek, shaping the lives of many in the New River coal fields. William McKell served as president for the bank's entire existence . . . Map (db m165214) HM
2West Virginia (Fayette County), Glen Jean — Glen JeanNew River Gorge National River — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
The town of Glen Jean-and a small empire-began as a wedding gift. In 1870, Thomas McKell of Ohio received about 12,500 acres of West Virginia land from his father-in-law. After geologists confirmed the presence of coal, McKell purchased another . . . Map (db m165216) HM
3West Virginia (Fayette County), Glen Jean — Glen Jean Athletic Club
Directly across the street stood the Glen Jean Athletic Club. Alongside it was the ball bark. These, along with tennis and croquet courts, made Glen Jean a center for indoor and outdoor sports. In New River’s coal towns, baseball was a major . . . Map (db m99966) HM
4West Virginia (Fayette County), Glen Jean — Play Ball!New River Gorge National River — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
In New River coal towns, baseball was a major part of social life. Fierce competition sometimes prompted coal companies to hire workers, or pay them more, based upon athletic ability. Glen Jean teams played against other company town teams . . . Map (db m167363) HM
 
 
  
 
 
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Oct. 4, 2022