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Historical Markers in Kaymoor, 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 (208) Greenbrier County, WV (77) Kanawha County, WV (198) Nicholas County, WV (44) Raleigh County, WV (76) Summers County, WV (49)  FayetteCounty(208) Fayette County (208)  GreenbrierCounty(77) Greenbrier County (77)  KanawhaCounty(198) Kanawha County (198)  NicholasCounty(44) Nicholas County (44)  RaleighCounty(76) Raleigh County (76)  SummersCounty(49) Summers County (49)
Fayetteville is the county seat for Fayette County
Kaymoor is in Fayette County
      Fayette County (208)  
ADJACENT TO FAYETTE COUNTY
      Greenbrier County (77)  
      Kanawha County (198)  
      Nicholas County (44)  
      Raleigh County (76)  
      Summers County (49)  
 
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1 West Virginia, Fayette County, Kaymoor — A Busy BenchNew River Gorge National Park and Preserve
This tight workspace (bench) was carved out of the mountainside to support the movement of mined coal. From 1899 to 1962, thousands of miners and over 16 millions tons of coal passed through these drift mine openings along this edge. With space at a . . . Map (db m242497) HM
2 West Virginia, Fayette County, Kaymoor — A Trip Back In TimeNew River Gorge National River
Driving on Fayette Station Road is like traveling back in time. This one hundred year- old road of hairpin turns was the only way to cross the New River in this area before the New River Gorge Bridge was built in 1977. New River Gorge National . . . Map (db m242425) HM
3 West Virginia, Fayette County, Kaymoor — From Top to BottomNew River Gorge National Park and Preserve — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Kaymoor One Mining Complex (1899 - 1962) stretched the height of the gorge, one of over 80 industrial towns in the gorge during the early 1900s. Big mines like Kaymoor fueled the nation's demand for coal and its byproduct coke, a more efficient . . . Map (db m242502) HM
4 West Virginia, Fayette County, Kaymoor — Getting Coal DownNew River Gorge National Park and Preserve — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Kaymoor's headhouse stood directly in front of you. This structure was used to start the movement of coal from the mine to the market. A loaded coal car was weighed in the headhouse at the top. Its contents were then dumped into a storage bin in . . . Map (db m242501) HM
5 West Virginia, Fayette County, Kaymoor — Going Up?New River Gorge National River — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Remnants of Kaymoor's transportation system, the mountain haulage, are visible beneath this boardwalk. Nearly one mile of cable was used to raise and lower the car that was loaded with supplies or people. By early accounts, the scariest part of . . . Map (db m242503) HM
6 West Virginia, Fayette County, Kaymoor — Kaymoor BottomNew River Gorge National River
Welcome to Kaymoor Bottom! The structures around you are all that remain of Kaymoor One's coal processing plant (metal remains) and power station (stone/brick walls). The coke ovens and former town are upstream to the right of the boardwalk, running . . . Map (db m242504) HM
7 West Virginia, Fayette County, Kaymoor — Kaymoor One Mine
Kaymoor was one of the largest coal mine complexes in the New River Gorge. You are at Kaymoor One. Here workers mined over 16 million tons of coal and processed one million tons of coke between 1899 and 1962. Kaymoor was a company town, built . . . Map (db m165222) HM
8 West Virginia, Fayette County, Kaymoor — Kaymoor One MineNew River Gorge National Park and Preserve
Kaymoor was one of the largest coal mine complexes in the New River Gorge. You are two miles from Kaymoor One. Here workers mined over 16 million tons of coal and processed one million tons of coke between 1899 and 1962. Kaymoor was a company . . . Map (db m242426) HM
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9 West Virginia, Fayette County, Kaymoor — Mountain Haulage
Getting around at Kaymoor was a challenge. Workers and their families either lived at Kaymoor Top, where you are standing now, or 900 feet below at Kaymoor Bottom. Company employees either worked in the middle of the gorge (bench) where the coal . . . Map (db m165221) HM
10 West Virginia, Fayette County, Kaymoor — Protecting BatsNew River Gorge National Park and Preserve — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Bats play a critical role in the health of ecosystems and human economies worldwide. Globally, bats provide pollination, seed dispersal, and control insect populations. The 10 subterranean bat species of the New River Gorge are insectivores. Many . . . Map (db m242499) HM
11 West Virginia, Fayette County, Kaymoor — Valuable AirNew River Gorge National Park and Preserve — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
These stone and brick walls are remains of the fan house used to ventilate Kaymoor One Mine from 1919 to 1928. The confined spaces inside mines required extra ventilation to avoid the buildup of explosive gases and dust. Large fans moved air through . . . Map (db m242498) HM
 
 
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Apr. 23, 2024