“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Kimball, West Virginia

Clickable Map of McDowell County, West Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> McDowell County, WV (35) Mercer County, WV (35) Mingo County, WV (25) Wyoming County, WV (32) Buchanan County, VA (7) Tazewell County, VA (44)  McDowellCounty(35) McDowell County (35)  MercerCounty(35) Mercer County (35)  MingoCounty(25) Mingo County (25)  WyomingCounty(32) Wyoming County (32)  BuchananCountyVirginia(7) Buchanan County (7)  TazewellCounty(44) Tazewell County (44)
Welch is the county seat for McDowell County
Kimball is in McDowell County
      McDowell County (35)  
      Mercer County (35)  
      Mingo County (25)  
      Wyoming County (32)  
      Buchanan County, Virginia (7)  
      Tazewell County, Virginia (44)  
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1 West Virginia, McDowell County, Kimball — 2991–2992 Floods — National Coal Heritage Trail —
Within a ten month period, two devastating floods impacted McDowell County and its residents. The first major flood occurred on Sunday, July 8, 2001, after a series of heavy thunderstorms dropped over eight inches of rain. By early afternoon, the . . . Map (db m178770) HM
2 West Virginia, McDowell County, Kimball — African Americans — National Coal Heritage Trail —
cDowell County had the largest concentration of African Americans in the West Virginia coal fields. Between the 1870s and 1900s, African Americans came to West Virginia to construct the Norfolk & Western, Chesapeake & Ohio, and the Virginian . . . Map (db m178858) HM
3 West Virginia, McDowell County, Kimball — Carswell Mining Complex
Mining at Carswell, a mile north of Kimball, started in May 1914 and continued until the complex closed in 1965. The mines had a history of fatal accidents that resulted in the deaths of 65 men. Explosions at the vivian (1916), Kimball (1919) & . . . Map (db m178659) HM
4 West Virginia, McDowell County, Kimball — Coal Company TownKimball — National Coal Heritage Trail —
The town of Kimball was named for Frederick Kimball, Norfolk and Western Railway’s (N&W, now Norfolk Southern Corporation) second president—serving from 1881-1903. Frederick Kimball was a civil engineer with an interest in geology who helped to . . . Map (db m178876) HM
5 West Virginia, McDowell County, Kimball — Frederick Kimball — National Coal Heritage Trail —
Frederick James Kimball (1844-1903) was responsible for the Norfolk & Western Railway being built through McDowell County. Kimball was born on March 6,1844, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He worked for railroad companies in Pennsylvania and England . . . Map (db m178855) HM
6 West Virginia, McDowell County, Kimball — Heartland Corridor ProjectKimball — National Coal Heritage Trail —
The West Vivian Tunnel (approximately 820 feet west of this sign) was constructed about 1907 by the Norfolk and Western Railway (N&W, now Norfolk Southern Corporation), and is named for a small unincorporated community about one mile east of . . . Map (db m178956) HM
7 West Virginia, McDowell County, Kimball — Houston Company Store — National Coal Heritage Trail —
In the early 1920s, David Houston, a prominent coal baron and owner of the Houston Coal and Coke Company, built the Houston Company Store. Unlike other company stores, the Houston Company Store was built on the edge of Carswell Hollow along Route . . . Map (db m178862) HM
8 West Virginia, McDowell County, Kimball — Kimball War Memorial — National Coal Heritage Trail —
In the 1920s, a group of World War I veterans approached the McDowell County Commission to discuss their plans for building a new memorial that would recognize African American veterans. The county approved the plan and set aside $25,000 for the . . . Map (db m178735) HM
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9 West Virginia, McDowell County, Kimball — World War I Memorial
This structure, dedicated on February 11, 1928, was first building in U.S. built to honor African Americans for their military service during World War I. This Classical-style building, designed by Welch architect Hassel T. Hicks, was erected with . . . Map (db m1823) HM
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Apr. 19, 2024