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

Clickable Map of Mingo 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> Mingo County, WV (11) Lincoln County, WV (4) Logan County, WV (13) McDowell County, WV (4) Wayne County, WV (11) Wyoming County, WV (18) Martin County, KY (6) Pike County, KY (41) Buchanan County, VA (2)  MingoCounty(11) Mingo County (11)  LincolnCounty(4) Lincoln County (4)  LoganCounty(13) Logan County (13)  McDowellCounty(4) McDowell County (4)  WayneCounty(11) Wayne County (11)  WyomingCounty(18) Wyoming County (18)  MartinCountyKentucky(6) Martin County (6)  PikeCounty(41) Pike County (41)  BuchananCountyVirginia(2) Buchanan County (2)
Location of Matewan, West Virginia
    Mingo County (11)
    Lincoln County (4)
    Logan County (13)
    McDowell County (4)
    Wayne County (11)
    Wyoming County (18)
    Martin County, Kentucky (6)
    Pike County, Kentucky (41)
    Buchanan County, Virginia (2)
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1West Virginia (Mingo County), Matewan — Divided Loyalties
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
2West Virginia (Mingo County), Matewan — Hatfield-McCoy Feud
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 . . . Map (db m164955) HM
3West Virginia (Mingo County), Matewan — M.E. South Church
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
4West Virginia (Mingo County), Matewan — Matewan and the Railroad
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
5West Virginia (Mingo County), Matewan — Matewan Area History
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
6West Virginia (Mingo County), Matewan — Matewan Massacre
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
7West Virginia (Mingo County), Matewan — MG 2 — Matewan Massacre
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
8West Virginia (Mingo County), Matewan — Mingo County / State of Kentucky
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
9West Virginia (Mingo County), Matewan — 78 — Sid HatfieldLegends & Lore
Known for flashy gold teeth "Smilin' Sid" fought for miners in Battle of Matewan. His 1921 murder sparked the Battle of Blair Mountain. West Virginia Humanities Council William C. Pomeroy FoundationMap (db m164956) HM
Apr. 15, 2021