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

Clickable Map of Tucker 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> Tucker County, WV (58) Barbour County, WV (42) Grant County, WV (32) Preston County, WV (98) Randolph County, WV (104)  TuckerCounty(58) Tucker County (58)  BarbourCounty(42) Barbour County (42)  GrantCounty(32) Grant County (32)  PrestonCounty(98) Preston County (98)  RandolphCounty(104) Randolph County (104)
Parsons is the county seat for Tucker County
Thomas is in Tucker County
      Tucker County (58)  
      Barbour County (42)  
      Grant County (32)  
      Preston County (98)  
      Randolph County (104)  
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1West Virginia (Tucker County), Thomas — "All that Humanity Could Desire…" — Thomas, West Virginia
The town is well equipped with store and shops, and for its population, of unusual size and attractiveness. In them can be found all that humanity could desire in the way of merchandise." — T. Nutter, Thomas, WV: History, . . . Map (db m153087) HM
2West Virginia (Tucker County), Thomas — A "Howling Wilderness" — Thomas, West Virginia
The Thomas National Register Historic District is considered significant under Criterion A for its association with the settlement and development of Thomas and of Tucker County. Though remote, the area has been of interest to explorers . . . Map (db m153055) HM
3West Virginia (Tucker County), Thomas — A Lesson in Resourcefulness — Thomas, West Virginia
The People of Thomas The history books of Thomas are full of fascinating stories of the people who built these buildings and lived their lives here. Hundreds of people from around the world came to Thomas to seek their fortunes, . . . Map (db m153066) HM
4West Virginia (Tucker County), Thomas — A Window to the Past — Thomas, West Virginia
Thomas's National Register Significance The Thomas Commercial Historic District was listed as a National Register Historic District in 1997. In order to qualify for the National Register of Historic Place, a property must be at least 50 . . . Map (db m153057) HM
5West Virginia (Tucker County), Thomas — Coketon Colored School
Segregated school located along the North Fork of the Blackwater that served Coketon, center of coal and coke empire of H. G. Davis. In 1892 teacher Carrie Williams, represented by J. R. Clifford, state’s first African Amerian lawyer, sued when . . . Map (db m82119) HM
6West Virginia (Tucker County), Thomas — Connecting Thomas to the World — Thomas, West Virginia
The Railroad The West Virginia Central and Pittsburg (WVC&P) (Former Railyard, Tour No. 36) was founded by Henry Gassaway Davis, one of the most important figures in West Virginia history. Davis began his career as a . . . Map (db m153060) HM
7West Virginia (Tucker County), Thomas — Dwellings and Design — Thomas, West Virginia
Residential Architecture in Thomas Modern society places value on home ownership, especially a house with land. However, families that moved from Europe or large cities such as New York in the early 20th century were not necessarily . . . Map (db m153071) HM
8West Virginia (Tucker County), Thomas — Engineering Building — Headquarters for Coal Mine Planning, Payroll and Railroad Operations Management
Underground coal mining is dangerous and labor-intensive. Mine tunnels required careful engineering, and the Davis Coal and Coke Company built this Engineering Building to enable planning for efficient operations and good record-keeping. A . . . Map (db m153052) HM
9West Virginia (Tucker County), Thomas — Exploring the Coketon Industrial Site / West Virginia Coal
Exploring the Coketon Industrial Site More than 100 years ago, massive steam engines pulling tons of coal-filled cars roared along this busy railroad route. The trains connected the rich coal mines of West Virginia to hungry steel mills in . . . Map (db m153095) HM
10West Virginia (Tucker County), Thomas — Fairfax Stone
The Fairfax Stone (½ Mi. E.) marking the Potomac's headwaters, was a corner of Lord Fairfax's vast estate. The line of 1736 was checked in 1746 by a survey on which Peter Jefferson, father of Thomas Jefferson, was engaged.Map (db m3945) HM
11West Virginia (Tucker County), Thomas — Fairfax Stone
This monument, at the headspring of the Potomac River, marks one of the historic spots of America. Its name is derived from Thomas Lord Fairfax who owned all the land lying between the Potomac and Rappahannock rivers. The first Fairfax Stone, marked . . . Map (db m3946) HM
12West Virginia (Tucker County), Thomas — Fairfax Stone
The Fairfax Stone (½ Mi. E.) marking the Potomac's headwaters, was a corner of Lord Fairfax's vast estate. The line of 1736 was checked in 1746 by a survey on which Peter Jefferson, father of Thomas Jefferson, was engaged.Map (db m164885) HM
13West Virginia (Tucker County), Thomas — Historic Thomas and the Coketon Industrial Complex / News Flash!
Historic Thomas and the Coketon Industrial Complex Past and Present Co-Exist Easily Recognized today as the gateway to the historical and recreational resources of the Blackwater River region, Thomas offers a unique glimpse into the . . . Map (db m153098) HM
14West Virginia (Tucker County), Thomas — Out On The Town — Thomas, West Virginia
Social Life and Entertainment Thomas residents enjoyed a variety of entertainment and social activities. The town had many musicians, including Patsy Sangangelo, a gifted trumpet player and owner of a shoe repair shop (Tour No. 40). . . . Map (db m153063) HM
15West Virginia (Tucker County), Thomas — The Blackwater
To the southwest is Blackwater Falls, 63 feet high, and its rugged gorge. It drains lovely Canaan Valley, which may be seen from the mountain top, 3700 feet high. It was made famous in “Blackwater Chronicles” by “Porte . . . Map (db m74823) HM
16West Virginia (Tucker County), Thomas — The Company Store — Power, Control, and Profit
A company store provided an industrial community with the necessities of life—as well as a means for a company to control its workforce. Lured by the lucrative prospect of mining coal for steelmaking, Henry Gassaway Davis and other . . . Map (db m153053) HM
17West Virginia (Tucker County), Thomas — The Melting Pot of Thomas — Thomas, West Virginia
Immigration and Ethnic Diversity After the railroad and coal industries began operation, Thomas made a rapid transformation from isolated mountain town to small cosmopolitan city. The Davis Coal and Coke Company recruited workers from . . . Map (db m153062) HM
18West Virginia (Tucker County), Thomas — The Story of a River / Life in a Coal Mining Town
The Story of a River Welcome to the Thomas Interpretive Area. During the 19th century this area was renowned as a remote, forlorn wilderness, but the discovery of coal in the region and the advent of the Industrial Age, became a center of . . . Map (db m153092) HM
19West Virginia (Tucker County), Thomas — Thomas Underground — Thomas, West Virginia
Coal and Its Impact on Thomas The history of the coal industry is inextricable from the development of the Thomas Commercial Historic District. If the Davis brothers had not invested in coal mining and transportation in the area, the town . . . Map (db m153089) HM
20West Virginia (Tucker County), Thomas — Thomas, West Virginia Mine Disaster Memorial
The Thomas-Davis Lions Club proudly dedicates this memorial plaque to the memory of these miners who lost their lives in Thomas, West Virginia mine disasters. Mine No. 25 February 4, 1907 Allen, Oscar • Arcani, Joe • Benuemento, . . . Map (db m153083) HM
21West Virginia (Tucker County), Thomas — Thomas, Yesterday and Today — Thomas, West Virginia
Every city grows and evolves over the years. Compared the various photos with what you see in Thomas today to see what is different and what has stayed the same. The Imperial Hotel, formerly located between the Schilansky . . . Map (db m153084) HM
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Jul. 1, 2022