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Mullens, West Virginia Historical Markers

 
Five Interpretive Panels in Mullens image, Touch for more information
By J. J. Prats, July 15, 2019
Five Interpretive Panels in Mullens
West Virginia (Wyoming County), Mullens — Itmann Company Store — America’s Byways — — Coal Heritage Trail — National Coal Heritage Area —
Just west of Mullens in the town of Itmann is the former company store of the Pocahontas Fuel Company. It is one of the most spectacular remnants of the coal boom era in the entire state. The town of Itmann, named after Isaac T. . . . — Map (db m138381) HM
West Virginia (Wyoming County), Mullens — Mullens
Settled by A.J. Mullins, 1894. Change in spelling by failure to dot the “i”. Center of Smokeless coal field. First commercial coal mine in this county was opened here in 1908. The Virginian Railroad reached the town, 1906. Incorporated, . . . — Map (db m138261) HM
West Virginia (Wyoming County), Mullens — Mullens
Settled by A.J. Mullins, 1894. Change in spelling by failure to dot the “i”. Center of Smokeless coal field. First commercial coal mine in this county was opened here in 1908. The Virginian Railroad reached the town, 1906. Incorporated, . . . — Map (db m138263) HM
West Virginia (Wyoming County), Mullens — Mullens — America’s Byways — — Coal Heritage Trail — National Coal Heritage Area —
Mullens can trace its roots back to 1894 when Andrew Jackson Mullins purchased 65 acres of land for $345. He soon built a cabin and in 1896 moved his 11 remaining family members here from McDowell County. The first Post Office was established in . . . — Map (db m138348) HM
West Virginia (Wyoming County), Mullens — Mullens Historic District — America’s Byways — — Coal Heritage Trail — National Coal Heritage Area —
Despite fires in 1917, 1919, and 1920, and multiple floods through the years, the face of downtown Mullens has changed very little since it was incorporated in 1912. In an effort to preserve the history and historic buildings of the town, . . . — Map (db m138349) HM
West Virginia (Wyoming County), Mullens — The Richest Little Railroad in the World — America’s Byways — — Coal Heritage Trail — National Coal Heritage Area —
With massive amounts of coal now being shipped from the region, the Elmore rail yard was soon built, where most of the coal that traveled along the Virginian ended up before heading to the Virginia coast for shipment. The rugged terrain . . . — Map (db m138347) HM
West Virginia (Wyoming County), Mullens — The Virginian Arrives — America’s Byways — — Coal Heritage Trail — National Coal Heritage Area —
The importance of the railroad to Mullens and the surrounding communities can be traced back to 1906 when the Deepwater Railway Company expanded into the area. After some negotiations, early settler Andrew Jackson Mullins agreed to sell . . . — Map (db m138346) HM
West Virginia (Wyoming County), Mullens — Virginian Railway Motor Barn — Coal Heritage Trail —
The Mullens electric locomotive maintenance shop built in 1925 for the Virginian Railway was known as the “Motor Barn.” The main work section was a 45 foot high brick building 200 feet by 75 feet with two overhead cranes and three . . . — Map (db m138327) HM
West Virginia (Wyoming County), Mullens — Virginian Railway Station — Coal Heritage Trail —
The Deepwater Railroad built its lines to Mullens in 1906. The first station, a 10 by 20" passenger waiting room was at the curve 900 feet north of here. The Virginian Railway Station, built in 1910, had a 22 by 54" frame painted orange, the same as . . . — Map (db m138265) HM

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