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Mingo County West Virginia Historical Markers

 
Matewan Markers in Front of Replica Train Depot image, Touch for more information
By Duane Hall, August 7, 2015
Matewan Markers in Front of Replica Train Depot
West 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
West 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
West Virginia (Mingo County), Matewan — Mingo County / State of Kentucky
(Side One) 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 . . . — Map (db m87948) HM

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