Newell
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
N 40° 37.041 W 080° 36.596
17T E 532994 N 4496353
Quick Description: This roadside marker commemorates the pottery works at Newell, West virginia, on the Ohio River.
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 6/11/2008 10:28:48 PM
Waymark Code: WM3ZJK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose
Views: 26

Long Description:

marker text:

NEWELL
Here is located the largest single pottery unit in the world. This county has been a large producer of pottery for more than a century and today West Virginia stands second among all of the states in its production.

The Homer Laughlin China Company, which makes FiestaWare dishes. was founded in the 1870s. Stretching for more than a mile along Hancock County’s Ohio River at Newell is the Homer Laughlin China Company, one of the world’s largest manufacturer of dinnerware. Laughlin’s claims to have manufactured about one-third of all dinnerware that has ever been sold in the United States.

Marker Title: Newell

Marker Location: Newell, Route 2

County or Independent City: Hancock County

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Number: Not listed

Marker Program Sponsor: Not listed

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