Oakwood Mine Complex
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin
N 37° 57.883 W 081° 11.409
17S E 483297 N 4201917
Short history of how the Oakwood Mine Complex came to be.
Waymark Code: WMY9DJ
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 05/14/2018
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
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Oakwood Mine Complex

White Oak Fuel Company built the Oakwood Mine Complex in 1902. In 1915, 21 miners died when gas in the mine exploded. A year later, the original wooden tipple was upgraded to a multi-story steel structure. New River Company ran the mine after absorbing White Oak Fuel, a subsidiary, in 1936. Peak output was 515,936 tons in 1940. The mine shut down in 1965.
Marker Number: None on sign

Marker Title: Oakwood Mine Complex

Marker Location: North of RT 612

County or Independent City: Fayette County, WV

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Archives and History, 2012

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