Jordan Nelson's Coal Bank
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin
N 37° 18.757 W 081° 19.953
17S E 470532 N 4129604
Tells about selling coal for 1 cent a bushel.
Waymark Code: WMZKZN
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 11/27/2018
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
Views: 1

Jordan Nelson's Coal Bank

Jordan Nelson, blacksmith, dug coal from bank to fuel forge and made 1st commercial use by selling for 1 cent a bushel in 1870s. In 1873 I.A. Welch surveyed Pocahontas Coalfield for J. Hotchkiss who induced F. J. Kimball, later Pres. of N&WRR, to visit site May 1881. Southwest Va. Improvement Co. bought land and opened Pocahontas Mine and shipped coal over N7W's New River Line built to open coalfield.
Marker Number: None on sign

Marker Title: Jordan Nelson's Coal Bank

Marker Location: RT 120

County or Independent City: Bramwell, WV

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginai Department of Culture and History, 1983

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