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N 38° 08.199 W 081° 40.691
17S E 440567 N 4221194
A brief history of William Madison Peyton.
Waymark Code: WMZQ79
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 12/20/2018
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
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Named for William Madison Peyton, father of navigation on Coal River, who promoted and actively engaged in coal mining. As chief engineer for the Coal River Navigation Company, he locked and dammed Coal River in the 1840's and made it navigable for steamboats to transport cannel coal from the Peytona mines to distant markets of the world. The maximum annual output from these mines was approximately 200,000 tons.
Marker Number: None on sign

Marker Title: Peytona

Marker Location: RT 3

County or Independent City: Peytona, WV

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Archives and History, 2008

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