Jordan Nelson's Coal Bank

Jordan Nelson's Coal Bank (HM1PAY)

Location: Bluefield, WV 24701 Mercer County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 18.756', W 81° 19.958'

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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 President of N&W Railroad, to visit site May 1881. Southwest Virginia Improvement Company bought land and opened Pocahontas Mine and shipped coal over N&W's New River Line built to open coalfield.
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HM NumberHM1PAY
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Year Placed1983
Placed ByWest Virginia Department of Culture and History
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, November 14th, 2015 at 1:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 470525 N 4129602
Decimal Degrees37.31260000, -81.33263333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 18.756', W 81° 19.958'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 18' 45.36" N, 81° 19' 57.48" W
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Area Code(s)304
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Co Hwy 120, Bluefield WV 24701, US
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