Coketon, West Virginia

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Coketon
Coketon is located in West Virginia
Coketon
Coketon
Location within the state of West Virginia
Coketon is located in the United States
Coketon
Coketon
Coketon (the United States)
Coordinates: 39°8′24″N 79°30′43″W / 39.14000°N 79.51194°W / 39.14000; -79.51194Coordinates: 39°8′24″N 79°30′43″W / 39.14000°N 79.51194°W / 39.14000; -79.51194
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
CountyTucker
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
GNIS feature ID1554170[1]

Coketon is an unincorporated community and coal town in Tucker County, West Virginia, United States. Coketon lies at the confluence of Snyder Run and the North Fork Blackwater River south of the town of Thomas.

In the 1880s and 1890s, former Senator Henry Gassaway Davis's Davis Coal and Coke Company,[2] worked over 1,000[citation needed] coke ovens and 9 coal mines within one mile of their central office at Coketon.

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Coketon, West Virginia
  2. ^ Kenny, Hamill (1945). West Virginia Place Names: Their Origin and Meaning, Including the Nomenclature of the Streams and Mountains. Piedmont, WV: The Place Name Press. p. 181.