Center of the City cornerstone ~ Williamson, West Virginia.
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Manville Possum
N 37° 40.467 W 082° 16.571
17S E 387458 N 4170461
Quick Description: A survey marker on fifth Avenue close to the Harvey Street intersection designates the geographical center of the city of Williamson.
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 8/31/2014 9:40:44 PM
Waymark Code: WMMCMV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member stvanme
Views: 7

Long Description:
This is a very old survey marker located on the corner of Hospital Road and West 5th Avenue in front of the Hatfield McCoy house bed and breakfast. It is a unreadable brass or bronze disk set in top of a large piece of limestone that has been hewn into a square at the top.


Historical Information of Williamson:

"Incorporated in 1905 by special charter of the Legislature. Several intervening charters have been enacted, the last a special charter, in 1933. City was named for the founder, Wallace J. Williamson, who at one time owned most of the land upon which the city is now located.

Williamson was incorporated in 1892. It was originally part of Logan County West Virginia. Williamson was originally also part of Montgomery County Va. until 1824 when it was changed to Logan County. In 1895 Mingo County was created from Logan County.

Williamson stands along the North Bank of the Tug Fork of the Big Sandy River, part of the Kentucky- West Virginia boundary.

The Norfolk and Western railroad arrived in 1892. The railroad came from Logan County through Dingess and Lenore. It followed the timbering into the area. . The town then had 27 residents. The railroad was extended to service 100 operating mines within a 20-mile radius as Williamson grew.

Williamson was chartered as a city in 1905."

Source: (visit link)
Monumentation Type: Stone post

Monument Category: County/Municipal boundary marker

Accessible to general public: yes

Historical significance:
This survey marker on fifth Avenue close to the Harvey Street intersection designates the geographical center of the city of Williamson.


Monument Website: [Web Link]

County: Mingo

Approximate date of monument: 1/1/1892

Monumentation Type (if other): Not listed

Monument Category (if other): Not listed

Explain Non-Public access: Not listed

USGS Quad: Not listed

NGS PID: Not listed

Other Coordinates: Not Listed

Other Coordinates details: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
1. A closeup photo of the monument is required.
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2. A 'distant' photo including the monument in the view is highly recommended. Include the compass direction you faced when you took the picture.
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