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Mingo County

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1800

The first whites settled in Mingo County as farmers

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1882

The Hatfield and McCoy Feud began

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1890

Commercial mining in Mingo County began with arrival of the N&W

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Jan 30, 1895

Mingo County was created from part of Logan County

1905

Matewan opened its first hospital

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1918

Williamson Memorial Hospital was founded

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May 19, 1920

The Matewan Massacre occurred

1950

Mingo County population peaked at 47,409

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1969

The Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College began as a branch of Marshall University

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Aug 13, 1977

A devastating flood occurred in Mingo County causing the loss of many homes and business

1980

The R. D. Bailey Dam was completed

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1984

A devastating flood in Mingo County caused the loss of many homes and business

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1991

A floodwall was built at Williamson to protect the town from the Tug River

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1996

A floodwall was built at Matewan to protect the town from the Tug River

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