Skip Navigation

Sign In or Register

West-virginia-encyclopedia-text

Bretz Coke Ovens

Go back to Bretz Coke Ovens

1902

Stephen B. Elkins purchased the Morgantown & Kingwood Railroad

Other events that happened on or around 1902

1903

The town of Bretz and the mining plant were built by West Virginia Coal Company

Other events that happened on or around 1903

1906

Stephen B. Elkins acquired Bretz

Other events that happened on or around 1906

1907

Elkins Coal & Coke Company put beehive coke ovens into full production

Other events that happened on or around 1907

1919

Bethlehem Steel Corporation acquired the Bretz property

Other events that happened on or around 1919

1953

Mercury Coal & Coke Company purchased the Bretz property

Other events that happened on or around 1953

1975

Bretz coke ovens and mining plant were placed on the National Register of Historic Places

Other events that happened on or around 1975

1981

Operation of the Bretz Coke Ovens in Preston County ended

Other events that happened on or around 1981


View Articles by Existing Key Dates or Specify Your Own Date Range

West Virginia Humanities Council | 1310 Kanawha Blvd E | Charleston, WV 25301 Ph. 304-346-8500 | © 2019 All Rights Reserved

About e-WV | Our Sponsors | Help & Support | Contact Us The essential guide to the Mountain State can be yours today! Click here to order.