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1798

Coal was discovered on the Pocatalico River

Other events that happened on or around 1798

1818

The ferry to present Winfield was established

Other events that happened on or around 1818

1833

Buffalo was laid out and incorporated

Other events that happened on or around 1833

Mar 11, 1848

A bill was passed by the General Assembly to form Putnam County from portions of Kanawha, Mason, and Cabell

1848

Bancroft was settled

Other events that happened on or around 1848

1874

The town of Hurricane was established as Hurricane station after the Chesapeake & Ohio railroad was completed.

Other events that happened on or around 1874

1895

A timber company began extensive operations on the waters of Pocatalico which added to Poca's growth.

Other events that happened on or around 1895

1918

The town of Nitro was completed.

Other events that happened on or around 1918

1928

A devastating fire destroyed one of the main blocks in the town of Winfield

Other events that happened on or around 1928

1934

Eleanor was built as a federal project to relocate displaced families.

Other events that happened on or around 1934

1936

The Winfield locks and dam were constructed on the Kanawha River

Other events that happened on or around 1936

1957

The Kanawha River bridge was opened in Winfield

Other events that happened on or around 1957


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