Henry

Community / West Virginia

Henry, West Virginia is a former company town constructed by the Henry Brothers Coal & Coke Company, a subsidiary of the Davis Coal & Coke Company.


Henry was developed as a company town by the Henry Brothers Coal & Coke Company, a subsidiary of the Davis Coal & Coke Company. Constructed in 1901, the town was the first settled town on the North Branch Potomac River and was served by the West Virginia Central and Pittsburg Railway. 1 Henry boasted 250 residents by 1921, but it was a ghost town by 1974 with just one house remaining.


Sources

  1. Ghost Towns of the Upper Potomac. Parsons, W.Va.: Mcclain Printing Co., 1998. Rootsweb. Web. 12 June 2012. Article.